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

About Us

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to support efforts that strengthen the economic vitality of the Pan African (Africans, Afro Latinx, Caribbeans and African Americans) communities in Oregon through arts, culture and economic development activities.

Vision Statement 

Our vision is to transform Oregon’s economy in a manner that facilitates opportunities for people to thrive on their terms. 


These values guide our decisions and collaborations to advance the mission and engage a geographically diverse community. 

    • We believe in the power of the people to make Oregon a better and more just place for all. We inspire and engage our community by presenting strong and diverse talent, nurturing creativity and promoting artistic freedom.

    • We believe in integrity in all situations and transactions; respecting the opinions and perspectives of others; accepting responsibility for our actions and being accountable and trustworthy in the promises and commitments we make.

    • We believe in servant-leadership to serve the needs of others. We work toward common goals, remove obstacles and get work done through others by positively influencing them. 

    • We are committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve and in the lives of the people of those communities. Building relationships with our audiences, community and business partners helps us to keep people at the heart of our organization.

    • We believe in helping others: improving existing events and identifying new ideas that will be innovative, creative and entertaining.

    • We work with others who share our values to achieve our goals and build something greater. We cherish the culture of volunteerism and generosity of spirit that are the lifeblood of the Pan African Cultural Foundation.

    • We create environments that are welcoming, safe, accessible and respectful. We honor authenticity and celebrate diversity within our community.

    • We respect the contributions of those who have created our culture and organization. We are adaptable, resilient and thrive throughout change.


The goals are to: (1) deepen audience and community engagement, (2) improve financial health of the Pan African Cultural Foundation, (3) strengthen key partnerships and develop new mutually beneficial relationships, (4) further enhance and extend the reputation of the organization, and (5) continuously improve leadership and administration.