Our Community
Looking north on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, CA.

Join Pasadena Community Foundation in creating vital support for the local causes you care about.

PCF makes annual grants to Pasadena-area nonprofits in six Areas of Impact.

Arts & Culture
Los Angeles Arboretum at sunset as the Pasadena Symphony plays.
Support for museums, arts education, historic preservation, cultural programs, and performing, visual & literary arts to create a vibrant community and a shared sense of pride and identity.
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Community & Economic Development
PCF staff members visit a Habit for Humanity construction site.
Launched in 2021 to foster a healthy and thriving community with funding directed toward job training for individuals, disaster relief, and public libraries as resources and gathering spaces for residents.
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Environment & Animal Welfare
Two volunteers help distribute native milkweed at Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy event at Hahamongna Nursery, November 2021.
Launched in 2021 in support of organizations focused on caring for domestic and wildlife animals and those that improve, restore or protect urban forests and parks, the Arroyo Seco, and surrounding foothills.
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Health & Safety
A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Harambee Ministries in Pasadena CA.
Supports institutions and organizations focused on medical research, disease prevention and assistance, promotion of health initiatives and regimens, end-of-life care, and much more.
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Human Services
A male volunteer helps unload boxes from the LA Regional Food Bank at Friends in Deed in Pasadena, CA.
Funds programs focused on food insecurity and homelessness and provides support for special populations, including seniors, adults in recovery, and those with learning differences and developmental or intellectual disabilities.
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Youth & Education
A young male client of Reading Partners wears headphones in front of a laptop as he works on his lessons.
Helps expand opportunities for students within the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), supports a broad range of college scholarships, and fosters the well-being of young people in the greater Pasadena area.
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Recent Impact

Since 1953, Pasadena Community Foundation has provided a steady source of funding for local nonprofits and has helped these organizations build a community where everyone can thrive.
Funds for Pasadena
PCF awarded $2.2M to 116 Pasadena-area agencies in 2022 using funds restricted for use within the greater Pasadena area.
37 PUSD graduates
pursuing higher education at Pasadena City College receive financial aid and wrap-around services via the PCF Scholars Program
New Grant Programs
Since 2019, PCF has added: PCF Scholars Program, Affordable Housing Initiative, COVID-19 Fund, Animal Welfare, & Petersen Scholars Program.
awarded since 2019 by PCF’s Affordable Housing Initiative toward projects that have created 100 residential units/beds in the Pasadena area.
Established in 1953, the Pasadena Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Pasadena.
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