Senior Food Distribution Brings Community Together

On a Friday in early June, the parking lot of Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) is bustling with seniors, some arriving for their monthly food pick-up and some leaving with food-laden carts. A recent Senior Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation helps support this important monthly food distribution event at PSC. PSC Social Services Manager Carmen Macias…

A New Endowment for the Kids of Pasadena

John Matthiessen enjoyed a long career as a salesman and then as the owner/operator of PlayWell, a local company that crafted high-quality play equipment for children.  After he sold the company in the early 2000s, a friend invited him to visit the Boys & Girls Club Pasadena (BGCP), and John was hooked. “With my company,…

Pasadena Heritage Debuts a Beautifully Refurbished Blinn House

On Sunday, May 22, Pasadena Heritage threw open wide the doors to the Edmund Blinn House and welcomed guests inside to see the transformation of the organization’s new headquarters. The celebration came after months of rehabilitation and restoration of the property. Pasadena Community Foundation was proud to have leant a hand in the process, awarding…

College Women’s Club Awards Scholarships to 14 Local Women

A festive backyard ice cream social on a recent warm Sunday afternoon was the setting for the College Women’s Club (CWC) Spring Scholars Ceremony. The event honored 14 local young women who are the 2022 recipients of fellowships and scholarships awarded by CWC in partnership with Pasadena Community Foundation. The scholarships ensure continued assistance to…

Partners for the Birds: Pasadena Audubon Society Receives PCF Wildlife Welfare Grant

Pasadena Community Foundation supports Pasadena Audubon Society and wildlife nonprofits

In 2021, PCF’s Animal Welfare Initiative debuted to support local domestic and wildlife populations and habitat conservation. The funding comes from the Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment for Animals. Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) is PCF’s 2022 Wildlife Welfare grant recipient, and the organization will use the funding to support its broad range of educational programming for…