PCF awards $2.6 million in Grants in 2020

PCF understands that as coronavirus continues, many residents and organizations still struggle with meeting day-to-day needs — that’s why a new series of grants were recently distributed providing $460,000 to a range of organizations that serve disproportionately impacted communities with emergency assistance, such as access to technology, rent support, food, healthcare, and childcare. By the…

PCF Fund Helps Armory Center Continue Free Summer Programming

“Art has a way of keeping our souls full,” says Leslie Ito, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts, one of the five art organizations that recently received a Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grant, a Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) fund that supports visual arts experiences for children and youth. During a typical…

PEF & PUSD Provide Life-Saving Equipment Using 3D Printers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) recently tapped into the amazing power and possibilities of 3D printers to help protect the health of hundreds of local volunteers and thousands of Pasadena students, thanks to a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). A generous supporter donated several 3D printers to PEF years ago so…

PCF Announces New Grants to Fight Homelessness

PCF announced today that it will make grants totaling more than $500,000 to address the crisis of homelessness in Pasadena and its surrounding communities. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army will receive grants to build new permanent supportive housing in Pasadena for people experiencing homelessness. PCF worked closely with the City…

PACTL.ORG’s Power of Community

June 11, 2020 – “Our values are with our community and we are informed by our community. Creating our food pantry was a natural extension of our work because we are a family, and we share what we have.” – Yoland Trevino, PACTL.ORG Executive Director At Pasadena/Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders (PACTL.ORG), the word Runawasi…