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Meeting Needs Unforeseen in 2020

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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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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charitable assets through 2020


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awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

“We are building, nurturing, and expanding a healthy community”

Community Foundation Week gives the staff and stakeholders of Pasadena Community Foundation the opportunity to reflect on the increasingly important role that community foundations play in strengthening localities nationwide and helping residents thrive. What has PCF’s role looked like here in Pasadena? PCF’s substantial grantmaking program supports local nonprofit agencies in addressing social issues like…

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Grantee Spotlight: Pasadena BioScience Collaborative

Serving as the only nonprofit biotechnology research lab in the greater Pasadena area, Pasadena BioScience Collaborative is a non-profit organization focused on educational and training opportunities for potential future employees in the sector. Its incubator facilities feature shared equipment and office space designed to support small start-up companies and develop a highly skilled workforce in…

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PCF Capital Grant Supports AbilityFirst Manufacturing Program

Pasadena Community Foundation recently announced the recipients for its 2021 Capital Grants Program, totaling $659,000 to 29 local nonprofit organizations. Over the course of the next few months, we are happy to showcase a few of the 29 organizations and the important work they’re doing to support Pasadena’s residents. AbilityFirst: Strengthening Its Job Training Program…

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