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

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PCF Announces 2016 Grantees

Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Capital, Senior, and Education program grantees. The Board approved 33 grants totaling $581,827. PCF is proud to support so many worthy organizations in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.

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
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PCF Supports PEF’s Efforts on First-Grade Readiness

This year, PCF was proud to provide the Pasadena Educational Foundation with a $30,000 Education Program grant to support and strengthen their very successful Intro to First Grade Summer Program. Designed to help ease the transition from kindergarten to 1st grade for low-income students, participants have fun while reinforcing reading, math, and writing skills. “We…

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Grantee Spotlight: Pasadena Village

The Pasadena Village provides friendship, volunteer opportunities, and practical services that allow older members of the Pasadena community to remain an engaged part of our society. Members help one another to maintain their independence and avoid isolation, and volunteers are ready to provide extra assistance with tasks that are no longer as easy as they…

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Hillsides Breaks New Ground with the Help of PCF

Hillsides is an important part of the Pasadena community. They are dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Their vision is to create lasting change in the lives of all at-risk children and youth they serve by providing high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote…


“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