ELSO, Inc.

BIPOC-Led Organization


Our mission is to teach and frame STEAM and nature-based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.

Bottom Line for Portland

ELSO Inc. cultivates generations of Black and Brown innovators and problem seekers for community and global impact. Your gift to ELSO Inc. is critical to the success of our youth empowerment programs: Wayfinders Day Camp, Tappin' Roots Black Nature Educators Internship, and Studio Justice (Design Program)


"We want our children to participate because we want to support their exploration of their world and their identities, and ELSO provides an opportunity to do both at once!" - Parent of returning Wayfinders camper.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a Black-led/founded organization, our JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) mindset is a part of everything we do, including our work with youth, communities, organizations, and partners.


Our organization is committed to racial equity, offering Black and Brown communities authentic opportunities to elevate their needs, identify assets and barriers, and take on leadership roles at all levels.


The first 25 donors to give over $75 will receive dope Adidas swag! 


ELSO is thrilled to partner with Adidas - we love Adidas gear for all the fun outdoor activities we take on! 

$14,200 raised of $25,000 goal
142 donations
57% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2015

Tax ID: 831208258

ELSO, Inc. is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks.

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

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