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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69

years of prudent stewardship

$160M

charitable assets through 2021

336%

growth of assets 2011-2021

400+

number of active funds

$122+M

awarded to non-profits since 1953

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News & Events

ArtCenter Inspires Youth for 21st Century Arts Careers

This summer, as in many years past, ArtCenter College of Design received a grant from the Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust, a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation that supports arts education for youth. The Giesen award came with an extra surprise: An additional $15,000 to support two exciting new programs at Pasadena High School’s App…

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Senior Grant Spotlight: Pasadena Village

One of PCF’s seven 2022 Senior Grants will help Pasadena Village provide transportation for economically vulnerable seniors and fund the new Walking with Ease program, an evidence-based method of helping seniors exercise safely. Pasadena Village is a membership organization of adults over 55 with a mission to foster vital independent living in a spirit of…

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a team of volunteers at a local food pantry distribution smile and pose for the camera

Senior Grant Spotlight: Mano a Mano Food Pantry

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pasadena’s National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) implemented a plan to urgently respond to the twin public health and unemployment crises that were rapidly unfolding. NDLON quickly launched a food pantry program called Mano a Mano (Hand in Hand) at the Pasadena Job Center on North Lake Avenue…

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