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 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…

Grantee Spotlight: College Readiness Program Grows with Help from PCF

Partnership for Success! is a summer enrichment program designed to help underserved Pasadena public school students realize their academic goals, learn the skills they need to reach college, and then thrive there. Students selected for the program in 4th grade attend for nine consecutive summers, creating a transformative educational experience. PCF has supported PfS! with…

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…

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