Friends of the Children-Portland


Time and relationships are the most valuable resources we have, and that is what Friends of the Children-Portland promises to the youth we walk alongside. We’ve taken mentoring out of the volunteer realm and offer 1:1 guidance from full-time, salaried, professional mentors who we call Friends. 

Our mission: Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.

Bottom Line for Portland

Our Long Term Outcomes

92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.

83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.

93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.

98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.


Please watch the video we've included on this page to hear from program alumni, Portland natives, and Simone Biles about the impact of FriendsPDX.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

80% of the youth we serve identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color. We acknowledge the historical and present injustices impacting marginalized communities, to which many of the youth we serve belong to.


MATCHING GIFT! An anonymous donor has generously shared that they will match gifts given, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 starting on Giving Tuesday.


Donors who give $25+ will be receive a coupon for BOGO 12 oz. bag of coffee from Water Avenue Coffee. This will be distributed in the acknowledgment letters we mail out after receiving your gift unless you choose to opt-out of receiving incentives and/or acknowledgment.


Thank you to The Berlinberg Properties Team at Keller Williams Realty for their $2,500 challenge match. We achieved this goal on Giving Tuesday!


We are so grateful to our friends at Water Avenue Coffee for their generous support as an incentive partner.

We are also pleased to continue our long-term partnership with fellow Portland nonprofit, Adventures Without Limits, who provide the youth we walk alongside with ample opportunities to explore the outdoors.

$21,545 raised of $80,000 goal
58 donations
27% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1993

Tax ID: 931098105


Friends of the Children-Portland is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.

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

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