Black United Fund of Oregon
To assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.
Bottom Line for Portland
BUF is the oldest BIPOC-led foundation in Oregon and one of the last culturally-specific organizations remaining on historically-Black NE Alberta Street. For almost 40 years, our programs have increased postsecondary success for youth, provided philanthropic support to underserved communities, and supported BIPOC business owners and entrepreneurs.
A successful campaign means equitable access to postsecondary support and scholarships, support for small, BIPOC-led nonprofits, and resources for BIPOC businesses and entrepreneurs to grow. Together, we can create a resilient future for Portland.
“BUF’s program made me look outside of what other people thought of me and the expectations that other people held me to. I was able to be authentically myself and be proud of where I came from and what I represent. I am a worthy, young, Black woman!” -Postsecondary Options Program Participant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For almost 40 years, the Black United Fund has been a driver of and a contributor to equity and inclusion work taking place at the state and local levels. As a culturally-specific and (B)IPOC-led organization, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are complex and multifaceted topics. With that knowledge in mind, we consistently evaluate and update our strategies to align with best practices and remain responsive to our community.