Ethos Music Center

OCT Qualified
BIPOC-Led Organization

Mission

Ethos is dedicated to making music education accessible to all youth in Portland and across Oregon. Our culturally responsive programs are designed to create equitable access to inclusive programming for youth of all backgrounds and identities.

Bottom Line for Portland

This fundraiser will provide music lessons & in-school music education for students who might not have access otherwise. Music education provides proven academic, social and emotional benefits. By investing in arts education today, we are building our community’s future.
 

Quote

"As someone who didn't follow a traditional school path, the peer relationships, resources, and teachers especially helped me. I recorded an album, took lessons in conjunction with rock band classes and had people I could talk to about songwriting…there would always be people there who would help me." - Jada Braden (former student)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ethos Music Center was formed in response to budget cuts that virtually eliminated music education from public schools. Over the last 25 years, Ethos has continued to evolve, serving students in historically excluded communities in Portland and throughout the state, through culturally responsive music programming. With the guidance of the communities we serve, including advocacy from BIPOC and woman-led organizations, Ethos continues to work toward creating a space where students’ lived experiences are reflected in their learning environment, helping them feel included, safe and valued.


 

Incentives

MUSIC  

Nov. 7th - Trade Up Music - One $25 Gift Certificate -All donations are eligible to win. 

Nov. 16th - Trade Up Music & Ethos - A beautiful Makala ukulele and a starter lesson from Ethos. All donations of $30 or more are eligible.

Dec. 6th - Trade Up Music - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible. 

Dec. 14th - Trade Up Music & Ethos - A beautiful Makala ukulele and a starter lesson from Ethos - All donations of $30 or more are eligible.

Dec. 19th - Trade Up Music - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Nov. 21st - Trade Up Music - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.


FOOD & DRINK

Nov 1st - East Glisan Pizza Lounge - One $50 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Every Saturday in Nov. - Fried Egg I'm In Love - One $10 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Nov. 4th, 10th, 18th & 28th - Goose Hollow Inn - One $10 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Nov. 11 - Thunderbird Bar - One $25 Gift Certificate - All donations are eligible.

Nov. 14th - Dolly Olive (Sesame Collective) - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Dec. 2nd, 8th, 12th, 16th, 23rd & 29th - Goose Hollow Inn - One $10 gift certificate - All  donations are eligible.

Dec.3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 27th - Fried Egg I'm In Love - One $10 gift certificate - All  donations are eligible to win.

Dec. 9th - Mediterranean Exploration Co.(Sesame Collective) - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Dec. 13th - The Old Gold - One $75 gift certificate - All donations of $20 or more are eligible.

Dec. 20th - Shalom Y’all (Sesame Collective) - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Dec. 22th - Yalla (Sesame Collective) - One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

Dec. 26th  - Li’l Shalom (Sesame Collective) -  One $25 gift certificate - All donations are eligible.

 

THEATER

Dec.5th - triangle productions! -Two tickets for any one play performed this winter (a $70 value) - All donations of $20 or more are eligible.

 

FAMILY

Nov. 25th - Kids at Heart Toys- A $50 gift certificate - All donations of $20 or more are eligible.

Nov  8 - Artistic Bliss Portraits - One family photo session ($625 value) - All donations of $50 or more will be eligible.

Nov  15 - Artistic Bliss Portraits - One family photo session with newborn ($625 value) - All donations of $50 or more will be eligible..


SELF-CARE

Nov. 2nd - Silver Mountain Health - Two $25 gift certificates (one each) - All donations over $10 will be eligible.

Nov 30th - Silver Mountain Health - One $50 gift certificate - All donations received to date of $50 or more are eligible.

Dec 31st - Silver Mountain Health - One $100 gift certificate - All donations received to date of $100 or more are eligible.


 

Business Partner(s)

Ethos is excited to partner with these locally owned and operated businesses who not only provide quality products and services, but who also give back to the community.

 

East Glisan Pizza Lounge is known for its inventive pizza (including Detroit style), creative cocktails, cool vibe and friendly service.

 

Thunderbird Bar, in FoPo, is a hip, vegan friendly joint that loves your dog, and serves innovative cocktails and a wide variety of beers on tap.

 

The Old Gold is a beloved fixture in Portland's Overlook neighborhood, specializing in whiskeys and elevated pub grub.

 

Kids at Heart Toys is a much loved, independent, specialty toy store located in the Hawthorne district.

 

triangle productions! has been bringing  provocative and entertaining theater to Portland for 33 years and is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ identified theaters in America.

 

(Sesame Collective) is a local restaurant group bringing the flavors of Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Italy to Portland.

 

Goose Hollow Inn is a venerable SW Portland tavern opened by former mayor Bud Clark, with an incredible tap list and the best Reuben in town.

 

Fried Egg I'm In Love makes Portland's best breakfast sandwiches, each with a punny, music themed name - each one made with love.

 

Trade Up Music has been the place to buy musical instruments and get repairs for over 20 years, in both SE and NE Portland.

 

Artistic Bliss Portraits is NW Oregon's expert in portrait photography of newborns, children and families.

 

Silver Mountain Health is a woman owned business that has provided gentle and extremely effective Energy Medicine and Chinese Medicine for over six years in the Portland area. 


 

$24,267 raised of $85,000 goal
285 donations
29% of Goal

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Year Founded: 1998

Tax ID: 911954235


Ethos Music Center is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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