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what we do
The Philando Castile Relief Foundation was established to help victims who have been affected by gun and police violence.
Our mission is to provide solace to grieving families who lost loved ones at the hands of law enforcement, eliminate food insecurity in the form of lunch debt relief to the St. Paul and Minneapolis School Districts, and support innovative and progressive initiatives that offer effective solutions toward eliminating gun violence and the use of lethal force. For examples of recent donations made by the PCRF, visit Giving Back.
The Philando Castile Relief Foundation was created after the death of Valerie Castile's son, Philando Castile. We are a 501c3 Minnesota nonprofit corporation. The purpose of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation (PCRF) is to provide immediate assistance to parents who are experiencing loss of a loved one from gun violence. It is during the first moments of experiencing such a tragic loss that parents and families may feel helpless and overwhelmed as they attempt to meet their immediate needs. Philando’s mother and family wanted to be intentional about offering assistance to those during such a time, as well as in supporting effective and innovative reforms to prevent violence.
To apply for relief from our foundation, click here. We offer assistance for:
Resources for grief counseling and other outlets
The PCRF continues the legacy of Philandos' caring, loving nature. He was the supervisor of the cafeteria at J.J. Hill Montessori School where he took his job very seriously. He knew each child by name, their allergies, and pin numbers. He was known for paying for their meals out of his own pocket if they didn't have the money. He knew how important the first meal of the day is for a child. That's why it's so important that we carry on his legacy by helping families pay negative school lunch balances in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our vision is that The Philando Castile Feeds The Children campaign expands nationally, maybe globally.