Response from Caldera: While we are extremely fortunate to benefit from a generous founder, we also receive support from a variety of other foundations, corporations, and individual supporters. Our facilities and camp on Blue Lake are only one part of our year-round, long-term mentoring program. That property is funded separately from our operating costs through an endowment by our founder. The facilities are also rented out to other nonprofit organizations whose missions align with Caldera’s and at an extremely low cost in order to support our goals.
We are a nonprofit organization and we are fortunate to have access to these incredibly beautiful facilities and resources. We are continuously humbled and grateful for the support we receive from each and every donor and we are very careful with our use of supporters’ donations. We pride ourselves on being fiscally responsible and are happy to be transparent in our actions. Please feel free to check our 990’s for more information.
Caldera students come from a variety of backgrounds, as do our staff and board of directors. Our mission is to help support and encourage all under served youth to find their voices by accessing their creativity. That is always our focus with all our students regardless of ethnicity. We welcome any further specific questions you may have. Please email us at caldera at calderaarts.org.