Learn about the stars anywhere

In 2017, PCF awarded Carnegie Observatories a grant to purchase a Portable Planetarium!

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Vista Nova Grantee Spotlight

Academy of Music for the Blind thanks PCF with heartfelt video!

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Reaching new heights together...

... and making an impact in our community.

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Big Heart Small Film

View all the competition films, including the four prizewinners!

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"Be 1" of PCF's Endowment Builders

Hal & Marguerite Hennacy decided to leave a legacy for Pasadena. See how you, too can "Be 1" for Pasadena.

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PCF’s Charitable Gift Annuity Program

See how one donor supported the Pasadena Senior Center while providing herself income for life.

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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.

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

  • $80+M

    charitable assets through 2017

  • 125%

    growth of assets 2012-2017

  • 340+

    number of active funds

  • $86.7M

    awarded to non-profits since 1953

News & Events

PCF Helps Carnegie Observatories Make the Stars Portable

The scientists and astronomers at Carnegie Observatories, based here in Pasadena, wanted to find a way to bring the wonders of the night sky to the public, no matter the weather or time of year. Their idea for a solution? Acquire a portable, inflatable planetarium and state-of-the-art digital projector. In 2017, Carnegie Observatory applied for…

Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Fund to Provide Scholarships to Women Pursuing Careers in Finance

PASADENA, CA, March 20, 2018 – The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund of PCF to provide scholarships for women pursuing financial careers. Bonnie Baha was a senior portfolio manager and partner of DoubleLine Capital LP, an asset manager where she…

Academy of Music for the Blind Makes Music-Creation Accessible with PCF Grant

Founded by David and Gayle Pinto more than a decade ago, Academy of Music for the Blind is dedicated to addressing the unique talents and challenges of blind youth by developing their musical, creative, cognitive, physical and social skills through education in music and the performing arts – regardless of their ability to pay. In…