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

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PCF Announces 2022 Education Grant Recipients

Eleven local nonprofit organizations focused on education have just received $217,000 in grant funding from Pasadena Community Foundation as part of its refocused Education Grant Program. Since 2013, PCF has supported a dedicated education grant program to help bolster student success in the greater Pasadena area. In 2022, the foundation took the opportunity to reassess…

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Santa poses with an African American family at a local holiday party hosted by CHAP Care in Pasadena.

Yes, Virginia Grants Make Holiday Bright for 2,500 Local Children

For the 28th consecutive year, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) has helped bring the magic of Christmas to 12 Pasadena-area nonprofit organizations with funding through its Yes, Virginia Grant Program. The grants will help 2,500 local children receive holiday gifts or participate in special holiday experiences at each recipient agency. In 1897, Frank Church, editor of…

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A senior man selects food from a food pantry distribution tent

Food Insecurity Grows – PCF Steps in with Emergency Funds

Pasadena Community Foundation announces a round of emergency funding to address unprecedented local need during the holidays. Four local nonprofit organizations will receive $110,000 to assist with food pantries and other social services. Pasadena-area residents are enduring national 40-year-high inflation rates, and the resulting twin crises of food and housing insecurity has led to dramatic…

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