Impact NW

BIPOC-Led Organization


Our mission is to prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity. 

Bottom Line for Portland

Impact NW is committed to the near-and long-term solutions in addressing the homelessness and housing crisis in the Portland area. There are 125,000 people facing housing insecurity in our area, and Impact NW steps in before it's too late.

One health crisis; emergency room visit, or a lost job can land a family in a shelter or in a tent. The trauma is devastating. Everyone in our community suffers. Impact NW supports people before it’s too late in two main ways: We stabilize by offering services such as rent, utility and other supports. And we strengthen by offering job training, parenting support, and opportunities for children.


“Sometimes it's not helping people BECOME capable, it's helping them SEE that they ARE capable. Amanda, I think slowly over time is seeing she is an incredible parent.”
— Juju, Family Support Specialist

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Last year, Impact NW supported more people at the edge of homelessness and hardship than ever before, with a focus on Indigenous, Black, Brown, Immigrant and Asian communities. Impact NW believes it is not enough to simply be “not racist.” Instead, as an organization, we commit to doing everything we can to eliminate racism.


We are dedicated to ensuring equitable outcomes for all Impact NW program participants. For that reason, all Impact NW staff sign an anti-racism statement and commit to engaging in anti-racism work. Impact NW provides staff with training and resources to engage with diverse communities intentionally and authentically. 


Head to and follow us on social media for ongoing incentives from our network of community partners!


Providence Health & Services - who has generously committed to matching donations up to $10,000. 


Brown Girl Rise - an organization dedicated to cultivating solidarity between girls and non-binary femmes of the Global Majority. Brown Girl Rise is an intergenerational BIPOC sisterhood focused on reclaiming connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to cultivate a just future where we rise together. 

$44,715 raised of $40,000 goal
265 donations
112% of Goal

(503) 721-1740

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Year Founded: 1966

Tax ID: #93-0557964

Impact NW is in the Home category which is sponsored by Neil Kelly.

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

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