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These nonprofits focus on supporting, building and/or celebrating a specific sector of Portland’s culturally diverse community
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26 Nonprofits
1,624 Donors
$168,369 Given so far

BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Albina Vision Trust $20,105 raised so far.
Through excellence in urban planning, values-driven development, and authentic community engagement, Albina Vision Trust seeks to create opportunity for Portland’s next generation of Black people to build wealth and reclaim home. AVT’s work is guided by the following six values: • Honor what was, what happened, and what could be • Heal ourselves and our communities • Reconnect to the river • Create a diverse and inclusive place to live, work and play • Integrate arts in the process and product • Be intentionally remarkable
BIPOC-Led Organization
Bienestar $8,290 raised so far.
At Bienestar, our stable, affordable homes, youth enrichment, leadership programs, and asset building services create a foundation for each family’s journey to prosperity.
BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition $5,695 raised so far.
The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Built on a decade of work of founding members of the Black Food Sovereignty Council and other Black-identified leaders and stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest, the BFSC mission is to ignite Black and brown communities to participate as owners and movement leaders within food systems, placemaking, and economic development.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Black United Fund of Oregon $4,875 raised so far.
The mission of the Black United Fund of Oregon is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon’s underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.
Bridge Meadows $3,965 raised so far.
Bridge Meadows was founded in 2005, and in 2011 we welcomed residents to our 1st community in North Portland. In 2017, we proudly opened the doors to our 2nd community in Beaverton, and in summer 2021, we will be opening our 3rd community in Redmond, OR, bringing the total number of families and elders served to 230. Children move from the instability of foster care to permanent homes and families; parents/guardians receive essential resources, guidance, and support; low-to moderate income elders gain safe, affordable housing, and find renewed meaning and purpose. With stable housing, a shared social purpose, and onsite social workers, Bridge Meadows residents are able to reorient themselves toward improved well-being, resilience, and health outcomes.
BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Brown Hope $6,506 raised so far.
Brown Hope is building a movement for trauma informed activism. We organize Black, Brown, and Indigenous people for collective healing, economic liberation, and transformative leadership rooted in self-determination. Our programs include Black Resilience Fund, which provides financial relief and immediate resources to Black Portlanders; Blackstreet Bakery, an economic development program for Black Portlanders; and Power Hour, an intentional space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to build community and heal from the impacts of racism.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
El Programa Hispano Católico $1,625 raised so far.
Have you ever experienced hunger, how you pay an unexpected bill, faced uncertainty at work? Imagine adding onto that stress the experience of being a community of color or immigrant, without the luxury of full access to resources. This is the environment in which we work to serve over 20,000 people a year and more than 4,000 households.
Friends of Willamette Week $3,925 raised so far.
Since 1974, Willamette Week has altered the trajectory of public life in Portland and Oregon. We have exposed corruption at all levels of government and private enterprise. We have highlighted the city's culture—from music and theater to dining, drinking and shopping to the great outdoors. Our readers have given more than $28 million to local nonprofits through Give!Guide. Our political endorsements have helped voters make sense of candidates and issues. We believe it is essential to continue this work.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East $18,533 raised so far.
Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. People in the Portland metro region partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home and pay an affordable mortgage.
BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Hacienda CDC $6,387 raised so far.
Hacienda served over 3,200 people in the Portland metro-region last year. We are Latino-led and serve low-income families with safe, affordable housing, after-school and early childhood programs, financial education, homeownership classes and assist entrepreneurs in launching and growing their businesses. We believe in the strength, resilience and power in our Latinx community and culture, and our housing and programs build on that strength.
Harper’s Playground $1,360 raised so far.
The mission of Harper’s Playground is to inspire vital communities by creating inviting playgrounds for people of all abilities. Our vision is a more inclusive world, one playground at a time, naturally.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Latino Network $5,741 raised so far.
Latino Network works to positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families and communities. Latino Network proudly serves over 9,200 youth and families and provides wrap-around services to ensure that our families have the resources they need to thrive.
BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Mudbone $15,008 raised so far.
At Mudbone Grown our goal is to always honor our ancestors' wisdom as land stewards, train the next generation of food movement leaders through farming, while building cultural pride that is rooted in food sovereignty. We are a Black-owned farm enterprise committed to building a more resilient, thriving entrepreneurial food and maker community. Our goal is to grow and provide food for the Black community while creating skillsharing opportunities so that the most impacted families can have food sovereignty. We use farming as a launching pad toward re-establishing community through food.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Native American Youth and Family Center $13,100 raised so far.
Our mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education. As a vibrant community center serving members from 380 tribes, we are youth-centered, family-driven and Elder-guided.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Oregon Humanities $4,258 raised so far.
Oregon Humanities connects people and communities through conversation, storytelling, and participatory programs to inspire understanding and collaborative change. When you support us, you support public, facilitated conversation across distance and difference, a magazine available free to all Oregonians, and our grants and trainings that help people across the state connect and reflect in their communities.
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Oregon Wildfire Recovery and Rebuilding $6,520 raised so far.
The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund— launched in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Ford Family Foundation—is dedicated to helping Oregon communities recover from the state’s worst fire season on record.
Proud Ground $7,660 raised so far.
For most families, homeownership represents the American Dream and how most households build wealth and stability. But generations of families with lower incomes and a disproportionate number of households of color have been locked out of homeownership. Proud Ground has spent the last two decades working to change that by unlocking homeownership for 400+ families who believed this dream was out of reach.
ReBuilding Center $4,500 raised so far.
The ReBuilding Center exists to normalize reuse, ensure people have access to affordable and sustainable building materials, and educate low-income homeowners so they can repair and remain in their own homes. We are the region’s largest provider of salvaged and reclaimed building materials, saving 4-6 tons of useful material from landfills every day and putting it back into the hands of our community’s builders, repairers, and DIYers, and offering numerous home repair classes.
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Rose City Rollers $1,730 raised so far.
The Rose City Rollers’ mission is to serve women, girls and gender-expansive individuals who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.
BIPOC-Led Organization
The Rosewood Initiative $3,730 raised so far.
Rosewood’s mission is to build a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Sabin Community Development Corporation $630 raised so far.
Your support will be leveraged with grants and volunteer time to bring about real change to the livability of our properties and improve outdoor spaces which have become central to community during this pandemic.
Sisters of the Road $12,230 raised so far.
Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit barter work cafe in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing warm and nourishing meals. We build authentic relationships with those most affected by systemic oppression, one friend at a time.
BIPOC-Led Organization
Street Soccer Portland $2,325 raised so far.
Street Soccer Portland brings life-changing community soccer programs to homeless, refugee and underserved populations. By creating safe places to play, supplying caring coaches and coordinating social services, we build our participants’ personal capacity to achieve improved education and employment outcomes.
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The Street Trust $4,799 raised so far.
The Street Trust is a non-profit membership organization working to promote and improve public transit, walking, and bicycling conditions in Oregon. Through education, encouragement and advocacy we envision a community where everyone from all racial backgrounds has access to safe, healthy and affordable transportation options in the neighborhoods where they live, work, learn, pray, and play.
Village Gardens $3,755 raised so far.
At Village Gardens, we believe everyone has a right to live in safe and thriving neighborhoods with access to good food. We work alongside Community Leaders to grow food, sell food, share food and bring neighbors together in New Columbia, Oregon's largest affordable housing neighborhood.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
WorldOregon $1,117 raised so far.
Our programs create a pipeline for international engagement so that Oregonians of all ages can be informed and active global leaders. We keep you connected to the people, places and issues that are shaping our global future.
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