CASA Pitzer advances critical analysis and community partnerships around the most pressing issues in the Inland Empire. We do this in two, broad ways.
- Firstly, the CASA community center in downtown Ontario brings local organizers, activists, artists, residents, and nonprofits together to build community and enact justice-oriented, social change.
- In addition, CASA supports community-based pedagogy and participatory action research on regional equity and justice as relates to incarceration, immigration, education, environment, labor, art, culture, and health.
CASA Pitzer provides funding for community partners and Pitzer students, staff, and faculty. We support a range of collaborative, justice-oriented endeavors—including community-engaged classes, art, and research; trainings and workshops; and gatherings and celebrations. Our beautiful facility in downtown Ontario is open and free for community events. Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications typically range from $200 to $500, but grants can extend to up to $1,500 for high-impact, long-term community programs.
Events Funding Request Form
Download and fill out the budget template below. Complete and attach your completed budget to the events funding form to submit a funding request for justice-oriented community-building and other events (e.g., trainings, workshops, gatherings, celebrations). Remember to also submit a space reservation form to request to use the CASA community center. You must do all three in order to be eligible for event funding.
Research, Art and Pedagogies Funding Request Form
CASA funds community-engaged research, art, and/or teaching that confronts injustice with justice, equity, rights, wellbeing, and community.
Download and fill out the budget template and form below to submit a funding request for community-engaged pedagogy, arts, and participatory action research.