Pasadena Child Health Foundation Announces 2017 Grantees

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) is pleased to announce its grantees for 2017. With the $152,000 given away this year, PCHF has granted more than $6.8 million to local agencies since 1992. Grants are made in four focus areas: Promoting Healthy Early Childhood Development, Strengthening Family and Community Connections, Healthy Weight, and Access to Health Benefits and Services. PCHF is a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation.

The Board of PCHF is proud to financially support local organizations and programs that aim to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the greater Pasadena area. PCHF invests in prevention and early intervention strategies and activities that incorporate the principles of collaboration, leveraging existing resources, and expanding capabilities to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena-area children.

First-time grantee AbilityFirst was awarded $10,000 to support the Lawrence L. Frank Center’s After School Program in Pasadena (pictured above). The grant will help support more than 80 children and youth in the program with disabilities.

“For 91 years, AbilityFirst has stood for, and alongside, children and adults with disabilities and their families,” said AbilityFirst President and CEO Lori Gangemi. “We are honored and grateful to have the Pasadena Child Health Foundation as our partner in helping children we serve to realize their potential and achieve their personal best. On behalf of the children and youth in our Pasadena after school program who will benefit from your generosity, we thank you very much.”

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2017 Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grant Recipients


$10,000 for the Lawrence L. Frank Center’s After School Program

Elizabeth House

$10,000 to support homeless, pregnant women and their children

Flintridge Center

$25,000 for the Youth of Promise mentoring program

Foothill Family

$10,000 for mental health services for children, youth, and families

Girls on the Run LA County

$22,000 for the Strong, Connected Girls program in Pasadena

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

$25,000 for the Healthy Parent and Child Program

Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley

$25,000 for the Healthy Hearts Citywide Sex Education Initiative for Pasadena Youth

Rose Bowl Aquatics

$25,000 to support the Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program for PUSD third-grade students