Oregon Energy Fund
Oregon Energy Fund assists Oregonians in financial crisis with their energy bills in support of housing stability.
Bottom Line for Portland
1 in 4 Oregon households struggle to pay their energy bills, with thousands sacrificing basic needs like rent or food to pay the cost. Last year, Oregon Energy Fund provided critical financial assistance to more than 3,000 people, including 1,061 children, 610 seniors, and 431 people with disabilities, ensuring that low-income families could afford to keep the lights on and their homes at safe temperatures without risking illness, hunger, or eviction.
“I was financially unable to deal with my bills and went without heat for a year. Oregon Energy Fund was a godsend...I don’t know how I would’ve survived without it.” - Michelle
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Energy insecurity disproportionately affects marginalized communities, with many people of color, seniors, and people with disabilities spending over 10% of their annual income on energy. As Oregon’s only statewide energy assistance nonprofit, OEF is committed to prioritizing our vulnerable neighbors through accessible, anti-racist, and low-barrier programs. Last year, 54% of OEF clients identified as non-white, 55% were women, and nearly all earned less than 70% of the statewide median income.
The first 100 donors who give $25 or more to OEF will receive a free cocktail at Aimsir Distilling’s tasting room.
The first 50 donors to give $50 or more will receive a free taco at Tight Tacos.
The first 50 donors to give $75 or more will receive a $5 gift card to Crema Coffee + Bakery.
The first 20 donors to give $100 or more will receive a free scoop of ice cream from Kate’s Ice Cream.
The first 10 donors to give $150 or more will receive a pair of limited-edition Oregon Energy Fund pint glasses.