Ethos Music Center

OCT Qualified
BIPOC-Led Organization


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

Money from this fundraiser helps us provide music lessons & in-school music education for students who might not have other access. Music education provides unparalleled academic, social and emotional benefits which so many kids really need right now. By investing in arts education today, we are investing in our community’s future.


“I love Ethos because it allows students to see the community in music. It helped me to connect to my creativity in a way that I had never experienced before. It’s one of the reasons why I’m so connected to music today”.

-Cada Gerrans (former student)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ethos works with students, families, schools and community advocates to identify, and collaboratively remove, a variety of barriers to music education. We partner with other local, BIPOC and woman-led organizations to inform and guide our processes while expanding our outreach. Ethos is proud to provide culturally responsive programming and is working to increase representation so that every student feels welcome, included, safe and valued.


On Nov. 10th, Sister’s Coffee Co. will donate 10% of their proceeds from cafe purchases to help Ethos reach our fundraising goal  

On November 18th, SpielWerk Toys is offering $20 gift cards to the first 15 people who donate $100. 

On November 30th, Mississippi Records is giving away $10 gift cards to the first 20 people who donate $30 or more. 

On November 30th, all donations of $20 or more will be entered to win a collector’s bundle of Mississippi Records label records. 

On December 8th, Tanglewood Beverage Company is giving away a 32 oz. bottle of their incredible hand-crafted tea concentrate [Ginger Spiced Chai or Lavender Fog] to the first 24 people who donate $50 or more!  

On December 11th, Presents of Mind is offering a $50 gift card to one lucky donor. All donations are eligible. 

On December 22nd, Ethos Music Center is giving away one free lesson in the instrument of your choice. All donations 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 contribute to the community year-round.


Sister’s Coffee Co. is a family owned business born from a desire to bring quality craft coffee to Central Oregon, with a beautiful satellite location in Portland’s Pearl district.

SpielWerk Toys is dedicated to sourcing hard-to-find quality toys for open-ended creative play.

Mississippi Records is a locally owned and operated gem of a record shop in North Portland.

Tanglewood Beverage Company is a woman- and Asian-owned business that handcrafts small batch tea concentrates from fresh, flavorful, high-quality ingredients.

Presents of Mind gift shop is a long-time local favorite, featuring a wide variety of unique gifts with something for just about anyone.  

Ethos Music Center has been providing sliding scale music education to youth across Portland and Oregon since 1998. 

$47,625 raised of $50,000 goal
355 donations
95% 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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