Become a PCF Endowment Builder

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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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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awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

Endowments Create Flexible Support to Change Lives Locally

Throughout the last year, Pasadena Community Foundation has met the COVID-19 crisis with far-reaching assistance for local organizations and the dizzying emergence of community needs. This response falls on a continuum of PCF’s long, sustainable support for “current needs unmet and future needs unforeseen” – all made possible by PCF’s powerful endowment funds. Endowments serve…

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PCF Endowment Builders Empower Local Students’ Success

We have superheroes among us, students who head to school each day to learn new skills, make friends, seek nurturing teachers, and set goals for their futures. It takes a village to champion young students’ success and pick them up when adversity arises. Pasadena Community Foundation’s generous Endowment Builders do just that by creating sustainable…

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A Passion Project in Support of Veterans: The Welcome Home Fund

Pasadena Community Foundation has been assisting families and individuals in the greater Pasadena area turn their passions into meaningful, personalized philanthropy for almost 70 years. A Pasadena couple recently turned to PCF to develop their “passion project” into ongoing support for returning veterans. Betty Ma and John Pipia recently partnered with PCF to create the…

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