The Pasadena Community Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions — strengthening the community, preserving cultural resources, and assisting those in need.

Fundraiser: College Women's Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

The College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation allocates financial aid to approximately 10 full-time students each year who need financial help completing their college or graduate education at schools in the greater Pasadena area.

The Club's Annual Fundraiser is underway now!

Big Heart Small Film

The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) in partnership with Alibaba Pictures (AP) is calling for current and recent graduate filmmaking students to compete in a short film festival about philanthropy and “doing good in Pasadena”. Filmmakers entering the competition will be charged with telling a story about how local non-profits and/or philanthropy impact and benefit the Pasadena community.

Enter the Big Heart Small Film Competition today!

What we’ve done, together

Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists who call our community home, PCF continues to thrive and expand its influence.

  • 60+

    years of prudent stewardship

  • $50M

    charitable assets through 2014

  • 56%

    growth of assets 2012-2014

  • 300+

    number of active funds

  • $71M

    awarded to non-profits

News & Events

Pasadena Child Health Foundation Announces 2017 Grantees

The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) is pleased to announce its grantees for 2017. With the $152,000 given away this year, PCHF has granted more than $6.8 million to local agencies since 1992. Grants are made in four focus areas: Promoting Healthy Early Childhood Development, Strengthening Family and Community Connections, Healthy Weight, and Access to…

Enduring Heroes to Honor Local Fallen Soldiers with a Monument in Pasadena

  Enduring Heroes, a group of Pasadena-area residents and Gold Star families, will dedicate a permanent tribute to local soldiers who have given their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Wars on Terror on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29). Located at the corner of Colorado and Orange Grove in Defenders Park, the Enduring Heroes Memorial…

PCF Charitable Gift Annuity Spotlight: Sandy Greenstein & the Pasadena Senior Center

Sandy moved to Pasadena back in 1988 while she was in her 40’s and has always looked for opportunities to give back to the community. One of the first places she looked into was the Pasadena Senior Center (Sandy is pictured above, left, with PSC Executive Director Akila Gibbs). She thought it was a wonderful resource,…

Noteworthy

“If you love your community, there is no better place to make a philanthropic investment than the Pasadena Community Foundation.”

— Bob Carlson, Past Board Chair