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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.

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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
Powell's Books Shopping Expedition
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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November
07
Powder Play Day
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: New snow gear from Patagonia [$600 value], a two-night stay at Five Pine Lodge and four single-day lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor!
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November
14
Sony RX100 VA Mirrorless Camera from Pro Photo Supply
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A Sony RX100 VA mirrorless camera from Pro Photo Supply! If You’re 35 or Under: You have twice the chance of winning, as Pro Photo Supply will be giving out a second Sony RX100 VA camera to one donor under the age of 36!
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November
21
Portland Trail Blazers Fan Package
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: Two tickets with parking to the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota (12/21/2019) game, two tickets with parking to the Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukie (01/11/2020), and a basketball signed by the entire team!
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December
03
Brasada Ranch Getaway
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: Two nights at Brasada Ranch in a Luxury suite, plus a round of golf on Oregon’s most breathtaking course!  If You’re 35 or Under: You have twice the chance of winning, as Brasada Ranch will be giving out a second vacation package to one donor under the age of 36!
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December
05
PDX Foodie Package
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: Two weekend passes to Feast Portland 2020, a $500 gift card from New Seasons Market, a $150 gift card to Tasty n Daughters and one year’s supply of goodies from:
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December
12
Music Lover's Platinum Access Pass
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A Tender Loving Empire vinyl package and weekend passes to Treefort Music Fest, Sisters Folk Festival, McMenamins Sabertooth Fest, Oregon Jamboree, Harefest and two tickets to the select show of your choice at the Portland Jazz Festival.   (The vinyl package includes four new TLE releases on vinyl with digital downloads, a $100 shopping spree, a comfy crewneck, a campfire mug for your adventures, and a set of three art prints.)
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December
19
Trek FX 1 Commuter Bike from Bike Gallery
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A Trek FX 1 Commuter Bike from Bike Gallery
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December
26
#Exploregon Vacation Package
Give: $10 or more You Could Win: A vacation package from the Oregon Cultural Trust and Visit Bend that will take you to central Oregon, just in time to experience our state’s gorgeous winter wonderland !  The package includes:
  • Two nights in a Boutique King Guestroom at the Oxford Hotel In Downtown Bend
  • Two gift certificates ($90 value each) for a tour with Wanderlust Tours
  • A gift certificate for one 60-minute massage at Studio Shen
  • A $100 gift certificate to Jackalope Grill

"Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground."

— Rosa Parks
Skidmore Prize Winners

Willamette Week awards the Skidmore Prize to four young Portlanders who work every day to make Portland a better place and to preserve the community-oriented nature of the city we all know and love. If you’ve ever wondered who’s really making a difference in our community, look no further.

Winners of the Skidmore Prize must be under the age of 36 and work full-time for a local nonprofit. Winners will receive their awards, including prizes of $4,000, at the Give!Guide Campaign Celebration at Revolution Hall.

2019 Prize Winners

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Malin Jiménez
Community Organizer, Verde

In July, Malin Jiménez helped coordinate the delivery of over 500 postcards written by members of Northeast Portland’s multicultural Cully neighborhood to City Hall. Visually arresting photos and illustrations depicting the community’s vision for the future -- thriving neighbors and neighborhoods; safe, stable housing; intact, well-fed families--adorned the front of each. On the other side, greetings, some written in Spanish and others in English, but the overarching message to the Portland City Council was clear: In one voice they said, help us realize our dream and write the next chapter of our narrative. Support the development of Las Adelitas!

The Las Adelitas campaign, a movement in pushing for the construction of 141 affordable apartments on the land where a strip club once stood, is one of many community-led campaigns in Jiménez’s portfolio at Verde, a nonprofit that serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Additionally, she works regularly with the Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT) to set agendas and to identify and take action on housing issues facing low-income communities of color in Cully. This typically results in the creation of half dozen annual community campaigns like the one for Las Adelitas, or the recent Verde and CHAT-led door to door and postcards campaign advocating for the preservation of all of Portland’s mobile home parks. Building leadership skills for participants in Verde’s Cully Walking Group and Lideres Verdes, a Latinx leadership development program are also an important parts of Jiménez’s work. “It is important to me that people feel ownership over these programs, and I’m just here to help make it happen,” she says

An immigrant to Portland with roots in indigenous Guatemala, Jiménez’s choice to lead community organizing efforts in the nonprofit field and within the Latinx community is a personal one, directly influenced by her own story, which, for a time, included her status as a laborer picking berries in rural Oregon. She began volunteering in the nonprofit field in 2006 and, in 2013, she participated in a professional development program with the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) where she was placed as an intern with Verde. Supporting Verde’s work, particularly on the development of Cully Park, she realized a passion for community engagement projects geared toward the community’s desire for a vibrant, livable community – particularly where affordable housing for renters like herself is concerned. In addition to Verde, she continues her work with IRCO providing Spanish and Mayan language interpretation services. 

“While I don’t live in Cully, I see the same environmental challenges in my neighborhood as here in Cully...There are no sidewalks, and it’s unsafe to walk.” she explains. “For us as indigenous Mayans, environmental justice means the land is our body, and the water is our mother…working at Verde I connect to my Mayan identity in the environmental justice work that we do.”  

Bottom Line for Portland: Jiménez has built relationships with over 100 program participants in six of Verde’s community programs, including the Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT), Lideres Verdes, Youth Programs, The Cully Walking Group, Living Cully Walks. Her work supports the empowerment of Cully residents and the continued growth toward the shared vision of development in Oregon’s most diverse neighborhood and beyond.

 

Words by Tiara Darnell

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Nawwal Moustafa
Middle School Program Director, Open School East

High ceilings, natural light, a massive tapestry detailing a lush mountainscape and a wall filled with cards and drawings adorn the walls of Open School East’s unofficial “kick it” space.” While Nawwal Moustafa insists her office is not a place for students to chill and have a kiki, from small talk to tough love, kindness to comic-relief, Open School East youth know where to go when they need to be heard.

“I’m open with them. I’m soft and I’m vulnerable with them. And that’s how we connect,” she explains. “I’ll be warm, but I have high expectations. If [they] need a hug [they’ll] get a hug, but I’ll still tell [them when they] messed up,” explains Moustafa, a self-described “warm demander” type.

Situated in the diverse, multicultural and quickly growing Rockwood neighborhood in East Portland, Open School East provides a culturally-specific and responsive educational experience for youth grades 7-12. The school experience and curriculum stand in sharp contrast to that of other area middle and high schools. Whereas those institutions have historically catered to predominantly white middle and affluent class families and function around a traditional one size fits all approach to education, Open School exists for youth and families in need of a culturally-responsive alternative. “What I appreciate about Open School,” Says Moustafa, “ Is that we are willing to call out and identify systems of oppression that do not allow our students to succeed. We’re willing to name that more than some other places that I’ve been and seen. That’s one of the things that drew me in. They’re naming it. They’re saying it. They’re saying they’re committed to changing that. I want to be in a place like that.,” says Moustafa. 

A young Arab femme, Moustafa says her identity is a source of strength, particularly when it comes to building relationships with students who are beginning to figure out and establish who they are. As a director, she has a pulse on just about everything. She supervises and supports 8 staff members and the learning curriculum, conducting programmatic activities such as testing, field trips, family and community partnerships, student conduct and discipline. She engages with community agencies involved with students and their families like AmeriCorps, the Department of Human Services and Drug Rehabilitation Program. And she is no stranger to working with students through personal challenges, such as last year when three of her students experienced the death of a close relative, or behavioral issues that stem from the trauma of racism. “At a small school, we get to take our time and space to help students build skills and understand the impact of the choices they make these relationships are close-knit and labor intensive, but we get the opportunity to do things differently.”

Bottom Line for Portland: From their academic to emotional well-being and progress, as the Middle School Director at Open School East, Moustafa oversees and supports her “children,” nearly 70 middle schoolers in a school of 160 students situated in one of the area’s most culturally-vibrant yet underserved communities.

 

Words by Tiara Darnell

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Brody Abbott
Built Environment Program Manager, Ecotrust

Brody Abbott is old enough to remember the vibrant black community that defined the Northeast Portland he knew as a young kid. He witnessed its undoing in the face of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, over policing, and of course, gentrification. Last year, when he moved back to the neighborhood where he grew up, a homeowner for the first time, he recalls the bittersweet irony of one of his new, white neighbors stopping by to “welcome” him to the neighborhood. Recalling the moment, he remembers thinking to himself, “No, no, you’ve got it backwards – welcome to MY neighborhood.”

The communities disproportionately impacted by the effects that drive gentrification also tend to be frontline communities, environmental wonk-speak for the groups most vulnerable to environmental pollution and the daily realities of climate change. As the Ecotrust lead on the Green Workforce Collaborative, Abbott works with a handful of local organizations to provide green jobs training and opportunities for two of these groups in Portland: black and indigenous young adults. 

The Collaborative recently developed and launched the Green Workforce Academy, a five-week training program that provides culturally-responsive workforce skill building, pre-apprenticeships, and complementary education and support services. The GWA utilizes a curriculum that includes 120 hours of training in foundational knowledge of the green economy, green job readiness workshops, financial literacy and lessons on hard and soft skills that are necessary for successful networking, leadership in the workplace and mentorship moving forward. As far as employment opportunities for graduates, the GWA prioritizes industries that have the potential to provide full-time living-wage careers so that 80% or more of academy graduates are able to step confidently into a stable job that will allow them to move grow into their environmental career. This pathway not only helps the individual, it also hits back at the chronic rate of unemployment as well as inequitable access to living-wage employment in high-growth industries within environmental fields locally. 

Drawing connections between the systems that historically have harmed black and other communities of color and their impact on his own life circumstances inform Abbott’s work at Ecotrust. “What really motivated me was my lived experience growing up and not having a lot of cards to deal that were positive, but playing chess to navigate the system that wasn’t meant for [black people],” as he puts it. It’s a natural fit, since Abbot finds alignment in Ecotrust’s approach to finding systemic solutions for systemic problems. “I appreciate that they recognize that ‘environmental issues’ doesn’t just mean protecting forests and land...It’s just so important to have the place where you grow up, live, and work be a place that supports your development as a person: your ability to not just get by, but to succeed and thrive.”

Bottom line for Portland: Last year’s pilot run of the Green Workforce Academy graduated 13 participants with new skills in urban “green” jobs, like urban forestry and stormwater management. The GWC is beginning to work directly with their employers to provide assistance with equity action planning, anti-racism training and strategies for effective, targeted outreach to communities of color. Funding has been secured to train three cohorts of 25 students annually.

Words by Tiara Darnell

 

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Kieran Chase
Transgender Justice Program Manager, Basic Rights Oregon

It’s Wednesday afternoon and Kieran Chase is full of nervous excitment for the upcoming Catalyst Transgender Leadership weekend retreat. So far, thirty-seven transgender Oregonians have completed the program since its inception. And, given the small number of transgender people in Oregon, this is a big deal. This time around they’ll be bringing a baker’s dozen of emerging leaders together near Mt. Hood for the second of four retreats over the course of the year-long program. Each individual will spend time planning direct action projects that are personally meaningful and also advance justice, rights and equity in the day-to-day lives of transgender Oregonians, as well as greater understanding of the diversity of their experiences as a vulnerable population. 

Lessons learned from grassroots organizing in the areas of environmentalism, food insecurity, and youth development inform the work Chase does today. Their work with Basic Rights Oregon uses an intersectional approach to build a strong, vibrant and powerful progressive movement for LGBTQ+ equality in Oregon. Sometimes in partnership or in tandem with like-minded coalitions, fundamentally, their agenda is about advancing equity for trans people, particularly where those issues intersect with racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice and more. 

Given, their very first organizing job was five months long, required sixty to seventy hours of work weekly and paid just $300 a month, advocacy around financial accessibility and fair pay in nonprofit careers is another area Chase is extremely passionate about. “The folks who should be doing [nonprofit] work are the people who’ve been most directly impacted by injustice...The folks who have been directly impacted by the systems we’re fighting against are the people who are going to come with solutions in mind...and will talk about what needs to be happening. They’re the ones nonprofits need to be seeking out...and nonprofits need to pay living wages to get the talent to make the changes they want to see.

Like clockwork, Chase receives five to seven calls or messages each day from LGBTQ+ folks in need of assistance. Each faces challenges unique to their circumstances, like crisis related to health, housing, employer and familial relationships among others. Connecting those in need to direct-action resources, particularly those in rural areas with few resources is especially meaningful, they say. 

A first-generation college student from rural western Nebraska, as a young person with an ambiguous gender presentation, they were subjected to discrimination and abuse common among LGBTQ+ youth living in small convervative towns. So they understand feeling isolated in a community with little to no resources, and seemingly no other trans people to relate to. Yet over the years, Chase has come to realize they weren’t alone. It turns out, there were and are others they weren’t aware of. And as their stories -- some triumphant, some tragic as a result of bullying and suicide--began to come out, the courage of these trans teens and adolescents have both inspired and galvanized Chase in their push to build a world where all LGBTQ+ people can see a future for themselves. “[They] stepped out of the closet and into their power [and demanded] recognition and respect from their peers and institutions. That’s huge.”

Bottom Line for Portland: Chase is the lead on Catalyst a free, year-long leadership development program for a selected cohort of 15-20 transgender people living throughout Oregon. They’ve led more than 50 equity trainings, reaching  3,000 people across private and nonprofit agencies, municipal government and other organizations and communities throughout Oregon.

By Tiara Darnell

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Drag Queen Bingo

December 03, 2019: Tuesday 6:00PM @ Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery

It’s bingo night, and Poison Waters is bringing it to you in style! Join Animal Aid and Project Pooch at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery for an evening of entertainment as we celebrate the spirit of the Give!Guide and what it means to #DoGood in Portland and beyond. This is an all-ages event emceed by More Good Day Oregon’s Molly Riehl. Admission is free, with individual pricing for bingo and additional activities. Event price: Free admission, with individual pricing for bingo…

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Proud Ground Celebrates 20 Years

December 05, 2019: Thursday 6:00PM @ The Evergreen

Join Proud Ground in Celebrating 20 years as your Community Land Trust! 6:00 - 7:00 pm Meet with our community over a hosted bar, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. 7:00 - 8:00 pm Our program will highlight past leadership and opportunities to donate, including a live auction.

Event price: $75 – $100
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JOIN Talent Show

December 05, 2019: Thursday 6:00PM @ Alberta Street Pub

It's that time of year again to gather together for silliness and cheer. It's also a time to remember that many of our fellow humans don't have a safe or warm place to sleep at night. The good news is that JOIN is in the Willamette Week Give!Guide again this year and we want you to come watch your talented friends as we raise some funds to help everyone find their way home. The event is free but we encourage…

Event price: $10
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Do Good Get Down for Climate Justice

December 05, 2019: Thursday 8:00PM @ High Water Mark

Support environmental non-profits through the Willamette Week Give!Guide and enjoy a night of music and dancing with Noche Libre To get into this fly party, simply donate $10 or more to 350 PDX, Bark or Crag Law Center through the Give!Guide, and show your receipt at the door. Donations will also be accepted at the door. Learn about the work these non-profits are doing to fight for climate justice, and enter a raffle to win great prizes!

Event price: $10
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Sisters 40th Anniversary Community Reunion

December 07, 2019: Saturday 5:00PM @ 133 NW 6th Ave

Celebrate all day in our cafe with free meals and goodies, and conclude with an evening reunion party meant for old and new Sisters supporters and community members to come together to share stories, cut cake and build greater camaraderie.

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CARE-aoke: Sing Out, Lift Up, Do Good

December 09, 2019: Monday 7:00PM @ High Water Mark

Call to Safety and Rahab's Sisters invite you to show up IRL and sing your heart out at our karaoke night! Admission is free and donations to our Give!Guide campaigns are encouraged. Your gifts help us provide radical care and support for folks marginalized by oppression and violence, plus give you priority placement in the night's lineup.

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Do Good Showcase

December 10, 2019: Tuesday 6:30PM @ New Expressive Works

Performances by partner nonprofits to feature our work, our talent, build community, and create a celebratory and inclusive environment in which to learn about (and donate to) fantastic nonprofits! Dance, music, visual arts, and more!

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"When we've had our say with the government — and maybe the adults have gotten used to saying 'it is what it is,' but if us students have learned anything, it's that if you don't study, you will fail. And in this case if you actively do nothing, people continually end up dead, so it's time to start doing something."

— Emma Gonzalez
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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.

You can read a digital version of the magazine by clicking here.

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 3.6% 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 $1,127,802 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. 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.

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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