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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.


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

Support the Friends & Fellows Fund

Many generous donors receive appeals from more organizations than they can support. Your annual gift to the Fellows Fund supports PCF’s efforts to make Pasadena a better place in which to live and work and gives back to over 200 organizations in our community with a single donation.

Join the Fellows and Support your Community!

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

PCF Grants Money to Friends in Deed for Critical Freezer

Among their many helpful programs, Friends in Deed runs a food bank in Pasadena, and they were in need of a large freezer to enhance their food storage capacity. PCF provided $3,700 in 2015 to help them buy a large commercial freezer. Donna Byrns, Friends in Deed Executive Director said, “We often had to refuse…


Yes, Virginia Fund Announces Grantees

Pasadena Community Foundation and the 2015 Yes, Virginia Fund Committee are pleased to announce this year’s grantees! Each year, the Committee invites local non-profits to apply for grants that go to help children and families in need during the holidays. Funds go to the purchase of toys, books, and gifts, as well as special experiences…

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PCF Grant Funds Equipment Purchase and More for Pasadena Symphony

A world-class ensemble like the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra needs the right stage equipment to ensure a high quality music experience for the audience.  Broken stand hinges, lopsided legs, and faulty stand lights made it increasingly difficult for the musicians to deliver a high-quality music experience.  The symphony also wanted to install tri-lingual signage at their venues…


“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