Albina Vision Trust
Albina Vision Trust (AVT) is stewarding the thoughtful reinvention of lower Albina, the cultural heart of Portland and the once-thriving center of Portland’s Black community, from which thousands of residents were forcibly displaced. AVT seeks to honor the neighborhood’s history by restoring its identity and transforming what exists today into a vibrant socially and economically inclusive neighborhood.
Bottom Line for Portland
Albina Vision Trust has engaged the local community and the best urban planning minds in the country to envision a new Albina neighborhood. By honoring the Black community’s history, leadership, aspirations, and cultural values - including the importance of commonwealth - Albina Vision Trust is advancing a new framework for equitable urban planning and development. Housing, open spaces, culture, and family friendly places will revitalize the area and create a rich and connected community experience.
“Albina Vision Trust is all about generating common wealth and community power. We aim to create places of conscience in the city center, where each of us feels safe and has the resources and support to thrive. After all, there are no more elemental forms of common wealth than belonging and opportunity.” - Rukaiyah Adams, Board Chair of Albina Vision Trust
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
AVT's business and charitable purpose is to counteract anti-Black racism in the urban form and to build a diverse, multigenerational, affordable community. Our leadership, programming, advocacy and vision are all geared toward achieving racial equity.
Donate $10 or more and receive an Albina Vision Trust sticker.
Donate $25 or more and receive a discount code from Atlas Pizza.
Donate $25 or more and get a “Free Taco” card from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
Every donation of $50 or more made in November qualifies for a match of up to $2,000 from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
Donate $100 or more will receive a code for a 50% discount on one pair of shoes from Keen Footwear.
The first 15 donors of $250 or more will receive a signed and numbered poster by artist Lyndon Barrois, Jr. which honors the history of the Albina community.
The Board of Albina Vision Trust offers to match all donations of $50 and above, up to $16,000.