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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.

2016 Flintridge

Yes Virginia Fund Luncheon

On November 9, 2016, we're having a fun event for a great cause — to raise money on behalf of the Yes, Virginia Fund! The Yes, Virginia Fund awards grants to local nonprofit agencies to provide needy children with toys, books, gifts, and special experiences during the holidays. For more information, and to sponsor or get tickets to the event, click 'Get Tickets' below. Or, if you cannot attend but would like to support Yes Virginia, please select 'Donate Now.'

Support local Children at the holidays!

Clarence Fleming Memorial Fund

PCF is pleased to honor the life of Clarence Edwin Fleming III, father of PCF Executive Director, Jennifer Fleming DeVoll. He was a resident of Pasadena for over 54 years, passing away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 30th, 2016, at the age of 89.

The Fleming family deeply appreciates gifts offered to PCF in Clarence's honor.

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

Pasadena Community Foundation and Pasadena Child Health Foundation Announce New Relationship

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) was established in 1951 as a private foundation, two years before the founding of the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). For over 60 years, these two foundations have worked side by side in Pasadena to support local non-profits. In June, the PCHF Board voted to dissolve as a private foundation…

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Partnership for Success! Expands Programs for College-Bound Students

Partnership for Success! helps selected Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students realize their full academic and personal potential in a setting that fosters community, collaboration, and confidence. Their summer enrichment program is designed to help students realize their academic goals and learn the skills needed for a brighter future. This dynamic program spans nine consecutive summers. Selected…

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PCF Supports PEF’s Efforts on First-Grade Readiness

This year, PCF was proud to provide the Pasadena Educational Foundation with a $30,000 Education Program grant to support and strengthen their very successful Intro to First Grade Summer Program. Designed to help ease the transition from kindergarten to 1st grade for low-income students, participants have fun while reinforcing reading, math, and writing skills. “We…


“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