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Civil & Human Rights

These nonprofits focus on advocacy for civil and human rights issues, specifically through policy, education and/or community organizing.
Civil & Human Rights

24 Nonprofits
1,707 Donors
$155,933 Given so far

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon $10,770 raised so far.
The ACLU of Oregon works in courts, in the Legislature, and in communities to expand freedoms of press, speech, assembly and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Basic Rights Education Fund $6,377 raised so far.
Basic Rights Education Fund will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Bradley Angle $5,720 raised so far.
Bradley Angle serves all people affected by domestic violence. We do this by placing people experiencing—or at risk of—domestic violence at the center of our services and providing them with safety, education, empowerment, healing and hope.
Call to Safety $4,755 raised so far.
Call to Safety strives to end domestic and sexual violence through confidential support services and education to empower our community. We operate Oregon’s largest 24/7 crisis line for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, answering more than 35,000 calls in 2018.
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Don’t Shoot Portland $9,155 raised so far.
Don't Shoot PDX is a social justice nonprofit 501c3 that promotes art, education & civic participation to create social change.
BIPOC-Led Organization
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation $7,163 raised so far.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation supports and protects, as a fundamental right and value, the freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion—through education, training, organizing and research. We champion public policies that address disparities in reproductive health care and promote health equity for all people.
BIPOC-Led Organization
National Indian Child Welfare Association $4,810 raised so far.
NICWA works to strengthen the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Our vision is that every Indian child will have access to community-based, culturally appropriate services that help them grow up safe, healthy and spiritually strong.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Next Up (fka the Bus Project) $2,968 raised so far.
Next Up amplifies the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable Oregon. Through year-round youth activism cohorts, community education, and voter registration, we build political power and the next generation of leaders.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Oregon Justice Resource Center $11,255 raised so far.
Mass incarceration is the civil rights crisis of our time, and the key to fixing it is to start right here in Portland by making our justice system fairer, more responsive, and more transparent for victims, justice-involved people and our communities.
Oregon Tradeswomen $5,280 raised so far.
Oregon Tradeswomen helps to transform lives by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy, and leadership development in the skilled trades.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Partnership for Safety & Justice $4,255 raised so far.
Partnership for Safety & Justice brings together survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both to transform Oregon’s criminal justice system.
BIPOC-Led Organization
PDX Women in Tech $12,682 raised so far.
We exist to encourage those who identify as women, nonbinary and underrepresented to join tech and support and empower them to stay in tech.
PERIOD. Inc. $3,310 raised so far.
Period’s mission is to eliminate period poverty and period stigma.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Portland African American Leadership Forum $5,025 raised so far.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum helps our Black community imagine the alternatives we deserve and build our civic participation and leadership to achieve those alternatives.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Pueblo Unido PDX $6,592 raised so far.
Pueblo Unido provides legal service navigation, client advocacy, and financial assistance to immigrants facing detention and deportation in the Pacific NW. We help people obtain legal aid and gather evidence to present the strongest possible defense against removal.
Raphael House of Portland $8,595 raised so far.
Raphael House provides lifesaving services to adults and children escaping domestic violence, while engaging the community in nonviolent living through prevention education and advocacy. We offer resources and gender-inclusive, culturally responsive support to help survivors obtain housing, employment, stability and safety.
Social Justice Fund NW $1,210 raised so far.
Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Street Roots $19,739 raised so far.
For over 20 years, Street Roots has been creating income opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty through producing our newspaper. Our vendors are trusted ambassadors of your local news, while our journalism shines a light on topics not always covered by other local media. Our advocacy works to shift the public discourse around homelessness towards our shared humanity. Our newly formed action team is a model for how the leadership of unhoused folks makes our entire community stronger.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Urban League of Portland $4,835 raised so far.
The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Our programs include a distinctive blend of direct services, organizing, outreach and advocacy. We offer workforce services, community health services, summer youth programming, senior services, meaningful civic engagement opportunities, and powerful advocacy.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project $5,190 raised so far.
Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Western States Center $4,428 raised so far.
Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, we: • Strengthen the organizing capacity of often-marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on gender justice, racial justice, and tribal sovereignty. • Provide training, leadership development, and organizational capacity support to social movements and leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. • Convene culture-makers to shift the narrative and use culture as a vehicle for base- and power-building in non-traditional social change spaces. • Assist communities and civil society to effectively respond to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.
Women in Science Portland $3,447 raised so far.
Women in Science Portland provides professional development training, educational seminars, and networking opportunities annually to hundreds of people from marginalized genders and youth in the Portland area. In addition to our annual career development and youth science scholarships, the WIS scholarship program assisted in providing over $3000 in direct community relief for COVID-19 and a matched fundraising campaign in support of Black Lives Matter. WIS PDX continues to offer pertinent, high-quality, and safe programming and support to our community.
Youth, Rights & Justice $4,905 raised so far.
Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) provides client-centered legal representation to children and parents involved in Oregon’s foster care and juvenile justice systems. Our clients are underserved. All of our clients come from low-income families, and approximately 45% are children of color. Since the start of the pandemic, YRJ has intensified our advocacy efforts across all of our programs, focusing on improving outcomes for children, youth and families in the courts, schools, and at the capitol.
YWCA of Greater Portland $3,467 raised so far.
“The YWCA helped me and my family secure housing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without their support my two young daughters and I would still be living in our car! Their team is so amazing, thank you so much and big hugs!”- Mom served through YWCA of Greater Portland's Domestic Violence Services
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