Portland Fruit Tree Project
Our mission is to increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.
We envision joyful communities that see every fruit tree as an abundant resource which contributes to a just food system and enhances the well-being of people, community networks, habitat, and our changing climate.
Bottom Line for Portland
Donating to PFTP is a tangible way to impact food access and climate change in your neighborhood. You've likely seen - or have - a fruit tree that is in poor condition or has fruit that is wasting instead of getting eaten. Your support helps plant and care for culturally meaningful fruit trees in low canopy/low food access neighborhoods, care for established fruit trees around the city, so that the fruit that grows is healthy and reachable, and harvest and share fruit from trees producing more than one household can use - benefiting people experiencing food insecurity through smart and practical partnerships.
"I have been living in low-income senior housing for the past 12 years, and this was the FIRST TIME a non-Asian organization that has provided a culturally-specific and valued fruit to us! We are very grateful and feel the warmth and care from the greater community!" Asian Food Pantry participant after a persimmon harvest distribution
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We partner primarily with organizations led by communities of color and seek to follow the lead of those groups while providing resources we are uniquely qualified to offer. PFTP leverages our long history in Portland, often working with privileged homeowners, to educate on our city's racist history and injustice in the food system and urban canopy - a position that allows us to advocate in ways that try to take that pressure off of the communities who have been doing that work. Everything we do is done to create a more just and equitable food and forest system in our community, using fruit as a sweet hook.
12/18-12/24 - Donate any amount to enter to win 2 premium-level seats to Literary Arts’ presentation of “Everybody Reads: Gabrielle Zevin” on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:30pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Recipient is responsible for contacting the Literary Arts office by April 1, 2024 to redeem. Restrictions: Good only for Literary Arts’ presentation of “Everybody Reads: Gabrielle Zevin,” and does not include other events.
12/27 - Tattoo double down. Donate any amount on this Big Give Day and get entered to win a $300 gift card to Oddball Tattoo.
Donate any amount during the campaign to get entered to win 4 VIP tickets (including 4 drinks) to any upcoming Rose City Rollers game. Did you know that RCR and PFTP started in roughly the same year and both value keeping the city healthy and joyous?
11/15-30 First 40 donors to donate $20 or more get a free sticker & 15% coupon from Citizen Ruth AND entered to win a $100 gift certificate for in store or online use.
12/6 - Donate any amount and New Seasons will match it up to $2200!
Bye and Bye Alberta - Delightful vegan bar and eatery that is the frequent location for PFTP meetings and gatherings.
Citizen Ruth- Citizen Ruth is an ethics forward company providing high quality, intersectional feminist art, books, clothing, jewelry, and personal and home accessories.
Kingpins Bowling - KingPins Family Entertainment Centers provide a fun, welcoming and friendly atmosphere of bowling, arcade and restaurant dining.
Literary Arts - Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.
New Seasons- local grocer and long-time supporter of the Give!Guide and Portland Fruit Tree Project
Oddball Tattoo- A Portland tattoo institution. Get your next piece of artwork!
Pink Rabbit - Cocktail bar + kitchen in NorthWest Portland. PINK RABBIT. Elevated, ingredient-focused and sophisticated food and beverage.
Portland Syrups Drink Mixers - We brew exquisitely flavored lower-sugar mixers using whole botanical ingredients. Our mixers contain 40% fewer sugar calories than a typical cocktail mixer.
Rose City Rollers- The Rose City Rollers mission is to serve women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.
Wild Roots Spirits - In the crowded world of vodka, something was missing. There were no natural options. Artificial fruit extracts, flavors, and colors lined the shelves, and we knew something had to be done. So through our desire for naturally infused spirits, Wild Roots was born.
Year Founded: 2006
Tax ID: 930719546
Portland Fruit Tree Project is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market.
They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.