The Shadow Project

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We’re on a mission to make school a place where children who learn differently can thrive and belong. The Shadow Project teams up with teachers to build programs proven to help students in grades K-8 with dyslexia, ADHD and autism develop the skills to succeed in school and in life.

Bottom Line for Portland

  1. School should meet the needs of every student—but for students with disabilities, that doesn’t always happen. That’s why The Shadow Project addresses the barriers to their success: the stigma of disability and a lack of resources. 
  3. We partner with teachers to provide specialized resources that help these capable students become readers, manage stress, and grow their confidence. A successful campaign means more children in our community get the support they need to learn and dream big for their futures.


  1. “The Shadow Project made me believe that anything is possible and anything is achievable. Believe in yourself. The only one who knows your value is you.”
  3. —John Fernandez, who will be the first in his family to attend college

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. At The Shadow Project, we see how students thrive in classrooms built around dignity and belonging. Our work happens at the intersection of disability, race and poverty. We prioritize partnerships with low income schools, center racial equity in our teacher trainings, and invest in ongoing DEIA training for staff, board, and volunteers. A majority of our staff, board, and volunteers experience disability or have a family member with a disability. 
  3. Our DEIA actions for this year include revising our staff & Board member recruiting, interview, and on-boarding process to increase BIPOC representation and inclusion in our organization's leadership.


The Kahlloway Fund will match the first $10,000 in donations. Your gift has double the impact!


The first 50 donors of $50-$99 will receive a bottle of Dregs Vodka.


The first 25 donors of $100 or more will receive a bottle of Oregon wine from makers including Calamity Hill, Elk Cove Vineyards, Stoller Family Estate, Lange Estate, Edgefield Winery, and Cubanisimo Vineyards.


(Note: Please pick up your bottle from our office in NE Portland. We will remove these incentives when they are no longer available.)

Business Partner(s)

We are grateful to our dedicated supporters, Mark Holloway and David Kahl of the Kahlloway Fund, for continuing to invest in the long-term success of Portland students with learning challenges who have so much to contribute to our communities.

Thank you to our partner, Dregs Vodka, for their ongoing support of The Shadow Project! We are thrilled to partner with like minded people who are improving the lives of children and youth in our community.

$39,180 raised of $50,000 goal
149 donations
78% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2003

Tax ID: 651166066

The Shadow Project is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America

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