PCF Selected to Administer Small Business Grant Program

Pasadena Community Foundation begins 2021 once again leading local efforts to assist struggling small businesses after being selected by the City of Pasadena to administer the 2021 Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The program, which opened for application January 25, provides approximately 50 reimbursable grants of $7,500 each to qualifying small businesses. Following PCF’s…

A Canopy for Compassionate Care

With a mission of providing the free loan of medical equipment to those who are elderly, ill, or recovering from injury, the Convalescent Aid Society (CAS) supports the health and safety of numerous Pasadena residents. Nearly 70% of the 3,533 individuals that CAS serves are over the age of 65; 100% are mobility impaired, and…

Music Therapy Program Makes the Holidays Shine

PCDA Choir Music Therapy

Her wide grin is infectious, and her delight is obvious. Dominique, a 21-year-old client of Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA), showcased her musical talents during the organization’s annual Winter Recital, made possible in part by a Yes, Virginia grant from Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). Dominique has cerebral palsy, and from her wheelchair, she performed a…

Yes, Virginia Grants Bring Christmas Magic to Pasadena Families

For families in need in the Pasadena area, the magic of Christmas endured even in this difficult year, thanks to Yes, Virginia grants from Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). The grants supported 11 local nonprofit organizations in their efforts to provide gifts, material support, festive experiences, and human connection during the holiday season. In 1994, the…

Friends & Fellows Matter in a Crisis Year

2020 will be remembered as a year of extraordinary hardship, as well as a year of critical response and impressive giving. Within days of the first local COVID-19 case, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) was distributing nearly $300,000 in emergency relief funds. PCF grants only grew from there: Its COVID-19 response in total awarded $2.6 million…