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Goal: $4,200,000 from 10,000 donors

We handpicked 152 of Portland’s most impactful nonprofits and put them under one digital roof.

10/21  - Our website is being updated with fresh content. Come back on November 1 for the kickoff!
Matching and Challenge Grants

Want to make a difference and have twice the impact? Local businesses and foundations will give one dollar or more for every dollar you donate. Check the business partners section of your favorite nonprofit to see if you can double your impact!

  • Total Matching Grants Available $363,000
Nonprofits
Incentives

Give at any one of these levels and you'll receive $4,000+ worth of free and discounted products from your favorite Portland brands. Your Chinook Book access code will arrive in your email inbox immediately following your gift, along with your donation receipt. Incentive thank-you bags will be delivered to residents of the Portland metro area.

Give early! Incentives are only available while supplies last.

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$10-$999
  • free ¿Por Qué No? Taco
  • free Ruby Jewel Scoop of Ice Cream
  • free Nossa Familia Cup of Drip Coffee
  • free Ken's Artisan Bakery Croissant
  • free Gluten Free Gem Pastry
  • free Brew Dr. Tea House Small Tea
  • free Laughing Planet Cold-Pressed Juice
  • save 600+ Discounts and freebies across Portland through the Chinook Book mobile app
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$1,000-$2,499
  • free Liv Bars
  • free Washman Car Wash
  • free ¿Por Qué No? Taco
  • free Ruby Jewel Scoop of Ice Cream
  • free Bag of Nossa Familia Coffee
  • free Nossa Familia Cup of Drip Coffee
  • free Ken's Artisan Bakery Croissant
  • free Gluten Free Gem Pastry
  • free Widmer Beer
  • free Brew Dr. Tea House Small Tea
  • free Laughing Planet Cold-Pressed Juice
  • save 600+ Discounts and freebies across Portland through the Chinook Book mobile app
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$2,500-$4,999
  • free Liv Bars
  • free Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • free Washman Car Wash
  • free ¿Por Qué No? Taco
  • free Ruby Jewel Scoop of Ice Cream
  • free A to Z Wineworks Bubbles
  • free Bag of Nossa Familia Coffee
  • free Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • free Nossa Familia Cup of Drip Coffee
  • free Ken's Artisan Bakery Croissant
  • free Gluten Free Gem Pastry
  • free Widmer Beer
  • free Scout Books Notebook
  • free Brew Dr. Tea House Small Tea
  • free Laughing Planet Cold-Pressed Juice
  • free Guayakí Yerba Mate
  • save 600+ Discounts and freebies across Portland through the Chinook Book mobile app
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$5,000+
  • free Liv Bars
  • free Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • free Washman Car Wash
  • free ¿Por Qué No? Taco
  • free Ruby Jewel Scoop of Ice Cream
  • free A to Z Wineworks Bubbles
  • free Dregs Vodka
  • free Bag of Nossa Familia Coffee
  • free Bag of Jasmine Pearl Tea
  • free Ground Up PDX Nut Butter
  • free Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • free Nossa Familia Cup of Drip Coffee
  • free Ken's Artisan Bakery Croissant
  • free Gluten Free Gem Pastry
  • free Widmer Beer
  • free Scout Books Notebook
  • free Brew Dr. Tea House Small Tea
  • free Laughing Planet Cold-Pressed Juice
  • free Guayakí Yerba Mate
  • save 600+ Discounts and freebies across Portland through the Chinook Book mobile app
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The 35 & Under Challenge

Don’t have a lot of money, but want to help a cause you care about?

The 35 & Under Challenge lets you do just that. All you have to do is give $10 (or more) to your favorite G!G nonprofit. The nonprofits with the most individual donors under 36 in each category will be awarded:

35 & Under Challenge Prize
$1,000

Get an up-to-the-minute count of each organization's 35-and-under donors by clicking on the "Giving Stats" button at the introduction of this website. Sponsored by Tandem Property Management.

Big Give Days. Big Prizes.

For each nonprofit you donate to on one of the following Big Give Days (yes, that means one entry for every donation!), you are entered to randomly win one of these exciting prizes:

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November
01
Every Day, Every Donor
Give $10 and get full access to hundreds of local coupons in the Chinook Book app ($4,000+ in discounts), plus a few exclusive freebies like: And a few exclusive discounts from:
  • Elephant’s Deli
  • Pizzicato
  • Bishop’s
  • New Cascadia
  • Uwajimaya
Your Chinook Book access code will arrive in your email inbox immediately following your gift, along with your donation receipt.
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November
05
Treat Yo Self to Patagonia Portland
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A $500 shopping spree at Patagonia Portland! If You’re 35 or Under: You have twice the chance of winning, as we’ll be giving out a second shopping spree to one donor under the age of 36!
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November
12
A to Z Wineworks
Today is a BIG day – All donors aged 21+will be rewarded by A to Z Wineworks for their generosity!
  • Give $50 to $99 and get a 4-pack of Rose Bubbles cans
  • Give $100 to $499 and get a bottle of A to Z Rose Bubbles
  • Give: $500 to $999 and get a bottle of A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir
  • Give: $1,000 to $2,499 and get a bottle of A to Z ‘The Essence of Oregon’ Pinot Noir and a bottle of A to Z Rose Bubbles
  • Give: $2,500+ and get a screen-printed magnum of A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir
Donors can pick up their rewards from the WW curbside during the designated distribution dates (to be emailed).
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November
19
Columbia River Gorge Getaway
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: An overnight stay at the beautiful Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge with breakfast for two and a few goodies from the gift shop.
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November
24
Powell's Books Shelf Buster
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A $500 shopping spree to Powell’s Books! If You’re 35 or Under: You have twice the chance of winning, as Powell’s will be giving out a second gift card to one donor under the age of 36!
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December
01
#PDXGIVESBACK
It’s Giving Tuesday and a Big Give Day – so we’re going big today with six chances to be a winner! Give: $10 or more You Could Win: One of four “Nonprofit #pdxgivesback” packages which include a $100 gift card to New Seasons Market and a bundle of goodies from participating nonprofits.   If You’re 35 or Under: One “Nonprofit #pdxgivesback” package and one Blaqpak Package (backpack and accessories handmade in Portland) are reserved for winning donors under the age of 36! 
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December
08
Play It Loud
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A $500 shopping spree to Music Millennium. If You’re 35 or Under: You have twice the chance of winning, as we’ll be giving out a second gift card to one donor under the age of 36!
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December
29
McMinnville, Oregon Wine Country Package
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: Welcome to the land of plenty! This vacation package is from Visit McMinnville and the Oregon Cultural Trust! It includes:
  • Two nights’ stay at Atticus Hotel ($500 gift certificate)
  • Lunch for two at Red Hills Kitchen ($50 gift certificate)
  • Dinner for two at Bistro Maison ($100 gift certificate)
  • Wine tasting for two at R. Stuart & Co. ($50 gift certificate)
Advance reservations required for all locations

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— Rosa Parks
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General

Willamette Week's Give!Guide is Portland's easiest path to year-end giving. G!G showcases small, medium and large organizations whose missions fall into eight categories: Animals, Civil & Human Rights, Community, Creative Expression, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services.

 

In fourteen years, G!G has raised over $28 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, WW readers gave nearly $4.13 million to 150 Portland organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

These are nonprofits that have not participated in Give!Guide in the previous three years, and whose profiles are marked as "NEW". It takes some time to gain traction through G!G, so we hope you give these organizations extra consideration.

Nonprofits with 50%+ of their org leadership self-identified as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) can add "BIPOC Leadership" to their Give!Guide profile.  Leadership is defined as, “the people who have the decision making power in the org who can impact strategic direction.”

If you have questions, comments, or feedback please feel free to email giveguide@wweek.com.

The mission of Willamette Week's Give!Guide is to engage young Portlanders who are 35 and under in giving back to the community and building a culture of active citizenship*. Today, readers 35 and under provide 29% of the donations.

*Give!Guide defines “citizens” as people who are engaged with the civic and political landscape of America. We don’t believe that citizens are limited to a legal status or static identity, nor their privileges confined to the act of voting. America is a nation of immigrants, and we honor and celebrate the newcomers who have helped build American society. 

In a nutshell: we want the next generation of Portlanders to get in the habit of investing in our community. If young people begin supporting nonprofits at an early age, even with small, $10 or $20 donations, they are likely to continue to give as they get older – and the amount of their support grows with their income.

Give!Guide awards nonprofits with the most individual donors 35 and under in each category with a cash prize of $1,000.

While G!G is live, you can get an up-to-the-minute count of each organization's 35-and-under donors by clicking on the Giving Stats button at the introduction of this website. The prize is generously sponsored by Tandem Property Management.

You can subscribe here for Big Give Day reminders and to stay up on all the do-good happenings in Portland!

Give!Guide's nonprofits are chosen by a community-comprised selection committee each year. All G!G nonprofits must have 501(c)3 status, and must do work that impacts the Portland area. We try to include a range of organizations in the categories of Animals, Civil & Human Rights, Community, Creative Expression, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services.

Roughly one third of selected nonprofits are brand new to Give!Guide (defined as not having participated in the previous three years), one third are second-year nonprofits (new nonprofits are guaranteed a second year), and the final third consists of veteran nonprofits who have participated in G!G for 2+ years.

All participating nonprofits are chosen by a selection committee, and applications are open between April 1 and April 30 each year. You can look at the 2019 Selection Criteria and the 2019 Nonprofit Manual here.

If you are interested in getting an organization into the Give!Guide, please sign up for email updates here and send any questions to giveguide@wweek.com. Participation is competitive, so please note that reaching out is not a guarantee of participation.

Donations

We do accept both cash and check. Please make sure to mail this completed form with your donation. Checks should be made out to "Willamette Week's Give!Guide."

All of the money you donate to a nonprofit through Give!Guide goes directly to that nonprofit, minus a 3.9% interchange fee.

Please note that most nonprofit interchange fees range between 4-9%.

You can automatically double the impact of your gift by donating to any organization who is an OCT Partner. Just donate the same amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust and take that amount off of your state taxes as a credit.

Learn more at culturaltrust.org.

If the organization you donate to is affiliated with the Oregon Cultural Trust, you can make a donation of a matching amount (up to $500 for an individual; $1,000 for a couple; and $2,500 for a company) to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a credit on your taxes for that same amount.

You'll be notified during the transaction process if you've donated to an OCT partner.

Any donor who makes a minimum gift of $10 through Give!Guide on one of these special days has an opportunity to be chosen at random to win an exciting incentive prize designed to make you drool.

Last year, these nine days raised $1,789,411 combined.

The minimum donation is $10.

Donations are open November 1, 2019, through midnight on December 31, 2019.

Yes. All participating organizations have 501(c) 3 status or are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3. Donors will receive an itemized email receipt for each Give!Guide contribution, however this is not a tax receipt. The organization(s) you donate to will send you an official tax deductible receipt in January after funds have been reconciled by an accounting firm.

Yes. If your company has a corporate matching program, please check with them and follow their giving procedures.

Yes! Simply check the appropriate box on the checkout page. The organizations receiving the donations will mail you a tax deductible receipt, but have agreed not to send any further mail.

Yes! Simply check the appropriate box on the checkout page.

Donations made through the Give!Guide website are tracked by organization as soon as the transaction is made. The Give!Guide website also will report which organizations are leading in specific categories, such as total donations and most donors under 35.

Awards

Every year, Give!Guide’s Skidmore Prize recognizes Portlanders 35 and under who are shaping our collective community through their work and long-term dedication to nonprofit-sector organizations that serve causes critical to the growth and vitality of Portland and its surroundings. The prize is intended to reward humble excellence, to encourage recipients to continue working in the nonprofit world and to inspire younger generations to go from “potential” to the real deal in terms of taking action and modeling what it means to be an active participant in the community we all have a stake in.  

Winners must be under the age of 36 and work full-time for a local nonprofit.  The 2019 Skidmore Prize winners will be announced in the 2019 Give!Guide Magazine (published on November 1) and will receive an award of $4,000 each and a plaque at the Give!Guide Campaign Celebration at Revolution Hall in early February of 2020.

The 2019 Skidmore Prize nomination process is open April 1 through April 30. Winners will be notified by June 28, and will be announced at the G!G Kickoff Party on November 1.

Skidmore Prize winners are chosen from a pool of individuals who are nominated by their peers and coworkers. A selection committee then chooses eight or nine finalists to interview, and selects four of the finalists as winners.

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