What is the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), Inc.?
PAFC is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization formed in 1996 in Washington, DC. It sponsors charitable, educational, cultural, and emergency assistance projects to help improve the quality of lives of people in our communities.
PAFC’s mission is to champion the spirit of bayanihan (“community building”) for Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the D.C metropolitan area by collaborating with other organizations, providing resources to strengthen their capacity as leaders and community stakeholders, empowering their voices, and advocating on behalf of their interests to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Filipinos and Filipino Americans.
Bayanihan or “Community Building”
We value a spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to enrich and better the lives of Filipino Americans in the D.C metropolitan area.
Kapwa or “Togetherness”
We value a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome, and where collaboration is encouraged to foster unity and connectedness within the Filipino American community.
We value a culture of life-long learning and the passing on of information to increase knowledge, competence, and growth within the Filipino American community.
We value a culture that ensures that barriers, where found, are broken down, and uplift individuals to achieve their full potential and control their own destinies.
We value a culture in which Filipino Americans feel heard, safe, respected, supported, and represented on issues that impact the livelihood.
PAFC Board of Directors
Chairman: Aylene Mafnas
PAFC Executive Officers
Vice President of Programming:
Vice President of Marketing & Communications:
Vice President of Community Engagement:
Director of Community Relations:
Director of External Relations:
Maurese Oteyza Owens
email contact: PAFC.DC@gmail.com