The Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Pittsburg through support of literacy, art and performing arts, and promoting community pride.
WHO WE ARE
Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation (PACF) was founded in 2010, and is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. The administrative offices are located in City Hall at 65 Civic Avenue in Pittsburg.
WHAT WE DO
You can also find PACF's dedicated staff at the Art Shack at 31 Marina Boulevard or the Railroad Book Depot store at 650 Railroad Avenue. PACF also operates art and performing arts programs for kids, families, and adults at various locations all year long.
During the summer you’ll find PACF at community events reading stories, hosting art projects, and giving away free books to promote literacy through the Reading Zone or Pittsburg Reads program.
PACF also hosts fundraisers and assists other local non-profit groups in their effort to improve the quality of life in Pittsburg. To find out more, explore this website and check PACF's Facebook page and other pages.
PITTSBURG ART AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FACTS
-Railroad Book Depot
-Classes, summer camps and programs.
-Support for Cultural Events (Juneteenth, Cesar Chavez Day, Dia de los Muertos)
-Pittsburg Holiday Parade
FY 2015-2016, PACF served the Community by offering:
-92 adult art classes, avg 10 students per class
-96 teen art classes, avg 10 students per class
-15,600 Farmers Market visitors (avg 700 /wk)
-5,600 people at 7 Car Shows (avg 600 /wk)
-2,000 people attended Holiday Parade
-Pittsburg Pops concerts drew 700 people to the California Theatre
-3,150 books given out at Reading Zones
-Railroad Book Depot has 10,000 books
-105 children heard a story from a Princess or a Superhero
-100 children participated in a Yoga for Kids (7 weeks)
-400 took part in Pittsburg Summer Reads
-24 Local Author Visits, avg 20 people each
And much more . . .
PACF Funds Raised FY 2015-2016
Fundraisers (gross) $70,000
Grants & Donations (direct) $114,328
Grants for City programs $35,000
PACF helps other non-profits raise revenue by partnering on projects, acting as fiscal agent or drafting/editing grant applications
PACF Strategic Partnerships
*Contra Costa County Library
*Old Town Business Development Assn
*Chamber of Commerce
*Pittsburg Unified School District
*World Better Books
*City of Pittsburg events
*Pittsburg Power Company
*Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Did you know?
-PACF has a You Tube Channel with informational videos on its programs and services
-PACF fundraisers include Casino Night in March, Poker Tournament in December
-PACF supports Sister City relationships
-PACF puts on the California Zinfandel Championship Competition and Championship Dinner
-In addition to volunteers and instructors, PACF has 10 hourly employees who work as event assistants or retail clerks