Four adult women stand together, smiling and comfortable, outside a yellow house. The women at far left and far right have their arms wrapped around two young children.
A black man stands outside in front of a sign that reads Perry's Joint Cafe. He wears a black tshirt that also says Perry's Joint Cafe.
Four adults are outside in the sunshine, gathered around a gardening project. The man holds a shovel and is digging into the ground, Surrounding him are three women - two are leaning toward the newly created hole with their own gardening tools. One woman stands in the background holding a small spade.
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Four male high school students wearing college-themed sweatshirts stand embracing together in a line, smiling and facing the camera. A woman with a gray sweatshirt stands in the middle of them.
A young Asian woman wearing a green shirt sits on the floor laughing and smiling while holding onto a pit bull type dog. The dog looks directly at the camera, happy and comfortable - it wears a purple bandana and its pink tongue is sticking out.
Two women perform together in a dance against a dramatic black background. One facing the camera has her arms wide open in a graceful dance move; behind her is a woman dipping down toward the floor.
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Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists who call our community home, PCF continues to thrive and expand its influence.
$141M
Total grants funded since 1953
$42.6.4M
2019-2023 total grant disbursement
51%
Growth rate of total assets over the last 5 years
$94M
Funds solely designated to benefit Pasadena area nonprofits
$5.4M
Bequest & endowment donations in 2023
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News & Events

Two older Black women stand on either side of a cart with a basket on top. A sign reads Altadena Meals on Wheels.

Altadena Meals on Wheels Bounces Back with PCF Senior Grant

Altadena Meals on Wheels (AMOW) began its meal service for aging residents in 1973.  At the time, the Pasadena Community Foundation (then known as the Pasadena Foundation) provided funding to purchase office and kitchen equipment. Now, more than 50 years later, a 2024 PCF Senior Grant has helped the organization restart its operations following some…

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Artists Create Intergenerational Art with PCF Funding

One year ago, Pasadena Community Foundation awarded its inaugural Arts & Culture Grants with funding to 18 local arts organizations. Side Street Projects used its funding to support an Artist Residency Program that brings the community together with artists who center collective and intergenerational healing from trauma in their work. Two artists were selected to…

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Two individuals - a Black woman and a white woman - stand arm in arm smiling and facing the camera. Behind them is a portrait of the Black woman.

Honoring Queer Ancestry with a PCF Arts Grant

Kate Muehlemann Cataldo is an artist with a unique ability to bridge her longtime work in health and hospice care with intimate portraiture. She is one of two artists who were selected for Side Street Projects’ 2023-24 Artist Residencies. Pasadena Community Foundation funded each Residency through an Arts & Culture Grant to Side Street Projects…

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