Open Hearts Open Minds

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Open Hearts Open Minds' mission is to serve current and former incarcerated Oregonians by cultivating positive change through mentorship, dialogue and the arts.

Bottom Line for Portland

We believe in the value of support, empathy and love and understand that is at the heart of restoration. Every donation received by OHOM helps empower our incarcerated brothers and sisters with artistic and life skills they need to succeed inside and outside of prison walls. This is how we serve Oregon families and communities, with your generous donations and a welcoming home.


"There are a million things we could thank you for. So I will wrap it all into one. You all have provided us the tools we need to navigate in this new life. You have been like a lighthouse for me. I was in a way lost in a starless, black sea. With your compassion, devotion, sincerity and unconditional love, you rescued us and pulled us from destructive seas. There is no amount that could ever be paid. There is nothing we could ever do, nothing we could ever say to express how much we love you all." --RH, alumnus

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At OHOM we've dedicated ourselves to human connection, to the individual and collaborative support of not only who we serve but also who we work with. We believe there is value in all cultures and a uniqueness that can only be found by listening to and raising up the voices of all. Now more than ever we understand the importance of this work. OHOM welcomes involvement at the board, contractor, volunteer, or participant levels from people who identify as members of the LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and immigrant and refugee communities, as well as other marginalized communities.


All donations up to $10,000 will be matched by the Jerry and Donna Smith Family Foundation. 

Every donor will be entered to win our SchwagBagSchweepstakes filled with goodies from The Decemberists and gift cards provided by Carus Preschool. You can also enter to win by signing up for our mailing list.

Every donor age 35 and under will receive a 35% discount at Mari Rose Tattoo.

Business Partner(s)

The Jerry and Donna Smith Family Foundation

The Decemberists

Carus Preschool

Mari Rose Tattoo

$24,284 raised of $20,000 goal
166 donations
121% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2007

Tax ID: 39-2053712

Open Hearts Open Minds is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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