Nonprofits

Human Services

These nonprofits focus on providing services to marginalized communities.
Human Services

29 Nonprofits
4,029 Donors
$1,123,707 Given so far

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Albertina Kerr $26,854 raised so far.
Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters $14,989 raised so far.
Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Bridges to Change $25,043 raised so far.
Bridges to Change’s mission is to strengthen individuals and families affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and homelessness.
CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties $36,960 raised so far.
We advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the court. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.
Central City Concern $80,357 raised so far.
Our mission is to end homelessness by providing housing, health care and supported employment services to people impacted by trauma, addiction, serious mental illness, chronic disease and multigenerational poverty.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
Centro Cultural $15,115 raised so far.
A home for Latino cultures, Centro serves the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment. 
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Clackamas Women’s Services $11,997 raised so far.
The mission of Clackamas Women’s Services is to break the isolation of domestic and sexual violence by offering comprehensive solutions for adults and children escaping domestic and sexual violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and elder abuse throughout the Portland area.
Community Warehouse $20,913 raised so far.
Our mission is to connect essential furnishings to neighbors in need through unique community partnerships, creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures for all.
Domestic Violence Resource Center $16,549 raised so far.
The mission of the Domestic Violence Resource Center is to educate, support and empower survivors and their children who are affected by intimate partner violence by offering counseling, advocacy, shelter services and community outreach.
The Dougy Center $22,738 raised so far.
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. Our Pathways program provides support for families living with an advanced serious illness.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
El Programa Hispano Católico $3,359 raised so far.
Our mission is to advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community and self-determination. We strive for a thriving Latinx community living to our fullest potential.    
Friends of the Children – Portland $59,825 raised so far.
We took mentoring out of the volunteer realm and it is changing lives. Our mentors are full-time, salaried professionals who work one to one with our community’s highest-priority youth from kindergarten through high school graduation—12½ years, no matter what.
Impact NW $55,547 raised so far.
Impact NW prevents homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity.
JOIN $61,270 raised so far.
JOIN supports people experiencing homelessness to transition into permanent, stable housing. Our model is rooted in equity and building relationships. Once we move people into their new home, our retention team provides ongoing support to ensure long-term stability.
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Mother & Child Education Center $8,126 raised so far.
Mother & Child creates connections in a judgment-free space to provide support, education and resources for anyone who is parenting, including expectant women, fathers and those facing challenges, such as lack of housing, poverty, substance abuse or other trauma. 
Neighborhood House $18,331 raised so far.
Neighborhood House’s mission is to bring neighbors together to prevent hunger and homelessness and educate community members of all ages. We strengthen community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence, and dignity for people of all backgrounds.
New Avenues for Youth $42,037 raised so far.
The mission of New Avenues for Youth is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. 
Operation Nightwatch $25,838 raised so far.
Operation Nightwatch provides night-time hospitality for Portland’s unhoused population to promote community, dignity and social connection. We operate at night, when most agencies are closed and hope can be especially hard to find.
Oregon Food Bank $159,753 raised so far.
Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes…because no one should be hungry.
Outside In $91,206 raised so far.
Outside In helps homeless youth and other marginalized people become healthy and self-sufficient. We transform lives by breaking the cycles of chronic poverty and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved.
Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
p:ear $79,670 raised so far.
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
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Portland Backpack $18,640 raised so far.
Portland Backpack serves children at risk of hunger by providing food for weekends when food insecurity is highest. We also engage the community in our efforts to create a greater impact that reaches beyond reducing hunger.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions $54,610 raised so far.
Our mission is to empower homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long term.
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Portland Refugee Support Group $13,888 raised so far.
Our mission at PRSG is to empower refugees through education, life skills training, and social support. We focus on helping refugee families acclimate to life in America and become familiar with their community.
Project Lemonade $24,330 raised so far.
Project Lemonade’s mission is to inspire confidence and self-esteem in Oregon’s school-aged foster youth. We provide basic needs, job skills training, and WISHs to support educational enrichment so foster youth can thrive in school and in life.
Rahab’s Sisters $19,459 raised so far.
Rahab’s Sisters creates community through radical hospitality with those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use. Our doors are open to anyone who identifies as a woman or gender nonconforming.
Rose Haven $34,343 raised so far.
Rose Haven is the only day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender-diverse people experiencing trauma, poverty, and intersecting issues in Portland. We maintain a safe, respectful community while providing guests with support and services to regain stability in their lives.
Transition Projects $74,705 raised so far.
Transition Projects helps people transition from homelessness to housing. Turning 50 this year, Transition Projects provides shelter, housing, and supportive services for very low-income people, including veterans, women, people with disabilities, and other highly vulnerable groups.
Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver, Inc. $7,255 raised so far.
Our citizen volunteers provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long-term recovery.
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