Pasadena Community Foundation COVID-19 Response

As of October 1, 2020, Pasadena Community Foundation has granted more than $2 million to local organizations to support COVID-19 relief in the Pasadena community.


Pasadena’s nonprofits continue to face unprecedented challenges as they pivot and expand their services to meet the needs of our city’s vulnerable residents. In addition to the virus’s ongoing threat to our health and safety, Pasadena is experiencing increased unemployment, food and housing insecurity, and economic instability.

PCF COVID-19 Response Fund

The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund was established to activate local philanthropy and provide direct relief to Pasadena-area residents through the work of local nonprofit organizations.

The fund was seeded with an initial commitment of $100,000 from PCF and continues to grow with gifts from community members, private foundations, and local businesses.

Union Station staffer Loretta Guerrero coordinates emergency food distribution.

The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they continue to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines.

Ongoing action is needed to protect Pasadena’s most vulnerable citizens, including seniors and low-income individuals and families with young children, who are experiencing economic hardship due to school closings and job loss.


We appreciate your generosity now more than ever. Thank you for your gift to our community.

Pasadena Small Business Relief Fund

The Pasadena COVID-19 Disaster Small Business Relief Fund is a collaboration between the Pasadena Community Foundation, the City of Pasadena, and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce to assist small businesses impacted by business closures and re-opening restrictions.

The City of Pasadena seeded the fund with an initial gift of $500,000.  The City has also provided an incentive for private philanthropy to support this effort by offering to match any donations to the fund up to $250,000, creating a potential for $1 million in assistance.

Click here for a list of nonprofit grantees.
Click here for a list of small business grant recipients.

We appreciate your generosity now more than ever. Thank you for your gift to our community.


“Easing the burdens of the COVID-19 crisis in our community is PCF’s highest priority and will be the focus of our grantmaking for the rest of 2020.”

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