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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years of prudent stewardship


charitable assets through 2021


growth of assets 2011-2021


number of active funds


awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

2023 Education Grants Announced

Eight Pasadena-area nonprofits recently received a total of $185,000 in grant funding from Pasadena Community Foundation. The awards support Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students and their families in four priority areas: Early learning and school readiness; academic interventions in math and literacy; youth development; and college access and success. At the heart of the…

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PCF “Feathers a New Nest” for Pasadena Audubon Society

For the first time in its history, Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) has a permanent office space, and a 2023 Capital Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation has helped the organization “feather their nest” by providing the funding for new furniture. Located inside the Western Justice Center (WJC), the new office also provides the use of larger,…

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Are you making a tax-smart year-end impact?

It’s the season of charitable giving, and Pasadena Community Foundation has three ways you can maximize support for the causes you care about while also taking advantage of important tax benefits. Writing a check or giving via credit card is quick and easy, but there are tremendous tax benefits when you make gifts in other…

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