A Message to Our Community from Jennifer DeVoll, President & CEO

In these past weeks we have shared stories of Pasadena’s nonprofit organizations and the extraordinary work they are doing to care for our community during the COVID-19 crisis. Now we face a different crisis; one that is heartbreakingly familiar. We have watched demonstrations build across the country in response to the tragic and unjustifiable deaths…

Hillsides and PCF Support Former Foster Youth in COVID-19 Crisis

Hillsides received a PCF Phase Two COVID-19 Response Grant to provide food, groceries, and supplies for their transition-age youth clients who are aging out of  foster care and/or probation. Youth Moving On supports these young people with mental health, case management, independent living, workforce development, and housing assistance. Photo Above: Hillsides staff member Dennys Valle…

Recovery and Community Persist at Grandview Foundation

Grandview Foundation provides shelter, addiction treatment, and support to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Their clients are marginalized and underserved, with 100% of them having experienced homelessness and 75% formerly incarcerated. Each year, Grandview’s 33-bed residential treatment facility in Pasadena serves as many as 200 homeless men, providing shelter and rehabilitation, while an…

PCF Receives Foundation Grant to Expand COVID-19 Response

As a member of the League of California Community Foundations, PCF is proud to share that we have received a grant of $75,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand our COVID-19 response efforts. All grant funds will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations serving Pasadena’s most vulnerable residents experiencing medical, social and economic…

Stars After-School Program Pivots to Feed Families in Need

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stars offered after-school programming for Pasadena Unified School District students, as well as summer enrichment, mentoring support, and college student support. Its breadth of services meant that Stars would often serve students from kindergarten through their college years, walking families through their children’s entire educational experience. Their deep…