The Funahashi Family Endowment supports organizations that focus on youth & education in the Pasadena area.
Yasi and Ken Funahashi’s family endowment was inspired by Yasi’s volunteer work with Pasadena Community Foundation’s Education Committee. Her involvement with this committee allowed her to visit numerous schools in the Pasadena area and witness firsthand the invaluable impact of PCF’s initiatives in disbursing grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and local students.
Having experienced the educational opportunities provided to them as children of immigrant families, Yasi and Ken deeply understand the significance of giving back. They are grateful for the support they received during their own educational journeys at UC Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania, recognizing how impactful such assistance can be for the recipients of PCF’s grants, scholarships, and programs.
As recent residents of Pasadena, the couple also appreciates the warmth and welcoming spirit extended to them and their young son, Ryan, by PCF’s members and the Pasadena community. Whether it’s Yasi’s ongoing volunteer work with PCF or Ken’s involvement with Innovate Pasadena, the Pasadena Angels, and the Alliance for SoCal Innovation, the Funahashi family values the exceptional leadership and dedicated staff associated with PCF and Pasadena’s community organizations.
The Power of Endowment
Endowments are the cornerstone of PCF’s mission to build hometown legacies. The corpus of each endowed fund is invested with PCF’s portfolio for long-term growth. Each year, the endowments generate the funds that support PCF’s local grantmaking, which enriches the arts community, protects our environment, provides health care and critical social services, and bolsters public education in Pasadena. Endowments are permanent legacies for our community; these funds will continue to grow and provide philanthropic support forever. Learn more.
Created January 2023