Community Inspires Side Street Projects’ Mission and Art

Each arts organization has a story of the unique struggles they have endured during the last 18 months, just as they have stories of unexpected and positive opportunities that emerged. Pasadena’s Side Street Projects is no exception. A community-centered, artist-led organization, Side Street Projects received two PCF grants recently: the Performing & Visual Arts Recovery…

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,…

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…