ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
To create a model for a healthy and sustainable community.
To empower organizations to inclusively transform Eau Claire by facilitating human connections and ensuring sustainability in the areas of health, housing, education, and the arts.
Pablo Foundation accomplishes its mission and lives out its vision by partnering with Eau Claire area non-profit organizations who focus on housing, health, education, and the arts—the essential building blocks of creating healthy and sustainable communities.
Housing is a basic human need. But a house only becomes a home when the residents feel a sense of community and a sense of belonging. Whether it’s supporting transitional housing projects or projects that allow residents to build financial security and equity, we seek to support housing-related projects that are financially responsible, community-focused, and provide long-term living solutions.
The health and wellness of a person is multi-dimensional. Physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and intellectually healthy people are more likely to live longer and be more productive, self-fulfilled neighbors. Our communities not only benefit but flourish when our residents’ health and well-being are viewed holistically and when care is accessible by the most vulnerable. We strive to fill in the cracks where health and wellness funding is nonexistent, inadequate, or required in emergent situations.
Knowledge is power. Education transforms lives and can break the cycle of poverty—sometimes for an entire family in a single generation. Whether providing children with reading, writing, and sensory exposures when their brains are quickly developing or helping adults obtain equal access to higher education, scholarships, mentorships, and networks, we view education as taking place both in and out of the classroom. We support education efforts that are nimble, adaptable, and transferable across generations to come.
We see art as a vital element of the entire community, whether as the collective expression of a group of people, an appreciation for cultures different than our own, a straightforward source of entertainment, or a “draw” that spills over in support of local businesses and workers. While “the arts” are often conveyed or perceived as an intangible “something” available or of interest to only a select segment of citizens, Pablo Foundation aims to pursue opportunities that will expand and showcase an arts and cultural scene that is ever more vibrant, accessible, and diverse.