We're in this together

PCF is supporting our community during the COVID-19 crisis with grants to local nonprofits and a new small business assistance fund.

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The Pasadena Community Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions. Together we strengthen the community, preserve cultural resources, and assist those in need.

What we’ve done, together

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

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years of prudent stewardship


charitable assets through 2019


growth of assets 2012-2018


number of active funds


awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

PCF’s New Look

If you’ve visited the Pasadena Community Foundation in the past, our new look will be evident. The most significant changes: more imagery, a new color scheme and an easier navigation process. “We didn’t need to start from scratch because the website built in 2015 had good bones,” says Mike deHilster, Program Officer for Pasadena Community…

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PCF Fund Helps Armory Center Continue Free Summer Programming

“Art has a way of keeping our souls full,” says Leslie Ito, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts, one of the five art organizations that recently received a Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grant, a Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) fund that supports visual arts experiences for children and youth. During a typical…

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PEF & PUSD Provide Life-Saving Equipment Using 3D Printers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) recently tapped into the amazing power and possibilities of 3D printers to help protect the health of hundreds of local volunteers and thousands of Pasadena students, thanks to a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). A generous supporter donated several 3D printers to PEF years ago so…

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