2021 Vista Nova Grantees Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation Vista Nova Grants supports visually impaired and blind individuals in the greater Pasadena area.

For more than 40 years, blind individuals in Pasadena could count on the support of Vista Nova Renaissance Community, a 17-room home located in northwest Pasadena. There, trained therapists and a team of inspired volunteers offered specialized training, served as readers, and provided transportation and companionship. Several years ago, the Vista Nova home closed; in…

Priceless Art Piece Honors PCF’s “Hand in Hand” Work with NDLON

Pasadena Community Foundation receives a unique gift from artist Ramiro Vega and the Pasadena National Day Laborers' Organizing Network.

Pasadena Community Foundation was recently gifted a priceless piece of artwork in recognition of the Foundation’s early support of the “Mano a Mano” program at Pasadena’s National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and its affiliate organization, the Pasadena Community Job Center. The artwork honors a year of community partnerships and shared solidarity. Artist and NDLON…

Estate Attorney Encourages Creating a Hometown Legacy

Vanessa Terzian, an estate planning attorney with Pasadena-based Lagerlof Lawyers, LLP, facilitates charitable components of estate plans and helps individuals establish long-term support for causes most important to them. As a guest contributor this week, Vanessa shares why she believes working with a community foundation like PCF helps donors define and preserve their core values…

Endowments Create Flexible Support to Change Lives Locally

Throughout the last year, Pasadena Community Foundation has met the COVID-19 crisis with far-reaching assistance for local organizations and the dizzying emergence of community needs. This response falls on a continuum of PCF’s long, sustainable support for “current needs unmet and future needs unforeseen” – all made possible by PCF’s powerful endowment funds. Endowments serve…