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

PCF Announces Yes, 2017 Virginia Fund Grantees for the Holiday Season

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017’s Yes, Virginia Fund Grants! Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has raised money to support children at the holidays in the Pasadena area, and has awarded nearly $300,000 to local non-profits in Pasadena that host holiday parties and purchase gifts for needy children….

PCF Grant Helps Cancer Support Community with Move to New Offices

When Licia (pictured above)was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2005, she had no idea how to deal with her illness. “I was just starting treatment, my friends and family were frightened for me, my husband had died of cancer, and I was truly scared,” said Licia. A friend of Licia told her about the…

PCF Helps Pasadena Museum of History Put the Freeze on Endangered Photo Negatives

When founded, Pasadena Museum of History’s original mission was to collect, preserve, and exhibit materials that documented the founding and early history of the city. This mission to document Pasadena remains unchanged today, and one of PMH’s critical areas of work is photograph and negative preservation. The historic negatives collection contains irreplaceable early views of…


“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