The Rosewood Initiative

BIPOC-Led Organization


Building a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.

Bottom Line for Portland

Our organization convenes and works collaboratively with nonprofits and government agencies, creating a true Community Hub complete with sustainable programs that meet the immediate needs of our neighbors, while also working upstream to address root causes.

Programs such as our Rosewood Bucks used at our Makers Market put $10,030 directly into the hands of our neighbors and local businesses in 2022- Rosewood bucks give our neighbors income to spend on local goods and increase the revenue for local small businesses. 

Programs such as Wellness Wednesday bring fresh food directly to our neighborhood and provide an intentional space for community members to connect with health service providers on a regular basis. 

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, well resourced and amenity rich neighborhood. 


“It was an amazing experience being a vendor at Rosewood Saturday Celebrations. I was able to put my brand out there. One thing that stood out to me that was different from other markets was the Rosewood bucks, and how you're invested in the community, and everyone went home with making something. We just got our own space in Rockwood and we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have opportunities in events like yours.” 

- Callie’s Custom Hair Wigs

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Rosewood Initiative is committed to addressing the inequities caused by municipal disinvestment that are disproportionately experienced by immigrants, refugees, Black, Indigenous and People of Color. 

We serve a very diverse community that is strong, resilient, and beautiful. As a community anchor, The Rosewood Initiative fosters community building and serves as a resource hub for East Portlanders most impacted by systemic exclusion.


November 1: The first 3 people to donate $20 will receive a Rosewood Initiative hoodie

November 8: Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win a Portland Spirit Sightseeing Cruise for Two

November 22: Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win a $100 gift card to Woo PDX

November 28 GIVING TUES: Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win one of two packages, Two Club Level seats to the 2/13 Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves game ( value $228), or 2/13 Two Reserve Tickets ( very close to court!) Rip City Remix vs Iowa Wolves ( value $60)

December 6: Everytime you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win 2 tickets to the Portland Japanese Gardens

December 13: Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win a $100 Por Que No gift card

December 20: Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win one of Two El Gaucho gift cards, one winner will receive $50 and one will win $100.

December 27 Every time you donate $20 to Rosewood you be entered to win a $100 Powells gift card


The Rosewood Initiative would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the Portland Japanese Gardens, and Portland Spirit .We are incredibly grateful for their continued support and generosity, their donation of gifts to our Big Give day raffle plays a critical role in helping us reach our fundraising goal.

$3,260 raised of $18,000 goal
47 donations
18% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2009

Tax ID: 273823320


The Rosewood Initiative is in the Community category which is sponsored by Willamette Week.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co. and Multnomah Co.

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