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 dollars directly into the hands of our neighbors and local businesses - 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 1st the first two people to donate $45 dollars or more will receive one of two Rosewood Wine Packages that include: Rosewood Tote, 2 wine glasses and 1 bottle AniChe Cellars


November 3rd Donate $50 or more and be entered to win a $100 ChefStable Restaurant Group gift card 


November 17th donate $25 dollars today be entered to win a $50 GC to Koi Gardens Vietnamese Restaurant or one of two $50 GC to Beauty Box Salon

November 23rd Donate $75 or more and be entered to win one of two New Seasons gift cards; $150 gift card or a $175 gift card 


November 29th GIving Tuesday! Donate $75 or more dollars today and enter to win an EyeStyles Care Package that includes:  One Free pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses ( value $250 -$400) One free eye exam ( value $200)  


December 7th Donate $25 or more today and enter to win one of three prizes, $50 Bang Bang Cocktails & Curry , $50 Wonderly Cocktail Bar, $50 Crewel Summer Plant Shop  


December 15 Donate $50 or more and be entered to win a $100 REI gift card or  $100 Columbia gift card 


December 28th Donate $50 or more and be entered to win a $100 Nike Gift Card  $100 Powell's Gift card 


December 30 Donate $30 or more today and enter to win a Lighthouse Yoga PDX Beginners Kit that includes: a 40 days unlimited classes, a book “Yoga for Everyone: 50 poses for every type of body” by Diane Bondy, one white sage smudge stick, one therapy ball (a total value of $75) 

Business Partner(s)

A heartfelt thank you to our business partners, we are very grateful for your support! 

Koi Gardens Vietnamese Restaurant serves all-time favorites like bubble tea and delicious Vietnamese sandwiches, along with a large selection of vermicelli noodles, they specialize in Pho. You can have a new dining experience every time you visit! 

Bang Bang Cocktails + Curry is a Modern, stylish nightspot featuring Thai-inspired small plates, curry bowls & craft cocktails. All ingredients used in their kitchen are labeled as gluten, peanut and dairy free. 

Beauty Box Salon is a boutique hair salon on Glisan offering personalized haircuts and color

Wonderly is a cocktail bar in NE Portland offering a delicious menu of comforting bar fare with craft cocktails and fan original favorites.  

EyeStyles Care has three locations in PDX that offer fabulous frames, medical eye care, thorough eye exams and contact lenses. 

Crewel Summer Plant Shop is a women owned and plant obsessed. You can find plants, plant accessories, plant pots and creative gifts.  

Lighthouse Yoga PDX is a yoga studio SE Portland their goal is to be a safe, warm, and loving environment for all of their neighbors.

$8,921 raised of $80,000 goal
126 donations
11% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2009

Tax ID: 273823320

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