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


Support 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!

Be 1 in 100

Announcing the launch of our “Be 1 in 100” campaign to increase to 100 the number of generous Endowment Builders who have created named funds with PCF. Consider establishing an endowment to support us in reaching our goal of awarding $1 million in annual grants to qualified local non-profits making a significant difference in the lives of those living the greater Pasadena area.

Join our family of Endowment Builders today

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
2011 symphony side Crop

PCF Grant Funds Equipment Purchase and More for Pasadena Symphony

A world-class ensemble like the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra needs the right stage equipment to ensure a high quality music experience for the audience.  Broken stand hinges, lopsided legs, and faulty stand lights made it increasingly difficult for the musicians to deliver a high-quality music experience.  The symphony also wanted to install tri-lingual signage at their venues…


Yes, Virginia Grantee Spotlight and Event Reminder

Spotlight: Door of Hope The Yes, Virginia Fund was established in 1994 to help sustain and nurture the community of non-profits that support under-served children in Pasadena. Specifically, the Fund gives out grants to organizations that provide toys, books, and specials experiences to children and families in need during the holiday season. One of the…

Conductor Bethany Pflueger leads members of the Pasadena Community Orchestra.

Grantee Spotlight: Pasadena Community Orchestra

Pasadena Community Orchestra fills a unique artistic need in our area. PCO not only offers free orchestral concerts to the public, they also provide a setting where amateur musicians can perform classical music. The orchestra sponsors an annual competition in which young musicians may audition to win a stipend and have an incredible opportunity to to perform…


“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