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

Siblings Pursue Careers with Help from Petersen Scholars Program

Maria Lozano and José Lozano Rojas were selected as Petersen Scholars in the fall of 2022. They are siblings, and both are pursuing careers that leverage two important skills they honed as foster teens – advocacy and caregiving. José, age 21, recently graduated from Pasadena City College (PCC) with a major in criminal justice. “I’d…

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Five individuals stand together outside of Pasadena City College posing for a photo.

Graduating PCF Scholars Reflect on Their Educational Journeys

PCF Scholars Hannah, David, and Jeffrey met PCF staff members Cirenia, Jeannine, and Sarah on the Pasadena City College (PCC) campus in early April to chat about their educational journeys and how their scholarships from Pasadena Community Foundation had helped their efforts. All three Scholars learned about and applied to PCF’s scholarship program through College…

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PCF Grantee Spotlight: K9 Youth Alliance

Ten-year-old Luna stands patiently while her shelter dog, Apollo, straightens on his leash and readies himself for the obstacle course. The pair are participants in K9 Youth Alliance (K9YA), a local organization that recently received one of Pasadena Community Foundation’s 2023 Animal Welfare Grants. On a Friday in late April, Luna and Apollo joined seven…

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