Cornelia Eaton lived in a modest house in Pasadena in the path of what is now the 210 freeway. At her death in 1995, she left her entire estate to the Pasadena Community Foundation, a bequest valued at $816,225. She restricted the funds to be used to support charitable organizations that serve seniors in the City of Pasadena. PCF created a permanently endowed fund to ensure that her intentions were honored in perpetuity: the Cornelia L. Eaton Endowment for Assistance to the Elderly.
From 1997 through 2016, the Eaton Endowment awarded $791,154 in grants to agencies serving seniors. Cornelia Eaton’s legacy will soon exceed $800,000 in grants awarded, matching her bequest of $816,000. Her fund is now valued at $1.4 million. See an illustrated version of this impact by clicking here.
The Eaton Endowment supports PCF’s Senior Grants Program, which funds organizations that serve the needs of the frail elderly. Grants are awarded for both program and capital needs. Organizations funded include: