$5,454 raised from 77 donors
Goal: $10,000 from donors
Outside the Frame


Outside the Frame trains homeless and marginalized youth to be the directors of their own films and lives. Our film program provides job training, a creative outlet, an audience, and a sense of dignity and possibility.

Bottom Line for Portland

Outside the Frame shows that homeless youth are not a liability to society, but a critical asset to the community. In the past year, we trained 75 youth who, in turn, produced 20 films, led 40 community screenings, taught at Portland Public Schools and made work for the Portland Art Museum, while moving out of homelessness.

“Opportunities can come our way precisely when we need them. For me, this was Outside the Frame. They gave me a voice I didn’t know I had, which has been my life’s greatest blessing. It’s not just about making movies, it’s about breaking silence.”

—Joey, alum and peer mentor

Business Partner

Highest donor gets a multi-course dinner for two from Aviv, blending flavors from the Middle East with the Northwest’s harvest. The first 50 donors over $75 get Empower BodyCare lotion.