Pasadena Community Foundation Capital Grants Program Awards $659,000 to 29 Local Nonprofits

2021 program includes three “transformational” Capital Campaign Awards


October 20, 2021

Pasadena Community Foundation announces the recipients of its 2021 Capital Grants Program, which totals an impressive $659,000 awarded to 29 local nonprofit organizations.

This year, as part of the Capital Grant Program, PCF was especially proud to include three larger Capital Campaign Grants of $50,000 each, created to support large-scale, transformational projects that will impact capacity, quality, and effectiveness of mission delivery. Three organizations received the special Capital Campaign Grants: Door of Hope, Pasadena Heritage, and Villa Esperanza Services.

PCF’s annual Capital Grant Program supports the infrastructure that nonprofit organizations need to carry out their mission, including equipment purchases, construction, and renovation. Projects funded by the 2021 Capital Grants include a visitor kiosk at Arlington Garden, schoolyard shade structure at the Frostig Center for Educational Therapy, new dental chairs at the Fair Oaks Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP), equipment for Parson’s Nose “Radio Theater Live,” enhanced emergency response technology for vulnerable seniors at Rosewood Court, and new equipment for enhanced shared use at the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative. See the complete list of Capital Grantees on second page.

Local Heroes Event Celebrates PCF’s Local Impact in 2021

Join PCF on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 noon on ZOOM for the Foundation’s annual Local Heroes celebration to celebrate Pasadena’s hard-working nonprofit agencies, PCF’s local impact in 2021, and the three Capital Campaign Grantee projects. Mayor Victor Gordo will help kick off our 45-minute virtual program. Zoom Link.


2021 Capital Grant Awards

Arlington Garden in Pasadena
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
Beacon Senior Housing Corp
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Cancer Support Community Pasadena
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
Convalescent Aid Society
Door of Hope*
Families Forward Learning Center
Five Acres – The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Flintridge Center
Foothill Family Service
Frostig Center for Educational Therapy, The Marianne
HOPE (Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment)
Institute for the Redesign of Learning One Arroyo Foundation
Parson’s Nose Theater
Pasadena Beautiful Foundation
The Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
Pasadena Heritage*
Pasadena Symphony Association
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
Union Station Homeless Services
Villa Esperanza Services*
Walter Hoving Home

*$50,000 Capital Campaign Grantees 

October 20 2021. PCF Awards $659,000 in Capital Grants

About the Pasadena Community Foundation

Founded in 1953, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Pasadena. Managing nearly $130 million in charitable assets, PCF works with individuals, families, and organizations to establish philanthropic funds, create and build endowment funds, and distribute charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations.

Media Contact:
Sarah Hilbert
Pasadena Community Foundation
Marketing & Communications Manager
(626) 796-2097 x8

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