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…

PCF Endowment Builders Empower Local Students’ Success

We have superheroes among us, students who head to school each day to learn new skills, make friends, seek nurturing teachers, and set goals for their futures. It takes a village to champion young students’ success and pick them up when adversity arises. Pasadena Community Foundation’s generous Endowment Builders do just that by creating sustainable…

PCF 2019-2020 Year in Review Events

On Tuesday, February 4th, Pasadena Community Foundation welcomed fund holders and guests to two “Year in Review” events at the University Club of Pasadena. PCF hosts this annual gathering to share an overview of the previous year’s financial performance and an outlook for the coming year from C.J. Dennis, Senior Investment Consultant at Vanguard Institutional…

California Library Association Honors Pasadena’s Ann Longyear

The Central Library is one of Pasadena’s architectural and cultural treasures. Designed by renowned architect Myron Hunt and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the building is also a busy, working library. It houses a collection of nearly 800,000 items, and more than 55,000 people visit the Central Library each month. Since 1984,…