Our mission is to create environments where the community can express their shared voice. Our goal is to create events, projects, and programs that are accessible and inclusive, in an effort to inspire social change.
When creating an event, our focus isn't solely on the economic impact but more importantly on how it can inspire communication and catalyze social change.
The PfCA Program's goal is to assist in as many local events that are focused on bridging divides, that celebrate diversity, youth, and/or share culture. We may do this by creating the event, being a sponsor, or contributing in some other meaningful way.
Each of the PfCA's programs is built around serving a specific need. For example - Salida Soup: it was implemented to fill the need for funding small community-driven projects, typically ineligible to receive funding from most granting sources or lending institutions.
The community is always asked to share their ideas for projects and programs or to identify the gaps that are present and need to be bridged.
The majority of our Community Grants are provided through in-kind donations, barter, or by donated hours and/or items. Community Grants are supplied through an application process for classes, event fees, or sponsorship, or through a internal granting process.
Community Grants allow us to assist in developing projects, services, and projects that would not have been able to achieve the same outcome without the support.