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

A group of elementary school-age kids, all wearing yellow shirts and black pants, work together with long black hoses while inside a school gymnasium. They are laughing and working together as teams.

Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grants Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation is proud to announce this year’s 12 recipient organizations for Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) grant awards which total $245,000. PCHF is a fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation and provides funding to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) attendance area….

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A group of 17 older adults stand outdoors in front of a home. Two of them hold a sign that reads Pasadena Village.

2024 Spring Grant Awards Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is proud to announce its first round of grant awards in 2024. PCF oversees 11 grant programs each year, and the following awards represent funding for three of those programs, totaling $153,000. Animal Welfare Grants PCF’s Animal Welfare Grant Program  launched in 2021 to support nonprofits in the greater Pasadena area…

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PCF Legacy Event Features Author David Ambroz

On April 25, Pasadena Community Foundation hosted a special event for our Legacy Society Members, Endowment Builders, and community partners at the University Club of Pasadena: A conversation with national poverty and child welfare expert David Ambroz. He shared how his early-life experience of growing up homeless and in foster care ultimately led him to…

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