Helpie FAQ

Helpie FAQ

  • Car Donation

    PCF has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to make donating your car easy. Proceeds can benefit any PCF fund, including Friends & Fellows, a DAF, Endowments, or a Scholarship.

    Donate here or call (855) 500-7433 to talk to a donor support representative.

  • Gift to an Existing Fund

    PCF manages more than 400 named funds established by individuals, families, companies, and organizations to benefit specific causes or organizations. You can search for an existing charitable fund by name or area of interest and make your gift online. Search Funds.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities

    A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) supports your favorite nonprofit organization and provides a lifetime of income too. Learn more.

  • Wills and Trusts

    Planned gifts or bequests are charitable gifts made from your estate after you have passed. Learn more.

  • Life Insurance

    For gifts of life insurance, reach out to Liz Algermissen, Director of Development, at (626) 796-2097, ext. 10 or ealgermissen@pasadenacf.org.

  • Real Estate

    Real estate assets can be impactful philanthropic gifts and generate tremendous tax savings for sellers. Learn more.

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

    Individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to the Pasadena Community Foundation to satisfy their required minimum distribution and avoid taxes on up to $100,000 per person. Download our Charitable Rollover one sheet to learn more.

  • Wire Transfer & Securities

    To make a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated assets, please follow these instructions (download PDF).

    To make a gift by wire transfers, please follow these instructions (download PDF).

    If you have a question, please contact Jennifer Clark, Donor Relations Associate, at (626) 796-2097, ext. 3 or jclark@pasadenacf.org.

  • Credit Card

    Credit card gifts can be made online on our website. Your transaction is secure, and you will receive an immediate tax acknowledgment letter. Donate now.

  • Check

    Checks should be made payable to the Pasadena Community Foundation. If you are making a gift to a specific fund, please include the fund name in the memo line.
    Mail to:
    Pasadena Community Foundation
    301 East Colorado Blvd., Suite 810
    Pasadena, CA 91101

  • 2022
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • Mulitiple Areas
  • List of Current Unrestricted Endowments

    Anonymous Endowment (2)
    Margaret L. Amos Endowment
    Dorothy Avakian Endowment
    Guil & Gwen Babcock Endowment
    Joseph W. Barta Endowment
    Bailey & Barbara Bishop Endowment
    Rena J. Bruce Endowment
    Elizabeth Brown Calleton Endowment
    Bob & Maureen Carlson Endowment 
    Scott & Allison Christopher Family Endowment
    Clark Foundation Fund
    Carl W. & Lynn Cooper Endowment 
    Josephine H. Drummond Endowment
    O.K. Earl Endowment
    Kimberly Ebner Endowment
    Eleven Twenty Seven Endowment (Trustee, Temo Arjani)
    Fred & Jean Felberg Endowment
    Fornaciari Family Endowment
    Stephanie Fox Endowment
    Richard & Mary Alice Frank Endowment
    Judith Gain Endowment
    James Gamble Endowment
    Donald & Taylor Hall Endowment
    Bob & Arlene Harder Endowment 
    Headley Family Endowment Fund
    Hal & Marguerite Hennacy Endowment
    Betty Jean Ho Endowment
    Jean Hubbard Endowment
    Roger & Candis Ipswitch Endowment
    Bryan & Debi Jacobs Endowment
    George & Maggie Jagels Family Endowment
    Bernard & Mary Johnson Endowment
    John & Jennith Knox Family Endowment
    Virginia Krueger Endowment
    Elizabeth Lent Endowment
    Helen B. Lockett Endowment
    Bill & Patti Loitz Endowment
    Al & Rose Marie Lowe Endowment
    The McAniff Family Endowment
    Sati & Ram Manvi Endowment
    Ruth Stuart Martin Endowment
    Katherine Mason Endowment
    Linda & Elliott Mazur Foundation Endowment
    David & Margaret Mgrublian Endowment
    Lauren G. Millis Endowment
    G. Arnold & Gretl Mulder Endowment
    Wendy Munger & Leonard Gumport Endowment
    Dottie & Byron Nelson Endowment
    Maria Antonia Niven Endowment
    Nix/Stahl Family Endowment
    Opel Family Endowment
    Peggy Phelps Endowment
    Dorothy J. Philips Endowment
    Sterling Pile Endowment
    Pitzer Family Endowment
    Willian J. Prisk Endowment
    Reith Endowment
    William T. Reynolds Endowment
    The Vicky & David Rogers Endowment
    Cynthia P. Rosedale Endowment
    Lucille L. Roseman Endowment
    Schneickert-Otamura Endowment
    Nan & Howard Schow Endowment 
    H. Diane Scott Endowment
    John & Linda Seiter Endowment
    Sara Brady Shatford Endowment
    Joel & Jil Sheldon Endowment
    Rosemary “Rary” Simmons Endowment
    Neil and Sonia Singla Endowment
    Dorothy I. Stewart Endowment
    Philip A. Swan Endowment
    Ara and Armineh Tavitian
    Philip V. & Sara Lee Swan Endowment
    John & Shirley Thomas Endowment
    Maria & Terry Tornek Endowment Fund
    Sid & Betsey Tyler Endowment
    Tyson / Hagopian Family Endowment
    Louis & Marion Webb Endowment
    John & Judy Whiting Endowment
    Helen L. Wilfong Endowment
    Randolph & Judith Wilson Endowment

  • Human Services
  • Health & Safety

    Endowments that support the Health & Safety field of interest can be designated to support causes like physical and mental health, prevention, medical research, recovery, domestic violence, and more.

    John & Lucille Crumb Endowment for Medical Research
    Jim & Priscilla Gamb Endowment for Healthcare
    Phillip & Lois Matthews Endowment for Health
    Marjory E. & Harold B. Reichert Endowment for Health
    PCF Health Endowment

  • Environment & Animal Welfare

    Endowments that support the Environment & Animal Welfare field of interest can be designated to support causes like wildlife habitats, parks & gardens, clean energy/recycling, pets, service animals, and more.

    Bill & Claire Bogaard Endowment
    Matthew & Jennifer DeVoll Endowment
    Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment for Animals
    PCF Environment Endowment
    Virginia & Christopher Orndorff Endowment

  • Community & Economic Development

    Endowments that support the Community & Economic Development field of interest can be designated to support causes like disaster recovery, affordable housing, job training, and more.

    PCF’s newest new field of interest was established in 2021.

    Shrivastava Family Endowment

  • Youth & Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • 4) Decide When to Give

    You can set up a fund now or work with your financial advisor to leave a planned gift through your will or trust. Alternatively, you can name a fund as a future beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

    Those who make provisions to benefit or create a permanent fund through deferred gifts are recognized as members of our Legacy Society.

  • 3) Decide What to Give

    PCF accepts cash, stock, real estate, and a variety of other assets.

  • 2) Name Your Fund

    Funds can be established in your individual name, or in the name of your family. They can pay tribute to a loved one, or a respected mentor or teacher, as a memorial or honor fund. You can also remain anonymous if you prefer.

  • 1) Choose the Type of Fund You Want

    You make the decision where your money goes. You can choose to have PCF delegate distribution by greatest need, or you can select the type of endowment fund that represents your specific interests.

    UNRESTRICTED FUND — Unrestricted Funds are the backbone of the Foundation. Allocated in support of PCF’s grant making programs, they enable PCF to continue its crucial long-term work in the greater Pasadena area.

    FIELD OF INTEREST FUND — Restricted Funds support one or more of the six areas of interest PCF serves: Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Environment & Animal Welfare, Health & Safety, and Human Services. The donor decides on the focus.

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  • Helpie FAQ

  • Car Donation

    PCF has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to make donating your car easy. Proceeds can benefit any PCF fund, including Friends & Fellows, a DAF, Endowments, or a Scholarship.

    Donate here or call (855) 500-7433 to talk to a donor support representative.

  • Gift to an Existing Fund

    PCF manages more than 400 named funds established by individuals, families, companies, and organizations to benefit specific causes or organizations. You can search for an existing charitable fund by name or area of interest and make your gift online. Search Funds.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities

    A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) supports your favorite nonprofit organization and provides a lifetime of income too. Learn more.

  • Wills and Trusts

    Planned gifts or bequests are charitable gifts made from your estate after you have passed. Learn more.

  • Life Insurance

    For gifts of life insurance, reach out to Liz Algermissen, Director of Development, at (626) 796-2097, ext. 10 or ealgermissen@pasadenacf.org.

  • Real Estate

    Real estate assets can be impactful philanthropic gifts and generate tremendous tax savings for sellers. Learn more.

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

    Individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to the Pasadena Community Foundation to satisfy their required minimum distribution and avoid taxes on up to $100,000 per person. Download our Charitable Rollover one sheet to learn more.

  • Wire Transfer & Securities

    To make a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated assets, please follow these instructions (download PDF).

    To make a gift by wire transfers, please follow these instructions (download PDF).

    If you have a question, please contact Jennifer Clark, Donor Relations Associate, at (626) 796-2097, ext. 3 or jclark@pasadenacf.org.

  • Credit Card

    Credit card gifts can be made online on our website. Your transaction is secure, and you will receive an immediate tax acknowledgment letter. Donate now.

  • Check

    Checks should be made payable to the Pasadena Community Foundation. If you are making a gift to a specific fund, please include the fund name in the memo line.
    Mail to:
    Pasadena Community Foundation
    301 East Colorado Blvd., Suite 810
    Pasadena, CA 91101

  • 2022
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • Mulitiple Areas
  • List of Current Unrestricted Endowments

    Anonymous Endowment (2)
    Margaret L. Amos Endowment
    Dorothy Avakian Endowment
    Guil & Gwen Babcock Endowment
    Joseph W. Barta Endowment
    Bailey & Barbara Bishop Endowment
    Rena J. Bruce Endowment
    Elizabeth Brown Calleton Endowment
    Bob & Maureen Carlson Endowment 
    Scott & Allison Christopher Family Endowment
    Clark Foundation Fund
    Carl W. & Lynn Cooper Endowment 
    Josephine H. Drummond Endowment
    O.K. Earl Endowment
    Kimberly Ebner Endowment
    Eleven Twenty Seven Endowment (Trustee, Temo Arjani)
    Fred & Jean Felberg Endowment
    Fornaciari Family Endowment
    Stephanie Fox Endowment
    Richard & Mary Alice Frank Endowment
    Judith Gain Endowment
    James Gamble Endowment
    Donald & Taylor Hall Endowment
    Bob & Arlene Harder Endowment 
    Headley Family Endowment Fund
    Hal & Marguerite Hennacy Endowment
    Betty Jean Ho Endowment
    Jean Hubbard Endowment
    Roger & Candis Ipswitch Endowment
    Bryan & Debi Jacobs Endowment
    George & Maggie Jagels Family Endowment
    Bernard & Mary Johnson Endowment
    John & Jennith Knox Family Endowment
    Virginia Krueger Endowment
    Elizabeth Lent Endowment
    Helen B. Lockett Endowment
    Bill & Patti Loitz Endowment
    Al & Rose Marie Lowe Endowment
    The McAniff Family Endowment
    Sati & Ram Manvi Endowment
    Ruth Stuart Martin Endowment
    Katherine Mason Endowment
    Linda & Elliott Mazur Foundation Endowment
    David & Margaret Mgrublian Endowment
    Lauren G. Millis Endowment
    G. Arnold & Gretl Mulder Endowment
    Wendy Munger & Leonard Gumport Endowment
    Dottie & Byron Nelson Endowment
    Maria Antonia Niven Endowment
    Nix/Stahl Family Endowment
    Opel Family Endowment
    Peggy Phelps Endowment
    Dorothy J. Philips Endowment
    Sterling Pile Endowment
    Pitzer Family Endowment
    Willian J. Prisk Endowment
    Reith Endowment
    William T. Reynolds Endowment
    The Vicky & David Rogers Endowment
    Cynthia P. Rosedale Endowment
    Lucille L. Roseman Endowment
    Schneickert-Otamura Endowment
    Nan & Howard Schow Endowment 
    H. Diane Scott Endowment
    John & Linda Seiter Endowment
    Sara Brady Shatford Endowment
    Joel & Jil Sheldon Endowment
    Rosemary “Rary” Simmons Endowment
    Neil and Sonia Singla Endowment
    Dorothy I. Stewart Endowment
    Philip A. Swan Endowment
    Ara and Armineh Tavitian
    Philip V. & Sara Lee Swan Endowment
    John & Shirley Thomas Endowment
    Maria & Terry Tornek Endowment Fund
    Sid & Betsey Tyler Endowment
    Tyson / Hagopian Family Endowment
    Louis & Marion Webb Endowment
    John & Judy Whiting Endowment
    Helen L. Wilfong Endowment
    Randolph & Judith Wilson Endowment

  • Human Services
  • Health & Safety

    Endowments that support the Health & Safety field of interest can be designated to support causes like physical and mental health, prevention, medical research, recovery, domestic violence, and more.

    John & Lucille Crumb Endowment for Medical Research
    Jim & Priscilla Gamb Endowment for Healthcare
    Phillip & Lois Matthews Endowment for Health
    Marjory E. & Harold B. Reichert Endowment for Health
    PCF Health Endowment

  • Environment & Animal Welfare

    Endowments that support the Environment & Animal Welfare field of interest can be designated to support causes like wildlife habitats, parks & gardens, clean energy/recycling, pets, service animals, and more.

    Bill & Claire Bogaard Endowment
    Matthew & Jennifer DeVoll Endowment
    Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment for Animals
    PCF Environment Endowment
    Virginia & Christopher Orndorff Endowment

  • Community & Economic Development

    Endowments that support the Community & Economic Development field of interest can be designated to support causes like disaster recovery, affordable housing, job training, and more.

    PCF’s newest new field of interest was established in 2021.

    Shrivastava Family Endowment

  • Youth & Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • 4) Decide When to Give

    You can set up a fund now or work with your financial advisor to leave a planned gift through your will or trust. Alternatively, you can name a fund as a future beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

    Those who make provisions to benefit or create a permanent fund through deferred gifts are recognized as members of our Legacy Society.

  • 3) Decide What to Give

    PCF accepts cash, stock, real estate, and a variety of other assets.

  • 2) Name Your Fund

    Funds can be established in your individual name, or in the name of your family. They can pay tribute to a loved one, or a respected mentor or teacher, as a memorial or honor fund. You can also remain anonymous if you prefer.

  • 1) Choose the Type of Fund You Want

    You make the decision where your money goes. You can choose to have PCF delegate distribution by greatest need, or you can select the type of endowment fund that represents your specific interests.

    UNRESTRICTED FUND — Unrestricted Funds are the backbone of the Foundation. Allocated in support of PCF’s grant making programs, they enable PCF to continue its crucial long-term work in the greater Pasadena area.

    FIELD OF INTEREST FUND — Restricted Funds support one or more of the six areas of interest PCF serves: Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Environment & Animal Welfare, Health & Safety, and Human Services. The donor decides on the focus.

  • Vestibulum id ligula porta.

    Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et.

    Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et.

  • Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum.

    Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et.

    Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et.

  • Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper.

    Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et.

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