Creative Expression

These nonprofits focus on supporting, creating and/or celebrating the arts in Portland.
Creative Expression

19 Nonprofits
3,138 Donors
$341,808 Given so far

Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization New!
The Alberta Abbey Foundation $5,367 raised so far.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the Abbey was created in 2015 to sustainably address the need for affordable arts space in the city of Portland. We utilize the building’s 23,000 sqft by offering below-market workspace to artists and arts organizations, affordable event rental spaces, and signature programming that is responsive to the desires of our neighbors and the city’s arts community.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Bridging Voices $7,701 raised so far.
Bridging Voices is an LGBTQ and allied youth chorus and strives to be a safe, accessible place for youth to experience empowerment and unity through music.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
CymaSpace $8,345 raised so far.
CymaSpace is a Deaf-focused performance venue and technology incubator. Our mission is to make arts, media and culture accessible and inclusive to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through technology, education and outreach. We support strategic partnerships that advocate for inclusion, enhance access, and bring equity to the disability community.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Friends of Noise $14,076 raised so far.
Our organization seeks to create safer spaces for youth in our community via the arts by supporting an inclusive music ecosystem that includes youth. By offering professional development workshops, inclusive all ages concerts that provide live performance opportunities for youth artists and hands on experience for emerging youth sound engineers we’re creating career on ramps to paid gigs for our participants .
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Independent Publishing Resource Center $16,239 raised so far.
The mission of the IPRC is to nurture collaboration, creativity, and collective healing through writing and print. We provide equitable access to the tools, resources, and unconditional support our Portland community needs to share their stories and the causes closest to their hearts, far and wide.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
KBOO Community Radio $59,067 raised so far.
KBOO is an independent, member-supported, noncommercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Literary Arts $23,735 raised so far.
Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. We build a more inclusive and empathetic community by providing the space and a platform for diverse voices to be shared and heard.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Milagro $14,140 raised so far.
Since 1985 Milagro has been dedicated to serving the Pacific Northwest through three areas of programming; live theatre, touring arts education, and community artes. Milagro MainStage productions, Teatro Milagro touring programs and Community Artes serve over 25,000 people annually. Your donation helps keep artists employed, maintains affordable community space for all, and assures Latinos continue to see themselves represented in Oregon’s art landscape.
BIPOC-Led Organization New!
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation $17,240 raised so far.
NACF is the only Native-led organization in Oregon that is solely dedicated to promoting Native equity through arts and cultures. It is a Native-inspired, Native-led, artist-focused organization that has quickly achieved national scope and impact. We are committed to uplifting Native communities by catalyzing Native peoples, artists and cultures bearers to promote positive social, cultural and environmental change.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
Open Signal $17,647 raised so far.
Open Signal is an equity-driven media arts center, launched in 2017 and building upon the thirty-five-year legacy of Portland Community Media. We provide state-of-the-art media production studios, equipment and training; artist residencies; vibrant community events; a cable broadcast platform and a dynamic online network, all under one roof.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Outside the Frame $9,603 raised so far.
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.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art $6,495 raised so far.
PICA acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences. Through presenting, exhibition, public and educational programs, PICA links audiences to work that reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Portland Playhouse $33,405 raised so far.
Founded on the principles of inclusion and artistic excellence, Portland Playhouse is on a mission to celebrate our shared human experience. Since 2008, we’ve been committed to amplifying voices underrepresented on American stages and building an audience that reflects our community's diversity. We envision a world awakened by the wonder of theater.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Portland Street Art Alliance $9,213 raised so far.
Portland Street Art Alliance advances street art culture by empowering artists to activate the spaces where we live, work, and play.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner BIPOC-Led Organization
The Red Door Project $29,582 raised so far.
The Red Door Project’s mission is to change racial ecology through the arts.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls $18,290 raised so far.
For nearly 20 years Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls has been amplifying and empowering the voices of women, girls, and trans folk through the collaborative power of music creation and performance. Over 5000 youth and 1500 adults have learned an instrument, formed a band, written an original song, and performed live with us, being forever changed by the power of music.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
White Bird $20,387 raised so far.
For 23 years, White Bird has brought the best contemporary dance to Portland. We are the sole dance-only presenter west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. Our dedication to bringing our dance artists into Portland's diverse neighborhoods is as important and vital as presenting outstanding dance on Portland’s stages. According to our Equity Statement, White Bird believes in the transformative power of movement and its capability to uplift, inspire, and unite.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Write Around Portland $16,211 raised so far.
Since 1999, Write Around Portland has been changing lives through the power of writing by running a creative writing and publishing program in prisons, shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, hospitals and other social service agencies.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
XRAY.FM $15,065 raised so far.
XRAY puts a microphone to the best and most distinctive of Portland. We strive to create a culturally relevant center for ideas, music and creativity in service of a more open media and a more just community. We air 168 hours of local programming a week on 107.1FM & 91.1 FM in Portland and online at &
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