BIPOC-Led Organization


Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.

Bottom Line for Portland

In partnership, Ecotrust advances regional climate resilience, while centering the needs of and learning from frontline communities. We leverage organizational wealth, privilege, and power tto dismantle systemic oppression and build broadly shared, intergenerational wealth for our region’s communities. We advance changes to lands and waters stewardship that are ecologically and culturally restorative and racially and economically just.


“Working at Ecotrust has helped me realize that radical, practical change is a collective effort. That working together is powerful, whether that be implementing a workplace giving campaign to help employees support climate-smart forestry or building tools that support market connections for climate-smart wood producers. Together, we are leveraging the power of community to do this work.” 

  • - Community and Funding Partnerships manager, Christopher Rachal.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ecotrust is committed to the ongoing work of embedding racial equity throughout our organization and our programmatic strategies. We recognize that dismantling systemic racism, classism, gender inequity, and other interlocking forms of oppression are central to our efforts to advance ecological lands and water stewardship, promote climate resilience, and build broadly shared intergenerational wealth.

In order for our work to be successful, we recognize the need to pursue collaborative efforts that are grounded in our partners’ visions of success, consider the structural barriers to advancing those visions, and recognize the keys to transformative change lie within the communities most affected by intertwined economic, climate, and racial injustices.


OnPoint Community Credit Union - serving Oregon & Washington with savings accounts, credit cards, home & auto loans, and more. In partnership with Ecotrust, OnPoint is catalyzing transformative initiatives here in Portland, OR and beyond. Learn more about their partnership here.

$6,331 raised of $17,891 goal
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Year Founded: 1991

Tax ID: 93-1050144

Ecotrust is in the Community category which is sponsored by Willamette Week.

They're a large-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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