Two Veterans Receive Welcome Home Scholarship

The Welcome Home Fund recently announced its first two scholarship recipients at Pasadena City College (PCC). John Pipia and Betty Ma established the fund with Pasadena Community Foundation in 2021 in support of full-time student veterans at PCC. The students must demonstrate serious academic ambition and progress, as well as a plan to transfer to…

PCF Grant Brings Springtime Blossoms to Victory Park

Victory Park in northeast Pasadena is showcasing beautiful springtime colors this month, thanks to the recent replanting of 25 cherry trees. In late 2021, Pasadena Community Foundation awarded a capital grant to Pasadena Beautiful Foundation to fund the project, which focused on replacing “Pink Cloud” cherry trees, many of which were lost in the last…

Pasadena’s Amazing Promotoras: In the Field for Public Health

Pasadena Promotora Program in action in Old Pasadena

It’s early March 2022, and cases of COVID-19 are in decline, emergency pandemic rules are easing, and here in Pasadena, 92.7% of Pasadena’s residents have been fully vaccinated to date. The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has created numerous partnerships to reach that number over the last year, and Pasadena Community Foundation has been instrumental…

Year in Review Event Showcases PCF’s Impressive 2021 Performance

Pasadena Community Foundation hosted its annual Year in Review Investment Briefing on Zoom on Tuesday, February 1, led by PCF Finance Committee Chair Sandra Ell and CJ Dennis, Senior Investment Consultant with Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services. PCF’s fund holders were happy to learn that PCF’s annual portfolio performance was strong, leading to PCF’s impressive year-end…