Non-Profit Organizations & Associations


Phone: (213) 254-2442
Contact: Dora Gil-Rodriguez

Advocacy is a public affairs firm that focuses on helping clients to secure project entitlements and to manage additional and often difficult project initiatives. Extensive knowledge and decades of experience in the private and public sectors provide the foundation for comprehensive outreach and communication strategies enabling clients to successfully navigate any situation.

Alzheimer's Association California Southland Chapter

Phone: (909) 406-5356
Contact: Jody Price

The Alzheimer’s Association  leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Locally, our California Southland Chapter provides free educational programs, support services and care consultations across Los Angeles County and beyond. 

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

Phone: (626) 449-9100
Fax: (626) 449-0700
Contact: Lisa Cavelier

The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena promotes the health, educational, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls ages 6-18.  Our goal is to improve the lives of children by helping them to build self assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values.


Phone: (626) 744-5600
Fax: (626) 744-5610
Contact: Virginia Ochoa

What Is CALSTART? CALSTART is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses and the public sector to develop and implement clean, efficient transportation solutions. We've been at the epicenter of these efforts since 1992, when we launched in California. Since then we've expanded our focus across North America and helped drive transportation technology successes worldwide. We have more than 130 member companies - start-up and established, government, NGOs, academicians and technologists from all over the United States and around the world as well.

Fire Family Foundation

Phone: (323) 550-2239
Fax: (323) 550-4959
Contact: Elizabeth Dever

The Fire Family Foundation (FFF) was established in 2008, with the mission to provide support to firefighters and their families during times of need. With the help of the community, our foundation provides vital financial support to the Fire Family throughout the nation. There are a number of ways to get involved to help firefighters. The FFF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Flintridge Center

Phone: (626) 449-0839
Fax: (626) 449-4556
Contact: Peter Matich

Flintridge Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation, and action. Our vision is of a healthy, safe community where families thrive, youth reach their full potential, and equality and opportunity are accessible to all. We provide a continuum of services from adolescence through adulthood, focusing on youth and families impacted by incarceration. These strategies encompass a continuum of trauma-informed youth diversion and development programming and adult reintegration services that prevent and intervene in cycles of incarceration. Our youth programs support academic, social, and emotional outcomes for youth at high risk of justice involvement and youth with incarcerated family members. Reintegration services provide pathways to self-sufficiency for formerly incarcerated adults by expanding career opportunities and connecting individuals with supportive resources.

Greater Los Angeles Area Council-BSA

Phone: (626) 351-8815
Fax: (626) 351-5049
Contact: Charles Wilson

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.

Kiwanis Club of Pasadena

Phone: (909) 210-3250
Contact: Craig Wallace

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Leadership Pasadena

Contact: Nancy Inguanzo

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. 

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition

Phone: (626) 419-5994
Contact: Liz Schiller- Steering Committee Member

Advocating for safer, more livable streets for all road users, including people of all ages and abilities, on foot, via transit, and by bicycle, scooter and other human-powered means in Pasadena, California

Pasadena Elks Lodge #672

Phone: (626) 590-6677
Contact: Patrice Quishenberry

The Elks Lodge is so much more than a building. The Elks Lodge Pasadena is a place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. The Elks invest in our communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug free, meet the needs of today's veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Pasadena Jaycees

Phone: (626) 792-5146
Contact: Erin Scott

We’re young. We’re fun. And we get things done.

The Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce, nicknamed the “Jaycees”, was founded in 1929 for young professionals dedicated to becoming a positive force in the Pasadena community. Nearly a century later, the Pasadena Jaycees remain true to this founding goal. We are an organization made up of young people between the ages of 21 and 40, who want to improve the lives of those in the Pasadena (and greater Los Angeles) area through community service.

As part of JCI (Junior Chamber International), we also strive to take “local action for global impact.” We work to challenge the status quo and inspire other young people to recognize their responsibility to create a better world. (We also have a yearly exchange program with the Kasukabe, Japan chapter of JCI!)

We give our members a chance to develop leadership skills through community service projects, and we also engage with the community and support local businesses through our many social events and group activities. We’re always looking to partner with more businesses and volunteer groups in our area, and new members are always welcome!

If you want to make a difference and have fun doing it, join the Jaycees today!

Pasadena Rotary Club

Phone: (626) 683-8243
Contact: Wendy Anderson

THE PASADENA ROTARY CLUB has over 200 members that meet weekly at the University Club Pasadena to build lifelong friendships with some of the friendliest, most dynamic and successful people in our community. Weekly Wednesday lunch meetings with over 100 business, professional, community leaders, community activists/volunteers and retirees contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. Programs include: Happy Feet (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PYUSD elementary school students); Adopt-A-School; Dan Stove Music Contest; 4-way Speech Contest; Community Grants; Done In A Day; Toy Drive; RYLA-Teen Leadership; Project Corazon Super Build; Holiday Bicycle Giveaway and Teachers of Excellence to name a few.

Pasadena Sister Cities

Phone: (626) 345-0676
Contact: Marcia Montez

To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation, one person and one community at a time.

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

Phone: (626) 564-0330
Fax: (626) 356-7572
Contact: Jimmy Francis

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, opened in 1990 and is located in Pasadena’s beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. This world-class aquatics facility offers year-round aquatic and fitness programming to children, youth, families, and seniors so that all generations can achieve the benefits of healthy living habits, regular exercise, and sports training. The RBAC is best known as the training facility for the Rose Bowl Aquatics swim team, as well as Rose Bowl Masters swimming, Rose Bowl diving teams, and the Rose Bowl water polo club.   The RBAC serves more than 450,000 patrons annually