The Bob & Maureen Carlson Endowment provides unrestricted support for the Pasadena Community Foundation’s grantmaking. This is a Fund for Pasadena, which benefits local organizations working to sustain and uplift our community.
Bob and Maureen Carlson love Pasadena. They raised their four children here and happily have grandchildren growing up in the community, so three generations of Carlsons have enjoyed what Pasadena offers. Bob and Maureen established this endowment in 2008 to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the richness of the community and to help those who are disadvantaged.
The Power of Endowment
Endowments are the cornerstone of PCF’s mission to build hometown legacies. The corpus of each endowed fund is invested with PCF’s portfolio for long-term growth. Each year, the endowments generate the funds that support PCF’s local grantmaking, which enriches the arts community, protects our environment, provides health care and critical social services, and bolsters public education in Pasadena. Endowments are permanent legacies for our community; these funds will continue to grow and provide philanthropic support forever.