Partners for the Birds: Pasadena Audubon Society Receives PCF Wildlife Welfare Grant

Pasadena Community Foundation supports Pasadena Audubon Society and wildlife nonprofits

In 2021, PCF’s Animal Welfare Initiative debuted to support local domestic and wildlife populations and habitat conservation. The funding comes from the Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment for Animals. Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) is PCF’s 2022 Wildlife Welfare grant recipient, and the organization will use the funding to support its broad range of educational programming for…

PCF Grant Brings Springtime Blossoms to Victory Park

Victory Park in northeast Pasadena is showcasing beautiful springtime colors this month, thanks to the recent replanting of 25 cherry trees. In late 2021, Pasadena Community Foundation awarded a capital grant to Pasadena Beautiful Foundation to fund the project, which focused on replacing “Pink Cloud” cherry trees, many of which were lost in the last…

Pasadena’s Amazing Promotoras: In the Field for Public Health

Pasadena Promotora Program in action in Old Pasadena

It’s early March 2022, and cases of COVID-19 are in decline, emergency pandemic rules are easing, and here in Pasadena, 92.7% of Pasadena’s residents have been fully vaccinated to date. The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has created numerous partnerships to reach that number over the last year, and Pasadena Community Foundation has been instrumental…

PCF Extends a Lifeline to Two Local Small Businesses

In late fall 2021, local social media users were abuzz with distressing news: A beloved local restaurant, Burrito Express on East Washington Boulevard, was struggling and might not make it through 2021. Then, mere weeks later, social media lit up again: My Place Café on Woodbury Avenue and Los Robles had been vandalized – its…

An Uplifting End to 2021 for PCF Scholars

Although 2021 was a tough year for many students throughout the country, it ended with an uplifting Holiday Celebration for the students enrolled in the PCF Scholars Program, which assists graduates from PUSD high schools meet their educational goals at Pasadena City College (PCC). In its three years, the PCF Scholars Program has grown to…