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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

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
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Lucas Horsfall’s “Kickball Frenzy” Raises Money for PCF

Pasadena Community Foundation would like to thank the accounting firm of Lucas Horsfall for generously fundraising for us with its first Lucas Horsfall Kickball Frenzy! The tournament was held on Saturday, May 21st in memory of Corene Pindroh, who was not only a partner at Lucas Horsfall, but also a Board Member for PCF. Corene’s…

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PUSD Science Teacher Receives Second Annual Dr. Robert Fefferman Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual $50,000 Dr. Robert Fefferman Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education. Michele Manzanares (pictured above), a science teacher at Blair High School, was chosen as the recipient of a $25,000 cash award. In addition to the $25,000 unrestricted gift to the teacher, the…

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College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation Reaches $1 Million Milestone in Awards

The College Women’s Club of Pasadena is truly a historic organization. The Club allocates financial aid to approximately 10 full-time students each year who need help completing their college or graduate education.  “What we share as Club members is a passion to give back to the community.  To deliver on that goal, we set up…


“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