Bolton Foundation Donates More Than $22k in Grants to Nonprofits in Pasadena

October 22, 2015

Greg Toumassian

PASADENA, California – The Bolton Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pasadenabased insurance broker Bolton & Company, announced Thursday that it has awarded $22,500 in grants to 13 local nonprofit organizations that have proven their dedication to community development, education, youth services and multiculturalism.

The contributions are provided through the year-round fundraising efforts of the Bolton Foundation and its partners. Foundation Chairman and Bolton Chief Operating Officer Mike Morey said this latest donation is part of a much larger commitment to local involvement and empowerment.

“There are so many wonderful organizations that do so much good within the community,” said Morey. “It’s incredibly inspiring. If we can help those who help others have an even greater impact, it’s a win-win situation. It’s what we’re all about.”

Grant Recipients:

  • Armenian Relief and Development
  • Assistance League LA
  • Children’s Hunger Fund
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Meet Each Need With Dignity
  • Pasadena City College Foundation
  • Rainbow Pack
  • Rosemary Children’s Services
  • The Book Foundation
  • The Frostig Center
  • The Whole Child
  • Tierra Del Sol
  • Union Station Homeless Services

Recipient organizations are selected upon their close alignment with grant funding priority areas as defined by the Bolton Foundation, including education, youth services, community development and multiculturalism. Those chosen must be filed 501c(3) with valid tax ID, located within California and use the grant as either seed money for startup programs or funding for existing programs.

The Bolton Foundation was established in 2014 to formalize Bolton & Company’s commitment to making a difference in the community. To date, Bolton supports more than 200 nonprofit organizations, and strives to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in California.

About Bolton Foundation:
Launched in January 2014, the Bolton Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization operating as a component fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to empower those who serve others by providing grants to local nonprofit organizations that address community development, education, youth services, and multiculturalism within our local communities. For additional information, please visit or contact Kim Sidders at or 626-535-1976.

About Bolton & Company:
Established in 1931, Bolton & Company is one of the nation’s largest employee-owned insurance broker agencies providing clients worldwide with insurance and risk management services, employee benefits and financial products. As a partner of Assurex Global, Bolton employs over 160 insurance professionals and places over $300 million in annual premiums on behalf of their clients. Learn more by visiting