Overview

The mission of Pasadena Community Foundation is “building hometown legacies” — permanent endowments that support work right here in the greater Pasadena area.

An integral element of that mission is our commitment to strengthening local nonprofits through grant making programs and endowment management services.

Grants

PCF’s grant programs impact our community by providing support to nonprofits serving our area. Through a competitive grant making process, PCF identifies and funds worthy projects and programs that advance our directive of addressing “current needs unmet and future needs unforeseen” in Pasadena.

Since 1953, PCF has awarded $65 million in grants, including $23 million through its discretionary grants program to organizations serving greater Pasadena.

See the current list of Grantees.

PCF’s grant programs award funding to local nonprofits in three major areas:

  • Capital
  • Education
  • Senior Care

Agencies must meet PCF guidelines provided for each program.

Grants are awarded in May.

PCF offers two additional grant programs. The Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust grants are by invitation only. Information on application for the Yes, Virginia Fund will be posted in the near future.

Through a partnership with the City of Pasadena, PCF administers the Pasadena Assistance Fund. Application is through the City.

Endowment Management

PCF is committed to assisting nonprofit agencies, not only through our grant programs, but by partnering with them to manage their endowments. We call these Agency Partner Funds.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Under certain circumstances, PCF will act as a fiscal sponsor so that a new organization seeking its own 501(c)(3) designation or a short-term project for public good can legally fundraise. To see if your project is a fit for PCF, please contact Jennifer DeVoll at (626) 796-2097, ext. 2 or jdevoll@pasadenacf.org.

Free Professional Services

Jericho Road Pasadena — Nonprofits in the Pasadena area can receive free professional services from skilled volunteers! If your nonprofit could use some help with operational, strategic and capacity-building projects, such as management consulting, marketing and communication, board development, finance, or information technology, please contact:

Jericho Road Pasadena – Melanie Goodyear, Director
75 South Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105-1602
(626) 319-6466 (office) or (626) 319-6466 (mobile)
www.jrpasadena.org
Email: MGoodyear@JRPasadena.org or BColcord@JRPasadena.org

 

Noteworthy

“Partnering with PCF made a lot of sense. We are able to pool our assets with theirs and access a more diversified investment portfolio with professional oversight.”

— Tom Seifert, President, La Casita Foundation