pasadena community foundation

Pasadena Community Foundation – Created by and for the People of Pasadena

Pasadena Community Foundation improves and enriches the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area through grantmaking to strengthen local nonprofit organizations, enabling donors to meet their philanthropic goals, and building permanent endowments as a sustainable source of financial support for our community.

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Jennifer DeVoll Marks 20 Years with the Foundation

“It’s been an honor to guide PCF’s phenomenal evolution as PCF’s President and CEO for 20 years. When I arrived at PCF in 2002, I inherited 50 years of strong stewardship. Since then, my efforts have centered on building visibility and organizational capacity, strengthening community trust, and deepening people’s understanding of the role of a community foundation. Looking back, I recognize that PCF has grown in three important ways during my tenure, each significantly fueling PCF’s local impact.” ~ Jennifer DeVoll

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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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69

years of prudent stewardship

$160M

charitable assets through 2021

125%

growth of assets 2012-2021

400+

number of active funds

$109+M

awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

Pasadena Heritage Debuts a Beautifully Refurbished Blinn House

On Sunday, May 22, Pasadena Heritage threw open wide the doors to the Edmund Blinn House and welcomed guests inside to see the transformation of the organization’s new headquarters. The celebration came after months of rehabilitation and restoration of the property. Pasadena Community Foundation was proud to have leant a hand in the process, awarding…

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College Women’s Club Awards Scholarships to 14 Local Women

A festive backyard ice cream social on a recent warm Sunday afternoon was the setting for the College Women’s Club (CWC) Spring Scholars Ceremony. The event honored 14 local young women who are the 2022 recipients of fellowships and scholarships awarded by CWC in partnership with Pasadena Community Foundation. The scholarships ensure continued assistance to…

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Pasadena Community Foundation supports Pasadena Audubon Society and wildlife nonprofits

Partners for the Birds: Pasadena Audubon Society Receives PCF Wildlife Welfare Grant

In 2021, PCF’s Animal Welfare Initiative debuted to support local domestic and wildlife populations and habitat conservation. The funding comes from the Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment for Animals. Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) is PCF’s 2022 Wildlife Welfare grant recipient, and the organization will use the funding to support its broad range of educational programming for…

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