Harambee Ministries Makes Space to Build Community

For forty years, Harambee Ministries has worked tirelessly to foster community engagement and neighborhood connections in and around northwest Pasadena, where it is embedded as a trusted resource and gathering space for nearby residents. In October, the organization was selected as one of 24 local agencies to receive a PCF Capital Grant. PCF’s funding will…

24 Nonprofits Awarded $511,000 in PCF Capital Grant Funding

Woman entering a Pasadena Humane public safety truck

More than a half-million dollars in PCF Capital Grant funding is on its way to 24 Pasadena-area nonprofit organizations to support their facility improvement projects and equipment purchases.  PCF’s annual Capital Grant Program  supports the infrastructure that nonprofit organizations need to carry out their mission, including equipment purchases, construction, and renovation. PCF is especially proud…

ArtCenter Inspires Youth for 21st Century Arts Careers

This summer, as in many years past, ArtCenter College of Design received a grant from the Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust, a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation that supports arts education for youth. The Giesen award came with an extra surprise: An additional $15,000 to support two exciting new programs at Pasadena High School’s App…

Senior Grant Spotlight: Pasadena Village

One of PCF’s six 2022 Senior Grants will help Pasadena Village provide transportation for economically vulnerable seniors and fund the new Walking with Ease program, an evidence-based method of helping seniors exercise safely. Pasadena Village is a membership organization of adults over 55 with a mission to foster vital independent living in a spirit of…

Senior Grant Spotlight: Mano a Mano Food Pantry

a team of volunteers at a local food pantry distribution smile and pose for the camera

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pasadena’s National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) implemented a plan to urgently respond to the twin public health and unemployment crises that were rapidly unfolding. NDLON quickly launched a food pantry program called Mano a Mano (Hand in Hand) at the Pasadena Job Center on North Lake Avenue…