AbilityFirst was established in 1926 and known as the Crippled Children's Society of Southern California (CCS) for many decades. Lawrence L. Frank and Paul Dietrich, both Rotarians, were two of the original founders of the organization and they continued their loyal support throughout their lives. Operating in the greater Los Angeles area, AbilityFirst has 25 facilities which support individuals with disabilities through after school enrichment programs, job training, community employment, accessible camping, and affordable and accessible housing. AbilityFirst is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the American Camping Association (ACA). Some facilities are licensed by the California Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services.
Organizations & Non-Profits
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
The mission of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is to enhance the lives of burn survivors and to promote burn prevention education.
Alzheimer's Association California Southland Chapter
American Armenian Rose Float Association Inc.
American Red Cross-San Gabriel Pomona Valley
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Avanti, a program of Lutheran Social Services, is a volunteer services/social integration program for developmentally and intellectually challenged adults. We offer free e-waste pickup through out the community and an on-site e-waste drop off center which is open 5 days a week from 9:30am-3:00. Our program also offers fluff and fold services, light house work and shopping, yard and park clean up, visitation to convalescent homes, hospitals and to seniors, the disabled and shut-ins. The volunteers also provide services for non profit organizations and churches such as mailings, handing out flyer's, event promotions, clean up on-site or at events and minor catering.
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
California State Summer School Arts Foundation
Cancer Support Community-Pasadena
Support Groups, Physical Fitness & Workshop for Cancer Patients & Caregivers.
Casa Treatment Center
Casa de las Amigas opened its doors back in 1967, marking the establishment of the first recovery home in Pasadena specifically catering to women struggling with alcohol and chemical dependency. Each year Casaâ€™s â€œHouse of Friendsâ€ witnesses the transformation of hundreds of women, who, like butterflies, change and grow as they develop a renewed sense of hope through recovery and embark on their own personal journey toward a new life of serenity and peace. Every woman in search of a productive and sober life will have the opportunity to achieve it. Through an integrated healing program for body and mind that takes place in a homelike environment, Casa de las Amigas helps women with alcohol or drug addiction recover by providing them with the tools necessary to lead productive, responsible and sober lives. Casa de las Amigas offers women hope by guiding them through a unique process of recovery. Women whose lives have become unmanageable due to their alcoholism and/or chemical dependencies are given a choice and a chance to change. We believe that a productive, responsible, and sober life is founded upon the necessary establishment of basic self-esteem and love combined with knowledge and understanding of the disease of addiction with support from12-step programs.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Laboratories offers the following specialized testing capabilities. Our laboratories are licensed and accredited by the State of California and other accrediting agencies, such as The College of American Pathologists (CAP), AABB, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), and American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI).
Community Bible Community Development Corp.
Community Health Alliance Pasadena
CHAP is a nonprofit medical and dental health center providing high quality and affordable health care services
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
D'Veal Family and Youth Services
Substance Abuse Prevention and Advocacy Organization: Neighborhood Improvement, Parents, Youth
Door of Hope
Door of Hope's long-term vision has always been to, "Equip Homeless Families to Rebuild Their Lives." From the start of Door of Hope through to its future growth and expansion, this guiding principle will continue to be an ever present, foundational attribute as Door of Hope looks to take families from Homelessness, to Self-Sufficiency, to Permanent Housing.
Shelter program for pregnant women and their children
Episcopal Communities & Services
Exchange Club of Pasadena c/o Affinity Associates
Eye Heart Art
Fire Family Foundation
The Fire Family Foundation (FFF) was established in the fall of 2007, to assist firefighters and their families in time of need. The FFF is a non-profit (c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Our purpose and mission is to: Provide financial assistance to firefighters, their families and to those charities that support the fire community. Promote educational support to firefighters. Provide financial assistance to underfunded fire departments. We truly believe that by coming together as a "Fire Family"we can assist our firefighters and their families throughout the state of California.
Five Acres-The Boys' & Girls' Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Five Acres, The Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of Los Angeles County, is a child and family services agency that strengthens families and prevents child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential programs. Originally founded as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including residential care and education, mental health services in homes and schools, foster care and adoptions, and domestic violence prevention.
Foothill Family Service
Foothill Unity Center
Multi service food pantry
Foundation for Living Beauty
The Foundation for Living Beauty is a nonprofit organization that provides wellness and support servcies to women with cancer. This is provided through overnights retreats, day tetreats, education seminars, resources and community/sisterhood-building events. All services are provided free of charge.
Friends in Deed
Great Minds in STEM
Greater Los Angeles Area Council-BSA
Since our founding in 1915, the Greater Los Angeles Area Council has brought its purpose and values to millions of youth. The Scouting program facilitates meaningful contact and communication between youth, parents, and other community organizations (partners) to help young people adopt strong values and life skills.
The program presents activities that are fun, interesting, and provide valuable experiences directed at the maturity and interests of the young people at their appropriate age and ability levels.
The purpose of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council is to meaningfully and proactively offer leadership for the delivery and quality of the program, to assemble and train volunteers, and to gather resources to implement and promote the program to parents, youth, and the general community in the Greater Los Angeles Areas.
Habitat for Humanity-San Gabriel Valley
SGV Habitat for Humanity is building nine affordable bungalows on Westminster Drive (below the Colorado Street Bridge)-- Desiderio Build. Volunteers needed! Visit www.sgvhabitat.org for ReStore information.
Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a leader in responding to the needs of the community and in providing innovative services and programs for over 9,000 children and their families. Today more than 675 staff members provide support to children and their families in a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County.
HEAR Center, founded in 1954, is the only nonprofit audiological and speech therapy center in the San Gabriel Valley. The mission of HEAR Center is to help individuals with hearing and speech or language impairments enrich their lives by providing them with auditory and oral communication skills. We provide audiological, speech and language, and hearing aid services to people of all ages.
Heartsent Adoptions Inc.
Help For Strokes
Our mission is to prevent strokes-and the recurrence of strokes-by providing access to stroke prevention eduction; as well as support for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
High Point Academy
High Point Academy is an independent, coeducational, K-8 day school located in Pasadena, California. The school is recognized for its long-standing dedication to academic excellence, ensuring a strong foundation in reading, literature, mathematics, and science with a commitment to enrichment including: world languages, art, vocal and instrumental music, computers, speech, health, technology, and daily physical education. Governed by the High Point Academy Board of Trustees, the school is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). High Point Academy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in a campaign titled, “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Imagining the Future,” with a myriad of events throughout the year, culminating on April 30, 2016 with a black-tie gala event at the Langham in Pasadena.
Hillsides has always created safe places for children; strengthened families, provided special education; and advocated for children's rights. From its inception in 1913 as an Episcopal Orphanage, The Church Home for Children, until its present-day status as a private, nonprofit foster care and treatment center, Hillsides has never wavered from its commitment to creating a safe place for children. Although it began as an orphanage, Hillsides now works to end the cycle of child abuse that destroys children and tears families apart. Loving care, therapeutic healing, special education, family crisis intervention and children's rights advocacy are at the heart of the agency's mission. These priorities At Hillsides, children suffering from abuse and mental illness can still find a "safe place" to call home. Today, the children's charity located in Pasadena serves families in crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Holliston Foundation, The
Huntington Medical Research Inst. (HMRI)
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is an independent, nonprofit, public-benefit organization dedicated to improving health and prolonging life by enhancing knowledge of life processes and disease, and by developing technology to diagnose and treat diseases. It is widely known for development of methods and applications of medical magnetic resonance, including imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy, for pioneering studies on biomedical applications of laser energy, development of the hydrocephalus shunt to treat "water-on-the-brain," for basic and applied cancer research, for development of electronic neural rehabilitation technology, and for studies in vascular biology. New Other programs include molecular oncology, molecular neurology and brain mapping (magnetoencephalography, or MEG), and liver studies.
Youth Summer Internship
IUOE Local Number 12
Jericho Road Pasadena
Since 2010, we have connected volunteer experts with nonprofits that offer critical services to underserved residents in our community. By meeting the business needs of these nonprofits free of charge – from strategic planning to marketing and IT – nonprofit staff can focus on stronger delivery of services, thereby building better communities.
Jewish Family Services-Haven House
Haven House, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, is the first domestic violence emergency shelter of its kind in the country. We are dedicated to helping abused women and their children on their way toward a life free of violence.
Journey House Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Pasadena
La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Association
Leadership Pasadena is a powerful, 8-month community leadership program that immerses you in Pasadena’s rich history, government, economics and world renowned organizations and institutions and provides executive level leadership training.
LP includes a two-day high and low ropes course retreat; DiSC®, StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ®) assessments; Project Implicit Social Attitudes test; 20+ hours of education on current leadership theories and concepts; peer coaching; one-on-one executive coaching; 60+ hours of experiential, on-site education about Pasadena and personal discussions with community leaders and 30+ hours of direct community service in partnership with a Pasadena non-profit.
Our graduates serve as leaders on non-profit Boards or staffs, sit on city commissions and neighborhood associations, run for public office, lead socially responsible successful businesses or become empowered, engaged citizens. And, they find friendships based upon similar interests that last for years.
Levitt Pavilion-Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena
Light Bringer Project
Light Bringer Project is a nonprofit, Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to build community through the power of arts and education. We deliver these programs to underserved youth in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area. The organization also owns and produces two free annual arts events: Pasadena Chalk Festival and Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.
Little Flower Educational Child Care
Malmberg & Associates
Malmberg & Associates
Senior Retirement Community and services
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center
Mothers' Club of Pasadena reaches out to isolated, impoverished parents with young children and provides them with practical skills, education, self-confidence, companionship, and most significantly, hope for a better future for themselves and for their families. At the same time, their young children are provided with a safe, nurturing learning environment that promotes healthy growth and development and builds strong, lasting bonds between parents and children.
National Hispanic Media Coalition
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization created to advance American Latino employment and programming equity throughout the entertainment industry and to advocate for telecommunications policies that benefit Latinos and other people of color. NHMC's mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress. NHMC was established in Los Angeles in 1986 and currently has two offices: its headquarters in Pasadena, California, and a Washington, DC, office. NHMC serves as a national organization comprised of statewide chapters that have a strong presence in the following areas: California, New York, Arizona, Michigan and Washington, DC.
Neighbors Empowering Youth (NEY)
North Lake Village Business Association
The North Lake Village Business Association (NLVBA) was created to promote economic prosperity, growth and neighborhood vitality in the North Lake Area of Pasadena. Spearheaded by the Enterprise Zone of the City of Pasadena in early 2005, the organization is slowly being recognized as a new commercial center for different kinds of activities. One of NLVBA's visions is to attract individuals and businesses that will promote Art in all of its variedly exciting forms. NLVBA is seeking potential members from the businesses around Lake Avenue and Washington Blvd. NLVBA holds morning meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. Local area issues are discussed with city officials at the meetings and NLVBA lobby for positive changes for the businesses in the area. Members vary from small one-person shops to multi-million dollar businesses. NLVBA plans and supports business forums, mixers, special events, picnics and other social networking events. NLVBA members are multi-racial, politically diverse, and multi-talented. For more info, please visit our website at www.NorthLakeVillage.biz.
Nutrition & Education International
Humanitarian aid in Afghanistan
Old Pasadena Management District
The Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic and vibrant downtown experience.
Options For Learning
Options for Learning provides high quality family services, educational child care, preschool, and after school programs. "It connects parents and children to resources and teach them how to best use them." Families grow and change, and new informaiton and technologies are always emerging.
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization
Pasadena Arts Council
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce-Office
Pasadena Community Foundation
Pasadena Fire Fighters Local 809
Pasadena Heritage’s mission is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education. This membership supported, community-based non-profit offers a variety of tours, lectures, workshops, and events that highlight our beautiful city’s historic treasurers. All programs and events are open to the public. For more information visit www.pasadenaheritage.org.
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
Pasadena Masonic Temple
Completed in 1926, The Pasadena Masonic Temple is ornate, spacious and projects a grandeur of yesteryear with marble, hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, beautiful classic lines and furnished with antique furniture and oriental rugs. The large Ballroom has high gold beam ceiling, large brass chandeliers and the best hardwood dance floor in the area. It can easily accommodate up 300 guests for dinner & dancing. It is a great place to host your special event or any corporate party.
Since 1983, Pasadena Media is a 501(c)3 nonprofit benefit corporation, community access television network, has inspired dialogue, fosters freedom of expression and continues to bridge diverse communities. Our purpose is to promote, coordinate, facilitate, produce and assist public service programming on behalf of all public and community access channels.
Pasadena Museum of History
Founded in 1924 to preserve and share the rich history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities, Pasadena Museum of History has developed into one of the country premiere institutions of its size. The Museum maintains the area's largest and most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts relating to the history of Pasadena/West San Gabriel Valley. Tours of historic Fenyes Mansion, changing exhibitions in the History Center, and public programming for adults and children entertain and educate visitors on a year-round schedule.
Pasadena Police Officers Assn.
"The Pasadena Police Officers' Association is the recognized bargaining unit for the Police Officers and Corporals within the Pasadena Police Department. We negotiate their working contract, provide legal defense funds/legal representation, offer supplemental insurance plans, and hold family social events. We also sponsor a Scholarship Awards Program that assists community seniors and police officers' children in reaching their educational goals."
Pasadena Police Officers Association
Pasadena Quarterbacks Club
Giving support to community football
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” with housing, comfort, care and support to families with children who have serious or life threatening illnesses. Since opening in 2004, we have helped more than 18,500 children and their families. For more information, please visit our website at www.rmhcsc.org/Pasadena.
Pasadena Sandwich Company
Pasadena Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Pasadena Sister Cities
To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation, one person and one community at a time.
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Pasadena-Sierra Madre YMCA
Sustainable clean water
Planetary Society, The
Our Mission: To inspire the people of Earth to explore other worlds, understand our own and seek life elsewhere.
Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, Inc
Professional Child Development Associates
Professional Child Development Associates was established in 1997 by Dr. Diane Cullinane, Developmental Pediatrician, and Mimi Winer, R.N., M.S, Clinical Nurse Specialist, with the vision of providing innovative and comprehensive interdisciplinary services for children with developmental challenges or disabilities and their families. Using the DIR' - Flootime approach, PCDA provides quality, family-centered services for children and training and consultation to staff, parents and professionals about the best child development practices. PCDA became a nonprofit corporation in March 2008.
Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA District 3)
Project Scientist promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to girls ages 4-14. The need for Project Scientist was based off a vast amount of research that shows girls with a high skill, aptitude, and talent for STEM subjects are not currently served or identified at a young age. Project Scientist was created to change the world’s view of “who” a scientist is and “what” a scientist does. Every second of a girl's time with Project Scientist is intentional and based off of the latest research of what drives and sustains girl's interest in STEM. We annually partner with Harvard and the University of North Carolina Charlotte to research our model and validate our impact.
Root Source Fundraising
At Root Source Fundraising, our Mission is to empower nonprofit agencies to build the fund development and organizational systems they need to sustain and grow their services for the community by providing them with:
Professional grant and publication writing
Government grants and contract compliance
Organizational capacity building
Fund development, program, and strategic planning or
Customized Board and Staff trainings.
Rosemary Children's Services
Since 1920, Rosemary Children's Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been committed to helping troubled and at-risk children in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Our mission is to provide compassionate and therapeutic support to help children, adolescents and families heal from their pasts and move toward productive and fulfilling futures. Our services include: Residential Program, Mental Health Services, Non-public School, Foster Care and Adoption Services, and Transitional Housing.
Saint Francis High School
St. Francis High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 9-12. Since its founding by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in 1946, it has been committed to enriching the mind and heart, strengthening respect through service and humility, creating a family environment, and envisioning men of hope and peace. It offers a challenging curriculum and many opportunities for extracurricular involvement. St. Francis is fully accredited by WASC and the WCEA.
Salvation Army-Del Mar Blvd.
Salvation Army-Pasadena Corps
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
To preserve and enhance the quality of life and the ecomonic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley.
Shepherd's Door Domestic Violence Program
South Lake Business Association
The South Lake Business Association's mission is to proactively promote and improve the economic interest of the membership of the South Lake Property Business Improvement District (PBID). The South Lake Avenue Business District is bound by Colorado Boulevard on the North, Mentor Avenue on the east, an east-west line approximately 260 feet south of California Boulevard on the south, and Hudson Avenue on the west.
Ten Thousand Villages of Pasadena
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade retailer that specializes in unique handmade gift items that support social enterprise groups in more than 35 countries around the world. We are recognized in the community as a source for unusual home decor, jewelry, and unusual artwork and craft items. Ten Thousand Villages is also known for its mission to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income through bringing their products and their stories to our store on South Lake.
The First Tee of Greater Pasadena
Thematic Learning Organization
Treasure Little Children Foundation
Union Station Homeless Services
Union Station Homeless Services seeks to enable its clients to transform their lives. As the largest provider of emergency and transitional shelter in the San Gabriel Valley, Union Station reaches out to assist people in making the changes they need to make to become productive and self supporting. Food, shelter, medical services, employment services and counseling are provided at no charge at our two facilities.
Villa Esperanza Services
Villa Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with disabilities. Founded in 1961 by a group of mothers who believed their developmentally disabled children deserved quality care and education, the program was named Villa Esperanza ("House of Hope") in 1966. Today, Villa serves children, adults and seniors each year ranging in age from 5-96 years old and include individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's, dementia, Down syndrome, speech or communication difficulties and many other developmental disabilities. Villa serves individuals in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties by offering: o A comprehensive school for children and youth to age 22, serving 24 school districts; o A Speech and Language Center serving children, adults and seniors at Villa and in the surrounding communities; o An integrated, community-based employment and work placement program; o A center and community-based day program for adults; o Eight adult residences in Pasadena and one in Thousand Oaks; o An integrated Adult Day Program serving adults and seniors; o An integrated Care Management Program serving adults and seniors in 41 cities; o Independent Living Services program and a 6-unit independent living apartment in Pasadena
We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym-Pasadena
We Rock the Spectrum Pasadena is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.
Westmoreland Academy/Institute for the Redesign of Learning
The institute for the Redesign of Learning/Westmoreland Academy's mission is to empower individuals with special needs to take charge of their own learning and become competent, caring, and contributing members of society. Westmoreland Academy offers a unique specialty program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) based on the belief that extraordinary students require and extraordinary program. the Institute's goal is to provide the most current, effective, and nurturing education and supportive services available anywhere for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their fmailies, to enable students with ASD to lead happy and productive lives.
Women In Action Education Fund
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is dedicated to empowering women and girls and eliminating racism. Established in 1905 as an advocate for young women beginning to enter the workforce, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has since been a pioneering voice in its fight for racial, economic, and gender equality. From its pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation's first Big Sister program and the area's first rape hotline, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has long been on the cutting edge of responding to the needs of women and continuing the mission of the YWCA USA established over 150 years ago. The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley serves 850 residents annually in the California communities of Pasadena, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, LaCanada-Flintridge, Monrovia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. We place special emphasis on working with low-income communities, women, youth, and minorities through our programs and activities. Our program offerings include: summer empowerment camp just for girls after school groups, financial literacy, parent education classes, grandparents as parents support groups SHIELD women's self defense, mat pilates, racial justice committee week without violence, women for racial justice breakfast, women of excellence leadership speaker series