The Rosewood Initiative
Building a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.
Bottom Line for Portland
The Rosewood Initiative is a nonprofit community based organization that has been implementing neighbor-led strategies since 2009. Our community center, Rosewood, provides space for people to gather, connect to resources, celebrate and work on projects that improve their lives and the community. As we grow our impact, we are making transformational change to the conditions in the community that make it possible for everyone to thrive. We do not just focus on the individuals in the community, but also investing in the community, to make everlasting impact to really change how resources are distributed in Portland, ensuring we are advocating for the communities in need the most.
“I came across Rosewood when the pandemic started. I was able to get help with COVID-19 household assistance. At that time I had been unemployed at home for 6 months. I now know there is an organization that helps with all types of resources. Thank you all!” -Rosewood community member
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Rosewood neighbors are on the border of Portland/Gresham. Outer East Portland is often forgotten. Our neighbors generally have fewer opportunities to live a high quality of life compared with people in other areas of the Portland Metro region. We focus on partnering with organizations and advocating to bring more resources that the community is voicing, that is a result of the inequity of services in Portland. We serve a very diverse community and focus on the Latinx, African-American/Black, Rohingya, and Nepali communities. The Rosewood community is strong, resilient, and beautiful. We work alongside Rosewood neighbors to bring more everlasting opportunities to their community and create more access to services.
The first 50 donors to donate $50 or more will receive a Rosewood tote and a magnet.
The first 10 donors to donate $100 or more, will receive a Rosewood hoodie, tote, magnet, and a 6 pack of beer from Level Beer. (Must be 21+)
We are very grateful for our partners who are providing incentives for donors and contributions that are used to create our own Rosewood Big Give Day Prizes!
Nossa Familia Coffee is a Portland, Oregon-based roaster. They have been intentional with their giveback program, which donates to nonprofits, we are grateful that they were able to join us during our Give!Guide campaign!
Level Beer is a local brewery near the Rosewood neighborhood. They were thrilled to contribute to our campaign! Thank you for your generous donation!
Ecliptic Brewing is a Portland-based brewery with a brew pub located in the Mississippi neighborhood. We are so happy to team up with them!
The Portland Pickles are Portland’s baseball team and strive to make every baseball season the most fun, affordable and family-friendly! Their stadium is in Lents Park, not too far from the Rosewood neighborhood, and we are grateful for their support of the Rosewood community.
OMSI is one of the nation’s leading science museums, their mission is to inspire curiosity by creating engaging science learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. We are very excited to work with them for Give!Guide!
Nelly’s Taqueria is located next to Rosewood and serves up delicious Mexican food. They have been a close partner of ours throughout the last couple of years. We appreciate their support during Give!Guide!