Pasadena Community Foundation Awards Villa Esperanza Grant

A $50,000 grant was awarded to Villa Esperanza to upgrade the technological capacity of the agency’s financial operations

Published : Monday, February 22, 2010 | 1:26 PM


Debbie Page, Kathryn Trimble & Susie Nack are all smiles. They are just a few of Villa’s clients the PCF grant helps support

The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) awarded Villa Esperanza Services with a $50,000 grant to upgrade the technological capacity of the agency’s financial operations. This upgrade allows Villa to maximize productivity and efficiency thereby ensuring that the Finance department can meet the needs of the organization and its fiscal responsibilities.  
Villa’s Finance Department, guided by the Board of Directors and Board Finance Committee are responsible for managing a $10.3 Million budget, supporting 267 employees and providing excellent services for children, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities. Villa is a complex organization offering nine programs with eight different funding sources. The organization is extremely intricate and needs sophisticated, up-to-date computer programs.

“The new software will enable us to improve our systems by generating faster reports,” explains Vicky Castillo, Villa’s Chief Financial Officer. “We expect improvements in efficiency and overall financial savings to the organization.”

Villa Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Villa serves children, adults and seniors and their families in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties by offering: a comprehensive education center for children up to the age of 22 years, with special needs that include autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities; a Speech and Language Center and Occupational Therapy Clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services and day programs for adults; adult residences in Pasadena and Thousand Oaks; a Care Management Outreach Collaboration Program, providing care management services to frail elderly and the disabled in 41 cities. For more information please call (626) 449-2919 or visit us at

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