Black United Fund of Oregon

BIPOC-Led Organization


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 only 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 and provided philanthropic support to underserved communities. A successful campaign means more college scholarships for youth of color, support for small, BIPOC-led nonprofits, and an equitable and resilient future for Portland.


“The Black United Fund of [makes] me happy that there [is] a place like this for people like me to get extra help and extra support when going out into a world that sometimes doesn’t accept me for who I am...I am forever grateful that Black United Fund of Oregon came into my life.”

-Youth participant, postsecondary mentorship and scholarship program

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.


One donor (of any amount) will be selected to win a personalized video message and inspirational song from Saeeda "Mama Sae" Wright, one of Portland's best-loved singer/songwriters.

One donor ($25 or more) will be selected to win five (5) pints of ice cream from Ghetto Nostalgia Ice Cream + the opportunity to design a custom flavor.

One donor ($50 or more) will be selected to win a $150 gift card from Tattoo 34 PDX, Portland’s only Indigenous- and Black-owned tattoo shop.

One donor ($100 or more) will be selected to win the TREAT YOURSELF! Grand Prize, including two 90-minute massages from Akasha Massage and dinner at Amalfi's Italian Restaurant

Between Nov 1st and 26th, share, like, or comment on a BUF post (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) and you could win a set of products from the Portland-based company Just V Natural. We will draw one winner on #SmallBusinessSaturday (November 27th).

Business Partner(s)

Our theme this year is SELF CARE - care for yourself and care for your community! These Black-owned Portland businesses embody our mission to equip, empower, encourage, and engage: 

$62,800 raised of $65,000 goal
306 donations
97% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1983

Tax ID: 930843267

Black United Fund of Oregon is in the Community category which is sponsored by Rejuvenation

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