Pasadena Community Foundation connects our community to important causes and enriches the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area.
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Total grants funded since 1953
2011-2021 total grant disbursement
Growth rate over the last 10 years
Funds solely designated to benefit Pasadena area nonprofits
2022 endowment gift, largest in foundation history
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News & Events

In Memory of John J. Kennedy

Pasadena Community Foundation mourns the loss of Councilmember John J. Kennedy, who dedicated his life to our community and constantly strived to make it a better place for all. At the request of the Kennedy family, those wishing to honor Councilmember Kennedy can make a donation to the Leola Sudduth and Thomas Foster Kennedy Scholarship…

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Senior Grant Spotlight: Pasadena Village

One of PCF’s seven 2022 Senior Grants will help Pasadena Village provide transportation for economically vulnerable seniors and fund the new Walking with Ease program, an evidence-based method of helping seniors exercise safely. Pasadena Village is a membership organization of adults over 55 with a mission to foster vital independent living in a spirit of…

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a team of volunteers at a local food pantry distribution smile and pose for the camera

Senior Grant Spotlight: Mano a Mano Food Pantry

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pasadena’s National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) implemented a plan to urgently respond to the twin public health and unemployment crises that were rapidly unfolding. NDLON quickly launched a food pantry program called Mano a Mano (Hand in Hand) at the Pasadena Job Center on North Lake Avenue…

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Five high school graduates celebrate their successful completion as Math Academy Scholars. They are pictured with Math Academy co-founders Sandy and Jason Roberts.

The Math Pays Off for Math Academy Graduates

Math Academy, a signature Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) program for middle and high school students, celebrated a happy milestone in June: Its first cohort of students, who helped jumpstart the program in 2013 as fourth graders at McKinley School, graduated from Pasadena High School and prepare to begin their college journeys. Instilling a Passion…

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