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The Pasadena Community Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions — strengthening the community, preserving cultural resources, and assisting those in need.

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Support the Friends & Fellows Fund

In 2016, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends & Fellows Fund!

Many generous donors receive appeals from more organizations than they can support. Your annual gift to the Fellows Fund supports PCF’s efforts to make Pasadena a better place in which to live and work and gives back to over 200 organizations in our community with a single donation.

Join the Fellows and Support your Community!

What we’ve done, together

Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists who call our community home, PCF continues to thrive and expand its influence.

  • 60+

    years of prudent stewardship

  • $50M

    charitable assets through 2014

  • 56%

    growth of assets 2012-2014

  • 300+

    number of active funds

  • $71M

    awarded to non-profits

News & Events

PCF Announces Yes, Virginia Fund Grantees for the 2016 Holiday Season

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of 2016’s Yes, Virginia Fund Grants! Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has raised money to support children at the holidays in the Pasadena area, and has awarded over $273,000 to local non-profits in Pasadena that host holiday parties and purchase gifts for needy children….


Local Gold Star Families and Citizens of Pasadena Raise Money for Memorial Statue

We are proud to introduce The Enduring Heroes Memorial. This beautiful bronze monument of a soldier triumphantly holding the American flag, will be erected at the gateway to Pasadena and will pay permanent tribute to the fallen warriors from the greater Pasadena area who lost their lives fighting the Wars of Terror since 9/11/2001. For…


PCF Helps HMRI Purchase Freezer to Aid Research

The scientists at Huntington Medical Research Institute (HMRI) engage in important work over a wide range of medical issues, including brain, liver, cardiovascular, and general cell & tissue biology research – right here in Pasadena. In support of that work, the scientists require specialized freezers to preserve tissue samples donated by volunteers. In 2016, PCF…


“If you love your community, there is no better place to make a philanthropic investment than the Pasadena Community Foundation.”

— Bob Carlson, Past Board Chair