• 503-217-4036
  • info@pacfor.org
  • Portland, Oregon

Pan African Festival

The Annual Pan African Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts and community spirit.

Black Business Initiative

We started a movement to empower black business owners which led to the first ever Black Business Summit in Oregon.

Cultural Dialogues

Host and facilitate cultural dialogues through a Pan African lens.

Annual Gala

Annual Celebration of Pan African excellence in Oregon.

About Us

Our Future, Our Plan

Pan African Cultural Foundation (PACF) is an outstanding organization with a proud vision and distinct history. Established in 2017, after the formative period of the 2016 presidential election as a platform to build economic power, mobilize and unify the Pan African (African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro Latinx) Communities in Oregon. PACF joined the ranks of nonprofit organizations fighting for equitable pathways to prosperity for all in Oregon, while carving out its own unique identity that’s focused on addressing community deficits.  

As an economic development organization, committed to the advancement of the Pan African communities in Oregon, PACF operates on a scale, and with the collaborative ethos of social justice-oriented organizations. Founded and sustained by professional leaders within the Pan African community, PACF has at its core both the highest ideals of the Pan African tradition and the deepest principles of economic justice-to create opportunities for everyone to potentially thrive and prosper.

In 2019, the planning team launched an effort to maximize the organization’s impact in the Black Business community, to specifically address the lack of platforms for economic development activities in the Black community. While staying on course to the vision and mission of the organization, a new organizational name was officially adopted as Pan African Cultural Foundation. 


The name change is rooted in the organization’s distinctiveness and rests upon a strong conviction that PACF offers something singular and valuable to Oregon’s economy. The name change which led to the development of this strategic plan, Our future, Our Plan, culminates in what we aspire to do, building on key strengths, to create central position for Pan African arts and culture and establish economic engines in the black communities. 

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8th Annual Pan African Festival will be in 2024. Stay tune for final date

The annual Black Business Summit is coming back

We are working on putting together a schedule of planned dialogues. Please check back in soon.

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