PCF Extends a Lifeline to Two Local Small Businesses

In late fall 2021, local social media users were abuzz with distressing news: A beloved local restaurant, Burrito Express on East Washington Boulevard, was struggling and might not make it through 2021. Then, mere weeks later, social media lit up again: My Place Café on Woodbury Avenue and Los Robles had been vandalized – its…

An Uplifting End to 2021 for PCF Scholars

Although 2021 was a tough year for many students throughout the country, it ended with an uplifting Holiday Celebration for the students enrolled in the PCF Scholars Program, which assists graduates from PUSD high schools meet their educational goals at Pasadena City College (PCC). In its three years, the PCF Scholars Program has grown to…

2021 Yes, Virginia Grants Bring Holiday Joy to 1,700 Local Families

This holiday season, Pasadena Community Foundation’s long-standing Yes, Virginia Grant Program helped bring toys, gift cards, groceries, and festive experiences to more than 1,700 client families from 11 local nonprofit organizations. Started in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has supported children in need in the Pasadena community during the holiday season via grants to local…

Door of Hope Creates Transformative Space with PCF Grant Assistance

Door of Hope has an especially happy reason to celebrate the season this year: Its brand-new Community Center just opened its doors, thanks in part to a $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation. PCF awarded three local organizations a Capital Campaign Grant this fall, recognizing projects that are transformative to their missions and…

Creating “Communities of Opportunity” with Affordable Housing

To help address California’s housing affordability crisis, Pasadena Community Foundation continues to prioritize the creation of housing for individuals and families. PCF’s Affordable Housing Initiative was launched in 2019 with a goal to fund projects that add much-needed shelter and beds, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing options for renters and those able to pursue…