Back to School for PCF Scholars

PCF Scholars start the new year with Pasadena Community Foundation support

Summer is over, and just like proud parents, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is cheering our PCF Scholars as they begin their schoolyear at Pasadena City College (PCC). PCF Scholars is an innovative education grant program launched in 2019 by PCF in response to national data that shows dropout rates are very high at community colleges,…

Pasadena Community Foundation Steps Up for the Arts

In June 2021, PCF announced it would award $100,000 in unrestricted funding for the Performing & Visual Arts Recovery Grant Program. Throughout the pandemic, PCF proactively reached out to Pasadena’s nonprofit agencies to learn how they were faring. The news from local arts leaders was dire: Their organizations were in precarious financial and operational positions,…

Pasadena Community Foundation Helps Create a Legacy for Walker

The Uookaa Foundation at the Pasadena Community Foundation supports Walker Wesley's Legacy

Walker Wesley was born in the close-knit foothill town of Sierra Madre – a place that proved instrumental in nourishing his exceptional skills and passions while also fostering a deep connection to his community. Walker died unexpectedly in March 2021 at the age of 31. To memorialize his legacy, his parents, Fred Wesley and Alison…

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…