Celebrate Pasadena's Local Heroes

PCF honors our 2021 grantees and the extraordinary work & leadership of Pasadena's nonprofit organizations at the annual Local Heroes Celebration. Join us on Zoom for a 40-minute, feel-good program: October 28, 2021 at 12:00pm.

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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.


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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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

2021 Capital Grant Program Awards $659,000 to 29 Local Nonprofits

Pasadena Community Foundation announces the recipients of its 2021 Capital Grants Program, which awarded an impressive $659,000 to 29 local nonprofit organizations. This year, as part of this grant program, PCF was especially proud to include three larger Capital Campaign Grants of $50,000 each, created to support large-scale, transformational projects that will impact capacity, quality,…

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Pasadena Community Foundation Receives 2021 PUSD Superintendent’s Award

Pasadena Community Foundation is honored to learn that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Superintendent’s Award from Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), an annual award that recognizes organizations or individuals that go above and beyond the normal expectations in supporting PUSD’s students and schools. The award holds special meaning this year,…

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PCF Scholars start the new year with Pasadena Community Foundation support

Back to School for PCF Scholars

Summer is over, and just like proud parents, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is cheering our PCF Scholars as they begin their schoolyear at Pasadena City College (PCC). PCF Scholars is an innovative education grant program launched in 2019 by PCF in response to national data that shows dropout rates are very high at community colleges,…

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