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Grant Program Overview

The mission of Pasadena Community Foundation is “building hometown legacies” — permanent endowments that support important causes right here in the greater Pasadena area.

An integral element of that mission is our commitment to strengthening local nonprofits through grantmaking programs and endowment management services.


PCF’s grant programs impact our community by providing support to nonprofits serving our area. Through a competitive grantmaking process, PCF identifies and funds worthy projects and programs that advance our directive of addressing “current needs unmet and future needs unforeseen” in Pasadena.

See the current list of Grantees.

When grant cycles are open, you can log in to PCF online grant application system. Agencies must meet PCF guidelines provided for each program.

PCF’s grant programs award funding to local nonprofits in the following areas:

PCF offers additional grant programs by invitation only:

Through a partnership with the City of Pasadena, PCF administers the Pasadena Assistance Fund. Application is through the City.

Agencies that have received a grant from PCF can view the guidelines for promoting the grant here.

Endowment Management

PCF is committed to assisting nonprofit agencies, not only through our grant programs, but by partnering with them to manage their endowments. We call these Agency Partner Funds.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Under certain circumstances, PCF will act as a fiscal sponsor so that a new organization seeking its own 501(c)(3) designation or a short-term project for public good can legally fundraise. To see if your project is a fit for PCF, please contact Jennifer DeVoll at (626) 796-2097, ext. 2 or jdevoll@pasadenacf.org.

Free Professional Services

Jericho Road Pasadena — Nonprofits in the Pasadena area can receive free professional services from skilled volunteers! If your nonprofit could use some help with operational, strategic and capacity-building projects, such as management consulting, marketing and communication, board development, finance, or information technology, please contact:

Jericho Road Pasadena – www.jrpasadena.org, 626-714-7234.


“Partnering with PCF made a lot of sense. We are able to pool our assets with theirs and access a more diversified investment portfolio with professional oversight.”

— Tom Seifert, President, La Casita Foundation
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