Orchestra US Creates Musical Connections, Transforms Lives

A new nonprofit organization is tapping into the power of performing arts to change the lives of young talented musicians and residents living in underserved rural communities — and PCF is helping to make this artistic vision a reality. Launched under the leadership of Paul Jan Zdunek, former CEO of the Pasadena Symphony Association, Orchestra…

PCF’s New Look

If you’ve visited the Pasadena Community Foundation in the past, our new look will be evident. The most significant changes: more imagery, a new color scheme and an easier navigation process. “We didn’t need to start from scratch because the website built in 2015 had good bones,” says Mike deHilster, Program Officer for Pasadena Community…

PCF Fund Helps Armory Center Continue Free Summer Programming

“Art has a way of keeping our souls full,” says Leslie Ito, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts, one of the five art organizations that recently received a Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grant, a Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) fund that supports visual arts experiences for children and youth. During a typical…

PEF & PUSD Provide Life-Saving Equipment Using 3D Printers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) recently tapped into the amazing power and possibilities of 3D printers to help protect the health of hundreds of local volunteers and thousands of Pasadena students, thanks to a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). A generous supporter donated several 3D printers to PEF years ago so…

PCF Announces New Grants to Fight Homelessness

PCF announced today that it will make grants totaling more than $500,000 to address the crisis of homelessness in Pasadena and its surrounding communities. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army will receive grants to build new permanent supportive housing in Pasadena for people experiencing homelessness. PCF worked closely with the City…