We have superheroes among us, students who head to school each day to learn new skills, make friends, seek nurturing teachers, and set goals for their futures.
It takes a village to champion young students’ success and pick them up when adversity arises. Pasadena Community Foundation’s generous Endowment Builders do just that by creating sustainable support for Youth & Education, one of PCF’s six Fields of Interest that guide the Foundation’s grant making to Pasadena-area nonprofits. PCF Youth & Education Endowments are a powerful and sustainable investment that uplifts underserved students and empowers their success within educational settings.
A history of sustainable Support for Youth & Education
Over the course of PCF’s nearly 70-year history, Youth & Education has been one of the Foundation’s most supported areas of grant making. To date, PCF has awarded more than $13 million to community organizations that specifically provide services in Youth & Education, and 31 of PCF’s 135 Endowment Builder Funds benefit organizations in this area of interest.
When you invest in your passion for education as a PCF Endowment Builder, it allows the Foundation to support organizations that create enduring impact on students from preschool through college. Endowments facilitate the innovative PCF Scholars Program, provide long-term support for the K-12 Education Grant Program, fund countless scholarships, and so much more.
PCF’s Top-Funded Organizations in Youth & Education
Endowments are the gift that gives forever. The organizations listed below illustrate that point: They are PCF’s top-five most funded organizations, to date, in the area of Youth & Education, each one benefiting from the long-term, sustainable support of the Foundation’s endowments. The investment and generosity of PCF Endowment Builders impacts generations.
- Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)
First PCF grant: 1974
Total Support from PCF Endowments: $1.7 million
- Pasadena City College Foundation
First PCF grant: 1981
Total support from PCF Endowments: $752,000
- Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
First PCF grant: 1954
Total support from PCF Endowments: $700,000
- Learning Works
First PCF grant: 2005
Total support from PCF Endowments: $363,000
- Frostig School
First PCF grant: 1987
Total support from PCF Endowments: $200,500
Invest in youth. Empower their education. Become a PCF Endowment Builder.