Welcome to the Pasadena Jaycees Foundation

The Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation—commonly known as the Pasadena Jaycees Foundation—is proud to support a long tradition of community projects run by the Pasadena Jaycees. These projects provide children and families in distressed circumstances with material goods and social events that would otherwise be absent from their lives.

The Foundation was established in 1994 specifically to fund projects that have served the community as far back as 1935. Indeed, in addition to financial support, each of the foundation board members has also provided manpower and organizational expertise to one, if not all, of the Pasadena Jaycees community projects supported by the foundation.

All year long the foundation works to submit grants and develop funding opportunities for these projects. We thank all our donors for their generous support, and we encourage all interested parties to learn more about becoming involved with these Pasadena Jaycees community projects.


King's Fundraiser
Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:28

On April 2, 2012, 21 supporters and friends of the Pasadena Jaycees Foundation gathered at Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Kings take on the Edmonton Oilers. Through the Kings’ Assist Fundraising Program, the Foundation was able to sell tickets for the game at a significant discount with a percentage of each ticket sold going to support the Pasadena Jaycees Foundation and community projects such as Operation Gobbler and Operation Santa. For many of the attendees, it was the perfect excuse to attend their first hockey game at Staples Center this season. For others, it was an opportunity to watch the professional hockey team secure its place in the upcoming playoff race.

 “This is the second year that the Foundation has held a fundraiser event with the Los Angeles Kings,” said event coordinator and fundraising vice president Elana Helgesen, “and I hope that it will become an annual tradition. It’s a fantastic excuse to come together for an action-packed night of fun while supporting a wonderful cause.” If you would like to help the Foundation organize its next fundraising event, please contact Elana at:         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Five Acres Easter Party
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:23

This year's Five Acres Easter Party was held April 19th, the day before Easter. The Pasadena Jaycees were joined by students from Glendale Community College and a few volunteers from the Five Acres Guild, numbering about 25 dedicated volunteers in all.

The day's events were kicked off with two egg hunts, one for younger kids and one for the older ones. Three golden eggs were hidden for each group and each person who found one was able to choose from a special candy prize bag. After the egg hunt, the kids had an opportunity to build kites, dye eggs, have their face painted and participate in a basketball obstacle course.  The Easter Bunny was there and everyone had a chance to have their picture taken with him and decorate their own frames to put the pictures in. Popcorn and snow cones were available throughout the morning, but a pizza lunch was provided to ensure everyone had enough to eat.

It was a beautiful day, that ended with a successful Easter Party. Everyone had a lot of fun, thanks to the handwork of the planning committee and all of the volunteers.

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Thank You to Brinker International

The Pasadena Jaycees Foundation would like to recognize Brinker International Restaurants, parent company of Maggiano's Little Italy and Chili's Grill & Bar, for their generous support of the Pasadena Jaycees' 2014 Operation Gobbler.  Their contribution will go directly toward providing Thanksgiving turkeys to over 100 disadvantaged families in the Pasadena area.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation

Tournament of RosesOperation Santa is supported in part with funds received from the Tournament of Roses Foundation, which has graciously supported the Pasadena Jaycees' with generous grants in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.