PCF Receives Landmark $10 Million Gift from the Petersen Foundation

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) recently received a landmark $10 million gift from the Petersen Foundation – the single largest gift in PCF’s history – and transition age foster youth in the greater Pasadena and LA region will be the beneficiaries. The Petersen Foundation gift establishes the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Scholarship Endowment for Transition…

Microgrant Program Supports Small Business Owners

Fifty-nine small business owners in Pasadena recently learned they have been selected to receive funding through the City of Pasadena 2021 Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program. Pasadena Community Foundation was selected to administer the entire program following its success in overseeing a similar partnership with the city last summer. The grants will assist some…

PCF Funds Critical Vaccine Collaboration

Early in March, on a rainy Wednesday morning, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) Health Center in north Pasadena welcomed some important patients. An elderly couple, linked in arms, walked in slowly together. A middle-age construction worker moved into line for his appointment before a shift at a nearby construction site. More arrived,…

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…