PCHF Announces 2017 Grant Awards

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 in 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. 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 with disabilities 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.”

2017 Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grant Recipients

AbilityFirst

$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

 

 

PCHF Announces 2017 Grant Cycle

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017 Grant Cycle!

FULL GRANT CYCLE CALENDAR AND GRANT GUIDELINES:

For a grant cycle calendar and guidelines, as well as LOI & application forms, click the links or see the Grant Program item in the website menu above. Please review all materials carefully to determine your eligibility.

LETTER OF INQUIRY DEADLINE:  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  The office closes at that time and late LOIs will NOT be accepted. If you are selected to submit a full proposal, you will be notified in early April.

FULL PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  The office closes at that time and late applications will NOT be accepted.

The PCHF Board will make funding decisions in June.

GRANT CYCLE INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

On February 8, 2017, at 8 a.m., PCHF will host an Informational Meeting at the University Club in Pasadena. Ask questions about the grant Guidelines, LOI, and Application. You must RSVP to Mike deHilster by email to mdehilster@pasadenacf.org by Wednesday, February 1.

PCHF Announces 2016 Grant Awards

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) is pleased to announce its grantees for 2016. With the $150,000 given away this year, PCHF has granted nearly $3 million to local agencies in the last 11 years. Grants are made in four focus areas: Healthy Infant Development, Family and Community Connections, Healthy Weight, and Access to Health Benefits.

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.

2016 PCHF Grantee HEAR Center was awarded $15,000 to support their Free Hearing and Speech Screening Program. This grant will enable them to screen more than 700 children at 35 free hearing and speech screening events at preschools and other sites.

“We are very grateful to Pasadena Child Health Foundation,” said Ellen Simon, Executive Director at HEAR Center. “Undiagnosed hearing or speech disorders can significantly impact a child’s development, leading to developmental delays and difficulty in school. Fortunately, early intervention can significantly reduce the adverse impact of a communication disorder, and this grant from PCHF will help ensure that that can happen for children in Pasadena.”

For more information on Pasadena Child Health Foundation, please visit www.pchf.org.

2016 Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grant Recipients

Five Acres – $35,000 to establish a Residential Therapeutic Recreation Program at the residential campus in Altadena.

HEAR Center – $15,000 for the Free Hearing and Speech Screening Program.

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center – $25,000 for the Healthy Parent and Child Program.

Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley – $35,000 for the Healthy Hearts Citywide Sex Education Initiative for Pasadena Youth.

Rose Bowl Aquatics – $40,000 to support the Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program for PUSD third-grade students.

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) has contracted the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) to provide administrative services beginning January 1, 2015. PCHF and PCF share a commitment to serving the local communities of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre through grants to non-profit agencies. We know that this partnership will strengthen our organization and collaboration with other philanthropists in the area, which will enable us to better serve our grantees and their programs.

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation will retain its status as an independent private foundation wherein governance, fiduciary oversight, and granting decisions remain with the board. PCHF’s mission also will not change: we continue to be dedicated to the financial support to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the greater Pasadena area.

As in prior years, we will send notifications about our grant cycle and www.pchf.org will also have up-to-date information.  Granting processes will remain the same, but your point of contact for correspondence, application processes and grants management will change. Please contact:

Mike deHilster, Program Officer
Pasadena Child Health Foundation
c/o Pasadena Community Foundation
301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 810
Pasadena, CA 91101

626-796-2097 x5 or mdehilster@pasadenacf.org

At this time, PCHF would also like to publicly thank Association Management Services, Inc. and Pamela Hemann, PCHF Executive Director, for 20 years of excellent management and service to the foundation.

Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions about this new relationship. For more information, please visit our website at www.pchf.org.

Best regards,

Charmayne Mills Ealy
President

Steven Sunshine
Vice President

Gloria Pitzer
Treasurer

Tara Westman
Secretary