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Transform your passions into good for our community. Join PCF’s family of 135 Endowment Builders – local philanthropists who are committed to shaping a better future for Pasadena.

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Friends & Fellows Fund Supports COVID-19 Relief

In 2021, Friends & Fellows gifts will continue to provide critical support for COVID-19 relief and more than $1 million in responsive grants every year.


Jud & Marilyn Roberts Endowment for Education

PCF mourns the recent passing of Jud Roberts, a longtime supporter of the Foundation. Memorial contributions can support the Jud & Marilyn Roberts Endowment for Education, which will create a lasting tribute to their commitment to educational causes.


Meeting Needs Unforeseen

PCF recaps its extraordinary year of awarding $2.6 million in grants to Pasadena-area organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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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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News & Events

Pasadena Community Foundation Vista Nova Grants supports visually impaired and blind individuals in the greater Pasadena area.

2021 Vista Nova Grantees Announced

For more than 40 years, blind individuals in Pasadena could count on the support of Vista Nova Renaissance Community, a 17-room home located in northwest Pasadena. There, trained therapists and a team of inspired volunteers offered specialized training, served as readers, and provided transportation and companionship. Several years ago, the Vista Nova home closed; in…

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Pasadena Community Foundation receives a unique gift from artist Ramiro Vega and the Pasadena National Day Laborers' Organizing Network.

Priceless Art Piece Honors PCF’s “Hand in Hand” Work with NDLON

Pasadena Community Foundation was recently gifted a priceless piece of artwork in recognition of the Foundation’s early support of the “Mano a Mano” program at Pasadena’s National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and its affiliate organization, the Pasadena Community Job Center. The artwork honors a year of community partnerships and shared solidarity. Artist and NDLON…

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Pasadena Community Foundation Honored with Salvation Army's 2021 Others Award

Pasadena Community Foundation Honored with “Others” Award

The Salvation Army of Pasadena recently honored Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) with its 55th Annual “Others” Award. As one of the highest national civic awards that can be given by The Salvation Army, the “Others” Award honors an individual or organization that exemplifies an extraordinary spirit of service to others and to The Salvation Army….

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