Thank you donors! Check out a final report about the 2013 Willamette Week Give!Guide here.
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Donated: $2,452,333 Goal: $2,100,000
See Giving Stats

We hand-selected 129 great Portland nonprofits that needed your help last holiday season. Every year, we make it easy for you to make a donation — and a connection — to groups in your community. What you gave helped make Portland a better place all year long.

Thank you to the donors and businesses for their generosity!

Nonprofits
Incentives

Donate at any one of these levels and you’ll receive free and discounted products from your favorite local brands.

  • free: ¿Por Qué No? taco
  • free: Salt & Straw 4 oz. scoop
  • free: Stumptown cup of french press
  • free: Croissant at Ken's Artisan Bakery
  • free: ¿Por Qué No? taco
  • free: Salt & Straw 4 oz. scoop
  • save: 15% discount at Communion
  • save: 20% discount at Pedal Bike Tours
  • save: $30 for any ticket at Portland Center Stage
  • free: Two Tarts cookie
  • save: $5 off any purchase at Music Millennium
  • free: Croissant at Ken's Artisan Bakery
  • free: Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee drink
  • free: Stumptown Coffee
  • free: 22 oz. bottle of Widmer's Alchemy Ale
  • free: Kind bar
  • free: Tender Loving Empire music sampler
  • free: Washman carwash
  • free: Steven Smith Teamaker 3-pak of tea
  • free: Chinook Book download code
  • free: Stumptown Coffee
  • free: Kind bar
  • free: Tender Loving Empire music sampler
  • free: Washman carwash
  • free: Steven Smith Teamaker 5-pak of tea
  • free: Bob's Red Mill products
  • free: Chinook Book download code
  • free: 22 oz. bottle of Widmer's Brrrbon '13
  • free: Stumptown Coffee
  • free: Kind bar
  • free: Washman carwash
  • free: Steven Smith Teamaker ready to drink tea
  • free: Bob's Red Mill products
  • free: A to Z Winemakers Oregon pinot noir
  • free: Tender Loving Empire Friends & Friends of Friends Vol. 6
  • free: Egg Press greeting cards
  • free: Scout Book
  • save: Pedal Bike Tours gift certificate
  • free: Chinook Book download code

Stumptown Challenge

Nonprofits with the most individual donors 35 and under in each category will be awarded $500. Get an up-to-the-minute count of each organization’s donors 35 and under in the "See Giving Stats" at the introduction of this website.

This prize is generously sponsored by Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

Big Give Days

If you donate a minimum of $10 to any organization on one of these days, you have a chance to win one of these great incentives:

Nov. 14: A party for you and 40 of your closest friends at McMenamins Back Stage Bar.

Nov. 21: A Salt & Straw ice-cream party.

Dec. 3: A Trek Allant 7 from Bike Gallery.

Dec. 12: A case of spirits from Rogue Distillery. This prize is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.

Skidmore Prize Winners
Skidmore Prize Badge Every year, Willamette Week honors four Portlanders 35 and under who do fabulous work for local nonprofits by awarding them the Skidmore Prize. Winners must work at a local nonprofit, be 35 and under, and make $35,000 a year or less. This year’s winners received their awards, including prizes of $4,000 each, at a gala cermony Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, at Leftbank Annex. adidas and The Standard sponsored the event.
Gladys Ruiz
Gladys Ruiz

“She is gifted at helping youth believe they can achieve more than they may actually believe they can, and once a child understands that, there is nothing that can deter their drive to succeed.”—Brigitte Griswold, the Nature Conservancy

Gladys Ruiz, 33, grew up in Ne… read more

This prize is generously sponsored by Grady Britton.

Kit Crosland
Kit Crosland

“Kit encourages others by supporting them in their endeavours and inspires and motivates others through his creative ideas.” —Sheryl Rindel, TransActive

TransActive, located in Southeast Portland, seeks to improve the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming youth and th… read more

This prize is generously sponsored by Morel Ink.

Monika Weitzel
Monika Weitzel

“Monika doesn’t just have a place in her heart for this work; she has a personal, daily commitment to making the world a better place and strives to create space where each person is honored for their unique gifts.”—Rebecca Nickels, Portland Women’s Crisis Line

Fifteen Oreg… read more

This prize is generously sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.

Kristin
Kristin "Minka" Wallace

“Her commitment to the nonprofit world is highly personal: She firmly believes that our community needs citizens who are dedicated to the common good. She takes the responsibility seriously.” —Faith Danforth, Mercy Corps

At a young age, Kristin “Minka” Wallace lost her fath… read more

This prize is generously sponsored by Intel.

Sponsors

Roll of Honor

Thank you to our Roll of Honors companies, without whom the Guide simply could not exist.

A to Z Wineworks
adidas
Bank of America
Bob's Red Mill
Comcast
Davis Wright Tremaine
Grady Britton
IKEA
Intel
Leftbank Annex
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
Oregon Public House
Portland Center for the Media Arts
Quad Graphics
Rose City Mortgage
Steven Smith Teamaker
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
The Standard
Umpqua Bank
Whole Foods
Widmer

Business Partner

Thank you to our Business Partners who generously support our community.

  • Bike Gallery
  • Bob's Red Mill
  • Chinook Book
  • Communion
  • Egg Press Collection
  • Fashionbuddha
  • Ken's Artisan Bakery
  • Kiehl's
  • Kind Healthy Snacks
  • McMenamins
  • Music Millennium
  • Pedal Bike Tours
  • ¿Por Qué No?
  • Portland Center Stage
  • Salt & Straw
  • Scout Books
  • Sizzle Pie
  • Tender Loving Empire
  • Thompson, Kessler, Wiest & Borquist, PC
  • Two Tarts
  • Washman
FAQ

It's a publication, accompanied by a website, whose primary goal is to facilitate year-end giving to a cross-section of Portland-area non-profit organizations. WW's Give!Guide is inserted in all 80,000 copies of Willamette Week, and functions much like a catalog. Donors can select one, two or multiple organizations and make a donation online in a single, easy transaction.

They're threefold:

  • to encourage people age 18-35 to get involved in philanthropy; and
  • to attract new donors and/or volunteers to these causes; and
  • to provide publicity and exposure for a variety of local non-profits.

One of the goals of the Give!Guide is to encourage people age 18-35 to get involved in philanthropy. If young people begin supporting non-profit organizations at a young age, even at smaller levels, they are likely to continue to give as they get older, and the amount of their support is likely to grow with their incomes.

There are a number of special benefits – both to you as a donor and for the organizations you donate to.

For example: Anyone who gives $10-599 will receive a postcard loaded with coupons good for discounts and freebies all over town.

But wait, there’s more!

Donors of $600 to $1099 will receive home delivery of a bottle Widmer Beer, Stumptown Coffee, Tender Loving Empire Roster Sample and more.

Donors of $1,100 to $2,599 will receive a bottle of Rex Hill wine, Chinook Book app, Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, Stumptown Coffee, Tender Loving Empire Roster Sampler and more.

And donors of $2,600 will get a home delivery from one of Willamette Week’s owners (Editor Mark Zusman or Publisher Richard Meeker) Bottle of sparkling wine, Bottle of Rex Hill wine, Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, Tender Loving Empire Roster Sampler, Pedal Bike Tours Gift Certificate, Chinook book app and more.

The minimum donation is $10.

As soon as possible! The deadline for all donations is midnight, December 31st. Donating early will get you your thank you gifts sooner.

Yes. All participating organizations have 501(c) 3 status. Donors will receive an automatic, email receipt for each Give!Guide contribution. The organization(s) you donate to will send you an official tax deductible receipt in January.

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

Yes, if your company has a corporate matching program. Please check with your company and follow their procedures. If your company makes the donation through the Give!Guide website, the match will count toward the organization totals for the prizes for greatest total donations and most donations from people 35 and under.

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 amount. The Trust has an ad in the guide and a place on the website. You'll be notified by email that you've donated to an OCT affiliate.

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

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

Organizations are selected by Willamette Week. All must have 501(c)3 status or status-pending, and must have a focus on the Portland area. We try to include a range of organizations in the categories of Animals, Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Social Action, Health & Wellness, and Youth. We also strive to include both large and small organizations, and to include organizations new to the Give!Guide each year.

If you are interested in getting an organization into the Give!Guide, please send an email to [email protected] Space is limited, so this is not a guarantee of participation. The application process takes place in June and the nonprofits are selected in July.

The Skidmore Prize program is a community-involvement initiative. The Skidmore Prize is intended to recognize and encourage long-term commitment to the non-profit sector and to inspire others to get involved. Winners are selected via an application and interview process from the following categories: Animals, the Arts, Community, Education, the Environment, Social Action, Health & Wellness, and Youth. Skidmore Prize winners receive a one-time cash grant in recognition of their achievements.

Skidmore Prize nominations are accepted in the summer prior to the Give!Guide release. A call for nominations usually appears in June along with the Give!Guide application.