Become a PCF Endowment Builder

Transform your passions into good for our community. Join PCF’s family of 135 Endowment Builders – local philanthropists who are committed to shaping a better future for Pasadena.

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Friends & Fellows Fund Supports COVID-19 Relief

In 2021, Friends & Fellows gifts will continue to provide critical support for COVID-19 relief and more than $1 million in responsive grants every year.


Meeting Needs Unforeseen

PCF recaps its extraordinary year of awarding $2.6 million in grants to Pasadena-area organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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The Pasadena Community Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions. Together we strengthen the community, preserve cultural resources, and assist 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.

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charitable assets through 2020


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awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

Pasadena Community Foundation Receives 2021 PUSD Superintendent’s Award

Pasadena Community Foundation is honored to learn that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Superintendent’s Award from Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), an annual award that recognizes organizations or individuals that go above and beyond the normal expectations in supporting PUSD’s students and schools. The award holds special meaning this year,…

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PCF Scholars start the new year with Pasadena Community Foundation support

Back to School for PCF Scholars

Summer is over, and just like proud parents, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is cheering our PCF Scholars as they begin their schoolyear at Pasadena City College (PCC). PCF Scholars is an innovative education grant program launched in 2019 by PCF in response to national data that shows dropout rates are very high at community colleges,…

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Community Inspires Side Street Projects’ Mission and Art

Each arts organization has a story of the unique struggles they have endured during the last 18 months, just as they have stories of unexpected and positive opportunities that emerged. Pasadena’s Side Street Projects is no exception. A community-centered, artist-led organization, Side Street Projects received two PCF grants recently: the Performing & Visual Arts Recovery…

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