First PCF Rapid COVID-19 Response Grants Distributed This Week

Following the launch of its COVID-19 Response Fund on March 17, 2020, Pasadena Community Foundation announced today that it will proceed with a three-phase, rapid grantmaking strategy, beginning with immediate financial support for local organizations distributing food to vulnerable populations. In the past week, PCF staff conducted in-depth interviews with more than 20 civic leaders,…

PCF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Pasadena

PASADENA, CA – March 16, 2020 – Pasadena Community Foundation announced today that it has launched an emergency COVID-19 Response Fund and made an initial commitment of $100,000 to provide local relief. The fund will provide flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they respond to the impact of the virus and quarantines, and allow donors…

Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Crystal Guerrero

The second annual Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship, a fund of PCF, has been awarded to Crystal Guerrero (pictured above), a Los Angeles resident pursuing a Master of Science in Finance at the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. The Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing…

PCF Launches Grant Program to Help Local Students Succeed in College

Pasadena Community Foundation is proud to announce the launch of PCF Scholars, a new grant program to provide financial assistance and social-emotional support to 32 local students over the next four years. PCF Scholars is a partnership among Pasadena Community Foundation, College Access Plan, and PCC’s Pathways program to create a consistent through-line of support…

PCF’s Year in Review – February 5, 2019

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) Finance Committee chair Sandra Ell welcomed C.J. Dennis, Senior Investment Consultant at Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services, to address 50 guests who are fund holders of the Foundation to an annual portfolio investment review. According to PCF CEO Jennifer DeVoll, “PCF’s core mission is to build hometown legacies which means we want…