The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1953 with the goal to address “current needs unmet and future needs unforeseen.”  To meet these needs, the community foundation works with local families and groups to build hometown legacies that provide enduring support for its mission “to improve and enrich the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area.”   

HOW TO ESTABLISH A FUND
Establish a charitable fund in your name or in honor of others to support philanthropic interests.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
PCF provides grants and assistance to Pasadena area nonprofit organizations.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
Donate to a specific fund or make an unrestricted gift.
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Grant Cycle Open!

Pasadena Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants in our Capital and Senior Grants Programs. The deadline is Friday, February 6th at 3 PM.

Click here for more information.

PCF SPOTLIGHTS...

College Access Plan

Founded in 2006, College Access Plan's core belief is that all students, regardless of socio-economics, geography, or background, have the right to equal access to a college education. One of the main reasons students choose to forgo college is that they don't know how to get there.  CAP enables students to access the tools necessary to successfully enroll in the college that is best suited for their individual needs.

College Access Plan is part of Pasadena Community Foundation's Education Grants three-year pilot program. This grants program focuses its efforts on increasing student achievement in grades K-12 in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) among low-income, minority, and English-learner students.

For more on CAP and their programs click here, including to find out about their upcoming, 8-week SAT Prep class that takes place at all four PUSD high schools.

CAP primarily serves students attending schools in the Pasadena Unified School District.