PCF Announces 2022 Education Grant Recipients

A teacher and young child closely examine an insect PCF’s new Education Grant Program adds early childhood learning to its funding priorities.

Eleven local nonprofit organizations focused on education have just received $217,000 in grant funding from Pasadena Community Foundation as part of its refocused Education Grant Program.

Since 2013, PCF has supported a dedicated education grant program to help bolster student success in the greater Pasadena area. In 2022, the foundation took the opportunity to reassess its education funding priorities with the help of a committee formed with local educational experts.

The refocused Education Grant Program centers educational equity as its overarching priority while adding early childhood learning and school readiness as new funding areas. PCF now supports very young children through 12th grade in their educational journeys. Grants also support partnerships between schools and school support organizations.

A 4-quadrant graphic highlights Pasadena Community Foundation's "Education Program Funding Priorities" and lists "Early Learning and school readiness," Academic interventions in math and literacy," "Youth development programs," and "College access and success."
PCF’s new Education Program focuses on four funding priorities.

Grants will be used by organizations to, for example, reinforce math and reading skills, close opportunity gaps in math and STEAM classes, empower girls in the classrooms, expand mentoring and afterschool programs, create emotional health and wellness activities, and bolster parent readiness and engagement.

Stay tuned in coming weeks for profiles of the grantee organizations and the ways they’ll use PCF’s grants to strengthen their missions. 

2022 Education Grantee Organizations
Adelante Youth Alliance
African American Parent Council
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Partnership for Success!
Pasadena Education Network
Pasadena Educational Foundation
Reading Partners
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena

Several elementary -school aged children sit at a round table in a classroom.
Partnership for Success will use its grant funding to expand its mentoring program, provide social and emotional learning support to students on a year-round basis, and establish the PFS Puentes program.