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

Fundraiser: College Women's Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

The College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation allocates financial aid to approximately 10 full-time students each year who need financial help completing their college or graduate education at schools in the greater Pasadena area.

The Club's Annual Fundraiser is underway now!

Big Heart Small Film

The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) in partnership with Alibaba Pictures (AP) is calling for current and recent graduate filmmaking students to compete in a short film festival about philanthropy and “doing good in Pasadena”. Filmmakers entering the competition will be charged with telling a story about how local non-profits and/or philanthropy impact and benefit the Pasadena community.

Enter the Big Heart Small Film Competition 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

HEAR Center Upgrades Critical Tech with Grant from PCF

HEAR Center is the only nonprofit audiological and speech therapy center in the San Gabriel Valley and the primary service provider for audiology services in the Pasadena area. Unlike the for-profit hearing service corporations in our area, they provide state-of-the-art hearing (and speech) services for anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay….

PCF Helps Side Street Projects Create Dynamic Community Space

For 24 years Side Street Projects (SSP) has both been run by and has supported visual artists who choose to work in communities instead of galleries. In addition to many artistic installations in the community itself, SSP’s artist-led youth education program teaches students the use of tools through design and fabrication. Like SSP itself, this…

PCF Announces Yes, Virginia Fund Grantees for the 2016 Holiday Season

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of 2016’s Yes, Virginia Fund Grants! Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has raised money to support children at the holidays in the Pasadena area, and has awarded over $273,000 to local non-profits in Pasadena that host holiday parties and purchase gifts for needy children….

Noteworthy

“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