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N: Cathedral Park, Peninsula Park Rose Garden NE: Geneva's Shear Perfection, Cully Park, McMenamins Kennedy School NW: Swifts at Chapman Elementary, Forest Park









This is your city. Make it great. Art by Rockee Armendariz |


“The most revolutionary thing a person can do is be open to change.” —Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist whose work addresses the perpetuation of inequality and bias through popular culture. You can see his exhibit All Things Being Equal at the Portland Art Museum now through January 12.


Hi, Portlanders!


editor’s note

Have you noticed something over the past few years? Social justice is in the air. That’s why we’ve made it the theme of this year’s Give!Guide Magazine. We want you to think about how to build it into your decision-making, your family structure, your work—and really explore how your actions affect others. This issue highlights individuals and organizations who are changing our city’s culture for good, including: the words of a rabbi who won the Emily Gottfried Lifetime Achievement Award from Portland’s Human Rights Commission; the perspective of a local Alaskan Athabascan/Inupiat elder who is using film to advocate for traditional ecological knowledge as a healthy response to climate change; the work of four rabble rousers who have identified a need in the community and eagerly stepped up to the task; the thoughts of an 18-year-old activist who is fighting for equity to be the keystone of critical thought and application; and two youth poets whose personal experiences with oppression in Portland inspired their art. Last but not least, you can read about this year’s four inspirational Skidmore Prize winners who are striving to make our community a more equitable place. See what I mean? If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the slow but steady dismantling of systemic barriers in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Give!Guide hopes you will take what you read in these pages and support this movement by applying it to your own life—and ask others around you to do the same. We encourage you to help our community in ways that work for you. This might mean: > Volunteering at a nonprofit to learn more about an issue that interests you. > Going to a town hall meeting that is addressing a cause you care about. > Signing up for an equity training. > Showing up for communities of color who are asking for support. > Asking your boss to consider a diversity, equity and inclusion audit for your organization. It could also be as easy as asking your three closest friends to donate $20 to a cause you care about (Give!Guide makes this easy). Whatever way you can show up, DO IT. When we all do what we can, our collective effort to DO GOOD will make Portland a better place for everyone in our city. Now go make a difference. Mahala Ray Executive Director and Editor @acidwashwolf


IT TAKES A COMMUNITY: Executive Director & Editor Mahala Ray Executive Assistant Ben Stone Founder Richard Meeker Creative Director Kat Topaz Art Director Elise Furlan Copy Editor Matt Buckingham Cover Photo Briana Ybanez Production Designer Rick Vodicka Illustrators Rockee Armendariz, Kennedy Barrera-Cruz, Vee Chenting Qian, Alex Chiu, Jarlisa Corbett, Clara Dudley, Justice Geers, Sloane Leong, Violet Reed, Nick Stokes

Photographers Sam Gehrke, Justin Katigbak, Briana Ybanez Publisher Mark L. Zusman Associate Publisher Jane Smith Accounting Manager Kim Engelke Credit Manager Shawn Wolf Manager of Information Brian Panganiban Circulation Director Spencer Winans Writers Jagger Blaec, Justin Carroll-Allan, Crystal Contreras, Tiara Darnell, Rose High Bear, Gabrielle Cosey, Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Lauren Kershner, Cervanté Pope, Miss Renée, Saundra Sorenson, Rabbi Ariel Stone, Cameron Vigliotta Poetry Hadiyah Woods, Jolly Wrapper Website Roundhouse Agency Nonprofit Selection Committee Maggie Allen, Katie Frederick, Juan Carlos Gonzaléz, Lilisa Hall, Marlet Hurst, Nick MacDonald, Richard Meeker, André Middleton, Sahar Muranovic, Symone Sparrow, Ann Takamoto

Skidmore Prize Selection Committee Chris Bailey, Karol Collymore, Erika Ellis, Jenny Glass, Lené Hopson, Richard Meeker, Jason Skipton, Tony Vezina, Lisa Watson

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Resisting the Tainted Grain


A local rabbi provides contemporary context for this year’s Give!Guide.

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table of contents

Four winners and six finalists: Young Portlanders whose nonprofit work sets an example for all of us.

The Wind Is Talking


How we become resilient to climate issues through indigenous wisdom.

2019 Do-Gooders


Four Portland leaders who are changing the narrative of our city.

Lessons From A Youth Activist

How to create a better society using equity.


Do-Gooder Horoscopes 151

If you’re feeling torn about where to give your hard-earned dollars, find your sign to be empowered with some cosmic guidance.

This Is Your City 2 Editor’s Letter 5 It Takes a Community 6 How to Give!Guide 8

Incentives and Big Give Days 10

The 35 & Under Challenge 38 G!G Presents 57

Give!Guide loves to support local music—check out this year’s artists!

Support These Nonprofits 67

When you give $10, you get a lot in return.

Give!Guide’s ultimate reason for being: 152 local nonprofits who need your support.

The Poetry of Activism

Leaders of the Portland Commons 145

Where Do We Draw the Line 28 Untitled 56

Nonprofit Index 157 Offline Giving Form 160 Our Community Partners 161

Hear the perspectives of two local youth artists in verse:

Imagine If You Could Choose Where Your Tax Dollars Go 36


How to Give!Guide Art by Nick Stokes |








When You Give, You Get!

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Resisting the Tainted Grain The following is an adaptation of a speech delivered by Rabbi Ariel Stone upon receiving the Emily Gottfried Lifetime Achievement Award from Portland’s Human Rights Commission. Photos by Briana Ybanez |

A parable from Hasidic Judaism: Once upon a time, the king’s stargazer saw that the grain harvested that year was tainted. Anyone who would eat from it would go mad. “What can we do?” said the king. “It is not possible to destroy the crop, for we do not have enough grain stored to feed the entire population.” “Perhaps,” said the stargazer, “we should set aside enough grain for ourselves. At least that way we could maintain our sanity.” The king replied, “If we do that, we’ll be considered crazy. If everyone behaves one way and we behave differently, we’ll be the abnormal ones. “Rather,” said the king, “we must eat from the crop, like everyone else. But we will make a mark on our foreheads. In this way, whenever we look at each other, we at least will remember that we are mad!” (from The Tales of Rabbi Nakhman of Bratslav) In these extraordinary days, as we endure the violence of a dysfunctional society, I am among those who find the meaning of my days in Resistance. There are human beings kept in cages. There are human beings sleeping in the cold. There are human beings who are being murdered by those who are sworn to protect and serve them. And there are people in power who want only to keep their power, who seek to silence or discredit those who cry out in their pain. This world of ours is full of pain and loss for too many of us. The grain has been tainted, and we are surrounded by madness. To know this is to Resist. I am a Rabbi, and as such I see my Resistance work in a historic context which reaches directly back to the Prophet Isaiah, who called for justice to roll down as waters, sweeping evil before it as a flash flood obliterates all in its path. I am inspired by the Prophet Jeremiah, who declared to the government that if a society does not care for the vulnerable, it will be without cohesive civic strength, and will decay and collapse under pres-



sures of outside aggression and inner disaffection. I am a Jew, and I find my strength to Resist as I am grounded in my tradition. There is an ancient Jewish perspective depicting our world as an island of order floating in an endless abyss of chaos. We are taught that the stability of our world depends on three things: study, prayer, and what is called hesed. I believe that the ancient wisdom of these three pillars can help all of us make some kind of ordered sense out of the chaos in which we live. The first pillar that can help you hold your world steady is that of learning. I cannot act for the greater good simply based upon my own sense of what is good, something that is likely to be tainted by the bias of what is good for me. Real learning requires the humility of knowing you don’t already have the answer; it requires a willingness to hear all voices and contemplate all perspectives, especially those that contradict the clarity we want so badly to reach. Only slowly do we come to learn that our own well-being is wrapped up in each other’s. My learning comes from so many brilliant, brave sources: from the Oregon ACLU, from Don’t Shoot Portland, from Empower Portland, from the NAACP, and from Portland United Against Hate. It comes from Portland Resistance, from the Oregon Justice Resource Center, from the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, from APANO and IRCO and from Basic Rights Oregon; from Black Lives Matter and from Jewish Voices for Peace and from the Democratic Socialists of America. Downtown at a demonstration, it comes from the Unpresidented Marching Band, from the National Lawyers Guild, from Rose City Antifa, and from my own Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance. I am grateful for all the learning. The second pillar that holds up our world is prayer, in the best sense of that reality: not the repetition of rote words, but the piercing clarity of finally realizing their meaning. A good prayer moment is a time of quietness, when one listens for a

voice which speaks of the complexity of truth. It is the time after learning when one sees the fullness what one is discovering, and knows it is changing one’s sense of self and purpose. You may call it meditation or musing or a walk in the park, but it requires a willingness to face one’s own soul and one’s own solitude. The third pillar is called by the word hesed. This Jewish word refers to the kind of caring that

GIVEGUIDE.ORG / TWENTY19 we extend to another person whom we recognize as part of our group; a member of our tribe; a companion upon whom we can depend. While the ancient Hebrew term was never meant for a multicultural society, nevertheless in it is a key to our survival and thriving: unless we come to see everyone as an equal companion on our path, worthy of the same kindness and support we need, this third pillar that supports our lives will

not stand. The third pillar can only be understood in terms of the first two. The humility that comes with real learning echoes in the quiet moments of a single life, and perhaps in the realization that we are, after all, all connected. In my tradition we are all born with a beautiful and perfect soul, and all of us join in that purity, connected one to the other.

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Resisting the Tainted Grain continued

In this way of thinking, no one can be demonized as “other” and therefore dismissed; someone may be a deeply damaged human being or a highly developed one, but we are all human. This is disconcerting, because it means that I am no different in my potential than a racist or a murderer; on the other hand, it is encouraging, because I’ve got their number—I can find a way to stop that evil, because I recognize it. It follows, then, that for resisting the effect of that tainted grain we must work together. Your path must be my path or ultimately it is no path. Learning by listening rather than speaking, deferring to others, and sharing space, is essential. Acting with open hands and heart, putting down the defensive posture and the certainty that I know already all I need to know, and to let go of the need to be noticed, to be first, to get credit— because we all get there, or none of us do. Twenty years ago, the sociologist Robert Putnam noticed that less and less of us are able to talk to our neighbors’. The scale of our lives doesn’t allow us to stop on our way and chat. Less time spent in each other’s presence translates to less ability to see each other as approachable. Divides between different communities became wider, and within communities as well. Rather than talk to each other, some are now more likely to call the police, expecting them to make up for our increasing lack of ability to learn outside our comfort zone. That comfort zone becomes a pair of blinders, and we don’t even know what we don’t know about each other. These are terribly upsetting days. Everyone, it seems, has eaten tainted grain, and it’s hard to know which way is forward, and what will confront each of us next in society. In my experience, it is too easy to believe that those who disrupt are the

problem, when they are actually serving in the role of symptom. There is no cure for what ails us if we don’t consider the symptoms a valuable warning. I believe it’s not only a Jewish value to stand with those who are being trampled upon, even when they are upset enough to act in ways which are seen as disruptive and unpleasant. No one really wants to spend their time marching downtown when they could be hiking in Forest Park.

“That comfort zone becomes a pair of blinders, and we don't even know what we don't know about each other.” The traffic jams and the vandalized buildings and the embarrassing headlines should be seen as a signal to all of us that something systemic is very, very wrong, and disruptive and unpleasant change may be inevitable. One has to be willing to consider the upsetting voice truthful, even prophetic, in the sense of the Prophet Jeremiah. He was jailed, and even thrown down a well for saying upsetting things, such as declaring that his corrupt society would be destroyed. But it was anyway. You do not change the facts because you silence them. A prophetic voice is perhaps simply that voice which says something that we all know is valid, even though

Rabbi Ariel Stone (she/her) is the founding rabbi of Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland’s only eastside shul. She is the creator of TischPDX and the convener of the Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance. She believes the more you give, the more you will be privileged to give.


we may not wish to think about it. No one really wants to think about the fact that the entire harvest is tainted, and that radical change may be necessary, lest the pillars give way and our world sink into chaos. Yet the work of resisting the tainted grain will always be uncomfortable, upsetting, and disruptive. A mitzvah is a sacred obligation. Someone like me, given access to the dais because of my position, whether I have earned it or not, is obligated to use that advantage for the nurturing and thriving of all the life on this dirt raft we share together. The mitzvah of being present downtown at a protest is to simply act upon my belief that in a city which respects and protects all its residents, all of us should be equally able to be present, at all times, anywhere. I come downtown whenever I can (note to organizers: please plan a Sunday sometimes. Jews like me take Shabbat off). This is what I think works: getting grounded in one’s own traditions of finding one’s way and one’s balance. Keep learning and seeking community, so that we can stay strong and centered in these days. Figure out your own Shabbat, your own down time, and use it to think deeply about what you are learning and doing. Keep learning; try to get used to being uncomfortable. Find a delight in learning that all you thought you knew on an issue was actually wrong, and now you know better. Remember the kindness and mutuality of hesed, and try to be gentle with others, and with yourself when you realize how much more work there is to come before we can bring in a good harvest of nurturing, healthy grain, and celebrate it together. —Rabbi Ariel Stone

2019 skidmore prize winners

Remember when the year 2020 seemed like the distant future? Well, it’s suddenly 2019—and 2020, a leap year, is officially around the corner. What will you do with that one extra day to make an impact in your community? In Portland, or in the world overall? Whatever the answer, three things are of key importance: One, start as soon as you can. Two, don’t be afraid to start small—it’ll still have a big impact. And three, shoot for Skidmore Prize-level commitment when you do it! Give!Guide’s Skidmore Prize recognizes Portlanders 35 and under who are shaping our collective community through their work and long-term dedication to nonprofit-sector organizations that serve causes critical to the growth and vitality of Portland and its surroundings. The prize is intended to reward humble excellence, to encourage recipients to continue working in the nonprofit world and to inspire younger generations to go from “potential” to the real deal in terms of taking action and modeling what it means to be an active participant in the community we all have a stake in. Here are this year’s Skidmore Prize winners and finalists. Whether mentoring youth, fighting for health or trans equity, leading a community postcard-writing effort to advocate for affordable housing, or cultivating the newcomers to the Green workforce and revolution—there are as many ways to get involved as there are challenges to be met and people to empower. Words by Tiara Darnell | @theartspj Photos by Briana Ybanez | @brianaybanez_

Malin Jiménez Community Organizer, Verde She/Her, Age: 29


In July, Malin Jiménez helped coordinate the delivery of over 500 postcards written by members of Northeast Portland’s multicultural Cully neighborhood to City Hall. Visually arresting photos and illustrations depicting the community’s vision for the future—thriving neighbors and neighborhoods; safe, stable housing; intact, wellfed families—adorned the front of each. On the other side, greetings, some written in Spanish and others in English, but the overarching message to the Portland City Council was clear: In one voice they said, help us realize our dream and write


the next chapter of our narrative. Support the development of Las Adelitas! The Las Adelitas campaign, a movement pushing for the construction of 141 affordable apartments on land where a strip club once stood, is one of many community-led campaigns in Jiménez’s portfolio at Verde, a nonprofit that serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Additionally, she works regularly with the Cully Housing Action Team to set agendas and to identify and take action on housing issues

facing low-income communities of color in Cully. This typically results in the creation of a half-dozen annual community campaigns like the one for Las Adelitas, or the recent Verde- and CHAT-led door-to-door and postcards campaign advocating for the preservation of all of Portland’s mobile home parks. Building leadership skills for participants in Verde’s Cully Walking Group and Lideres Verdes, a Latinx leadership development program are also an important parts of Jiménez’s work. “It is important to me that people feel ownership over these programs, and I’m just here to help make it happen,” she says. As an immigrant to Portland with roots in indigenous Guatemala, Jiménez’s choice to lead community organizing efforts in the nonprofit field and within the Latinx community is a personal one, directly influenced by her own story, which, for a time, included her status as a laborer picking berries in rural Oregon. She began volunteering in the nonprofit field in 2006 and, in 2013, she participated in a professional development program with the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, where she was placed as an intern with Verde. Supporting Verde’s work, particularly on the development of Cully Park, she realized a passion for community engagement projects geared toward the community’s desire for a vibrant, livable community—particularly where affordable housing for renters like her is concerned. In addition to Verde, she continues her work with IRCO, providing Spanish and Mayan language interpretation services. “While I don’t live in Cully, I see the same environmental challenges in my neighborhood as here in Cully. There are no sidewalks, and it’s unsafe to walk,” she explains. “For us as indigenous Mayans, environmental justice means the land is our body, and the water is our mother…working at Verde, I connect to my Mayan identity in the environmental justice work that we do.”

“Malin is a natural leader and has already had substantial impact in the lives of the multiple communities she serves.” —Tony DeFalco, Executive Director, Verde

BOTTOM LINE: Jiménez has built relationships with over 100 program participants in six of Verde’s community programs, including the Cully Housing Action Team, Lideres Verdes, Youth Programs, the Cully Walking Group, and Living Cully Walks. Her work supports the empowerment of Cully residents and the continued growth toward the shared vision of development in Oregon’s most diverse neighborhood and beyond.



Kieran Chase Transgender Justice Program Manager, Basic Rights Oregon They/Them, Age: 26 It’s Wednesday afternoon and Kieran Chase is full of nervous excitement for the upcoming Catalyst Transgender Leadership weekend retreat. So far, 37 transgender Oregonians have completed the program since its inception. And given the small number of transgender people in Oregon, this is a big deal. This time around, they’ll be bringing a baker’s dozen of emerging leaders together near Mount Hood for the second of four retreats over the course of the yearlong program. Each individual will spend time planning direct action projects that are personally meaningful and also advance justice, rights and equity in the day-to-day lives of transgender Oregonians, as well as greater understanding of the diversity of their experiences as a vulnerable population. Lessons learned from grassroots organizing in the areas of environmentalism, food insecurity, and youth development inform the work Chase does today. Their work with Basic Rights Oregon uses an intersectional approach to build a strong, vibrant and powerful progressive movement for LGBTQ+ equality in Oregon. Sometimes in partnership or in tandem with like-minded coalitions, fundamentally, their agenda is about advancing equity for trans people, particularly where those issues intersect with racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice and more. Given that their very first organizing job was five months long, required 60 to 70 hours of work a week and paid just $300 a month, advocacy around financial accessibility and fair pay in nonprofit careers is another area Chase is extremely passionate about. “The folks who should be doing [nonprofit] work are the people who’ve been most directly impacted by injustice. The folks who have been directly impacted by the systems we’re fighting against are the people who


are going to come with solutions in mind…and will talk about what needs to be happening. They’re the ones nonprofits need to be seeking out…and nonprofits need to pay living wages to get the talent to make the changes they want to see.” Like clockwork, Chase receives five to seven calls or messages each day from LGBTQ+ folks in need of assistance. Each faces challenges unique to their circumstances, like crisis related to health, housing, employer and familial relationships among others. Connecting those in need to direct-action resources, particularly those in rural areas with few resources is especially meaningful, they say. A first-generation college student from rural western Nebraska, as a young person with an ambiguous gender presentation, they were subjected to discrimination and abuse common among LGBTQ+ youth living in small convervative towns. So they understand feeling isolated in a community with little to no resources, and seemingly no other trans people to relate to. Yet over the years, Chase has come to realize they weren’t alone. It turns out, there were and are others they weren’t aware of. And as their stories—some triumphant, some tragic as a result of bullying and suicide—began to come out, the courage of these trans teens and adolescents have both inspired and galvanized Chase in their push to build a world where all LGBTQ+ people can see a future for themselves. “[They] stepped out of the closet and into their power [and demanded] recognition and respect from their peers and institutions. That’s huge.”

“Kieran brings passion, empathy and an unrivaled commitment to their work and community.” —Margot Martin, Development Director, Basic Rights Oregon

BOTTOM LINE: Chase is the lead on Catalyst, a free, yearlong leadership development program for a selected cohort of 15 to 20 transgender people living throughout Oregon. They’ve led more than 50 equity trainings, reaching 3,000 people across private and nonprofit agencies, municipal government and other organizations and communities throughout Oregon.


Nawwal Moustafa Middle School Program Director, Open School East She/Her, Age: 29



“Nawwal brings strong leadership and an unparalleled dedication to making a difference in the lives of underserved students.” —Katy Roy-Johnson, Open School East Registrar

High ceilings, natural light, a massive tapestry detailing a lush mountainscape and a wall filled with cards and drawings adorn the walls of Open School East’s unofficial “kick it space.” While Nawwal Moustafa insists her office is not a place for students to chill and have a kiki, from small talk to tough love, kindness to comic relief, Open School East youth know where to go when they need to be heard. “I’m open with them. I’m soft and I’m vulnerable with them. And that’s how we connect,” she explains. “I’ll be warm, but I have high expectations. If [they] need a hug, [they’ll] get a hug, but I’ll still tell [them when they] mess up,” explains Moustafa, a self-described “warm demander” type. Situated in the diverse, multicultural and quickly growing Rockwood neighborhood in East Portland, Open School East provides a culturally specific and responsive educational experience for youth in grades 7 to12. The school experience and curriculum stand in sharp contrast to that of other area middle and high schools. Whereas those institutions have historically catered to predominantly white, middle-class—and affluent— families and function around a traditional onesize-fits-all approach to education, Open School exists for youth and families in need of a culturally responsive alternative. “What I appreciate about Open School,” says Moustafa, “is that we are willing to call out and identify systems of oppression that do not allow our students to succeed. We’re willing to name that more than some other places that I’ve been and seen. That’s one of the things that drew me in. They’re naming it. They’re saying it. They’re saying they’re committed to changing that. I want to be in a place like that. A young Arab femme, Moustafa says her identity is a source of strength particularly when it comes to building relationships with students

who are beginning to figure out and establish who they are. As a director, she has a pulse on just about everything. She supervises and supports eight staff members and the learning curriculum-conducting programmatic activities, such as testing, field trips, family and community partnerships, student conduct and discipline. She engages with community agencies involved with students and their families, like AmeriCorps, the Department of Human Services and Drug Rehabilitation Program. And she is no stranger to working with students through personal challenges, such as last year when three of her students experienced the death of a close relative—or behavioral issues that stem from the trauma of racism. “At a small school, we get to take our time and space to help students build skills and understand the impact of the choices they make—these relationships are close-knit and labor intensive, but we get the opportunity to do things differently.” BOTTOM LINE: From their academic to emotional well-being and progress, as the Middle School Director at Open School East, Moustafa oversees and supports her “children,” nearly 70 middle schoolers in a school of 160 students situated in one of the area's most culturally vibrant yet underserved communities.


Brody Abbott

Built Environment Program Manager, Ecotrust He/Him, Age: 30

Brody Abbott is old enough to remember the vibrant black community that defined the Northeast Portland he knew as a kid. He witnessed its undoing in the face of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, overpolicing and, of course, gentrification. Last year, when he moved back to the neighborhood where he grew up, a homeowner for the first time, he recalls the bittersweet irony of one of his new, white neighbors stopping by to “welcome” him to the neighborhood. Recalling the moment, he remembers thinking to himself, “No, no, you’ve got it backwards—welcome to MY neighborhood.”


The communities disproportionately impacted by the effects that drive gentrification also tend to be frontline communities, environmental wonkspeak for the groups most vulnerable to environmental pollution and the daily realities of climate change. As the Ecotrust lead on the Green Workforce Collaborative, Abbott works with a handful of local organizations to provide green jobs training and opportunities for two of these groups in Portland: black and indigenous young adults. The collaborative recently developed and launched the Green Workforce Academy, a six-


“Brody is a networker, a relationship-builder, and a natural mentor.” —Laura Ford, Ecotrust Director of Special Projects

week training program that provides culturally responsive workforce skill building, pre-apprenticeships, and complementary education and support services. The GWA employs a curriculum that includes 200 hours of training in foundational knowledge of the green economy, green job readiness workshops, financial literacy and lessons on hard and soft skills that are necessary for successful networking, leadership in the workplace and mentorship moving forward. As far as employment opportunities for graduates, the GWA prioritizes industries that have the potential to provide full-time

living-wage careers so that 80 percent or more of academy graduates can step confidently into a stable job that will allow them to grow into their environmental career. This pathway not only helps the individual, it also hits back at the chronic rate of unemployment as well as inequitable access to living-wage employment in high-growth industries within environmental fields locally. Drawing connections between the systems that historically have harmed black and other communities of color and their impact on his own life circumstances inform Abbott’s work at Ecotrust. “What really motivated me was my lived experience growing up and not having a lot of cards to deal that were positive, but playing chess to navigate the system that wasn’t meant for [black people],” as he puts it. It’s a natural fit, since Abbot finds alignment in Ecotrust’s approach to finding systemic solutions for systemic problems. “I appreciate that they recognize that ‘environmental issues’ doesn’t just mean protecting forests and land. It’s just so important to have the place where you grow up, live and work be a place that supports your development as a person: your ability to not just get by, but to succeed and thrive.” BOTTOM LINE: Last year’s pilot run of the Green Workforce Academy graduated five participants, all of whom are currently employed in urban “green” jobs. The GWC is beginning to work directly with their employers to provide assistance with equity action planning, anti-racism training and strategies for effective, targeted outreach to communities of color. Funding has been secured to train three cohorts of 25 students annually.


2019 skidmore prize finalists

Samantha Gladu

Kali Bose

THE WORK Up next? Next Up! Formerly known as the Bus Proj-

THE WORK The first time Bose visited Bienestar, something

ect, Next Up is the new name of the the volunteer-driven and politically engaged youth leadership-focused nonprofit Gladu spearheads. In addition to the rebrand, expect a more racially, socioeconomically and generationally diverse board reflective of the mission and commitment to dismantling internal white supremacy culture to create a “political home” and pipeline to leadership for socially engaged youth. “It’s important for young people to be able to run our political systems because young people are impacted by policies every day...made without their input,” she says. “Whether it's mandatory sentencing or not being able to vote, it’s not right that young people are the majority of our population and don’t have a say.” THE IMPACT Thanks to Gladu and crew, over her first year with Next Up, 250 high schoolers visited the state Capitol and rotunda for the first time, 3,000 Oregonians were registered to vote, four bills, including one that would lower Oregon’s voting age to 16, were introduced in the state Legislature, and Next Up engaged with over 1,000 volunteers.

clicked. “I was ashamed I’d never taken the time to get to know this part of my city and the different communities,” recalls the former AmeriCorps VISTA alum. “Now, I’m driven to be an advocate for them.” As Bienestar’s asset manager, she manages the housing portfolio and resident/property manager relations, and assists with housing property projects from initial development or redevelopment through to complete restoration for the benefit of historically underserved residents in need of stability through safe affordable housing and community in Washington County. THE IMPACT In two years, Bose has overseen four construction-defect lawsuits, holding negligent contractors responsible for shoddy work that has negatively impacted Bienestar residents’ quality of living. Funds obtained from the settlement have helped repair defects and restore the properties to the kind of homes residents deserve.

Executive Director Next Up (formerly the Bus Project) She/Her, Age: 31


Asset Manager Bienestar She/Her, Age: 29

William Miller

Community Advocacy Manager Native American Youth and Family Center He/Him, Age: 27 THE WORK Listening, understanding and advocating for informed policy responsive to underserved communities are at the heart of Miller’s work and his desire to one day run for public office. “My story is one of resiliency despite trauma, and out of that comes a voice for [my] people. I’ve known since I was 11 I wanted to run for office. My ultimate goal is to run for president [of the United States].” Miller’s enthusiasm for health and environmental well-being in indigenous and other communities of color is rooted in his appreciation for NAYA’s longtime support of both him and his family during times of need. When he insists NAYA is family, not just a nonprofit, take him at his word. THE IMPACT Thanks in part to his assistance, 12 out of 15 of NAYA’s 2019-20 legislative agenda items passed, including a tax on tobacco and e-cigarettes, cannabis record expungement, and House Bill 2257, which categorizes substance abuse as a chronic disease.

Symone Sparrow Program Manager Black United Fund of Oregon She/Her, Age: 29

THE WORK From a desk in one of the few remaining black-

owned buildings on gentrified Northeast Alberta Street, Sparrow’s work on behalf of black Portland is nothing short of poetic justice. She brings early career experience working in the nonprofit field, a background in financial literacy for young adults, and strategic planning when it comes to building relationships with other community partners serving similar marginalized black youth and the wider black community through career and academic readiness-related direct service programs. The goal at the end of the day is to model black community helping black community and to maintain continuity in lifting each other up for the benefit of all and for the sake of preserving culture and cultural heritage in a place where it’s historically been limited. THE IMPACT Within her first two years at BUF, Sparrow increased the number of students served through workshops and coaching and mentoring from 300 to 500 students annually and assisted the then-executive director in securing over $80,000 in workplace giving funds for BUF to redistribute back into the community in the form of grants to projects and programs.


2019 skidmore prize finalists

Margarita Gutierrez Lemus Program Manager College Possible She/Her, Age: 29

THE WORK Immigrating to the U.S. and waking daily at 4 am to

labor for little pay picking berries are a few of many sacrifices Gutierrez Lemus’ parents made to give their children the educational opportunities they never had. “They’d say, ‘We want you to be someone in life,’” she recalls. “But the implication is that people like them are nobodies—society made that a reality for them.” Debunking that myth is why Gutierrez Lemus has made the College Possible mission her personal mission too. She supports a team of AmeriCorps members and program coordinators who work in local schools to provide students with all the resources they need to be college ready. THE IMPACT As interim program director during part of the 2018-19 school year, Gutierrez Lemus onboarded over 30 new AmeriCorps members to help make college admissions and success possible for more than 1,449 low-income Oregon students. Of those students, 97 percent applied to at least one college or university and 95 percent earned admission.


Nadya Okamoto Founder & President Period Inc. She/Her, Age: 21

THE WORK Okamoto’s journey to busting the taboo and changing the way we talk about menstruation and feminine health through Period began when she was a junior in high school experiencing houselessness. Conversations with other women experiencing similar circumstances and their stories working around the challenges they faced when caring for themselves, particularly during menstruation, inspired her to learn more about the global scale of menstrual inequities that create barriers for girls pursuing education in developing countries. “I love what I do. I’m so passionate about fighting period poverty and period stigma that even if I made no money from this work, I would still be doing it. I am truly grateful to be able to have the opportunity to engage in this fight for gender equality as a full-time profession.“ THE IMPACT In four years, Period has grown to include over 50,000 followers across social media platforms, 450 chapters at college campuses nationwide, and tens of thousands of active student leaders taking action to end period poverty and stigma globally. Period has provided products to over 510,000 menstruators and recently launched National Period Day, bringing awareness to the need to repeal taxes on tampons and lobby for access to menstrual products in public places.




Where Do We Draw the Line Words by Jolly Wrapper, Age 17, He/Him | Art by Sloane Leong | @sloaneleong


As a kid, I was into art, but I could never draw a perfect line.

Sense of a Sensible sentence? My only sense of perfection?

My hands were just too u n s t e a d y. Eventually, I got decent at drawing lines. Gliding the pencil tip a c r

If I continue to fight this feeling of drawing lines, if I neglect it. Would that only cause me to make more lines? In any form, or substance? From soft graphite, to gloopy ink, to dripping paint on a canvas.

o s s the page, ever so gently. I never knew what to draw, so I would always end up drawing lines. My hands just did, what my mind was expressing.

So, I forced myself to stop drawing lines, but I couldn't help but question, were the imperfect lines I refused to draw, my only sense of acceptance? Sense of protection? Sense of direction?


I know you be using Google Maps to get from place to place, which means you follow a LINE. Palm readers read the what on your hands? The LINES! An officer checks to see if you're tipsy by having you walk in a straight LINE! That same police officer,

From bleeding sharpies, to waxy crayons, to grinding chalk in classes. From smudging charcoal, to sculpting clay, to stitching lines in fabrics. So many ways to create lines, I needed all the practice. Wait.

I figured out that every line I drew, were just words, words I was suppressing.

You're reading poetry. Words made up of LINES.

Forget about this poem. You know what I just realized? Lines, are, everything. I know, it might sound weird, but hear me out. Lines dictate our lives.

shot and killed an innocent unarmed black kid who was walking home from school. When the detectives arrived, they traced his cold, lifeless, limp, body, in a LINE of chalk. Society is teaching black kids to become tightrope walkers. Because if you walk these streets, you're walking a fine line.

How? Whenever you purchase groceries, you have to stand in a LINE.

And there's no safety net that'll break your fall. And that ain't a problem,

The schools are gifted. The schools are dripping.

They say my lines are,


because the only way YOU'LL fall, is if THEY'RE caught slippin'.

"Borderline offensive."

They'll be grinning with pride. The schools are dripping.

The trigger is lit in their eyes. They pull it.

Perhaps, it's the leak in the, school to prison pipe-LINES.

Grippin' it tight. You'll get hit from behind, or hit from the side.

"Stay silent, keep your hands to your sides, and stand in a single file ____."

And the officer will say something along the LINES of,

"Yeah, sure, you can be creative. But, DO NOT color outside the _____!"

"These things happen in this LINE of duty." But don't give us that LINE. Even a poet with fire lines, can't avoid their line of fire.

"You can only participate if you sign your name on the dotted ____."

I mean, we can't even spell "Discipline", without "LINE". All of our lives are just lines. Just timeLines.

Well, I'm bored of lines, defendin' the true culprit behind the weapon, in full disguise, pretending, like each bullet strike is not plainly pointed towards the opposing sides direction... Us. Us, as in the, US. Why us? Why is, America blind-ed. By the giant, shadow casted by their ego? We put up so many lines between each other, putting society in a box. Let's take those same lines and use them as a way to connect the dots. We as human beings, are approaching the end of our time.

And so many of our lives are cut too short.

And who's to blame? Who's behind the line?

It's as if society is the siccors, and we're the dotted lines.

It can't possibly be the schools. Because the schools, they listen.

So, to the ones who HATE when I write poetry, YOU'RE UGLY.

So, where do WE... Draw the line?


The Wind Is Talking Becoming resilient to climate issues through Native wisdom. Words by Rose High Bear Photos by Justin Katigbak | @justin.katigbak

The weather felt unusual that afternoon up on Kelly Butte. The wind was moving through the tall stand of Douglas fir. It seemed stronger than usual. Then I heard a voice speaking. “The wind is talking. Can you hear the wind?” I felt surprised and a bit unsettled. A few days later, I was told in a dream that the spirit of the wind had spoken to me. It said that the world needs guidance today due to unprecedented change we are facing and that more and more people will be messaged. Native American prophecy about today’s changing climate has been handed down from generation to generation and is increasingly being fulfilled: “The day will come that the peoples of the world will turn to Native people to learn how to care for the earth and to relate with one another.” This is consistent with Hopi elders’ references decades ago to the rising danger of humankind’s lack of spiritual attention to the world. Today’s changing climate is inevitably going to transform our world and our lives. In Oregon, the impacts of climate change are clear: unprecedented storms (including the already increasing appearance of tornadoes), rising sea levels on the coast, declining glaciers in the Cascades, water shortages, megafires, insect infestation and disruption of seasonal life cycles that support traditional food species. Oregon’s tribal leaders know that in order for us to become more resilient to climate change and mitigate the worst of its impacts, we need to incorporate the wisdom of Native elders into our lives. For thousands of years, ancestors of Native communities throughout Oregon have passed along to younger generations their rich stewardship philosophies along with their oral history, linguistics, food and medicine gathering traditions. This inheritance is the basis of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, which has become an important source of study for conservationists, environmentalists and educators who seek to understand at a deeper level the rich perspectives of Native people. Those who live close to the land cultivate a relationship of interdependence with the natural world. This distinguishes Native perspective from


GIVEGUIDE.ORG / TWENTY19 divergent beliefs that humans have dominion over the earth, which infers a sense of superiority or entitlement over the earth. Our spiritual leaders share that the world of nature is God’s creation and therefore our First Teacher. We learn by observing the animals, the trees, the plants, the birds and the insects in our sacred landscapes. In order to be resilient to climate change, we need to learn from the traditional practices of tribal elders and scientists whose ancestors kept Oregon’s sacred landscapes in pristine condition for thousands of years. Megafires are a huge threat throughout the West today. Defined as fires that burn more than 156 square miles (the city of Portland is 145 square miles), megafires didn’t exist prior to 1970. Now they occur several times every year in the West, including the Chetco Bar and Klondike fires that tore through southwest Oregon in 2017 and 2018. The intensity of these wildfires is exacerbated by both rising temperatures in the West and a long-standing policy of wildfire suppression, which has increased the amount of fire fuels across the West and decreased the frequency of smaller fires that forests need to regenerate. Not everyone is aware that Native people have long used controlled burns to maintain forests and prairies in the coastal rainforest, Cascade mountains, and the Klamath Basin. Luther Clements, of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, has worked in fire management for the tribe for 34 years. “We come from the Columbia River, and so we migrated with the seasons,” Clements says. “We came inland to the tributaries of the Willamette, the John Day, and then we came to the higher elevations into the Cascades to gather berries and hunt. As the season ended and we started migrating back, we would start fires behind us to help sustain our

forests as they were growing.” William Wilson, of Warm Springs Fire Management, elaborates on this process: “In the wintertime, they would go on the ridgelines after they hunted and would light fires on the ridgelines. The fire would burn slowly down the hill, consuming brush and small trees, which made it easier to travel, but also open up those areas for the gathering of the berries and other traditional roots.” As opposed to extremely hot megafires that can sterilize the soil, controlled burns increase the abundance of cultural food plants by burning the competition, increasing mineral nutrients in the soil, and creating openings in the forest for berries (particularly huckleberries, blueberries and roots like camas). Siletz elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim remembers being taught this method: “I showed

edge, their language and their values. They know. They’ve watched the forest for millennia.” In order to be resilient to our changing climate, we need to cultivate a reciprocal relationship with our natural world. The list of climate impacts upon Oregon’s Native communities is daunting, especially when we factor in the decline or loss of our traditional First Foods. These are the foods that Creator gave the people to help them live with health. In Oregon, First Foods include salmon, sucker, whitefish, sturgeon and lamprey, as well as wild game such as blacktail and whitetail deer and elk. They also include plant roots and berries like chokecherries and huckleberries. According to Gabe Sheoships (Umatilla), it was “up to us to take care of these foods and to give thanks to them or else they wouldn’t return. Especially with lamprey, we’re kind of seeing them return less and less. They haven’t been taken care of very well.” Pacific lamprey are eel-like fish that live on the bottom of waterways throughout Oregon. According to fossil records, lampreys may be up to 450 million years old—far older than the dinosaurs. They come up and travel to the ocean and back again by sucking onto the sides of salmon. Native people have long eaten lampreys, often by smoking them, and used them as medicine that can restore the strength of an ailing elder and save their life. According to Sheoships, every spring when lampreys returned, the people honored them through dancing ceremony. Today, the Pacific lamprey are categorized as an endangered species that could be wiped out within our generation. Donald “Doc” Slyter, Coos elder and Native American flute maker, says: “This lake out by

“Today's changing climate is inevitably going to transform our world and our lives.” them how to do the cool burning because my dad used to do that. Even our berries, he would burn them because it made the leaves smaller and the berries bigger. If you didn’t burn, you’d get bigger leaves and the berries small.” The reintroduction of prescribed burns is an important method of tribal habitat restoration that is increasingly being explored by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Allowing natural forest processes to take place is not only vital for the health of the forest, but for the efficiency of our forest management systems. According to Don Motanic (Umatilla) of the Intertribal Timber Council, Tribes manage their land for a third of the cost that it takes to manage Forest Service land. “That’s where the Tribes have the secret,” Motanic says. “Going back to the traditional knowl-

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Lakeside is called Eel Lake for a reason. But there’s no eels in it because, a number of years ago, they put a dam there. They made it so that fish could go up the fish ladder, but the lamprey eel can’t make it up there.” The Coos tribe recently received a grant to open access for them to go over that dam. The Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians have created a Pacific lamprey hatchery on their reservation, where they are restoring populations of this traditional food in the Umatilla River and several tributaries. Lampreys must have cold, clean water to survive, and the tribes are making sure the dams and hydro system are equipped effectively to let them pass through. This helps keeping the lamprey populations harvestable and sustainable. Moses Connor (Umatilla) reported: “All the work we’ve done, from trapping the lamprey, to hauling them up river past all the dams and diversions on the Columbia and the Umatilla, then holding them in our translocation system and outplanting them for spawning. All that work that we do, we’ve seen them [recover] firsthand.” The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indians counted 2,600 Pacific lamprey in the Umatilla Basin in 2018, up from less than 200 in 2011. Restoration efforts are guided by tribal elders, including Thomas Morning Owl (Umatilla), who reflects: “Everything this day that makes [our] life easier, it takes us that much farther away from our First Foods. We’re the ones that have changed. And, it’s up to us now to change ourselves back, to reacquaint ourselves with that Great Law that can never be changed. This is a testimony I give in relationship to our First Foods—the holy, sacred foods.”

In order for younger generations to become resilient to climate change, Oregon’s tribal elders and scientists will help them integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge into their thinking. In Oregon, tribes and schools are already starting to incorporate tribal history and knowledge into school curriculums. Senate Bill 13 now requires all public schools in Oregon to provide lessons about tribal history and culture to students. Oregon tribal leaders, educators and elders are in-

“Everything this day that makes our life easier, it takes us that much farther from our First Foods.” creasingly sharing a wealth of cultural knowledge with students in their communities and working collaboratively with schools and school districts to help tomorrow’s leaders succeed. At Wisdom of the Elders, we are dedicated to documenting and preserving the knowledge and experience of our Native elders and scientists who we regard as the rapidly vanishing, irreplaceable keepers of oral history, tradition and environment. Between 2014 and 2018, Wisdom’s film crew was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to record, preserve and share messages of Oregon’s tribal leaders along with elders and artists. Tribes gave protocol

Rose High Bear (Deg Hit'an Dine/Inupiat, she/her) is co-founder of the Native American nonprofit corporation Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. and served as its executive director for 25 years. She recently moved to rural Marion County, where she founded the Native American nonprofit Wisdom of the Elderberry Farm, which is forming a sustainable intentional farm community for Native Americans in rural Oregon.


approvals for their observations, stories, songs and other messages to be recorded for the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series. Since 2014, with support from collaborative partners, Wisdom has held film festivals and film screenings around Oregon to share these productions. Wisdom has also produced annual Native American storytelling events in Portland and Seattle since 2005. We have observed how audiences have listened to and been inspired by the messages of Oregon tribal leaders, elders and storytellers, and we feel it has increased their appreciation and respect for indigenous perspectives. Film clips from Wisdom documentaries are being added to Wisdom’s Discovering Yidong Xinag Toolkit of environmental science curriculum. It will be offered to Oregon’s school students in 2020 and beyond with funding included so that tribal elders can serve as co-teachers in the classroom, sharing their stories and wisdom with grandchildren and other students. This practice is already prevalent at Siletz Valley School, Umatilla’s Nixya’awii Community School and other tribal schools in Oregon. Oregon’s citizens are increasingly understanding the voices and perspectives of our Native wisdom keepers at this critical time. This is helping to fulfill the prophecy stating that the people of the world will turn to Native people to learn how to care for the earth and for one another. Like the wind that is speaking to those who will listen, the voices and perspectives of tribal peoples are being heard.



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2019 do-gooders

To Portland’s Do-Gooders, Rabble Rousers, and Misfits: The following pages are filled with four local leaders who are changing the narrative of our city. They are folks of your type who realized, one day, that something was wrong—and chose to rise to the occasion. To sum them up in the words of Steve Jobs: “While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Art by Jarlisa Corbett |



Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty She/Her Words by Crystal Contreras |

When Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty agreed to sponsor a youth climate justice protest at City Hall in March, she was told to expect about 200 people. The day of the protest, the commissioner was in her office when she noticed students starting to trickle in. More showed up. Then more. And more. They kept coming in droves until all Hardesty could see on every corner around City Hall were students, from elementary school to college age and their allies, rallying in the name of climate justice. What was supposed to be a modest protest ended up drawing close to 2,000. This was when Hardesty realized she was witnessing a level of youth activism she hadn’t seen since the civil rights movement. Armed with instant access to information, younger people are taking us into a new stage of activism. “If the old people just get out of the way,” Hardesty says, “and just let the young people do their thing, we’ll be a lot better off.” We sat down with the commissioner to discuss activism and civic engagement, running for office, and how to maintain hope while trying to build a future we want to see. G!G: Throughout your career you’ve worked as both a community organizer and an elected official. I’ve seen you lead marches



“It's my job as an elected leader to make sure I am engaged with the people I serve.” and an impromptu sit-in at City Hall. What’s changed for you in regards to community activism now that you’re on the other side of things, so to speak? Not much. I will say that I still extremely value community voices and making sure that the people most impacted have a voice in the outcomes that we seek. Just last night, I had a community listening session, my third since I’ve been in office, because when I ran I said that getting downtown at 9:30 am on Wednesday mornings is not convenient for most people in the city of Portland. It’s my job as an elected leader to make sure I am engaged with the people that I serve, so we’ve been doing these meetings all over town, in different parts, one a quarter, because I just think it’s important to keep that dialogue going. It did my heart good, let me say, last night, to see the diversity of

people and ages and experiences that came out to the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon’s new building to have that conversation. How does one go about approaching City Council with their concerns? People call, they write, they email, they tweet. I don’t do policy by tweet, by the way. They set appointments. I meet with anybody that wants to meet with me. Of course, it takes a little while to meet because I’m one person and there’s quite a few people in the city of Portland. But that’s one of the reasons why I do the community meetings, that’s one of the reasons why sharing with people how they can come and testify at City Council is really important. I try to encourage, especially organizations that have a story to tell, to use those three minutes wisely, so if there’s four of them, three minutes a piece, you can tell a very compelling story in that time period. I’ve seen it done very, very well and I’ve seen it done not so well. What is the tool that you use, right? Which one feels most comfortable to you? So if it’s writing that feels more comfortable, then write. If you want to come in and have your voice heard, you want to organize a peaceful protest. I mean, all of the above work. Everything depends on the issue, and then the timing, because the City Council gets continued on page 42



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a little annoyed when people are talking about things that aren’t on the City Council agenda or are not City Council business. It’s not the public’s job to know that, it’s our job to educate the public on which is the right government, what is the right venue for them to have their voice heard in, and I think we could do a much better job, we, the City Council, City Hall, in engaging people where they are, rather than trying to fit people into slots based on what City Hall thinks they should be talking about. What advice do you have for younger people who are interested in running for office? Know yourself, trust your gut, and if you’re planning to run for office, tell people who you are, and then be that. One of my biggest surprises has been how many people come up to me and say, “Oh my gosh, you’re doing exactly what you said you would do.” How sad is that, right? That that’s, like, “a thing.” Don’t you expect people to do what they said they were gonna do? “Well, yeah, but they never do!” So why do you keep putting those people back in those same positions if they’re not doing what they said they were going to do?

ing should be in the city of Portland, because if you can’t hire people for positions that you’ve had open for well over a year, then that should tell you that you need to do it a bit differently. And I don’t think lowering the requirements, either education or physical requirements, will do anything to get us better Portland police officers. But what brings me hope is that I have the rest of the first responder system in my portfolio and so the Portland Street Response, which fundamentally rethinks how we respond to 911 calls by sending the right responder to the right situation at the right time, will significantly reduce the number of calls for police services. So at the same time we’re rethinking the police contract, we’re redesigning the first responder system and the 911 call center, which means that we are going to be moving towards a more globally appropriate direction once all those pieces are in place. It’s gonna take a couple of years to have all those pieces in place, but the contract comes up next year for Portland police.

What are the most pressing issues for young people? Do you think it’s climate, jobs and police accountability? I think those are the top three, and if I was going to add a fourth, I would say transportation and transportation infrastructure, because we can’t go green and expand freeways at the same time and young people get that. It’s like ,“Well, that didn’t make sense, how are you going to do that?” and it’s like ,“Hey, I hear you.” That’s probably why I get along so well with them, because when you don’t have a filter, you’re just like, “It either makes sense or it doesn’t,” and that’s why I love spending time with young people. I’ve spent a lot of time in the classroom, and let me tell you that the best definition I’ve ever heard of intersectionality came from a group of third graders. I was speechless. So here we are with a generation that has access to information at the drop of a dime and a fearlessness about connecting the dots with other folks. So we’re gonna be in good hands if the old folks don’t just destroy the planet before the young folks take over.

Over the years you and many others have been tirelessly involved in organizing for police accountability over the shooting death of Keaton Otis. This fight has been going on since 2010. Before that, because Kendra James was before that. And so were a bunch of others. As time goes on, how do you keep your resolve when engaging in an ongoing fight for justice? How do you remain optimistic? I think some days that’s probably the hardest thing, is to remain optimistic. Again, I go back to history, because I am a child of the civil rights movement. I understand that movements have ebbs and flows.

What’s different is, we now have people in positions of power who can really have an influence on how we move policing into the future. For example, what gives me hope now is people don’t want to be Portland police officers. Well, what a great time to actually rethink how polic-


“So we're gonna be in good hands if the old folks don't just destroy the planet before the young folks take over.”



Poison Waters He/Him, She/Her Words by Cervanté Pope |

Over three decades ago, Portland met a new face—that of Poison Waters. She’s vivacious, peppy and delightfully direct, with a large personality you honestly can’t get enough of. The same can be said for Kevin Cook, the man behind the woman, and what Kevin does with Poison Waters speaks wonders to what one person can do with themselves: He gives back to our community in so many ways. Cook has co-hosted shows at the country’s longest-running drag club, Darcelle XV Showplace, since the early ’90s, but he often takes his talents to other stages, where he hosts and MCs various fundraisers and events for nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. As himself and as Poison Waters, the list of causes he supports runs deep, including organizations like Camp KC (Kids Connection), Friendly House, the American Civil Liberties Union, Cascade Aids Project and Habitat for Humanity. Having faced financial and racial adversity himself, Cook holds community building, education and management as his top priorities. He’s the definition of booked and busy, and he hopes to make waves and change lives by filling every day in his schedule. It’s hard work—but he wouldn’t have it any other way. G!G: It seems like you are always doing a lot.



“The rest of Portland wasn't trying to deal with gay, black boys. We were ostracized.” What drives you to keep going so much and so hard? When I was growing up, we were very poor. We didn’t have a lot. Nonprofits would help us with utilities, rent, food and clothing—it was very impactful, and I want to make sure I don’t let that go to waste. I see a lot of people not doing anything to give back, but I always have to keep doing something. I don’t want to slow down. I’m really aware of how lucky I am to be where I am, because I know it could’ve gone a whole other way being a poor little black boy in Portland. I recognize that I need to take advantage of the blessings I have, the talent I have and the positive attitude I have. I need to keep pushing that out there. I know that bringing my unique presence to each event helps raise more than what they might have otherwise. No one’s going to benefit from me sitting on the couch.

Because you’ve been here for so long building and fostering relationships in the community, how have you seen the drag community and the communities of color change? They have all changed—some for the better and some not so much for the better. I came out in the late ’80s, when HIV and AIDS were taking their toll within the community and outside the community. Within the community, it was killing everybody. Outside of the community, it was making us lepers. It was before the world knew that straight people could get it, that women could get it and that children could get it. Within our community, we were doing everything we could in drag to uplift people and just have as much fun as we could, but we were also holding fundraisers and shows to try to make money for our friends who didn’t have anything. Even within the black community, the overall consensus was us black drag queens—and there was a good ol’ bunch of us back then—were our own black community within the greater black community. The rest of Portland wasn’t trying to deal with gay, drag queen black boys. We were ostracized. Hopefully, it’s not that way anymore, though— especially considering how a lot of the spaces you work in now are ostracizing in different ways. So, having to work in typically white continued on page 46



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spaces—especially with your intersectional identities—is it ever emotionally draining for you?

and people doing so much worse. So really, being

It used to be. People literally used to say, “You’re the prettiest colored girl I’ve ever met!” or, “What are you doing dressed up like this, shouldn’t you be playing basketball?” People saying things like that would make it draining for me back then. I would have to hold it in and just smile. Now, I’m at a time in my life where I’ve realized that ignorance is ignorance, and me just being in these places is the first step in educating those folks. Sometimes, I’m the only black person in a room of 500. If I can at least show that black people are OK, gay people are OK and drag queens are OK, that makes me feel good—like in some way I’m able to chip away at those walls.

for the soul. It helps keep me calm just knowing that

Outside of those types of situations, with everything that’s going on locally and nationally against our communities, is it ever hard for you to get up and put that face on? Yes, totally. I’m a really emotional person, but I don’t present myself that way. It kind of goes back to what you first asked about why I keep so busy—if I stopped and thought about reality, I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. Even when I think about the kids at my camp, I think about their realities and it just breaks me down. I can’t even focus. Part of me compartmentalizes a lot of that stuff. It’s not difficult to get up and keep going, because I’ve brainwashed myself into knowing that’s the only way, because if I don’t, oh my gosh. Thanks for that, got me over here sniffling! I know, I’m sorry! Only real questions over here. What are some tips you might have for staying physically fabulous as well as mentally and emotionally fabulous? People always say, “I can’t afford to support the charities the way that you do,” but I tell people all of the time it’s not about writing a check. I rarely write checks—for the most part, I just want to give my time and energy, and people really appreciate that. It keeps me balanced, too, because it’s so easy to think one moment that your life is so great and the next that it’s so terrible. But, when you go out and start working with people and hearing stories, you realize that there are people doing so much better than you


out in the community is a really good leveler for me. I know it sounds cheesy, but I tell my friends it’s good there are other people out there who are getting the help they need or an ear to listen to them. If you don’t think about yourself for a moment and do something

happens a lot. Don’t tell the people who know already—you need to inform others. Sometimes the people you’re helping may not want to see a big corporation coming at them. They want to see individual faces, they want a grassroots approach. Identify who you want to help and why you want to help them. Once you do that, you’re good.

for somebody else, it comes back and surprises you by making you feel like you’ve done something great for yourself. That would be my tip, to go out and find somewhere to volunteer. It doesn’t have to be anything huge at all. I think that’s the easiest way to enrich your soul and also help the community. It can hopefully create a ripple effect, where the person you help goes and helps someone else. People helped me growing up, and I never forgot that.

Right. So then as far as people who want to build their community without necessarily going to an outside organization, how would you suggest they do that? This is going to sound so basic, but food is the all-time best way to gather community—it’s the glue. If you want to plan something, have a meal around it. Invite the people you know and have them invite people you don’t know, so you’re not just preaching to the choir. That’s a problem that

That makes sense. Well then, as someone who gives so much of their time and so much of themselves to others, why do you think so many people are apprehensive to give anything, even if it is just their time? This is so cliché to even say, but I think people are afraid of what they don’t know. Sometimes, they may think they don’t have anything in common with a homeless person or they don’t know anyone who is gay or anyone with AIDS, so they can’t relate. I also think people are afraid of themselves, afraid to be vulnerable, and afraid to be accessible to a community they know nothing about. It’s easy to make excuses, but a lot of people also just don’t know how to help. I always tell people—it’s easy, it doesn’t take a lot of time and there really is a benefit that they will receive, mentally and emotionally. They will get something out of it that they won’t even be able to describe.

“I rarely write checks— for the most part I just want to give my time and energy, and people really appreciate that.”



Celeste Noche She/Her Words by Jagger Blaec |

Celeste Noche walks into a room as an unassuming, pint-sized powerhouse. Coiffed with a top bun and glasses, one might not know she is poised to revolutionize the landscape of Portland’s super-white creative ecosystem. After experiencing countless micro-aggressions and seeing her fellow creatives of color go unnoticed and unheard when it came to their art, she made a decision to start Portland in Color. To some, this may not sound like an obvious act of giving, but to creatives of color trying to be seen, being given a platform and validation that our art matters is a most benevolent gift. PIC is a directory that abolishes any excuse not to hire a person of color for a position. It offers a place to not only help companies diversify who they work with but a place for artists to tell their story and present their craft. We sat down with Noche to talk about how PIC plans to continue doing good in the community. G!G: What inspired you to create Portland in Color? I’d been freelancing as a photographer for a few years and felt like the Portland media and arts scene were both inaccessible and homogenous. It felt like the same white folks were always hiring the same white artists. Around the 2016 election,



“It felt like the same white folks were always hiring the same white artists.” there was a bit more of a push for diversity, and

in—both in finding BIPOC artists to hire and to recognize the labor we’ve put in to make their jobs easier. We want to keep the directory free and accessible to the public, but we also want companies to know they can hire us to help find specific artists, curate lists or work collaboratively to make more inclusive content. It’s also meant to be a hub where artists can find other artists to connect with and hopefully create work together. It can be isolating in this city, and anything to help foster more meaningful collaborations is a win.

though we started seeing more brown and Black folks in front of the lens, we had the same white folks behind the scenes. It baffled me that in a city as creative and resourceful as Portland, more Black and Indigenous people of color (BIPOC) weren’t getting hired. So I started Portland in Color as a photo series, to create the work I wanted to get hired for, but also to begin highlighting my community.

What is your dream vision for how people might use Portland in Color as a resource? I mean, ideally, industry folks will be intentional and inclusive with who they hire all the time so Portland in Color will be obsolete. But we’re far from that, so my hope is that companies see Portland in Color as a resource they can invest

What impact have you seen PIC have on communities of color since its inception? PIC really began to grow when I consulted Emilly Prado for help with a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant, and she ended up joining the team and helping to define what our purpose was as a platform and organization. Not only has she helped give more depth and nuance to our interviews, but establishing a directory has been a huge source of positive connection. We’ve also been able to host more community-centered events and create partnerships to expand PIC’s reach while creating more equitable access to institutions in Portland media. The collaboration has primarily been just the two of us thus far, but what we’ve been able to continued on page 50



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accomplish feels like a small sampling of what’s to come. And outside of the specific work opportunities found via directory connections, which are always so great to hear about, the biggest impact I’ve noticed is hearing from folks who scroll through the directory and feel seen. It’s life-giving to see a growing roster of BIPOC creatives, knowing that all of this talent is in our town and this list isn’t even close to exhaustive. It’s a nice reminder that we aren’t alone, we’re out here creating things and doing the work, taking up space. How can we expect to see PIC evolve? We’re currently revamping the website so it’s easier to add new artists and are also working toward collaborations and consultations with local companies. We’ve got a strategic partnership with Travel Portland to create content sourced from our community, and in the next few months are looking to roll out more consultation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. And look out for our exhibition collaboration with the Portland Art Museum that will showcase local Black women femmes and nonbinary artists in Portland, alongside artist Hank Willis Thomas.

How can orgs and institutions do better at making sure they are nurturing work environments to be inclusive spaces? If they haven’t already, the first step is hiring a DEI consultant and making sure everyone in the company attends and engages, especially white upper management. We’ve heard from a lot of folks that their companies are hiring DEI consultants but not requiring everyone to attend, when it’s often upper management who need to hear these messages. On top of that, companies need to be honest with themselves about their diversity and hiring efforts—if they look around and the room is homogeneous, they should already know they have a lot of work to do. Inclusive staffing takes time, but while those efforts are materializing, there should be clear resources and programs for individuals from marginalized backgrounds. The labor shouldn’t always fall on the one Black or brown person to explain everything, and white folks need to do the extra work to educate themselves or hire BIPOC specifically for this kind of work.

“It's life-giving to see a growing roster of BIPOC creatives, knowing that all of this talent is in our town.”




Amira Tripp Folsom She/Her Words by Cervanté Pope |

Portland is a place that cares, and her residents are no strangers to showing up and getting out to stand up for what they believe in—which can result in national headlines. Our activism doesn’t just come in a single shape, size or age. At 17, Amira Tripp Folsom is a prime example of that. Going into her senior year at De La Salle North Catholic High School, Folsom started her forays into activism work in eighth grade. Her advocacy encompasses many social issues, including racism, climate change and gun reform—both on and off campus. As an activist of color, Folsom has seen the bright and dark sides of fighting for social change, though it doesn’t appear those adversities will be slowing her down anytime soon. G!G: Could you give me a rundown of all the stuff you’ve done on campus so far? As a sophomore, I started the Youth Ending Slavery Club. We focus on combatting the various forms of trafficking and slavery today. We’ve had guest speakers come in, and we’ve done events to raise awareness of forced labor and things like sweatshops, and how prevalent slavery is. No matter where you are in your life, you are affected by slavery in some way, whether it’s good or bad, whether you’re bene-



“No matter where you are in your life, you are affected by slavery in some way.” fitting from it or being oppressed by it. We don’t really learn about that in school, the different aspects of how people are still enslaved today. I definitely wanted to bring more awareness to that, and then in my junior year, I started the Black Student Union. I really wanted to have a space for black students to be who they are and really feel comfortable in their own skin, especially since my school is majority white. It can be hard being the only black student in the classroom and feel like you have to represent your whole race. We’ve been conditioned to not be the angry black person, to not speak your mind because it can make other people uncomfortable. I didn’t like constantly feeling that way, and I knew that a lot of my other black friends felt that way too, so I wanted to make change that’ll last even after we graduate. That way, people who come in as freshmen won’t have to

go through the same things we did. I also do teen counseling with the Center for Women’s Leadership at Portland State University, and I’m also a part of Vote16. I just joined the national campaign’s youth advisory board. There are so many young people in this country and their voices really matter. Making voting a habit at such a young age is a good way to make it a priority in your life, but also educate younger people that voting is the best way to show your voice, your power, and really show up for your own future. You do more than I’ve done probably in my whole life, but was there a particular instance of something that happened to you or someone in your life that made you want to get so involved in activism? Yeah, it was when I was in middle school. I went to a really small conservative Christian school. This was around the time when a lot of black people were getting shot by police, like Tamir Rice and Eric Gardner, so it was just really upsetting to me to have this keep happening as this little kid, not knowing what I could do about it. Some of the stuff my teachers were saying was just really frustrating. One of my teachers said police brutality isn’t a real thing and more white people get killed by police than

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black people. She actually said that. I had to just sit on my hands and keep my mouth shut, so I thought, “As soon as I get out of here, I’m doing what I can and I’m going to get involved in whatever way I can.” Has there been a time when you’ve had any kind of pushback at school from students or officials because of everything that you do? Yes! With starting the Black Student Union. Some students were like, “That’s stupid. Why can’t we have a white student union?” I just couldn’t even respond to that. And some teachers weren’t aware [of how to go about it starting it], so we worked with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for teacher training. For teachers to say, “I don’t see color,” or, “I treat everyone the same”—you don’t. If you don’t see my color and you don’t see blackness and you don’t see my Asianness, then you don’t see me. That’s a huge part of my identity, and you can’t just act like we’re all the same. We all have different struggles and you can’t just brush that aside. Does your family ever worry about you because of this type of work that you’re doing, especially in Portland? I mean, we’ve definitely dealt with stuff. There’s this whole group of people who only like to look at activism from the lens of a white person. Of course, when you’re advocating for people

of color in a majority-white town, you’re going to get flak from people who don’t want to talk about that stuff. I just try not let it get to me too much, even though it can be discouraging to have it coming from all sides, when we should all be on the same team. Then how do you encourage other people to join you? You really show up for the things you care about. All of these choices that you make really reflect what your priorities are. I say it’s OK to show up for your future and for the things you care abou, and yeah, it’s going to be really hard and really discouraging, but anything that’s worth fighting for is going to get hard at times. Surround yourself with good people, people who build you up and will help you learn and grow as a person and activist. The reason I do all these things is that I really care about them, so just put yourself out there and be OK with falling down. Pick yourself up, because the outcome is really worth it. When people ask me why I get involved with all of this stuff, my answer is “Why not?” If I can, I’m going to do whatever it takes because I really want to make a difference and be able to look back and say that I saw injustice and I did what I could to change that and to fix the wrong I’m seeing in the world and not just let it pass me by.

“If you don't see my color and you don't see blackness and you don't see my Asianness, then you don't see me.”




Untitled Words by Hadiyah Woods, Age 16, She/Her | Art by Justice Geers |



The biggest weapon of mass destruction in the hood is barely bigger than a fathers hand the same hand that he cradled you with as an infant a different hand cradled that gun took your father’s life in an instant it ain’t fair leveia, kyndell, king you had to touch funeral seats before you could touch kindergarten A 2.2 mm bullet barely bigger than your daddy’s thumb the same thumb he used to wipe away your tears when the monsters under the bed frightened you ripped through your daddy’s skin left him breathless like back when you would run to the door when he got off work you know that type of breathless and you realized the monsters from under the bed and the movies were really hunting in the streets looking to take somebodies daddy away A father is one of the greatest teachers Who will teach ariya, imani, and janaya how a man is supposed to treat her? teach her how to rule the world? who will show laray, mathew and marquay how to stand up for their sisters and how not to drive their mothers crazy sometimes? who will teach these babies not to fear the monsters who sometimes look like their daddies and sometimes look like the men who are supposed to serve and protect? And what about the daddies who aren’t gone yet how do I go on every day without being scared my dad will be next when will this heavy feeling leave my chest how many more times does my heart have to sink when I hear a black man has been killed again when I hear a father is gone again hear a funeral is being planned again again and again and again when will it be enough? how many more kids have to lose their daddies to senseless violence how many more candle lightings do we have to hold seems like another life is extinguished before the candles can even burn out seems like we’re releasing new balloons before the last ones can even land before the last tears can even be wiped how many more poems do I have to write


2019 featured artists

G!G Presents Give!Guide loves to support local music—which is why we decided to highlight this year's G!G artists! Learn about how Portland has influenced their music in the following pages— and make sure to pop your head into this year's free shows:

Bocha KayelaJ 5 pm doors, 6 pm show See them at a free, all-ages show on November 22 at Holocene. This show will be accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in partnership with Cymaspace, featuring ASL interpreters, automated captioning and projected audio visuals.

Drae Slapz Brown Calculus Rasheed Jamal 7 pm doors, 8 pm show Catch them at a free, 21-and-over show on December 12 at Mississippis Studios.

Words & photos by Sam Gehrke | @samgehrkephotography Follow @giveguide for updates.


Bocha (he/him) |


Has your status as a musician with a platform affected how you look at issues in the community? Now that I have somewhat of what some would consider a platform, I realize how valuable my voice can actually be in influencing the culture of my community. Growing up in Portland, it’s pretty obvious that my people don’t have much of a voice—let alone much of a presence— in the community at all. And it’s gotten worse due to gentrification, I feel. Having the privilege of opening a creative retail space in Chinatown, Produce Portland, and being able to throw shows and events has given me the opportunity to build a voice for not only myself but my peers as well.

What has been the biggest community resource that has shaped your viewpoints and who you are today? I’d have to give credit to my team. Gutter Family Entertainment has held me down and sculpted me into the MC I am today. Produce Organic Records is a label I co-founded with Donte Thomas, that we built to pretty much be the Avengers of hip-hop. If it weren’t for my team and my family, I would not be who I am or where I am today, and for that I am grateful.

“I realize how valuable my voice can actually be in influencing the culture of my community.”


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“I would hate to spew hate or ignorance in my music.”

Has your status as a musician with a platform affected how you look at issues in the community? My status as a musician makes me feel like I need to be more well-versed on what’s happening in the community. My music is very much about different oppressed groups—I talk a lot about what I’ve been through as a gay black women. I just feel like I need to take more responsibility as an artist and do more research because I have a platform and I have an opportunity to influence people’s minds. I would hate to spew hate or ignorance in my music. I grow as an artist by being more brave and carefree and speaking on issues surrounding racism and sexism.

What has been the biggest community resource that has shaped your viewpoints and who you are today? My biggest resource has been the program Self Enhancement Inc. It’s a program for underprivileged youth. They taught us different standards, how to be creative and to be leaders. I’ve been in the program since the second grade. They taught me the importance of education and put me through college. I would also say the social psych classes I took in college were very influential in shaping who I am today, and my viewpoints and message as a musician and human being.


G!G Presents How has your stance on issues in your community influenced your music and growth as an artist?

Brown Calculus @BrownCalculus

Vaughn (she/her): My stance on issues in my community has definitely influenced our music and growth. We always want to bring messages to our community that resonate, that reflect collectively what we are going through because we view music as medicine. If I’m feeling something strongly, chances are so is my community. We create this music to give our community a voice and to heighten the spiritual bond we have. Dre (he/him): One thing that I can say for sure is that being tapped into such a strong artistic community has helped to bring certain issues to light that I may not have even become aware of otherwise. I think that a very important and often overlooked role that artists should provide to their community is being a spark of inspiration to question everything. It’s important to let the music take you to that restorative, healing, spiritual, pleasant escape-from-thehardships-of-life type of place, but I think it’s also important for it to challenge the way you think about things and to push you out of your comfort zone sometimes. If we are going to actually make some progress as a society at large and stop ending up with the same recurring problems, I think we’ve come to a point where we need to start paying more attention to the people with the wildest imaginations.

What has been the biggest community resource that has shaped your viewpoints and who you are today? Vaughn: The Portland collective Young Gifted and Black/ Brown has been one of the most dynamic and loving resources! They work to not only give Black and Brown folks visibility, but also power! Their curated events feature activations that make you feel at home and supported because our culture is celebrated. These events allow Black and Brown folks to see their reflection which is vital for our self-preservation. A lot of our early shows were sets at YGB events and we are forever grateful. Dre: Young Gifted and Black/Brown is a big one. Another huge influence for me is a community called Deep Under Ground, which is how I met a ton of brilliant artists in the community who have helped and inspired me. One of the great things that I’ve found out about the artistic community here is that people are generally more supportive and collaborative with each other than they are competitive or territorial. I think that’s something that is fundamental to both creating good art and to building a strong community.

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What has been the biggest community resource in Portland that has shaped your viewpoints and who you are today? During my definitive years, the staff at University Park Community Center, now Charles Jordan CC, had a huge impact on my life. This includes Harold Ridge, Karen Birt, Marshall Goss, Farnell Newton and many others. This group of people truly cared for me and were active mentors that shaped my viewpoints in my life and journey. To me, they demonstrated what it means to have a heart for the community and youth development. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have the perspective on community value that I do. The community center was a safe space for kids like me to go after school, make new friends and, in my case, discover your talent. It was in this community center that I learned how to produce music and it wouldn’t have happened without Farnell Newton. Farnell is a musician that traveled the world with Jill Scoot, Bootsy Collins and many more. He saw something in a young kid like me, and he took the time to mentor me and nurture my talent. My music wouldn’t be where it is without him.


in-depth on issues I face, to let the listener know they’re not alone. Ultimately, I’d like to use my music as a platform to mentor youth and give back to my community.

Drae Slapz (he/him) |


How has your stance on issues in your community influenced your music and growth as an artist? My community is the heart of my music. The issues we endure have a direct impact on the type of music I make—particularly focusing on socioeconomic issues and understanding self-worth. Where I’m from—and particularly for people that look like me—there are systemic, socioeconomic inequalities that impact how we are viewed by the world and also how we view ourselves. As a young boy, I can remember having two distinct feelings towards these issues. On one end, I wanted to escape and avoid the thought of them. On the other end, I wanted mentorship on how to navigate it. So, when I make my music now, I think about that young boy in me and imagine that there are many more in my community out there looking for words of affirmation, self-worth, financial literacy and learning to find the joy and fun in your hardest times. I sometimes go

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Rasheed Jamal (he/him) |


Has your status as a musician with a platform affected how you look at issues in the community? Being an artist has given me the unique opportunity to connect with people from different walks of life. I’ve crossed paths with a lot of interesting people who have added to my perspective and challenged me to see more than what meets the eye. As far as issues within communities, I feel like everyone has a battle they are fighting. Scarface has a line in one of his albums that says, “You’re either in a storm, walking into a storm, or coming out of a storm.” I believe that’s a quote from J. Prince. All that to say, I’m more open-minded to people’s feelings about what they believe in. At the same time, it’s about having knowledge of self. Everybody doesn’t have to care about what you are passionate about. That’s a loaded statement for this era, but it takes compassion to understand that and embrace that concept. No matter who you are or what you identify as, self-acceptance comes first.

What has been the biggest community resource that has shaped your viewpoints and who you are today? I’m a pretty reclusive person, so I can’t say I’ve been a part of a Portland collective outside of my circle of friends and family that have shaped my mindset. That may not be true for others, but I’m an introverted social butterfly. I feel like tapping into the artsy culture of Portland has helped me bring out more of my eccentricity in my art.


“I've crossed paths with a lot of interesting people who have added to my perspective and challenged me to see more than meets the eye.”



Lessons From a Youth Activist:

The New Civic Duty Words by Gabrielle Cosey | @gcosey Photo by Isabela Villareal

At 16, I attended an equity training. Like most things that change your life, I did not expect to get much out of it. Yes, I had expected a conversation around history, systemic oppression, privilege—the foundational basics of discussing race. But something else was brought up that utterly and completely altered my entire life: equity. Now, if you are anything like I was, you probably have seen the word “equity” plastered onto some company’s policy, an organization’s slogan, maybe at a school, or work. But you have no idea what it means. For my part, I figured it was some sort of weird cousin of “equality” that echoed the baseless claims of groups attempting to be more diverse. I'm now here to say that equity might just be the greatest tool we can equip ourselves with. First, we have to define what we are talking about. Equity is the process of giving oppressed individuals and communities what they need in order to access available opportunities—and be able to thrive at the same capacity as their privileged counterparts. Equality gets you pretty close to the first piece, which is accessing the opportunity. For the most part, we live in an “equality-centric” society. This means, theoretically, anybody can go to college. Anybody can apply for a job. And so on. Yet, we have to ask ourselves, why are racial disparities still just as large as ever? This is where equity comes in. Rather than just saying that an opportunity is open to all, equitable practices ensure that resources are distributed to those who need them to be able to apply or attend. Equity attempts to create a culture where we give what is needed to the individual, whatever it may be. Equitable practices don’t just look at the surface, they also view the centuries of systemic oppression and the effects that this has on individuals belonging to targeted communities. So equity comes from the root up, history and all. With equity, there is no one equation, no “one size fits all.” This is both the hardship—and the complete beauty of it. It relies on centering marginalized individuals and communities,


which means practices can only be equitable when involving oppressed groups, when decision-makers take the time to listen to them—and to implement their needs into culture and policy. Examples of equitable practices could include a child care stipend for volunteer work, consensus decision-making models, or no set hours in an office. Some of these might sound radical, I know. But think about how many more experienced people would be able to work with a volunteer group if someone could watch their child, or the strength that could be achieved from diversity in perspective and thought when using consensus decision-making, or what happens when employees are allowed to shape their work schedule around their needs.

“No one can be equitable unless they have reflected on their own role in society.” Another piece of equity is that it captures the nuance and complexity of human identity. For example, I am both Black and a woman. However, I am able-bodied, cisgender, fair-skinned, and grew up middle class. I carry oppressed identities, but I also have a lot of privileges. I use my privilege to be able to grow the table in terms of people, backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and skills—all while trying to make these spaces as welcoming as possible for these varied life experiences. But I needed others to bring me into spaces that I am in today. Sometimes, the white spaces I go to school in become all too much. I feel systems rooting against me, and generational trauma and history on my shoulders at all times.

My life was irrevocably changed by the training. I went home and spent hours researching equity and racial justice. Everything just clicked. It wasn’t just my activism that changed, but the core of who I am. The entire world was a different color than it was before. The questions I asked myself at 16 became: “Am I being as equitable as I can? How can I expand this to more people? Is the culture I’m inviting these people into as welcoming as possible?” Equity isn’t just about systemic change, it also is incredibly personal. No one can be equitable unless they have reflected on their own role in society, including what privilege they have and what oppression they might carry. It took me months to consider the damage I might have done as an activist (even if it was unintentional), without constantly thinking of those who are most affected by societal inequities, or without using my privilege to bring more people in. It is no quick journey and it is not painless, but it is also amazingly clarifying, profoundly enlightening, and devastatingly real. The truth is this: Equity is the greatest tool we can use to equip ourselves and our communities for upcoming elections, for true systemic change, and for creating a culture that is truly inclusive and welcoming. It is the most fitting synonym for civic duty that exists, because it involves each and every member of the community. Anyone and everyone can use equity in their life: to pass knowledge onto someone else, to reflect internally, to volunteer, to donate, to vote. We win and we make progress when we think of one another, when we are honest with ourselves and when we are centering those who have been marginalized. In the spirit of equity, I urge each of you to do what you can with the resources that are available to make our communities more inviting, just and equitable. Our greatest accomplishments often come from the pursuit of bettering one another rather than bettering ourselves.


“Equity is the greatest tool we can use to equip ourselves and our communities.�

Gabrielle Cosey (she/her) is an 18-year-old activist and community organizer from Portland, and a National McCabe Scholar at Swathmore College. She is the founder of Reinnovate. Evolve. Prevent., or R.E.P., and sits on the board of directors of Next Up.



2019 nonprofits

Start Small, Think Big One hundred fifty nonprofits is a lot to get a handle on. British sociologist Robert Dunbar famously theorized that the average person can sustain a maximum of 150 relationships with other humans. The deluge loosed by God in the Hebrew Bible to flood the world into chaos lasted, according to most sources, 150 days. And that storm was long as hell. Just as it’s impossible to know Portland in its entirety, you won’t be able to know the work that every one of these organizations does. So start with five. Find a nonprofit doing work that affects your daily life. Then find one addressing a critical need you’ve never heard of in a community you don’t know anything about. Find a nonprofit with one employee, or a sprawling one with 500 employees. Then find a nonprofit whose work will only be realized after you’re gone. We won’t make any recommendations. Just know that these nonprofits are on the frontlines of every important fight in our city. If you want to know more about inequities in your neighborhood, ask them. If you can’t take it any longer and need to take a stand, become a part of what they do. Connect with them at their events, volunteer for them, promote them within your friend group and, most important, give to them what you can. Some of these nonprofits are one bad fundraising year away from dissolving, and with them go the services they provide for our health, our happiness, and our most vulnerable. Let’s not let that happen. Words by Ben Stone |


Animals 68 / Civil & Human Rights 74 / Community 86 Creative Expression 96 / Education 104 Environment 114 / Health 124 / Human Services 132



Every animal deserves care. We’re working to create a world where every animal gets the care they deserve, but we know we can’t do it alone. As Oregon’s nonprofit, 24/7 emergency animal hospital, DoveLewis knows the lifesaving value of collaboration and community. It’s because of our network of supporters and partnering agencies and nonprofits that we can help abused pets, stray animals, injured wildlife, and low-income families. We’re proud to support the organizations on the following pages. They’re fighting animal hunger and supporting homeless pets. They’re creating loving, safe homes, and they’re honoring the human-animal bond. So how can you be a part of making a world where every animal (and every person who cares for them) gets the help they need? Find an animal initiative that resonates with you and get involved in any way you can. Donate. Volunteer. Spread the word. Ron Morgan President and Chief Executive Officer DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital


Animal Aid

Cat Adoption Team

Fences for Fido

▶ FOUNDED: 1969

▶ FOUNDED: 1998

▶ FOUNDED: 2009

▶ 503-292-6628

▶ 503-925-8903

▶ 503-621-9225




Mission Animal Aid of Portland enhances the welfare of companion animals through individualized care and lifelong commitment, rescue and adoption, resources and education, and community partnerships.

Mission Cat Adoption Team’s mission is to save the lives of homeless cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.

Mission No dog deserves to live outside on a chain. Fences for Fido volunteers build fences and provide insulated dog houses so these dogs can enjoy shelter, safety and freedom. We also provide free spay/neuter and emergency vet care.


Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we helped 431 animals: We cared for 75 cats and dogs through our rescue and adoption program, funded the spay/neuter of 346 dogs living with homeless or low-income families, and provided financial assistance for urgent veterinary care to 10 homed pets through our Animal Aid Cares Fund. IN CE

NT IV ES The first 50 donors receive a ROAR sticker. Donate $50 or more for an entry to win a $200 Little Bay Root basket. Attend our Drag Queen Bingo Give!Guide party on Dec. 12 at Lagunitas Community Room!

“I admire the way Animal Aid makes a lifelong commitment to every pet that comes through its doors. Animal Aid embodies the Portland mindset of community over competition, choosing to partner with other organizations to make sure animals come first.” —Molly Riehl, More Good Day Oregon host and Animal Aid supporter


Bottom Line for Portland CAT brings love, laughter and companionship to Portland by celebrating and saving cats. Last year, we found homes for 3,333 cats and kittens, performed more than 800 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and provided assistance to hundreds of individuals who needed help to keep, care for, or rehome their cats. IN

CE NT IV ES Purrington’s Cat Lounge will provide the first 50 donors of $25 or more with a free coffee drink coupon.

“CAT is a small but mighty force for good, whose commitment to sharing knowledge extends their work far beyond their shelter’s walls. Countless feline lives are saved as a result.” — Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, director of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, consulting veterinarian and animal sheltering expert for CAT

Bottom Line for Portland Since we began building fences for dogs chained 24/7 in 2009, we’ve unchained more 2,200 dogs in the Pacific Northwest that would otherwise languish on chains today. Last year alone, we unchained nearly 200 dogs and we help approximately 20 dogs every month. Safe fences save lives. IN

CE NT IV ES Donors of $50 or more receive a Fido logo beanie hat; $100 or more receive a Fido logo canvas shopping bag; $250 or more a Fido logo stainless steel travel mug.

“I couldn’t believe it when I looked in my backyard and saw 20 people, in the rain! Not only all of that, but the kindness and understanding about the challenges I was facing caring for my dog was also awesome.” —Fences for Fido client


Oregon Humane Society

The Pongo Fund

Portland Animal Welfare Team

▶ FOUNDED: 1868

▶ FOUNDED: 2009

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ 503-285-7722

▶ 503-939-7555

▶ 503-206-6033




Mission Oregon Humane Society fosters an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. We care for the homeless, defend the abused and fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.

Mission The Pongo Fund provides high-quality food and lifesaving veterinary care for family pets of those less fortunate, including seniors, veterans, the homeless, the unemployed, the low-income, the marginalized and others, keeping their beloved animals safe at home and out of shelters.

Mission The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.

Bottom Line for Portland Celebrating our 150th year of service to our community in 2018, OHS had 12,062 total adoptions of dogs, cats and small animals, with an adoption rate of 98 percent. OHS also provides training classes to pet owners, spay/neuter surgeries to pets from low-income families, humane education, disaster response assistance and more. IN CE NT IV ES

The first 100 donors to contribute $50 or more receive a $18 voucher to Migration Brewing. The first donor to contribute $1,000or more receives a private tour at Migration’s new brewery.

“The Oregon Humane Society has long been at the forefront of animal rescue and rehabilitation in the Pacific Northwest, and a leader nationwide.” —U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon 3rd Congressional District

Bottom Line for Portland The Pongo Fund provided 2 million high-quality meals last year, along with lifesaving surgeries, dentals, spay/ neuter, medications, vaccinations and more, helping keep 20,000 beloved family pets safe at home and out of the shelters. IN CE NT IV ES

In Memory of Howard Hedinger will match the first $25,000 in donations to the Pongo Fund through Give!Guide.

“The Pongo Fund does amazing work. They are the unsung heroes of animal welfare, saving lives in a way that no one else does. I support them 100 percent!” —Howard Hedinger, Hedinger Family Foundation

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, PAW Team provided free veterinary care to 1,687 pets, impacting 1,265 families – a 40% increase in services over 2017. In 2019 we expect to serve over 2,100 animals and 1,700 families. PAW Team programs keep pets healthy, happy and with their people by providing free veterinary care that enables pet owners to access and maintain housing and provide care for their beloved companion animals. IN CE NT IV ES The first 50 donors of $75 or more receive a $15 gift certificate to Meat for Cats and Dogs and a $15 gift certificate to the Florida Room. In addition, the Ed Cauduro Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation will match the first $25,000 in donations to the PAW Team through the Give!Guide.

“I don’t think I ever knew what pure love was until I got Jacques. He loves me through everything, no matter what. PAW Team has been incredible because they help keep Jacques healthy and happy. And, incredibly, they love Jacques, and every other animal that comes through their doors, almost as much as I do. You walk in and you feel their passion for what they are doing, and their love for the animals. They are wonderful.” —Paul, PAW Team client


Project POOCH Inc. ▶ FOUNDED: 1993 ▶ 503-697-0623 ▶ POOCH.ORG Mission Learning: Responsibility, Patience, and Compassion for All Life. Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, Project POOCH trained, rehabilitated and adopted out 50 dogs that were labeled “unadoptable” due to behavior, medical needs, age or breed. We accomplished this by pairing these dogs with youth incarcerated at MacLaren Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Ore. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors who give $500 or more get a tour and meet and greet with POOCH youth and dogs, to be scheduled by appointment. All G!G donors will be entered in a raffle to win a twonight stay at the bed-and-breakfast above Rogue Brewing’s Newport location.

“I used to be a troublemaker before working in this program. Now that I know there’s someone in the kennel waiting for me, I choose to take care of business so I can be with my dog. I became a responsible person because I know my dog depends on me.” —Former POOCH youth I.S.





At Roundhouse, we have a responsibility to stand for what's right and what we believe in, especially when it comes to supporting our Portland community. We're all in this fight together, and we feel strongly that, as a company that develops brand identities, we can give a voice not only to global ideas, products and efforts, but also to important causes in our own backyard. This is especially critical at this moment in history, when it’s up to all of us to promote and safeguard basic rights and equality. That’s why we’re proud to be a part of the Give!Guide, and to sponsor the Civil and Human Rights category. Joe Sundby Founder/Executive Creative Director Roundhouse


American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon

Basic Rights Education Fund

Bradley Angle

▶ FOUNDED: 1955

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ FOUNDED: 1975

▶ 503-227-3186

▶ 503-222-6151

▶ 503-232-1528




Mission 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.

Mission Basic Rights Oregon ensures 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. Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, we won a federal court case protecting transgender inclusion in public schools, helped defeat an anti-immigrant ballot measure, assisted over 600 people facing anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and helped plan the city of Portland’s first official Transgender Day of Visibility.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland During the last year, we responded to 2,100 Oregonians who felt their rights were violated. Recent direct action included multiple lawsuits against the city of Portland on behalf of hundreds of peaceful protesters harmed by policy, and successfully using strategic communications to reverse an Oregon Health & Science University policy that denied lifesaving medical care to undocumented immigrants. IN CE NT IV ES

Stumptown will give a free small drip coffee to donors giving $25 or more to the ACLU who present evidence of the donation during a visit to one of its Portland stores.

“The ACLU brought its full power to fight for me when I was incarcerated and subjected to dehumanizing conditions. Thanks to our lawsuit, the state made essential policy changes that provides all trans prisoners the physical and mental health care needed to survive.” —Michalle Wright, ACLU of Oregon intake volunteer and former client in an ACLU case against the Oregon Department of Corrections


IN CE NT IV ES Supporters who give $50 or more

receive gift certificates for a SuperDeluxe combo meal, a whole pizza from Sweet Heart Pizza, and a pint of ice cream from Little Bean.

“I’m a third-grade transgender girl. I think it’s cool that Basic Rights fights for kids like me. My mom and I volunteer at Pride and at phone banks. I want everyone who is transgender to be loved and supported.” —Elliott, age 9

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Bradley Angle provided over 5,800 nights of safe shelter and offered education, housing assistance, youth programs, and culturally responsive advocacy for LGBTQ, Black, and African American survivors of domestic violence. Over 600 adults and nearly 300 child survivors received safety and support from Bradley Angle’s programs and services. IN CE NT IV ES

Coffee House Five will give a drip coffee to the first 20 donors of $20 or more. Cherry Sprout Produce will give $5 off of a $25 grocery purchase to the first 20 donors of $50 or more. Cinemagic will give one beverage and one medium popcorn to the first 10 donors of $50 or more. North Flowers & Botanicals will give one $50 gift certificate to the first donor of $500 or more.

“People here understand me in a way that friends or family who’ve never been through the cycle of abuse ever could. They let me cry, they let me laugh, just because that is how I felt. They told me it was OK to feel. And I got back more of me—my feelings.” —Bradley Angle client

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Next Up (fka the Bus Project)

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

▶ FOUNDED: 1983

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ FOUNDED: 2006

▶ 503-222-4044

▶ 503-233-3018

▶ 503-774-4503




Mission 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.

Mission Next Up amplifies the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable Oregon.

Mission Building Power for Environmental Justice and Civil Rights in Our Communities

Bottom Line for Portland In Portland, Native children are taken from their families 20 times more often than White children. Last year, we trained 246 Oregonian social workers and received 90 Oregonian crisis calls to reduce that statistic. This year, we’re expanding local partnerships to keep even more Native families in Portland together.

“[NICWA taught me] invaluable lessons to help families and children succeed in their lives and education. I learned that we are in it together. We can all benefit from the lessons of child welfare and the importance of culture.” —Social worker, NICWA training attendee


Bottom Line for Portland This year, we made voting free by passing paid postage for ballots and registered over 2,000 people to vote. We’ve trained over 50 young leaders in organizing and dismantling racism and brought 37 students to the Capitol to talk about climate change, school funding, and lowering the voting age.

“Next Up is an organization focused on increasing youth participation in democracy and making Oregon more equitable and accessible for all people. Because of Next Up, I have been able to get involved in politics, register other young people to vote, and use my voice to advocate for the issues I believe in.” —Amira Tripp Folsom, high school senior and Next Up board member

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, more than 400 people developed leadership through OPAL programs, advancing campaigns for clean energy, ending racial profiling, fareless public transit, and a Green New Deal for Oregon. IN CE NT IV ES

EcoVibe Apparel will provide a 25 percent discount code to donors of $100 or more. The first 100 donors will receive a free coffee at Gabriel’s Bakery.

“We are fighting not just for fareless transit, we’re fighting for powerful people to see us and hear us. We’re fighting for our dignity. For our human rights.” —Nia Calloway, youth leader


Oregon Justice Resource Center

Oregon Tradeswomen

Partnership for Safety & Justice

▶ FOUNDED: 2011

▶ FOUNDED: 1989

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ 503-944-2270

▶ 503-335-8200

▶ 503-335-8449




Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Mission Partnership for Safety & Justice transforms Oregon’s response to crime through innovative solutions that ensure accountability, equity and healing.

Bottom Line for Portland Our immigration attorneys helped more than 300 clients in danger of deportation, our Women’s Justice Project assisted 20 women, and our Youth Justice Project worked with dozens of young men and women sentenced under Measure 11. We had over 1,700 people attend educational events that we hosted in 2018.

“To be in prison despite being innocent is awful. My wrongful conviction didn’t just hurt me, it also hurt my family. Through its program, the Oregon Innocence Project, OJRC helped me overturn my wrongful conviction and win back my freedom.” —Josh, exoneree and former client

Bottom Line for Portland Helping women achieve financial independence while also addressing the workforce needs of the construction industry, Oregon Tradeswomen provides free training, job placement, job support and much more. Last year, we introduced more than 3,000 women and girls to this lucrative and debt-free career pathway.

“I went from an unemployed single mom living in an apartment, just barely making it, to a successful mom with a new house and a great job. I’ve finally reached all my big goals after many years of struggling. Oregon Tradeswomen made that happen.” —Echo Dahl, Oregon Tradeswomen graduate

Bottom Line for Portland Partnership for Safety & Justice has trained hundreds of community members across Oregon to be effective justice reform advocates. Together, we’ve prevented the opening of a second women’s prison, added $1 million to victim services, and advanced landmark reforms to reduce Oregon’s incarceration rate by 15 percent over 10 years. IN CE

NT IV ES Bishops Barbershop will give a free haircut to the first 50 donors of $30 or more.

“I never imagined that sharing my story with lawmakers would help pass a bill to keep young people out of adult jails. I’m so grateful to PSJ for the chance to be a part of something so powerful.” —Jasmine, PSJ volunteer and formerly incarcerated youth



Call to Safety

Immigration Counseling Service

▶ FOUNDED: 1973

▶ FOUNDED: 1978

▶ FOUNDED: 1983

▶ 503-232-9751

▶ 503-221-1689

▶ 503-223-4510




Mission 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.

Mission ICS is Oregon’s only independent, nonprofit immigration law firm. Our mission is to strengthen local communities and help bring stability to individuals and their families by providing low or no-cost legal services, outreach and education to foreign-born member residents.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we handled more than 35,000 crisis line calls, provided 690 individuals or households with emergency shelter or hotel accommodations for 1,003 safe nights, served 354 participants with ongoing case management, and supported 118 sexual assault survivors with emergency in-person hospital response advocacy.

Bottom Line for Portland Our work makes Portland a safer, more welcoming place for immigrants who want to build a better life. As a sanctuary city, we’ve made strong commitments in support of immigrant rights. ICS makes sure our immigrant neighbors have access to legal support they need to fight for those rights.

Mission NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation supports and protects, as a fundamental right and value, a person’s 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 policy that addresses disparities in reproductive health care and promotes health equity for all people.

“My call to your line is what got me into therapy and what got me to open up to my friends and family. I have no doubt that it saved my life.” —Anonymous survivor


A transgender teenager from Central America was abandoned by her parents and physically and sexually abused by gang members in her country. When she fled, she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and placed in removal proceedings. With our help, she received lawful permanent residency and is now attending college.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation

Bottom Line for Portland A right with no access is not a right. We work to increase access to care for all and ensure that reproductive health care policies are fully implemented, researched and evaluated to have the greatest impact for those most in need of services. IN CE NT IV ES

Every Give!Guide donor will receive one free slice from Pizza Jerk, one buy-one-get-one free ice cream from What’s the Scoop? and one half-priced flight at Reverend Nat’s Cidery & Taproom.

“As a firefighter, I’m thankful to NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation for playing a leading role in defeating Measure 106, which would have banned access to abortion for thousands of Oregonians, including our most economically vulnerable neighbors, as well as teachers, nurses, and other public employees like me.” — Dacia Grayber, Firefighter and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation Volunteer


PDX Women in Tech


▶ FOUNDED: 2016

▶ FOUNDED: 2014

▶ FOUNDED: 2009

▶ 503-928-2250

▶ 503-267-1188

▶ 503-208-3387




Mission We exist to encourage those who identify as women, nonbinary and underrepresented to join tech and support and empower them to stay in tech.

Mission Period’s mission is to eliminate period poverty and period stigma.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, PDXWIT has awarded $20,000 in scholarships and produced 66 free educational events, drawing a total of 5,392 attendees. Event topics have included “LGBTQ Storytelling,” “Women of Color in Tech” and “Accessibility in Technology,” and have directly led attendees to employment opportunities at inclusive companies.

“When I see that a company or individual is involved with PDXWIT, I know they value meaningful inclusion and see diversity as more than a buzzword. An affiliation with PDXWIT is like a badge of safety within this industry.” — Chloe Elliott, Jama Software customer care community manager and PDXWIT volunteer



Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we served 18,360 menstruators in Portland to add to our total number of 449,607 periods served nationally. IN CE NT IV ES

The first 20 donors who donate $50 or more will get two tickets for a 2020 Thorns game, and the highest donor that day will get four tickets for a 2020 Thorns game with a signed ball from the Thorns.

“Period engages young people to get involved and collect menstrual hygiene products for nonprofits like Rose Haven, who distribute supplies to folks in need. This partnership allows us to focus our outreach on other necessities so we can provide holistic healing to womxn in need. We LOVE Period!” —Liz Starke, Rose Haven Development Manager

Portland African American Leadership Forum


Bottom Line for Portland In 2017, PAALF published the People’s Plan in collaboration with community members. It’s a visionary road map for research, organizing and implementation that centers Portland’s Black community as the drivers of change and a means to actively assert our right to shape the city we live in.

“We need to go back to being like a village where everybody cares about everybody…where we see evidence of our culture and it’s powerful and we’re proud of it, that you can see and understand what Black Culture is.” —PAALF People’s Plan focus session participant, “Housing Planning Session”


Pueblo Unido PDX

Raphael House of Portland

Social Justice Fund NW

▶ FOUNDED: 2017

▶ FOUNDED: 1977

▶ FOUNDED: 1978

▶ 503-912-8925

▶ 503-222-6507

▶ 206-624-4081




Mission Pueblo Unido’s mission is to empower and provide resources to Latinxs with vulnerable immigration status, and to advocate for solutions that build just communities. We envision a United States of America with libertad y justicia para todxs.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2 ½ years, Pueblo Unido provided free legal consultations and communication credits to over 130 people in detention, paid towards 21 attorney retainers, and helped post 6 bonds. This enabled 15 people to be released from detention, 3 of whom won their cases against deportation and became lawful residents. IN CE NT IV ES

Twenty-five randomly selected donors of $50 or more will win a Pueblo Unido tote and a volume of the Esto Es Para Ti zine series. Donors of $150 or more get a chance to win a “Treat Yourself” gift package!

“It’s a small, grassroots organization of really motivated and dedicated people, with a lot of direct action and direct results. So many other nonprofits get bogged down with bureaucracy, but Pueblo Unido actually can make a difference.” —Vianca Diaz Cea, co-founder of Power to the Dreamers and paralegal at Portland Immigration Law

Bottom Line for Portland Raphael House helps families end the cycle of domestic violence and rebuild their lives after abuse. Annually, we reach 5,000-plus survivors and community members through confidential emergency shelter, housing assistance, ongoing support, and violence and sex-trafficking prevention. Eighty-one percent of survivors who stayed in our shelter now live in safe housing.

“My daughters and I have changed from victims to SURVIVORS! With Raphael House’s support, we’re stronger than ever. And we’ll continue to fight for the best for ourselves. I attribute a great deal of this success to the support we’ve continued to have through their programs.” —Celía, survivor

Bottom Line for Portland Portland Giving Projects granted $380,000 last year. Giving Projects are cross-class, multiracial groups who develop shared understandings of race, class and power. Members donate, fundraise from their communities and make collective decisions to grant the money raised to some of the most inspiring, effective social change work in the Northwest.

“As a mixed-race, black, queer product of immigrants, I have often felt out of place. Because of SJF, I had very real—sometimes very difficult—conversations with friends and family about race, money, immigration and social issues. SJF provided the tools and support I needed to show up.” —Aaron Oravillo, SJF Giving Project alum


Street Roots

Urban League of Portland

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ FOUNDED: 1945

▶ FOUNDED: 2000

▶ 503-228-5657

▶ 503-280-2600

▶ 503-233-6787




Mission For 20 years, Street Roots has been creating income opportunities for individuals experiencing homeless and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for change.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, Street Roots worked with 700 vendors, and newspaper readers put over $500,000 in their pockets. Street Roots vendors work, and so does Street Roots!

Mission 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.

“Street Roots was there when I needed it. Street Roots is still there, and I still need it. I’ve turned a lot of people on to Street Roots who became vendors and are now making money. It’s not about just selling the paper. It’s about being part of the community.” — Michone Nettles, Street Roots vendor

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, the Urban League prevented 400 evictions and placed over 50 homeless households in safe housing and successfully coached over 300 participants in career exploration and job placement. Participants have moved from accessing services, to volunteering, to obtaining employment at the Urban League and throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Jermaine has been a participant in the Urban League of Portland’s Permanent Supportive Housing program since fall 2017. This year, Jermaine’s peer support specialist referred him to Central City Concern’s Community Volunteer Corps, which provides 80 hours of mentored work experience, a stipend for paying court fines, and a letter of recommendation. In summer 2018, Jermaine graduated from the CVC program. Speaking of the ULPDX PSH program, Jermaine said that the program has been a positive thing for him.


Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Voz generated $500,000 in wages for day laborers. In addition to direct economic empowerment, 500 day laborers participated in our workforce and leadership development workshops to build longterm power in the day laborer community. Our bottom line is a community where all workers and immigrants can thrive.

“I see Voz as a base where we can see ourselves as a community, not as individuals. The more united we are, the stronger we become. At Voz, I see that it is possible to achieve a place where we can be united. As I always say: Nothing is impossible.” —Eligio


Western States Center


Women in Science Portland


Youth, Rights & Justice

▶ FOUNDED: 1987

▶ FOUNDED: 2017

▶ FOUNDED: 1975

▶ 503-228-8866

▶ 262-751-3649

▶ 503-232-2540




Mission Western States Center connects and builds the power of community organizations, and challenges and transforms individuals, organizations and systems to achieve racial, gender and economic justice. We seek a future where everyone can live, love, worship and work free from bigotry and fear.

Mission Women in Science Portland builds a community of supportive networks for the development, retention and promotion of women in the sciences.

Mission Youth, Rights & Justice provides legal representation to children and parents involved in Oregon’s foster care and juvenile justice systems. Inspired by our clients’ stories, we also take our advocacy beyond the courts and into the schools, legislature and community.

Bottom Line for Portland When bigoted hate groups provoke violence on Portland’s streets, we fight back by building movements, developing leaders, shifting culture, and standing up for inclusive democracy. Our efforts led to the unanimous Portland City Council resolution in February condemning white nationalism, white supremacy and alt-right hate groups.

“My fellowship with Western States Center empowered me to take action on my campus—because, like Dolores Huerta says, ‘Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.’” —Yomaira Tarula

Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, Women in Science Portland provided professional development training and educational seminars to over 230 women. More than 480 women and their allies attended community building and networking events. We also launched a scholarship program that funded $850 toward career development and advancement opportunities for young women in science.

“Supporting WIS PDX supports people like me, who rise up and take the reins of our lives into our hands and support other women and men. We’re the future of science, so please, open your wallets or your calendars to support this cause.” —Bory Kea M.D., clinical research scientist

Bottom Line for Portland Our clients are low-income, and many are recovering from trauma and living with disabilities. Last year, we represented over 1,100 children or parents in the courts and schools. Additionally, by championing laws and systems reforms, we have improved the lives of over 500,000 vulnerable children and families since our founding. IN CE NT IV ES

Umpqua Bank will match the first $3,000 given to Youth, Rights & Justice.

“Every child in Oregon deserves to have hope and justice. Youth, Rights & Justice provides both.” —Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek


YWCA of Greater Portland ▶ FOUNDED: 1901 ▶ 503-294-7400 ▶ YWCAPDX.ORG Mission The YCWA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, we helped over 400 incarcerated moms strengthen their relationship with their children through visits, phone calls, letters of encouragement and handmade cards.

“I felt so lonely while my mom was in prison. After years of never talking or seeing my mom, FPP gave me a chance to finally hear her voice and be held by her. All any kid wants is to see their mom. I was lucky I got to build a relationship with mine. All thanks to FPP.” —Sarah





Nike recently launched a campaign highlighting store employees who volunteer as community youth coaches. These women and men share their love of sports and inspire kids to get moving, one basketball activity or game of tag at a time. It was an honor to feature them on billboards from NYC to L.A. The campaign focused on sport transforming lives and helping kids reach their potential, and we believe this at Nike. Our purpose is to unite the world through sport—to create a healthy planet, active communities and an equal playing field for all. Several of the organizations highlighted here share our belief in the power of sport to create change, and others contribute in their own meaningful, impactful ways. But they have one thing in common: They pull people together to improve Oregonians’ lives and move us forward. Thanks for your work supporting future generations in our home state. Jorge Casimiro Chief Social & Community Impact Officer NIKE, Inc.



Black United Fund of Oregon

Bridge Meadows

▶ FOUNDED: 1981

▶ FOUNDED: 1983

▶ FOUNDED: 2005

▶ 503-693-2937

▶ 503-282-7973

▶ 503-953-1100




Mission Bienestar builds housing, hope and futures for the wellbeing of Latinx, immigrant, farmworker and other low-income communities. Our stable homes, youth enrichment, leadership programs, and asset building services create a foundation for each family’s journey to prosperity.

Mission 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.

Mission Bridge Meadows creates safe, stable, affordable housing communities for youth who have experienced the foster care system, their forever families, and elders looking for meaning and purpose.

Bottom Line for Portland Our bottom line is to equip, empower, encourage and engage members of historically marginalized communities. BUF continues its legacy as a community pillar through hosting a collaborative space for the community and cultural leaders at large to be innovative and intentional in shared efforts.

Bottom Line for Portland Bridge Meadows serves 62 former foster youth, 19 parents (mostly single women), and 63 elders. We are expanding to two new communities, in East Portland and Central Oregon, which will serve an additional 170 people. Because of the stability youth find at Bridge Meadows, 85% report greater academic success.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we provided stable housing to 2,000 individuals. Our resident leaders visited 485 families in their homes to connect them to social services. We trained nine Latina leaders and supported them as they advocated for their communities. One hundred percent of graduating seniors in our postsecondary prep course are college-bound. Business Partners Luz Mendoza, Sávila, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, and LMC Construction

After leaving a crowded and unstable situation, Maria de la Luz Niño found a home for her family at Bienestar. “It was so much better to have our own home, our own place to live,” she said. “It felt like it was our home, and it was a healthy place.”



NT IV ES Donors of $75 or more receive BUF T-shirts. Canopy by Hilton in the Pearl District will raffle one night and breakfast for two. The Jack London Revue will raffle four seats to a show of the winner’s choice.

“Alberta Main Street would like to thank Black United Fund for supporting the Alberta Stories peer outreach internship program. This support will give an opportunity to three high school students of color to determine how best to share an important piece of local history with their community. This would not be possible without BUF support.” —Ann Griffin, Alberta Main Street Executive Director

“Bridge Meadows has been a blessing for our family. I can look toward my grandkids’ future because of this community where the girls are safe and we have a home with so much love around us.” —Reba, North Portland


Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Harper’s Playground

KBOO Community Radio

▶ FOUNDED: 1981

▶ FOUNDED: 2010

▶ FOUNDED: 1968

▶ 503-287-9529

▶ 503-459-3515

▶ 503-231-8032




Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Habitat partnered with 78 people who purchased affordable Habitat homes or received home repairs. This builds strength, stability and financial independence. Ninety-two percent of Oregon kids who grow up in a Habitat home graduate from high school. Seventy-nine percent who previously had housing-related illnesses no longer experience symptoms.

Bottom Line for Portland Harper’s Playground improves Portland’s quality of life by making fully inclusive, nature-based playspaces available to all. This increases outdoor play, enriches childhood development, and builds community. With six completed projects and three under development, we are expanding our impact throughout the Portland region and beyond.

Mission 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.


Acme Construction Supply Co. will match $10,000 and Cambia Health Solutions will match $5,000 in Give!Guide donations to Habitat for Humanity.

“It has been blessing after blessing. I don’t know where we would have been if we didn’t have Habitat. None of this would have been possible.” —Mel, Habitat homeowner


Every donor of $100 or more will be entered to win two tickets to TEDx Portland 2020. On one day during the Give!Guide campaign, anyone who gives $25 or more will be entered to win an additional two TEDx Portland tickets.

“The first Harper’s Playground…set a new standard for public spaces that provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to play and learn together. I was proud to support that project. I look forward to welcoming more.” —Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Bottom Line for Portland KBOO keeps Portland connected, amplifying voices and actions in the community. In 2018, KBOO trained 800 volunteers, providing hundreds of hours of training and mentoring each months to people of all ages, incomes and physical abilities, with an emphasis on voices from underserved communities. KBOO worked on a variety of collaborative projects and promoted 241 community events. IN

CE NT IV ES Everyone who donates $20 or more will become a member of KBOO. Every donor who contributes to the first $15,000 raised will be entered to win one of three KBOO Swag Packs, including a KBOO hoodie, T-shirt, knit cap, tote bag and stickers.

“Independent media is more important than ever. As an elected representative, I’m really depending on outlets like KBOO to educate and engage the public, and to hold our government, including myself, accountable. So please, please, please keep doing that.” —Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly


Latino Network

Momentum Alliance

▶ FOUNDED: 1996

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ 503-283-6881

▶ 503-231-5793



Mission Latino Network works to positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families and communities.

Mission Momentum Alliance is a youth-led nonprofit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively and to mentor future social justice leaders.

Bottom Line for Portland One hundred percent of the youth in our college and career program have graduated for five years in a row. Per year, 1,300 hours are dedicated to helping Latinx parents engage in their children’s education.

“Changing our country’s future starts with investing in our own local communities. We may not be able to solve systematic problems like immigration or racism overnight, but together we can support organizations that positively transform lives every day like Latino Network.” —Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson


Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we organized to mobilize over 20,000 local youth to vote. We also hosted three 12- to 18-month cohorts addressing housing, reproductive justice, and education in addition to our seasonal social justice camps. We build collective power by reducing barriers to decision making and creating paid opportunities for youth.

“MA was a solace place where I was able to find a community, where I could truly be myself, be honest, challenged and celebrated. Without MA, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And without MA, I wouldn’t know how important youth work and community are.” —Fatmah Worfeley, program and advocacy director, and former program participant

Native American Youth and Family Center ▶ FOUNDED: 1974 ▶ 503-288-8177 ▶ NAYAPDX.ORG Mission 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. Bottom Line for Portland This past year, NAYA programs impacted 10,000 people in the Portland region, including 1,173 youth participating in culturally specific programs, college and career services, and homeless youth supports. Seven students graduated with diplomas from our alternative high school, and 1,740 families received housing and energy assistance so they could remain in their homes. IN CE

NT IV ES The first $1,000 in donations will be matched by a generous donor.

“We have benefited so much from NAYA. As our home community is not Portland, it can be easy to feel disengaged from our roots; NAYA keeps us anchored in our culture by providing us so many opportunities to enjoy it.” —Jalynne Geddes, Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation


Oregon Humanities

Proud Ground

Q Center

▶ FOUNDED: 1971

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ FOUNDED: 2003

▶ 503-241-0543

▶ 503-493-0293, EXT. 19

▶ 503-234-7837




Mission Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Our vision is an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

Mission Proud Ground believes that everyone should be able to afford to live in their community of choice. That’s why Proud Ground creates permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Mission Q Center provides safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we partnered with 66 Portland organizations to engage 3,735 Portlanders in face-to-face conversations to build a more vibrant and inclusive community. We delivered the undertold stories in Oregon Humanities magazine to 4,707 Portland households, schools and businesses. We engaged more than twice that many people statewide. IN

CE NT IV ES Donors under 36 will receive a limited-edition journal from Portland design studio Fort Wick. New and increased gifts of $500 to $5,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund.

“As a facilitator, I’ve witnessed firsthand how Oregon Humanities’ programs open minds and hearts. These community conversations help people with different beliefs and backgrounds challenge assumptions and discuss issues that often divide us.” —Kerani Mitchell, business owner, Oregon Humanities facilitator and donor

Bottom Line for Portland Most Americans in the U.S. build wealth through homeownership. But generations of families with low incomes and a disproportionate number of households of color have been locked out of homeownership. Proud Ground has helped 350 families like these become first-time homeowners and maintain permanent affordability for future generations. IN CE NT IV ES

Oregon Public House will match up to $1,000 in donations and provide donors with 10 percent off their purchase. Donors of $100 or more will receive a yearlong punch card good for one free beverage each month.

Bottom Line for Portland During that past year, over 20,000 people visited Q Center, a welcoming home that’s open seven days a week and helps LGBTQ+ communities and allies to access safety space, resources and community.

“Q Center is home to countless chosen families within an increasingly diverse community. Because of Q Center, I know that there is a place for my community to simply be, where I’m free to embrace my compassionate nature, to trust my instincts for building resolution out of conflict, and to find solace in times of crisis.” —Q Center client

“For many families, homeownership represents the ‘American Dream.’ However, that dream is often out of reach. Proud Ground has made that dream a reality for our community.” —Victor Caesar, Proud Ground board member


ReBuilding Center

The Rosewood Initiative

Sabin Community Development New! Corporation

▶ FOUNDED: 1997

▶ FOUNDED: 2010

▶ FOUNDED: 1992

▶ 503-331-9291

▶ 503-208-2562

▶ 503-287-3496




Mission The ReBuilding Center builds equitable, resilient and sustainable communities through reuse. We work to ensure that people and building materials—specifically those perceived as liabilities and cast off by society—are instead valued and activated as community assets.

Mission Rosewood’s mission is to build a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.

Mission Sabin Community Development Corporation works toward social equity by stabilizing and improving the livability of culturally diverse Northeast Portland neighborhoods, ensuring long-term affordable housing for low-income residents, and creating community partnerships for projects that benefit the neighborhoods as a whole.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, the ReBuilding Center diverted over 1,800 tons of building materials from the landfill and sold affordable reclaimed materials to 54,000 members of the community. We donated essential building materials to over 150 local schools and grassroots projects and taught over 187 DIY classes (25 percent for women only). IN CE NT IV ES

Our neighbors, ¿Por Qué No? and Mississippi Pizza, will match donations of $100 or more up to $5,000. Donors 35 and under will receive a free pint at Stormbreaker Brewing.

“I love this place so much! The ReBuilding Center is an excellent resource for building materials, woodshop education, and skill development for volunteers of all backgrounds and abilities. They take coalition-building seriously, yet are also a site of lighthearted mirth.” —Victoria, volunteer


Bottom Line for Portland As one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the state, we facilitate social connections and access to services for refugees and immigrants. Our Refugee and Immigrant Hospitality Outreach program brings neighbors and newcomers together through social and educational activities to make lifelong friends and build community.

“The women were discussing the various things they come to Rosewood for, and who among their acquaintances they see here, and they described themselves and the others as part of ‘the Rosewood family.’ For a people who have lost their homeland and are undergoing diaspora, to have an identity connected with this place seems huge to me.” —RIHO volunteer

Bottom Line for Portland Gentrification in Northeast Portland forced African Americans to move. Because of Sabin’s commitment to retaining homes for this population, 76 percent of our tenants identify as people of color. We strive to create a mutual sense of belonging for our tenants and neighbors by planting green spaces to make the neighborhood sustainable. IN CE NT IV ES

In the spirit of keeping things local, Sabin is partnering with neighbors Alberta Co-op and Case Study Coffee to provide a $5 gift card for donations of $50 or more. And your donation will go twice as far: A longtime Sabin supporter has agreed to a match up to $10,000.

“My wish for Sabin is that it keeps growing so people can have community, belonging and a place that they can afford.” —Marissa, Sabin tenant


Sisters of the Road

Street Soccer Portland

Village Gardens

▶ FOUNDED: 1979

▶ FOUNDED: 2017

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ 503-222-5694

▶ 541-207-8802

▶ 503-943-5630




Mission Sisters of the Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

Mission 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.

Mission Village Gardens brings a spirit of hope to people by growing and sharing food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Sisters helped alleviate the daily struggles of over 10,000 houseless folks and those experiencing extreme poverty by providing 54,324 nourishing, fresh meals through our barter cafe. For many, Sisters is the only place where they are welcomed like family and treated with dignity and love. IN CE NT IV ES

The first 30 donors of $150 or more get admittance for two to Darcelle XV, a $40 value. The first six donors of $100 or more receive a $25 gift certificate to Grand Central Bakery. The first 15 to donate $50 or more get a $15 gift certificate to Back to Eden.

“I came to Sisters for food and coffee when I was on the streets. You helped me get sober. Now I’m in housing and don’t need to come in anymore, but I still do every day because Sisters is my family. You all do so much more than feed us.” — Sisters customer

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, Street Soccer USA-Portland served 331 people from our city’s homeless, refugee and underserved communities; provided 173 individual social service referrals; and improved the confidence, self-esteem and resiliency of 92 percent of participants. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $25 or more receive a free Double Deluxe from Super Deluxe. The first 25 donors of $50 or morev receive a $10 gift card to Toffee Club. The first 100 donors of $100 or more receive a $25 gift card to Super Deluxe. For every $25 donated, donors receive one entry to win a Timbers Army-inspired Studio Sofa from PDX Originals and the 107 Independent Supporters Trust (no limit on raffle entries).

Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, Village Market welcomed 138,000 customers, provided 2,225 servings of free hot oatmeal to kids, shared 24,000 pieces of fruit through the Free Fruit for Kids program, and provided $20,000 of free fruits and vegetables to SNAP/ WIC customers. IN CE NT IV ES

Portland Nursery will match the first $2,500 in donations. Earthbound Industries is giving a hand-turned custom wooden platter to the first 10 donors of $250 or more.

“The ability to build relationships and bridges through good food will never lose its power. Every person has a story and shares the most basic need of eating. A lot can happen when both words and food are shared.” —Megan Ashlock, friend of Village Gardens

“Street Soccer Portland has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to see teammates come from homelessness to being housed, independent, enrolled in college, employed, and find hope and joy.” —Collin, Homeless World Cup program participant


Willamette Week Fund for Investigative Journalism


▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ FOUNDED: 1950

▶ 503-243-2122

▶ 503-306-5252



Mission To support in-depth, independent reporting at Oregon’s most respected source for investigative and enterprise news coverage.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland There’s no better way to keep a city alive — and forward-looking — than to pay careful attention to the workings of its core institutions. And there’s no better way to lose a sense of community and purpose than to be without serious local journalism. With your help, Willamette Week’s fund supports ongoing projects each year.

“Few things are more critical to a sound public life than solid investigative reporting. That’s a big part of why Willamette Week now reaches more readers in the city of Portland than the daily newspaper. This fund allows us to expand our efforts as Portland’s leading watchdog.” —Mark L. Zusman, editor and publisher


Bottom Line for Portland WorldOregon expanded its community impact to provide 14,000 K-12 students with multicultural education materials, welcome 500-plus international visitors on professional exchanges, and interacted with over 5,000 globally minded Oregonians at public discussions.

“Our action project was to found an organization, Youth Advocates for Immigrants and Refugees, which facilitated story exchange workshops to help others hear perspectives from cultures unfamiliar to them. Without Young Leaders in Action, we wouldn’t have had the platform to create such an organization.” —Nuzhat Maisha Hoque, YLA participant



Oregonians fund the Oregon Cultural Trust. We, in turn, fund the artists, the poets, the preservationists and the dreamers who define Oregon’s great spirit and quality of life. Every year we disperse funds via our 1,450-plus cultural nonprofits, 45 county and tribal coalitions, and five statewide partners. Culture truly makes life worth living, and that’s why we are proud to support the incredible work of all of this year’s Creative Expression organizations. They bring beauty, music, dance and meaning to our lives every day. They enlighten us, entertain us and inspire us—providing respite from our daily lives and illuminating the best of who we are as people. Please join us in celebrating the spirit of Portland by investing in the work of our Creative Expression champions! Brian Rogers Executive Director Oregon Cultural Trust



August Wilson Red Door Project

Bridging Voices

Chamber Music Northwest

▶ FOUNDED: 2011

▶ FOUNDED: 2013

▶ FOUNDED: 1971

▶ 503-451-0739

▶ 503-445–4888

▶ 503-223-3202




Mission The August Wilson Red Door Project’s mission is to change racial ecology through the arts.

Mission 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. Bottom Line for Portland As the largest youth chorus of its kind in the country, we have 80 participants each year who come together with other youth who look like them, love like them and strive for community.

Mission Chamber Music Northwest inspires our community through concerts and events celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber, presenting our community with exceptional opportunities for enjoyment, education and reflection.

Bottom Line for Portland Our goal is to diversify representation in and access to culturally relevant performance. We have reached over 14,000 Portlanders—students and other nontraditional theatergoers, including police and criminal justice professionals. We are also an artistic home for actors of color, providing opportunities for expression, development and employment. IN CE

NT IV ES Donors of $50 or more will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket from the Hollywood Theatre ($75 value).

“Red Door’s work got me in touch with a different way to be in the world, one that’s not about solving problems and defining your worth by how ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ you are—instead it’s about being human and sharing and thinking and feeling with others.” —An audience member


“Before Bridging Voices, I didn’t know anyone like me. I felt alone and scared and didn’t have a place to belong. Since joining, I haven’t missed a rehearsal. I feel seen and loved and have so much fun with my chorus family!” —Bridging Voices youth participant

Bottom Line for Portland During 2018, CMNW brought world-class chamber music to 24,100 people. Our education and community engagement programs served a total of 5,682 people with 51 free activities like visits to hospitals and assisted living facilities, including 804 students at Floyd Light Middle School served by the Music Education Access Program. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $50 or more receive two tickets to one of our 2020 Summer Festival concerts at Alberta Rose Theatre. All donors are entered to win a $50 certificate to Nel Centro.

“The small performance atmosphere created an opportunity to break down barriers between professionals and music students, as well as educated students on ways they can broaden their musical experience.” —Monica Belzer, Floyd Light Middle School teacher



Disability Art & Culture Project

Friends of Noise

▶ FOUNDED: 2014

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ 971-319-4954

▶ 503-239-5261, EXT. 318

▶ 971-808-2342




Mission CymaSpace is a Deaf-focused technology hub. The CymaSpace mission is to make arts and cultural events accessible and inclusive to the Deaf and hard of hearing and allied community through technology, education and outreach. We produce events, advocate, offer consultation and enhance access.

Mission DACP furthers the artistic expression of people with disabilities. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.

Mission Friends of Noise fosters healing and growth for the creative youth in our community by hosting professional development workshops and inclusive all-ages concerts that provide performance opportunities for youth artists and hands-on experience for emerging youth sound engineers.

Bottom Line for Portland CymaSpace productions empower and promote Deaf people. The 2018 Northwest Deaf Arts Festival showcased a diverse selection of local and national Deaf performers. The event was the first in the Northwest to be fully accessible to Deaf and hearing people, engaging six coordinators, 16 volunteers, nine technicians and 330 attendees.

Bottom Line for Portland DACP is leading an accessible revolution in Portland. Last year, our dance company performed provocative cutting-edge contemporary dance. Our ReelAbilities film festival previewed in City Hall. We provided community trainings on disability culture and justice. Our leadership institute cultivated the skills of 20 graduates, amplifying the voices of our community.

Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, we hosted 50 all-ages concerts in communities throughout the metro area. We paid over 200 bands to perform in safer and inclusive spaces to over 3,000 youth and adult audience members. We’ve partnered with 10 youth-led services organizations to support their events.

“CymaSpace is a wonderful organization, with a message of inclusiveness and access. CymaSpace produced a workshop for my Deaf students, and it was amazing! I am impressed by their dedication and creativity. My students will remember experiencing sound in different ways from the talented staff.” —Kelsey Mahaney, teacher of the Deaf


ES Five film festival passes for ReelAbilities will go to the first five donors of $50 or more. All donors will entered into a raffle for fabulous prizes.

“Dancing with the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company has provided me with invaluable perspective about invisible lenses of ableism that influence how I practice dance. My own dance grew tremendously after learning to collaborate within a powerful, expressive framework built by a company that cannot appease those harmful standards.” —Jordan Bonner, Body Home Fat Dance (IAVDC guest dancer)

“With limited venues that are under 21 around Portland, it is hard for youth artists to get the real-world experience to perfect the performance part of their journey. Friends of Noise have been instrumental in filling that void. They give youth the opportunity to learn the business aspect of the music biz.” —Donna Cruz-Moreno


Independent Publishing Resource Center

Literary Arts


▶ FOUNDED: 1998

▶ FOUNDED: 1984

▶ FOUNDED: 1985

▶ 503-827-0249

▶ 503-227-2583

▶ 503-236-7253




Mission IPRC provides affordable access to space, tools and resources for creating self-published media and art work. We build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.

Mission 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.

Mission Milagro provides extraordinary Latino theater, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.

Bottom Line for Portland We know that access to art-making is critical to the well-being of communities and people, and we exist to be an equalizer providing opportunities for everyone. We help approximately 2,000 people each year access affordable creative writing and printmaking learning opportunities, and provide space for community engagements. IN CE NT IV ES

All donors to the IPRC through G!G receive an IPRC membership, plus promo code for a 20 percent off stay at Ace Hotel Portland. Donors of $100 or more will be entered to win a staycation package giveaway from Ace Hotel Portland, including one-night stay plus two drinks at Pépé le Moko and two drinks at Stumptown.

“The IPRC is important for the same reason that print is important to the digital age. Drowning in a sea of data, the most meaningful messages are the ones from the heart, clamoring to be given light into this world. There is no other public community center of its kind.” —Daniela del Mar, teaching artist and Letra Chueca Press co-owner


Bottom Line for Portland Each year, Literary Arts provides the space for 20,000 Portlanders to share their stories and engage in meaningful conversations about some of today’s most important ideas. From an event with acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates to a local reading with Incite: Queer Writers Read, our programming highlights all voices. IN CE NT IV ES

The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, will provide hotel rooms for donors of $350 or more.

“Literary Arts is doing the work. There is a pulse in the communities they’re engaging with—a hunger, a deep gratitude, and so much talent finally getting seen and heard. It’s a force for change.” —Jacqueline Woodson, 2018-19 Portland Arts & Lectures author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Bottom Line for Portland For 35 years, Milagro has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theater, culture and arts education to the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Serving over 25,000 individuals in Season 35, Milagro provides a home for artists, audiences and community members seeking authentic, Latino cultural experiences.

“Este lugar tiene algo especial. No es sólo un teatro, es un centro cultural que se hace sentir en Portland.” (“There’s something special about this place—it’s not just a theater, it’s a cultural center that has a real presence in Portland.”) —Maria Lee-Lopez, Spanish language and culture instructor, Washington State University Vancouver


Open Signal: Portland’s Community Media Center

Outside the Frame

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

▶ FOUNDED: 1982

▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ FOUNDED: 1995

▶ 503-288–1515

▶ 503-662-8344

▶ 503-242-1419




Mission Open Signal empowers the people of Portland to make effective use of media for creative expression, cultural exchange and civic participation.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we engaged 3,631 people who created more than 10,000 hours of media in six languages (Chinese, English, Farsi, Romanian, Russian and Spanish) that was delivered to 400,000 homes via our five cable channels, and we didn’t charge a cent for equipment rental or broadcasting fees.

“Open Signal serves the underserved population and those who don’t have the opportunity to voice their opinions through mass media. It is an alternative medium.” —Ahmad Mostafavi, writer and producer of My Iran

Bottom Line for Portland Named Portland Monthly ’s 2018 “Best New Nonprofit,” Outside the Frame shows that homeless youth are a critical asset to our community. Last year, 98 youth produced 25 films, from the Portland Art Museum to Metro regional government. Youth led 30 screenings and presented to 1,400 attendees, while moving out of homelessness.

“Outside the Frame 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, program alum now housed and working full time as a homeless youth outreach worker

Bottom Line for Portland PICA works to create accessible, inclusive and thriving outlets for creative expression. We serve over 25,000 community members annually, including youth of color with long-term, in-depth mentorships; hundreds of regional and international artists through presentations, residencies and grants; and dozens of local organizations by providing affordable programming space.

“PICA is leading the country in new models to present art and sustain the creative ecosystem of America. They are a public institution devoted to cultivating new work that builds a world we all want to live in. They have my highest recommendation.” —Kaneza Schaal


Portland Playhouse

Portland Street Art Alliance

Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls

▶ FOUNDED: 2008

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ 503-488-5822

▶ 503-847-9406

▶ 503-833-2953




Mission Portland Playhouse creates space for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate the complexity of our shared human experience. Our vision is a world awakened by the wonder of theater.

Mission Portland Street Art Alliance advances street art culture by empowering artists to activate the spaces where we live, work, and play.

Mission Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls’ mission is to amplify the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth to create a community of revolutionaries who speak up for social change.

Bottom Line for Portland Portland Playhouse engages over 10,000 audience members each year via four or more productions made possible by 75plus theater professionals and 175 volunteers. Last year, our education programs served students across 13 area schools. We offer our theater space and brand-new studio to community partners for events in the King neighborhood.

“It’s groundbreaking what we’ve created here in the King community. I’ve witnessed the transformation of this space, and it means so much to me to have all my friends and family see what this theater has come to be. I’m proud to be part of the Playhouse family.” —Marilyn Keller, actor and vocalist, played Mother Shaw the recent production of Crowns

Bottom Line for Portland PSAA provides access to resources, networking platforms, and professional development opportunities for regional artists. In the past three years, PSAA has managed over 100 private and publicly funded street art projects; facilitating commissioned work resulting in over $200,000 paid to working artists. In 2018, PSAA served more than 2,500 community members through educational programming, tours and community events. The alliance is actively transforming the public art landscape by developing more inclusive placebased programs that aim to increase access to art for everyone in the city. IN CE NT IV

ES Gerber Gear and Blick Art are providing over $1,000 worh of free gifts to the first 30 donors. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from Cargo, Upper Playground, Groundwork Coffee or Artist & Craftsman Supply.

“I was invited by PSAA to paint for the Taylor Electric Project, where I was able to build my portfolio and network with other local artists. PSAA has since hired me for several paid commissions. I respect how PSAA empowers artists, helping to keep the tradition of street art culture alive.” —Alex Chiu, muralist and illustrator


Bottom Line for Portland In 2020, we will amplify the voices of over 200 women, girls and gender-expansive folk through music creation and performance, providing over $12,000 in tuition assistance to our young campers who would not otherwise be able to participate in the original Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls. IN CE NT IV ES

Freeland Spirits will provide a tour and tasting to donors of $30 or more. Widmer Brothers Brewery will enter donors of $250 or more into a drawing for a year of beer. Donors of $500 or more will be invited to a private party at Brothers Table and a tasting at the pH Experiment.

“Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls was there for me when I was at an emotional low, but five years of musical, cultural and even spiritual mentorship has given me a family, an outlet to pursue my dreams, to be a better leader, musician, friend, young woman and overall person.” — Maggie, 15, intern


White Bird

Write Around Portland


▶ FOUNDED: 1997

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ FOUNDED: 2013

▶ 503-245-1600

▶ 503-796-9224

▶ 503-233-2700




Mission White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national and international dance companies to Portland. White Bird strongly believes in making dance exciting, educational and accessible to everyone, young and old, of all social backgrounds.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland Our goal to make dance exciting, educational and accessible was best realized in the past year through our annual outreach project with Portland Public Schools and dance workshops in various Portland locations. We reached 2,900 young people (ages 12-18), most of whom had never been exposed to a live dance performance (or any live performance).

Bottom Line for Portland This past year, Write Around Portland provided 48 creative writing workshops free of charge for 531 adults and young people who have the least access to arts. Ninety-four percent of participants reported improved confidence and a stronger sense of community due to their participation.

“What really impressed us was your No Empty Seats Today, or NEST, program, offering prime seats to many health and human service organizations in Portland. It is this kind of thoughtfulness and generosity that makes White Bird a caring community and yours is so special. There is no organization like White Bird.” —Pilobolus Dance Theatre


NT IV ES To celebrate Write Around Portland’s 20th anniversary, Hot Lips Pizza will hook you up with a free slice for all gifts of $20 or more.

“A nonprofit with a mission to create space for people to be with themselves and others…I think there is no better investment in humanity.” —Julia Matakis, Write Around Portland featured writer

Bottom Line for Portland XRAY provides a purpose-driven alternative to mainstream media. Last year, we amplified the voices of 150 Portlanders each week, played music from thousands of independent artists not played on Top 40 radio, promoted the work of over 100 local nonprofits, and aired audio broadcasts from dozens of community events.

“XRAY has a kind of success that I think is unique and valuable beyond measure. You help people find their voice. Thank you for helping me rediscover mine.” — Volunteer host on XRAY in the Morning



Bank of America is pleased to sponsor Give!Guide’s Education category, since we know these nonprofits are working hard to serve local families in need and make Oregon better. We’re committed to doing our part to strengthening local communities by supporting and collaborating with nonprofits like these. The investments we make in them are about building healthier neighborhoods and keeping Oregon moving forward. Roger Hinshaw Market President, Oregon & Southwest Washington Bank of America


The Blueprint Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area

Campus Compact of Oregon

▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ FOUNDED: 1946

▶ FOUNDED: 1996

▶ 503-901-6845

▶ 503-232-0077

▶ 503-406-3575




Mission The Blueprint Foundation aims to eliminate the opportunity gap for Black youth within the Portland metropolitan area by engaging youth in culturally specific experiences that introduce and prepare them for sustaining careers in disciplines where Black-identified individuals are currently underrepresented.

Mission Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro’s mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members.

Mission Campus Compact of Oregon convenes and supports the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon.


Bottom Line for Portland Portland is recognized as a bastion for environmentally-minded persons, but there remains an underrepresentation of Black Portlanders who are active in efforts to develop built environments that beautify the city while minimizing human impact on watershed health. We are at a point in the environmental crisis when a concerted effort is needed. Our project-based approach to workforce development enlists Black residents to improve water quality, green neighborhoods, and decrease energy costs for low-income homeowners.

“My children have been in Blueprint for three years. When my son started, he was very shy and uncomfortable with people. Through his exposure and experiences with peers, mentors and others in the community, he has grown into a very mature and fearless leader. I’m so proud of him and this growth which spills into other areas of his life. I can’t thank Blueprint enough for transforming my boy into a young man!” —Vanessa White, mother of two Blueprint students


Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we provided over 6,400 youth with 944 hours of trauma-informed family support services and 157,376 nutritious meals. Youth participated in 174,000 hours of education and career readiness, 95,000 hours of fitness, and 44,000 hours of arts programs. One hundred percent of our high school seniors graduated in 2018. IN CE NT IV

ES G!G donors of $10 receive a free smoothie from Jamba Juice. Pavelcomm is matching $2,500 in donations.

“My story is similar to so many professional athletes I have met along the way. The Clubs were my home away from home. I owe so much to the Clubs and hold tremendous pride in now being able to give back to the program that has given me so much.” —Terry Porter, former Portland Trail Blazer and NBA All-Star and coach

Bottom Line for Portland Students don’t need to be school-ready, schools need to be student-ready! Schools should be spaces of belonging for students of color. Each year, we provide over 2,000 students with academic support, college access coaching and community-engaged learning experiences, and offer racial equity training for 250+ educational professionals.

“Campus Compact’s equity training facilitated conversations that could have been challenging in such a way that people didn’t get defensive. From the trainings, there was fertile ground, momentum and enough people who now pause to think and say, ‘Wait. How can we do this differently?’” —Community college training participant



The Children’s Book Bank

Classroom Law Project

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ FOUNDED: 2007

▶ FOUNDED: 1983

▶ 971-270-0519

▶ 503-616-3981

▶ 503-224-4424




Mission ChickTech engages women of all ages in technology while working to create a better tech culture for all. We build communities, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in a rapidly growing industry.

Mission We believe children’s books have the power to make the world a better place: Books open minds to limitless possibilities, spark curiosity and strengthen bonds. CBB exists because, otherwise, most Portland children experiencing poverty would not have their own books.

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, 418 Portland-area girls attended empowering, educational tech workshops and events, positively impacting their confidence and views about opportunities in tech. In 2018, 1,183 adults attended ChickTech events, from 3D printing classes to salary negotiation workshops and networking happy hours.

Mission Classroom Law Project prepares youth across Oregon to become engaged, informed participants in our democratic society. Bringing together educators, students, the legal community, and concerned citizens, CLP provides quality, timely, fun civic education programs for teachers and students.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, CBB filled 10,099 children’s homes with community-donated books to keep and enjoy over and over again. We eliminate “booklessness” by mobilizing the community to give underserved children books that increase vocabulary and early reading skills, foster critical brain development and a love of reading, and support parent-child bonding.

“Before, I thought being an engineer was something I wasn’t capable of, but ChickTech taught me that I am capable, and that your background, race, gender—none of that matters. You just need determination, motivation and dedication. I am determined to become an engineer.” —Ayantu, Portland high school freshman

“We discovered a variety of books and many wonderful authors. These books are an amazing gift; it allowed us to strengthen our bond and go on many adventures together. Watching my son’s love and excitement grow with every turning page reignited my love and excitement for reading.” —A Head Start parent

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Classroom Law Project reached more than 1,100 teachers and 95,000 students throughout Oregon. Providing quality professional development for teachers expands our programs’ reach, while our student-centered programs develop lifelong skills and opportunities for authentic civic engagement.

“Classroom Law Project helped me connect ‘learn about the past‘ with civics and democracy today. When students are bombarded by social media and bitesized information, the active inquiry that comes from CLP’s programs helped me inspire thoughtful students with a genuinely meaningful desire to understand the workings of their community.” —Peggy Karotko, teacher


College Possible

Community Transitional School

Elevate Oregon

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ FOUNDED: 1990

▶ FOUNDED: 2010

▶ 971-407-2975

▶ 503-249-8582

▶ 503-477-7644




Mission College Possible makes college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. College Possible is a proven, research-based program driven by the idea that Oregon’s students should go as far as their talent and motivation can take them.

Mission Community Transitional School is a private nonprofit pre-K-8th grade school dedicated to educating children whose families are homeless or in transition throughout Portland. CTS provides at-risk children with a stable educational environment that promotes their personal and academic growth.

Mission We build relationships with youth to promote education, self-reliance and achievement in the Parkrose School District. Through long-term, culturally responsive instruction and mentoring, we empower young people toward success and leadership, helping them become strong, positive influencers in the community.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, College Possible empowered 1,449 Oregon students on their path to becoming college graduates with astounding results, including 95 percent of our students in Portland earning admission to college and 92 percent of the class of 2018 directly enrolling in college after high school.

Bottom Line for Portland Now in our 30th school year and more than 7,000 students later, CTS still believes breaking the cycle of generational homelessness begins with an education. Our students desperately need a school that attempts to level the playing field. CTS’s mission is to do just that. 3 R’s + behavior = A.

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, Elevate worked with 600+ youth of color in Parkrose to develop the tools and habits they need for success. One hundred percent of the seniors enrolled in Elevate graduated, prepared to take on post-secondary challenges.


The Standard will match the first $5,000 in donations to College Possible.

“Once I graduate with my college degree next year, I hope to become the engineer my family never thought I would be because I never had the chance until I came to the United States and joined College Possible.” —Reem, Oregon State University student and 2016 Reynolds High School graduate


“An important thing I’ve learned at CTS is that the only person who can make my life better is me. I decide what is right or wrong and how I’m going to act. The teachers helped guide me onto the right path, I’m making the choice to walk down it.” —Jada, 2019 CTS graduate, now freshman at De La Salle North Catholic High School


“Elevate Oregon is addressing the needs of our most challenged students and has brought new life to Parkrose with a diverse and skilled staff that has built trust with students who may not otherwise have been reached.” —Former Superintendent Karen Gray


Free Geek

Girls Build

The Library Foundation

▶ FOUNDED: 2000

▶ FOUNDED: 2016

▶ FOUNDED: 1995

▶ 503-232-9350

▶ 503-995-5465

▶ 503-223-4008




Mission Free Geek’s mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Mission Girls Build inspires curiosity and confidence in girls through the world of building. This is accomplished through summer camps and after-school programming. Girls Build is proud to give scholarships to half of our participants, including free programming for foster kids.

Mission To strengthen our community and create a brighter future for children by expanding Multnomah County Library’s groundbreaking work. We help librarians reach our community’s most vulnerable children and families with life-changing literacy programs and books that reflect our community’s diversity.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Free Geek collected 1.35 million pounds of e-waste. Through these donations, we were able to give away 727 computers to nonprofits through our hardware grants program, 321 computers to volunteers at Free Geek, and another 125 computers to K-12 students who volunteered anywhere in their community. IN CE NT IV ES

When you donate any amount, you will automatically receive 20 percent off in our Free Geek Store. With a $100 donation, you will be gifted your very own Free Geek T-shirt.

“In my youth, I was a victim of digital exclusion (lack of access to technology). Free Geek gave me the opportunity to move into bigger successes through granting me tech. I can now help others like me find happier futures thanks to Free Geek.” —Free Geek volunteer

Bottom Line for Portland Over the course of the year, we increased confidence through building education with nearly 500 girls, teaching the basics of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal and more to girls 8 to 14 years old. IN CE NT IV ES

Fortis Construction will match every $250 donation up to $8,000. Andersen Construction Foundation will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $8,000. Parr Lumber will give one tape measure to each Girls Build donor.

“Thank you so much. This has been the best camp experience my daughter has ever had. All of the teachers were excellent, engaged, caring and competent. My daughter came home each day brimming over with excitement about all of the tools she learned how to use, the new skills, and the projects.One very special element I noticed was the encouragement for collaboration, cooperation and helping each other.” —Parent of an 8-year-old camper

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, our supporters helped Multnomah County Library reach more than 150,000 children and parents. More than 30,000 books in 17 languages went home weekly with children at risk for low literacy. Our programs reached vulnerable families through Head Start, schools, clinics, jails, immigrant programs and neighborhood libraries. IN CE NT IV ES

G!G donors of $50 or more receive a free mocha from Cup & Bar and have a chance to win gift certificates from library-loving businesses Broadway Books ($200) and Queen Bee Creations ($100).

“Our kids get so excited every week when they exchange their library book bag for a new set of books. Children really relate to books in their own language and culture. The librarians do a great job of curating books to reflect the demographics of our community.” —Portland Public Schools kindergarten teacher


Open School

Oregon Robotics New! Tournament & Outreach Program

Portland YouthBuilders

▶ FOUNDED: 1971

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ FOUNDED: 1995

▶ 503-488-5176

▶ 503-486-7622

▶ 503-286-9350




Mission Open School’s mission is to lead an educational community based on equity, advocacy and academics. We support marginalized students on their journey to break limiting beliefs, learn to navigate systemic oppression, and build their life goals.

Mission ORTOP opens doors to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for Oregon’s youth by providing educational opportunities featuring robotics, with special emphasis on maximizing the diversity of those participating. ORTOP is the Oregon partner for FIRST.

Mission PYB supports low-income youth who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. We help youth through a combination of vocational training, high school completion, counseling, and longterm support.

Bottom Line for Portland ORTOP reaches more than 6,000 students in grades K-12 with four FIRST programs. Youth who participate are more likely to pursue STEM degrees and careers. Your contribution helps ORTOP make these programs available to more youth, especially those from underserved, underrepresented and vulnerable communities.

Bottom Line for Portland PYB serves 200 low-income youth annually. In 2018, 95 percent of incoming students had dropped out of school; nearly 80 percent of these students completed high school at PYB and entered college, apprenticeships or the workforce. PYB students completed 18,000 hours of community service, including building four affordable homes for local families.

Bottom Line for Portland This past school year, we served 509 students in seventh to 12th grade. While schools across the nation struggle with a persistent “achievement gap,” Open School’s programs have no disparities between students of color and white students in grades, test scores, graduation rates or discipline incidents. IN CE NT

IV ES The Collins Foundation will match all new and increasing donations to Open School through Give!Guide.

“I owe a lot to Open School. It was the first time I felt in my heart that adults believed in me—and that’s a powerful thing.” —Drew Holguin, Open School graduate and Step Up program manager


Intel Grand Prize: All donors of $25 or more are entered to win a Nook Book, $800 value. Donors of $100 or more receive a VIP tickets and a meal package for two to attend one of our State Championship events. Follow us on Twitter or one of our Facebook pages to earn special incentives on Big Give Days, announced each Monday during the campaign.

“The FIRST programs I participated in taught me the skills I use in my job today. It was instrumental in developing my interest in STEM coursework in college and why I give back to ORTOP now, and encourage others to do so, too!” —Angeles Godinez-Valencia, Centro Cultural



Andersen Construction will match the first $1,000 raised for PYB through this year’s Give!Guide.

“PYB has helped make my goals attainable, including my goal of having a career in construction. The small classes, personalized attention, and financial support all helped me overcome obstacles in a way that traditional high school never did. There’s support everywhere you look at PYB.” —Ashley, current PYB student


Reading Results

SMART Reading

USAHello (fka Refugee Center Online)

▶ FOUNDED: 2000

▶ FOUNDED: 1992

▶ FOUNDED: 2013

▶ 503-477-8176

▶ 971-634-1634

▶ 503-468-5474




Mission Working toward the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools serving students living on low incomes and students of color to provide a proven reading acceleration program.

Mission SMART Reading’s mission is to spark joy and opportunity through the magic of a shared book.

Mission USAHello helps refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and their receiving communities thrive with free, high-quality online information and resources in many languages.

Bottom Line for Portland This school year, Reading Results will provide more than 45,000 tutoring sessions to 800 local students. Each student actively engages in personalized instruction and learns the skills and strategies needed to be a successful reader. On average, students in our program make 16 months of reading gains over eight months. IN CE NT IV ES

The Fairbridge Foundation will match gifts made through Give!Guide, doubling the value of your gift. Rose City Futsal will open its doors for a November #GivingTuesday, inviting both new and old friends to a fun-filled event.

“The partnership with Reading Results has been amazing for our students, and the confidence they experience as they become readers and the joy they experience when they can unlock text and all the world the books provide are really powerful.” —Dana Nerenberg, principal, Sitton Elementary School

Bottom Line for Portland In the 2019-20 school year, SMART Reading will reach 11,000 students with one-on-one reading support, and give them more than 140,000 new books to keep. Importantly, we know it works. Over 96 percent of teachers reported that SMART Reading benefited learning and growth for their students last year. IN CE NT IV ES

The first 200 donors of $75or more receive a $20 gift certificate to Jam on Hawthorne. An anonymous donor will also match all gifts up to $10,000.

“As a shy child falling behind my classmates in both learning and confidence, SMART not only provided me focused time for reading with a devoted adult but also an early confidence boost that I was not receiving elsewhere at that point in my life.” —Andrew Eddy, SMART Reading alumnus

Bottom Line for Portland When refugees and immigrants arrive in our city, they need one place to find information they can trust and understand. Last year, over 5,000 newcomers in the Portland metro area used our platform to find resources in our city, study for their GEDs, and become citizens. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $10 or more get an optional free dessert or appetizer or salad from a refugee- or immigrant-owned restaurant, including Akadi Restaurant and La Arepa, authentic Venezuelan Food. Donors of $50 or more get our newly designed welcome shirt (soon to be released) from USAHello. Have you seen the shirts? They are dope!

“This is exactly what I needed when I arrived in the U.S.: one place to find answers to all the things I didn’t know about. Now, I am here, contributing to our community and working to give my children opportunities.” —Mohamed Ali, Somali refugee and new Portlander


Vibe of Portland ▶ FOUNDED: 2007 ▶ 503-560-3592 ▶ VIBEPDX.ORG Mission Empowering Portland’s youth through art and music, inspiring the next generation of creative leaders, we believe in equitable arts access for all. Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, Vibe worked with 1,690 students, 79 percent of whom live at the poverty line, providing over 36,000 hours of long-term art and music educational opportunities through in-school, after-school and studio classes, and summer camps. Our services instill self-worth and confidence for success beyond the classroom. IN CE NT IV ES

Every donor will be entered in a raffle for one Clinton/Division or St. Johns neighborhood business package to support our two studio locations. CI Azumano Travel will match the first $2,500 in donations to Vibe.

“Teaching Vibe Voices choir at James John is an incredible experience. Students love singing modern and classic songs while working on rhythm, harmony and singing their hearts out. With each practice and performance, I see their joy and confidence grow.” —Shirley, Vibe teaching artist and parent of Vibe Studio kids





Patagonia deeply values our home planet and the activists who work to protect it. We stand with organizations who have bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. We support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and impacted communities. We use relationships—to places and people—to draw our focus and energy. We think local battles help confront larger, more complicated issues—like climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental justice. We believe in empowering action locally. We aim to use our stores as hubs for activism to advocate for environmental policies that protect us and our communities, hold our leaders accountable and support action on the climate crisis. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s the reason we’re in business and every day’s work. Patagonia Portland





▶ FOUNDED: 2013

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ 503-281-1485

▶ 503-331-0374

▶ N/A

▶ 350PDX.ORG



Mission 350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act.

Mission Bark’s mission is to transform Mount Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

Mission Our mission is to empower youth of color to explore the possibilities of careers in science fields, by exposure to unique outdoor learning opportunities while nurturing a love for the outdoors.

Bottom Line for Portland We’ve engaged 1,500 people to stop climate chaos and support climate justice, e.g. fighting Jordan Cove, exposing JPMorganChase for bankrolling fossil fuel infrastructure, and fighting for a clean energy future. In 2018, more than 250 volunteers collected over 7,000 signatures to pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund. IN CE NT IV ES

Omni offers rental promos for $25 or $50 to 350PDX donors and donations of $50 or more. Umi Organic Noodles will donate organic ramen noodles to every donor 35 and under. Trillium Asset Management will match the first $1000 donated.

“Really path breaking. People all over the world have been paying attention…it’s a big deal. They [350PDX] do amazing work in leveraging all that volunteer energy and turning it into very real outcomes.” —Bill McKibben, best-selling author, international climate leader and co-founder of 350.org



Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Bark activated more than 24,000 people around Mount Hood public lands management, stopping 1,000plus acres of logging. We hold more than 100 free, public events each year, including hikes, ecology classes, policy workshops, campouts and volunteer training to empower public action to protect the vast ecosystem that supports us. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $30 or more will be entered to win a free consultation for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. Donors of $150 or more will be entered to win a $300 gift card to Breitenbush Hot Springs. More prizes online.

“Bark has given me a way to transform my love for the forest into defense for the forest. Through their programming, I get to lead free public hikes, learn and share knowledge of forest ecology and policy, and train other volunteers. Bark helps me be a better advocate for Mount Hood National Forest.” —Mia Pisano

Camp ELSO Inc.


Bottom Line for Portland Since launching our Wayfinders program in 2016, Camp ELSO has provided over 225 hours of culturally relevant environmental STEM education, and over 300 hours of youth environmental workforce and leadership development. Business Partners Project Lepus, Hammer & Nails Portland, Elevated Coffee

“Social justice is a huge part of our family’s lives. After navigating an overwhelmingly white homeschool experience, my daughter reveled in the diversity of students and camp guides. She came away from spring break with new friendships and a palpable excitement. I’m so grateful to Camp ELSO.” —Jana Crenshaw, parent of new camper


Columbia Riverkeeper

Crag Law Center


▶ FOUNDED: 2000

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ FOUNDED: 1991

▶ 541-387-3030

▶ 503-525-2724

▶ 503-227-6225




Mission Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Mission Through a unique model of legal aid for the environment, Crag provides free and low-cost legal services to clients working on the ground to protect our wild places, clean water, communities and climate.

Mission Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership toward an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future.

Bottom Line for Portland We’ve made the Columbia River and our climate healthier by defeating these recent developments on the river: the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal, two liquefied natural gas terminals with miles of fracked gas pipeline, and the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Help us now as we battle the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery.

“From my perspective, they’re easily one of the most effective groups in the country. It’s hard to overstate their importance.” —Eric de Place, a program director for the Sightline Institute

Bottom Line for Portland This past year, Crag provided over 8,000 hours of free or lowcost legal services ($2.6 million value) to 40 conservation organizations, community groups, and tribes. Crag defended Portland’s fossil fuel ordinance, supported youth suing government over climate change, and protected thousands of acres of wild lands and old-growth forests. IN CE

NT IV ES Donations through Nov. 13 will be matched up to $5,000 and support the Oregon youth climate case. Donors of $25 or more get 20 percent off at ThunderpantsUSA. Donations at PatagoniaPDX on Dec. 12 earn raffle tickets.

“The amazing attorneys at Crag have supported our movement, stood up for us, and amplified our voices. Without the thoughtful, strategic thinking, legal expertise and dedication that Crag Law Center has provided, we would not have made it this far.” —Kelsey Juliana, youth plaintiff in climate cases against the state of Oregon and the U.S. government

Bottom Line for Portland We nourish rural economies and our kids with 240,000 healthy, locally grown school lunches. Over 170 farmers, ranchers and food businesses can access Portland’s market through our creation of “missing link” infrastructure. And 700 foresters are planning for healthy habitat and a healthy bottom line with the tech tools we’ve developed.

“Ecotrust’s work building bridges between communities and people to help address challenges in our local food systems and economies is of utmost importance. I cannot stress this enough. It’s about inspiring hope and building trust, and this requires both time and effort.” —Kristen Penner, Oregon commercial fisherman


The Freshwater Trust

Friends of Outdoor School

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

▶ FOUNDED: 1983

▶ FOUNDED: 2011

▶ FOUNDED: 1980

▶ 503-222-9091

▶ 971-303-8914

▶ 503-241-3762




Mission The Freshwater Trust preserves and restores America’s rivers and streams to benefit native fish, local communities and economies.

Mission Friends of Outdoor School is dedicated to increasing student access to Oregon Outdoor School programs that contribute to educational development, inspire youth, and promote personal growth.

Bottom Line for Portland TFT has restored the Sandy River basin, the origin of Portland’s drinking water, since 2012. TFT has implemented more than 30 restoration projects, improving water quality and fish habitat. In 2016, the number of winter steelhead spawning in the basin had increased 350 percent and Spring Chinook redd counts increased 200 percent. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $25 or more get a Breakside Brewery $5 gift card; $50 or more are entered to win one of 10 $100 Milkrun gift cards; $150 or more get a bag of Water Avenue Coffee Blue Creek blend; $250 or more get a Yeti Oregon Rivers tumbler.

“I grew up exploring and cherishing Oregon’s rivers. We’ve reached a point where holding the line on environmental issues isn’t enough. That’s why I support The Freshwater Trust. I know they’re not just stopping bad from happening. They’re making change for Oregon’s rivers that can be seen and quantified.” —Matt Milletto, co-founder and CEO, Water Avenue Coffee, and Headwaters Council member at The Freshwater Trust


Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we helped secure $6 million in funding to send over 17,000 Portland-area students to Outdoor School while launching a new network of providers and facilities to enhance student access so every child in Oregon can attend Outdoor School, regardless of background, ability or geography. Business Partner Portland Water Bureau

“Friends of Outdoor School carries the passion for Outdoor School in our communities: protecting and promoting this unique and valuable educational program before decision-makers, networking all partners in the program for positive change, and finding innovative funding solutions for participants.” —John Donovan, volunteer, and vice president, founder and change agent, Metropolitan Group

Mission Friends of the Columbia Gorge shall vigorously protect the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge. We are the only conservation advocacy group dedicated solely to protecting the Columbia Gorge. We’re landowners, educators and connectors. Bottom Line for Portland Friends protects the 293,000 acres of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area that millions of Portlanders enjoy annually. Last year, we removed over 10,000 gallons of invasive plants from burned areas, purchased 470 acres of land for permanent protection, and brought nearly 2,000 people out into the Gorge. IN CE NT

IV ES Two anonymous donors will match the first $50,000 in G!G donations to Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Make your gift go twice as far.

“I have lived in Portland since 1969 and traversed by foot many miles in the mountains, beach and valley. For me, the Gorge is a sacred place which must be protected. Friends is a phenomenal organization which I will continue to support throughout my life.” —Norma Reich, Friends member


Friends of Trees

Ocean Blue Project

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

▶ FOUNDED: 1989

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ FOUNDED: 1989

▶ 503-282-8846

▶ 541-286-7015

▶ 503-892-2782




Mission Friends of Trees inspires people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution: Planting trees. Together.

Mission Ocean Blue protects and conserves the world’s ocean, beaches and rivers through education and awareness, by providing service learning projects, enhancing wildlife habitat, cleaning beaches and rivers, and by reducing pollution.

Mission Opal Creek promotes conservation through educational experiences in wilderness.

Bottom Line for Portland Last season, 7,500 Friends of Trees volunteers donated 40,000 hours at 150 different events in 20 cities across six counties. Together, we planted 51,096 trees and native shrubs in neighborhoods and natural areas. More than 800,000 trees have been planted since 1989. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $10 or more get a free slice from Hot Lips Pizza, and the first 300 donors of $25 or more get a pint of beer at Level Beer (plus that slice).

“I love the way strangers come together and leave as friends and neighbors after planting trees together. I also love that now I get to see the trees I planted grow over the years. This is all magic.” —Steph, Friends of Trees volunteer

Bottom Line for Portland In 2019, Ocean Blue hosts 200 beach cleanups, removing 100,000 pounds of marine debris and planting 2,000 Trees for Streams with 5,000 volunteers. IN CE NT IV ES

Dorsal Bracelets is giving a limited-edition Ocean Blue bracelet for the first 100 to give at least $50.

“Ocean Blue Project is a valuable Patagonia grantee, working to restore riparian areas, enhance water quality and wildlife habitat. We are proud to support all of the folks working hard at Ocean Blue to protect our waters and wildlife.” —Meghan Wolf, environmental activism manager, Patagonia

Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, over 1,000 Portland students attended some form of overnight programming at Opal Creek, learning hands on about ancient forest ecology of the western Cascades. Half of these students received tuition support to ensure experiential outdoor education is available to ALL students in our communities. IN CE NT IV ES

Donate $10 or more and receive a free 12-ounce drip coffee from Water Avenue.

“After visiting Opal Creek, I learned that I can help out with the environment to make forests like these keep growing.” —Emerson School student


Oregon Environmental Council

Oregon Wild


▶ FOUNDED: 1968

▶ FOUNDED: 1974

▶ FOUNDED: 2005

▶ 503-222-1963

▶ 503-283-6343

▶ 503-290-8570




Mission Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations.

Mission Oregon Wild’s mission is to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.

Mission Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our theory of change is that sustainability can be reinterpreted as an anti-poverty strategy.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2019, Oregon Environmental Council co-led passage of one of the strongest bills in the nation against diesel air pollution. Dirty diesel is now on its way out in the Portland metro area. We also helped mobilize nearly 3,000 Oregonians—from every legislative district—to demand bold action on climate disruption. IN CE

NT IV ES Every donor of $10 or more will receive an OEC notebook. One lucky donor of $50 or more will win a Patagonia duffel bag gift package. The first 15 donors of $150 or more win dinner for two at QuickFish.

“We are living in an unprecedented era—clean air and clean water are under threat at the federal level and here at home. OEC understands the urgency and complexity of climate change and works strategically to protect the future of Oregon.” —Alison Hopcroft, Oregon Environmental Council donor and volunteer


Bottom Line for Portland During 2019, Oregon Wild advocated for Oregon’s wildlife, public lands and forests, including their enormous climate storage benefits—by defending against the Trump administration’s attempts to eliminate public lands protections. We also permanently protected 250-plus miles of Oregon rivers and more than 30,000 acres of public lands as the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness. IN CE

NT IV ES Donors of $250 or more receive a copy of Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide. Donors 35 and under of $50 or more will be entered in a raffle to win prizes, including a Mountain Hardwear 25L backpack, a copy of Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide, and more.

“If you like to hike, camp, fish or ski in unspoiled places on Mount Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge, support Oregon Wild. Their hard work to protect our wildlands keeps Oregon a special place to live, work and play.” —William Sullivan, Oregon hiking guidebooks author

Bottom Line for Portland Verde engages community to create healthy neighborhood environments and prevent the displacement of low-income communities of color. Verde transformed a 25-acre landfill into a park in NE Portland and stopped developers from displacing 3,000 Portland mobile homes. IN CE

NT IV ES Salazar Architect will match the first $2,500 in donations to Verde. The first 500 donors will receive an exclusive Verde Supporter sticker from Morel Ink.

“Everything Verde does is about what I believe is next-century innovation. Leading with justice and sustainability, Verde finds practical solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and inequity that threaten our communities daily.” —Desireé Williams-Rajee, Verde Board Member


Wallowa Resources

Wild Diversity

▶ FOUNDED: 1996

▶ FOUNDED: 2017

▶ FOUNDED: 1996

▶ 541-426-8053, EXT. 47

▶ 503-583-8799

▶ 503-223-6418




Mission Our mission is to empower rural communities to create healthy landscapes and strong economies through land stewardship, education, and job creation.

Mission Wild Diversity creates space for the diversity in the wild by supporting the reconnection to and the love of the environment for People of Color and the LGBTQ communities through outdoor adventure, workshops, education and more.

Mission Make the Willamette River healthy for fish and wildlife and safe for fishing and swimming. Willamette Riverkeeper informs, involves, educates and connects Oregonians to their river through advocacy, scientific research, ecological restoration, volunteerism, experiential learning and programming.

Bottom Line for Portland Climate change creates long-term challenges for urban and rural communities. WR’s stewardship economy model invests in people and the land so all Oregonians benefit from fire resilient forests, clean water, and locally sourced food. Through collaborative, science-driven approaches, we restored 400,000 acres and provided 600 rural and urban youth outdoor learning opportunities.

“The results are evident everywhere you look, the benefits of this collaborative effort of people with all different kinds of goals being able to come to solutions that benefit people, and benefit the land, benefit the water. It’s just very beneficial.” —Clint Krebs, Krebs Livestock


Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, Wild Diversity has reached over 900 participants through our outdoor adventures, workshops and the Resilience Outdoor Conference. The vast majority of our participants continue to explore, participate and become leaders in outdoor activities. IN CE NT IV ES

Anyone who gives $10 or more will receive a water bottle from Next Adventure. Anyone who gives $25 or more will be entered into a raffle for Thorns tickets and $50 or more will be entered into a raffle to receive a Next Adventure shopping and adventure experience package.

“Wild Diversity creates space for me to experience nature and claim leadership. They reconnect people to natural spaces in the wild. They have empowered me by creating a safe and healing container in the outdoors.” —A. Martinez, volunteer trip leader and participant

Willamette Riverkeeper

Bottom Line for Portland In 2019 we collected 1000’s of pounds of trash with volunteers on Trashy Tuesdays, engaged 100’s of people in educational paddle trips, planted over 90K native plants at restoration sites, mapped aquatic invasive weeds, continued freshwater mussel research and began research on invasive crayfish and micro-plastics, all while working to uphold the Clean Water Act, and ensure progress on the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors 35 and under of $20 or more get a dinner of ramen and sake at Afuri. Donors of $25 or more get a taco sauce of their choice from Red Duck Foods. Donors of $150 or more get three BBQ sauces from Red Duck Foods. Donors of $100 or more get a two-hour canoe or kayak rental from Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe. Donors of $250 or more will be entered to win two Alps chairs and a table from Paddle People.

“Do you like clean water, healthy birds, and holding polluters accountable? Hate trash and toxic chemicals? Support Willamette Riverkeeper—we do! We trust Willamette Riverkeeper to clean up and protect the Willamette River, so much so that we support them every day as business partners and donors and volunteering at events.” —Jeff Catlin and Russ Woodward, Paddle People owners, WRK donors and volunteers


Wisdom of the Elders Inc.


▶ FOUNDED: 1993 ▶ 503-775-4014 ▶ WISDOMOFTHEELDERS.ORG Mission Wisdom of the Elders Inc. records, preserves and shares Native American oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous elders, scientists and cultural leaders in collaboration with tribes, environmental organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Bottom Line for Portland We shared our documentaries at 12 film screenings for the public; a summer Native Youth Leadership training for 12 youth; Discovering Yidong Xinag science educ curriculum for eight Oregon schools; and workforce development for more than a dozen low-income Native American adults.

“Wisdom is a portal into Indian Country, with rich relationships into sacred landscapes and Native Elders’ stories. Wisdom’s diverse partnerships show we can co-exist through common threads as responsible stewards for future generations. I have a deep sense of pride as Wisdom fulfills its original mission of sharing Indigenous knowledge.” —Columbia River Elder Sarah Night-Bear Queener-Plourde




TALK TO US 503.953.3464

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As a local, family-owned, property management company, Tandem Property Management Inc. has the hands-on ability to embody what health means as an employer, a landlord and a community member. Our logo, the Tandem bicycle, is symbolic of both teamwork as well as an active lifestyle. Many of our apartment communities are spread across up to 20 acres, providing pedestrian trails within our own property. As a landlord, we sponsor group exercise classes, including a yoga instructor that travels between communities to host free classes. As a developer, we go the extra mile to plan our new apartment communities nearby, if not right along, public pedestrian pathways and bikeways and community parks. As an employer of nearly 100 people, we provide robust health insurance plans that incentivize preventative care. We understand that health is a wholistic word, encompassing a healthy workplace, a healthy home life, and a healthy being. Campbell Clarey Ownership Group


Baby Blues Connection

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

The Dental Foundation of Oregon

▶ FOUNDED: 1994

▶ FOUNDED: 1981

▶ FOUNDED: 1982

▶ 800-557-8375

▶ 503-674-7777

▶ 503-594-0881




Mission Our mission is to provide free support, information and resources to families coping with pregnancy and postpartum depression, and to support and educate the professionals who serve them. Our goal is to support families through the early years of parenting.

Mission Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare delivers whole health care—integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care, and housing—to support our communities and provide hope and well-being for those we serve. For more than 35 years, Cascadia has been the community health and housing safety net provider for Oregonians of all ages experiencing mental health and addication challenges, trauma, poverty and homelessness.

Mission The Dental Foundation of Oregon is dedicated to advancing oral health education, providing charitable care, and coordinating resources for Oregon’s children and vulnerable communities.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, 934 parents contacted us for phone and email support, an 8 percent increase from the year before. At one support group location alone, another 148 parents received weekly, facilitated support. We currently have five support groups for mothers, four for fathers, and two for anyone identifying as a parent. IN CE NT IV ES

The Children’s Clinic offers a $2,500 match. Alia Hoffman at Happy Camper will donate a tattoo. Great Notion Brewing will offer a tour, beer and food for four.

“When I found BBC, I was in a dark place, with no insurance and I wanted to give up. Going to group saved my life. I learned thoughts are nothing to be ashamed about and that sharing could help others.” —Lisa Kay Peterson

Bottom Line for Portland This past year, Cascadia impacted over 18,000 community members of all ages experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. We provided preventative primary care to 900-plus clients, helped reduce emergency room visits by 18 percent, offered housing and supportive housing to more than 1,000 Oregonians, and influenced the lens through which our clients are viewed through advocacy and support. IN CE NT IV ES

Pacific Office Automation will match the first $5,000 in donations. Donations of $25 or more will receive a free coffee or bagel sandwich from Henry Higgins. The first 15 donors of $250 or more get a free unlimited People’s Yoga pass for a month.

“I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for Cascadia. They have supported me through a lot, and are helping me as I raise my son alone. Most people give up fast on individuals with addictions, but Cascadia didn’t give up on me. It’s been life-changing.” —Cascadia client


Bottom Line for Portland Since September 2008, the Dental Foundation of Oregon, through the Tooth Taxi program, has provided Oregon youth ages in grades K-12 with 22,433 dental screenings, provided 13,032 appointments, given 23,614 students dental health care classroom education, and provided $7,537,027 worth of free dental care. Business Partners Delta Dental of Oregon, OEA Choice Trust, Moda Health, Columbia bank, Heritage Bank, TDIC and the Oregon Dental Association

“I want to thank you for the wonderful service you have provided for my children and our family. We are a family with five children and health insurance, but no dental insurance. We have known for some time our children needed attention to their dental needs, but it has been difficult for our budget. As a mother, I have worried and felt guilty regarding this matter and just even last week I was again wondering how I would fill the need for my family. Your services have been a wonderful and unexpected blessing. They have eased my mind greatly and I am so very grateful. May you continue your wonderful work and know you are appreciated! Love, Shannon R. and Family”


Farmers Market Fund

Growing Gardens

Meals on Wheels People

▶ FOUNDED: 2012

▶ FOUNDED: 1996

▶ FOUNDED: 1969

▶ 503-241-0032

▶ 503-284-8420

▶ 503-736-6325




Mission We make healthy, locally grown food accessible to underserved Oregonians.

Mission Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities.

Mission We enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, 86 percent of SNAP shoppers reported purchasing more fresh produce as a result of the match, and 79 percent reported the amount of food in their house increased. In addition, 81 percent of participants felt an improvement in their overall health, while market vendors reported a 39 percent increase in SNAP sales. IN CE NT IV ES

All donors will receive a free loaf from Dave’s Killer Bread, and donors of $50 or more will be entered to win a year of free bread.

“I think this program is incredible! I can hardly afford to feed my growing kids, and junk food is more affordable than healthy foods. Thanks to this SNAP match, I have the opportunity to expose my kids to fresh, local healthy food!” —Portland Farmers Market shopper

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we partnered with 1,146 adults and children to build home gardens and educational opportunities, 2,718 children got outside and enjoyed learning about science in our Youth Grow program, and over 130 inmates completed horticulture certification and grew 400,000 pounds of fresh produce that were served in prison meals. IN CE NT IV ES Harbourton Foundation will match the first $2,500 in donations. The first 50 donors 35 and under will receive a Vital Leaf CBD chocolate mini. The first five donors of $100 or more will receive a pint of Kate’s Ice Cream.

“Fue una buena experiencia y disfrutamos mucho el jardín con mi familia y me sentí con éxito de ver el logro con mis verduras que coseché.” (“It was a wonderful experience and my family greatly enjoyed the garden, and I felt successful seeing the accomplishment of the vegetables that I harvested.”) —Home gardener

Bottom Line for Portland We provide 5,000 nutritious meals ever weekday to older adults throughout the greater metropolitan area at neighborhood dining centers and as Meals on Wheels to homebound elderly. Nutritious meals are what allow frail, homebound seniors to remain independent and living in their own homes.

“At Nike, we are encouraged to volunteer. I choose Meals on Wheels People because the elderly are often forgotten. We’ll all be seniors one day, and thanks to Meals on Wheels People, we won’t be forgotten.” —David Moss, senior director of product development


North by Northeast Community Health Center

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

▶ FOUNDED: 2006

▶ FOUNDED: 2008

▶ FOUNDED: 2006

▶ 503-287-4932

▶ 503-469-0955

▶ 503-595-5501




Mission North by Northeast exists to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering culturally specific primary care services focused on the African American community in Portland.

Mission Our mission is to improve the health and survival of the Pacific Northwest’s most vulnerable infants. We carry out this mission through the safe collection and distribution of human donor milk, education, advocacy and research.

Mission We approach hunger differently. Hunger-Free Oregon works alongside those most impacted by hunger to advocate for policy changes that address root causes of hunger, like poverty and racism, and to connect Oregonians to nutrition programs and raise awareness.

Bottom Line for Portland Northwest Mothers Milk Bank has dispensed over 1.5 million ounces of donated breastmilk to hospitalized and outpatient infants across the Pacific Northwest. More than 4,000 mothers have donated lifesaving milk to help fragile babies in our community.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we connected 75,000 Oregonians to proven solutions to hunger like SNAP and summer meals. We also helped pass policies like Hunger-Free Schools that will impact 360,000 students, ensuring access to free, healthy meals each day.

Bottom Line for Portland We believe Black Health Matters. We focus our care and services on African Americans in Portland because black people have worse health outcomes than white people in our city. It doesn’t have to be that way, and at North by Northeast it isn’t. IN CE NT IV ES

Providence Health Plan will match the first $5,000 donated and ¿Por Qué No? Taquería will match the first $2,500 donated. The Collins Foundation will match $5,000 in new donors’ gifts. All donors get a free coffee from Elevated Coffee.

“I don’t know where I’d be without this clinic and their attentiveness to black health. I’m 58, and my blood pressure had never been as good as it needed to be until I came here. They even helped me register to vote. This place is perfect.” —North by Northeast patient



ES The first 50 G!G donors of $25 or more will receive a Savin’ Babies reusable tote bag.

“Donor milk was my baby’s first meal when she was born at 32 weeks. She was getting all the magic from the donor milk when I wasn’t able to produce enough for her ,and it helped her body get stronger.” —G. Tuiasosopo, mother of Faith

“I have realized even more clearly that being a person who advocates for food justice is an integral part of who I am.” —Alison DeLancey, Hunger-Free Leadership Institute graduate


Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Portland Street Medicine

▶ FOUNDED: 1963

▶ FOUNDED: 2018

▶ FOUNDED: 1977

▶ 503-775-4931

▶ 503-501-1231

▶ 503-626-9100




Mission As Oregon and Southwest Washington’s largest nonprofit family planning and reproductive rights organization, our mission is to provide, promote and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care.

Mission Our mission is to be the frontline of improving health care of homeless people in Portland.

Mission Our mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support and advocacy.

Bottom Line for Portland During our sixmonth pilot in 2018, we provided primary care and referrals for urgent and specialty care to 500 people living on the streets in Portland and in homeless camps. We expect to more than double that in 2019 with expanded street outreach teams.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, we answered 991 crisis calls, responded to 172 requests for in-person crisis response, and provided longterm case management, counseling, and support groups to 855 clients. Over 85 percent of clients surveyed report feeling safer and experiencing fewer symptoms of traumatization after working with SARC.

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, PPCW provided contraceptives to 39,760 patients with uteruses; 76,671 STI tests; 4,861 Pap tests; 5,261 breast exams; 583 cervical cancer screenings; and 5,502 patients with safe abortion care. We also provided more than 100 schools and community-based organizations with comprehensive sex education trainings.

“Thank you for providing me with safe and affordable care throughout my life. I have had so many more opportunites to accomplish my dreams as a result of access to family planning services through PPCW. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” —PPCW patient


“This work is important because people are suffering on our streets, they’re dying from things we can prevent, and they’re having experiences that are traumatic and hurtful. They need support and Portland Street Medicine provides it.” —Volunteer social worker

Sexual Assault Resource Center


Blue Star Donuts will promote our campaign by entering donors into a raffle for a doughnut party, and Wildfang will give away a Wild Feminist T-shirt to donors giving $100 or more (T-shirt has $40 value and must be picked up at Wildfang’s West End store by Dec. 31, 2019).

“SARC was there for me when I needed compassionate guidance after a major, life-changing assault. I felt empowered and my life is positively impacted by their caring team. They believed me and gave me the strength to reclaim my life.” —S, 2018 case management client


Trillium Family Services

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Foundation

Zenger Farm

▶ FOUNDED: 1998

▶ FOUNDED: 1975

▶ FOUNDED: 1999

▶ 503-205-4364

▶ 503-352-8618

▶ 503-828-4245




Mission We are guided by the simple yet crucial mission of building brighter futures with children and families. Our vision is to create safe communities where children are healthy and every family has the opportunity for success. Families get the support they need—when and where they need it. There is a focus on prevention and health; organizations and systems are connected in a synergistic sanctuary community that generates nonviolence, growth and change, democracy, emotional intelligence, social learning, open communication and social responsibility. Our investment in the future of each child means that the next generation of Oregonians will have the skills to contribute meaningfully through employment, community service and raising their own healthy families.

Mission Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provides high-quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.

Mission At Zenger Farm, we believe good food is a basic human right. We are a nonprofit farm in outer Southeast Portland dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, social justice and access to good food for all.

Bottom Line for Portland Trillium’s residential programs impact the lives of roughly 4,000 families experiencing a mental health crisis. We also provide clinical care in nearly 100 public schools across Oregon. Through our anti-stigma advocacy campaign, we reach almost 1,050,000 people every week, with an estimate of quadrupling that number over the coming 12 months.

“Even when I wasn’t making good choices, even when I was struggling, the staff at Trillium didn’t give up on me.” —Former Trillium resident


Bottom Line for Portland We care for 48,000 of the most vulnerable people in our region; 87 percent come from low-income households and 67 percent of our patients are of color. Our holistic approach to quality care is patient-centered, barrier-busting, and is increasing patient access thereby saving the health care system $83 million. IN CE NT IV ES

¿Por Qué No? will match the first $5,000 in donations. Give $25 or more for a free taco. Give $100 or more for a free Bob’s Red Mill product for you and a patient.

“Without Virginia Garcia, I would be homeless on the street. My provider helps me function mentally. If I didn’t have a counselor, I wouldn’t be able to get through the day.” —Virginia Garcia patient

Bottom Line for Portland At Zenger Farm, diverse communities come together to teach and learn about food and farming and promote social justice. Each year, more than 1,000 people attend our cooking workshops, more than 1,200 students attend our educational programs, and more than 200 families receive vegetables from the farm. Business Partners Brew Dr. Kombucha, Little Sous, Salt & Straw

“Food unites the community—we all cook together even though we don’t speak the same language. Being a community chef makes me a leader. Zenger Farm helped me a lot and I feel proud of myself.” —Zenger Farm community chef




At the Standard, we are a company of like-minded people who choose to give back to our communities. We believe that strong, vibrant communities are a critical source of security for all residents. We support organizations that provide support, training and rehabilitation to individuals and families facing significant challenges. Bob Speltz, Senior Director, Community Relations The Standard


Albertina Kerr


Big Brothers Big Sisters


Bridges to Change

▶ FOUNDED: 1907

▶ FOUNDED: 2004

▶ FOUNDED: 2004

▶ 503-239-8101

▶ 503-249-4859

▶ 503-465-2749




Mission 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.

Mission Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Mission Bridges to Change’s mission is to strengthen individuals and families affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and homelessness.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, Kerr served 1,156 people. As a result, more than 85 percent of children served by our mental health program returned home or to a lower level of care, 94 percent of those accessing employment services retained a job, and 231 people in our residential programs lived with dignity and hope.

“My daughter was supported by a dedicated team who gave her the professional psychiatric care, family therapy and skills necessary to move forward. Kerr helped my daughter feel like her life was worth living.” —Mother of child served


Bottom Line for Portland In a state where 1 in 4 kids doesn’t finish high school, we have a 98 percent graduation rate. Our mentor programs give kids in the Portland area the tools they need to be successful in their lives and reach their biggest future. IN CE NT IV ES

Ten lucky supporters who donate $150 or more to BBBS will win a coveted pass to the Nike Employee Store. Winners will be chosen by raffle at the end of the Give!Guide campaign.

“It has made me feel like I am making a difference in life. Mine and his. In a world of take, I’m getting to give and it feels great.” —Kevin, Big Brother 

Bottom Line for Portland Each year, we provide peer recovery mentors to more than 4,000 individuals in Oregon. We house approximately 560 adults and families and engage almost 100 adults in behavioral health treatment at any given time. More than half our participants leave with employment, housing, medical and mental health services, and savings. IN CE NT IV ES

Guild Investment Properties will match the first $5,000 in donations and anyone giving more than $50 will get a BTC T-shirt.

“My first daughter was born four days after I was arrested. Every day in prison was a long one. I wanted to be there for my family. After living at BTC, I was able to acquire a car, a laptop, and get my own place with my fiancé and daughter.” —Former client


CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties ▶ FOUNDED: 1986 ▶ 503-988-5115 ▶ CASAHELPSKIDS.ORG Mission 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. Bottom Line for Portland We served 1,039 children this year—one-third of the 3,000 children in foster care in Multnomah, Washington and Columbia counties. These children received a court-appointed special advocate who spoke up for their best interests, fought for the services they needed, and helped find them a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. Business Partner Boly:Welch

“You’re there, you’re a constant. You communicate with the case workers, with the foster parent, with the therapist and the teachers. You live and breathe it, being a part of these kids’ lives and wanting the best for them.” —CASA volunteer Susan Logan

Central City Concern

Centro Cultural

▶ FOUNDED: 1979

▶ FOUNDED: 1972

▶ 503-294-1681

▶ 503-359-0446



Mission 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.

Mission A home for Latino cultures, Centro serves the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment.

Bottom Line for Portland CCC’s housing and health care choice models help more than 14,000 people a year. In 2018, CCC provided a safe home for 3,331 people; connected 8,796 patients with compassionate, integrated health care services; and assisted 1,333 job seekers. IN CE NT IV ES

Donors of $25 or more receive a burger from Bless Your Heart Burgers. Donors of $75 could receive gift certificates to Toro Bravo Inc. restaurants each week. Visit centralcityconcern.org/giveguide2019 for additional incentives and details.

“I’m self-sufficient. I have so much more than I expected. I am grateful every second.” —Tyrone R., who found hope and healing in CCC’s recovery and employment programs and now owns his own home and lives a fulfilling life with his son, Meshach

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we provided more than 1,600 TriMet fare relief passes; empowered at least 231 individuals with career, business and professional development services; eliminated language and information barriers by enrolling 665 people in the Oregon Health Plan; and distributed over $100,000 in donated food to more than 200 low-income families. IN CE NT IV ES

Everyone who gives $50 or more gets a $5 Tamale Boy certificate. Everyone who gives more than $100 enters a raffle for a $500 Nike gift card. The Reser Family Foundation will match the first $5,000 donated.

“After 47 years of establishing Latinx-specific resources for the education, well-being, and prosperity of our people, they’re at a point where they can advocate for social and climate justice. In collaboration with Centro, we’re getting into civic positions where we can create a safer and more welcoming community for all.” —Narce Rodriguez


Clackamas Women’s Services

Community Warehouse

Domestic Violence Resource Center

▶ FOUNDED: 1985

▶ FOUNDED: 2001

▶ FOUNDED: 1975

▶ 503-655-8600

▶ 971-865-5284

▶ 503-640-5352




Mission 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.

Mission Our mission is to connect essential furnishings to neighbors in need through unique community partnerships, creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures for all.

Mission 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.


Bottom Line for Portland Last year, CWS provided over 1,500 survivors and their families with wraparound emergency, transitional and long-term support and services, including shelter and housing resources, a 24/7 crisis line, mental health counseling, support groups, youth violence prevention education, and Camp HOPE Oregon (for children whose lives are impacted by family violence). IN CE NT IV ES

The first 30 donors receive a $5 certificate from Kyra’s Bake Shop. Raffles will be held for donations of $25 (Portland Timbers ball), $50 (Domaine Roy & Fils wine) and $100 (stay at Inn at Red Hills).

“Clackamas Women’s Services Village didn’t feel like a shelter—it felt like a home. It was a place for me to get my family away from my abusive partner and realize that the cycle of violence is breakable.” —Beth, survivor and past shelter resident


Bottom Line for Portland In 2019, Community Warehouse will serve our 100,000th client—and keep 600 tons of furnishings out of the landfill. Eighty percent of those we serve are families with children, 67 percent are people of color, and 70 percent are female-headed households. IN CE NT IV ES

All donors will receive $5 off at Crisp. Donate $50 or more and get a free salad (up to $15 value). All donors will get $5 off any drink at Blackheart Portland (excluding happy hour).

“People are quite blown away by the fact that something like this exists. I’ve seen tears, I’ve seen high-fives, just the joy that their housing and furniture is all coming together at such a critical time for them.” —Carl Knudson, housing specialist, Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Bottom Line for Portland DVRC provides free and confidential support to empower survivors of domestic violence. In 2018 alone, DVRC advocates spent 90,480 minutes responding to crisis calls, worked with 1,089 survivors to create safety plans, and held over 1,700 hours of support group for adults. IN CE NT IV ES

The first 25 donors receive three free rides from CycleBar Tanasbourne. The first 50 donors receive a free pint from Mazama Brewing. Donors of $100 or more receive a raffle entry for four Hillsboro Hops 2020 single-game tickets.

“I am so grateful for the support and kindness of my advocate. My son and I are now able to focus on what we need to do to move forward. Words can’t describe how appreciative and thankful I am to DVRC for help.” —DVRC advocacy client


The Dougy Center

El Programa Hispano Católico

Friends of the Children-Portland

▶ FOUNDED: 1982

▶ FOUNDED: 2015

▶ FOUNDED: 1993

▶ 503-775-5683

▶ 503-669-8350

▶ 503-281-6633




Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In the past year, over 2,200 families received grief support at the Dougy Center, and the center responded to over 21,000 phone calls requesting information and support for crises, referrals and intake requests. The Dougy Center’s Grief Out Loud podcasts have been downloaded over 200,000 times. In 2018, the Dougy Center held over 1,350 peer support groups serving children, teens, families and young adults grieving a death, and families with a member facing an advanced serious illness. IN CE NT IV ES

ImageWear Solutions will match the first 10 donations of $50; all donors of $50 or more will receive a 10 percent discount on an ImageWear order.

“I am so glad to have found the Dougy Center. It’s the most amazing place for grieving teens and families. They have made such a positive change for my daughter and helped her so much.” — Dougy Center parent

Bottom Line for Portland Helping the immigrant community and communities of color has become an urgent call. During the past year, we helped 20,000 people gain life-changing literacy and education, find stable housing, build job skills, break patterns of domestic violence/ sexual assault, provide food to seniors, and more, providing a critical lifeline. IN CE NT IV ES

TamaleBoy will give a free agua fresca for any $20 donation; donors of $100 or more will receive a free burrito of their choice and an aqua fresca.

“El Programa Hispano helped me get out of a bad housing situation that left me confined to a room that was unfit for habitation. Thanks to their help, I now have a nice wheelchair-accessible apartment, access to a hot meal, and a connection to others through one of their programs. Gracias!” —El Programa client

Bottom Line for Portland Over 500 youth across 150 schools receive intensive, long-term mentorship. Last year, mentors provided over 75,000 hours of enriching interactions and goal-oriented skill building, guaranteed to establish a foundation for lifelong success. Eightythree percent of our youth graduate high school, 93 percent avoid the juvenile justice system, and 98 percent avoid early parenting.

“I strongly believe that if I didn’t have Friends of the Children, I would not be the person I am today. I have learned so many things that have helped me get to where I am now. It’s definitely a life-changing experience, and I’m forever grateful that they picked me!” —Irisa, program graduate


Impact NW


Mother & Child Education Center

▶ FOUNDED: 1966

▶ FOUNDED: 1992

▶ FOUNDED: 1971

▶ 503-721-1767

▶ 503-232-7052

▶ 503-249-5801




Mission Impact NW prevents homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland On average, JOIN helps 25 people each week move out of homelessness and into a home of their own. As an organization, we also work upstream on solutions to address the systemic issues that perpetuate homelessness.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, 2,322 clients received 11,805 diapers and supplies, participated in 36 classes, ate 15,000 pounds of food, and connected to more than 25 programs. Clients gained practical parenting skills, learned safe sleeping for infants, created healthy environments for children, and gained tools to advocate for themselves and their families.

Bottom Line for Portland Preventing homelessness is the common thread that connects all our service areas. Annually, we work with 30,000 people facing housing instability. Last year, 71 percent of participating households gained employment or increased earning potential, 86 percent of households improved life skills, and 92 percent of households remained housed at a six-month follow-up. IN CE NT IV ES

Providence Health will match all donations up to $2,500. See See Motor Coffee Co. will give free coffee tokens to the first 20 donors of $25 or more!

“Having a home has meant so much to me, because growing up I didn’t have a home. I fought for this house tooth and nail. And, every hurdle that was thrown at me, Impact NW was right there with me. I couldn’t have done it without them.” —Keia



Hasson Company Realtors will match donations 2 to 1, up to $5,000, from donors under the age of 36.

“You get to the point where you feel defeated and want to give up. I felt like I got put on the back burner again and again—I kept getting turned down for housing. When I met with Liz, my JOIN case worker, she had such a smile on her face, and I knew that it was finally my time to move into a home.” —JOIN friend



Hot Lips Pizza will provide free slice coupons to the first 25 donors of $25 or more. Wild Kombucha will give two bottles of kombucha to the first 50 donors 35 and under. All donors go into a raffle.

“I walked into Mother & Child with my mom three years ago when I was seven months pregnant. They supported me with classes, supplies and advice. I know I wasn’t the easiest client because of my struggle with addiction and criminal stuff, but they helped me anyway.” —M, client


Neighborhood House

New Avenues for Youth Operation Nightwatch

▶ FOUNDED: 1905

▶ FOUNDED: 1997

▶ FOUNDED: 1981

▶ 503-24-1663

▶ 503-224-4339

▶ 503-220-0438




Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Mission Operation Nightwatch provides nighttime 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In the 2018-19 program year, 1,400 youth received services, including 334 in our workforce development program, 471 in our education programming, and 153 in our housing programs. Youth received 297 employment or internship placements, and 91 percent of youth engaged in our case management, housing and counseling programs exited to stable housing.

Bottom Line for Portland Our volunteers serve more than 23,000 houseless guests at our Downtown and Clackamas Hospitality Centers every year. Guests enjoy a safe place to relax with food, showers, socks, blankets, footcare, and mental health support. We create a welcoming environment where people connect and feel the respect of a supportive community.

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we served more than 8,000 low-income Portlanders, including 800 young children in three early childhood education programs. Our Child Care Improvement Project helped 80 immigrant women entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses and increase the early learning focus of their care. One hundred percent met the goal of attaining state licensure within 12 months.

“Because of the help I’ve received from Neighborhood House, I’ve not only been able to find permanent housing for my family, I have also healed some of my trauma and overcome a lot of fear. My children and I have a bright future. We are filled with hope and joy in large part because of help we received from Neighborhood House.” —Former resident of Neighborhood House


Donors of $50 or more receive a coupon for a free sundae from one of New Avenues’ Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops, which provide paid work experiences for youth in a mentored environment. The first 50 donors of $25 or more receive a ticket to the 2020 Brews for New Avenues, a benefit event that includes the largest rare beer auction in the world.

“New Avenues for Youth has been the one stable force in my life. They patiently pointed me in the right direction with life goals, even when the only thing I first believed I could think of focusing on was getting through the day.” —A youth served by New Avenues


We are grateful to Solmate Socks for supporting our mission and providing a great pair of socks for everyone who donates at least $40 as well as an additional pair for one of our guests.

“I came to Nightwatch when I first became homeless and didn’t know what to do. I left knowing that, no matter how bad things got, there were people that would treat me with respect, the way all humans should be treated. I come back to inspire others in their recovery.” —Ken, former guest


Oregon Food Bank

Outside In


▶ FOUNDED: 1982

▶ FOUNDED: 1968

▶ FOUNDED: 2002

▶ 503-282-0555

▶ 503-535-3866

▶ 503-228-6677




Mission Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes…because no one should be hungry.

Mission 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2018, Oregon Food Bank and its statewide network distributed nearly 95 million nutrient-dense pounds of food to help eliminate hunger insecurity faced by 260,000 Oregonians every month, nearly 1 in 5 of whom are children.

“We asked Oregon Food Bank clients what would make food assistance less necessary and they told us: employment/ higher wages, affordable housing and federal benefits (like SNAP and Social Security) that better reflect the cost of living.” —Oregon Food Bank, Hunger Factors 2018

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, we enabled 921 homeless youth to find stability, safety, education and jobs—and 86 percent of graduates from our transitional housing program did not return to the streets. Our clinics provided 22,422 medical visits to people of all ages and backgrounds. IN CE NT IV ES

The Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation will match the first $25,000 in Give!Guide donations to Outside In.

“Outside In helped me identify and connect with opportunities to build a better future. They gave me stability. They met my basic needs, giving me space to focus on my future, my health, finding employment, and going to school.” —Rios, former client


Bottom Line for Portland Homeless youth face debilitating challenges, from mental and physical disorders to familial and sexual violence and abuse. Without support, these youth can face lifelong struggles with poverty, drug addiction and incarceration. p:ear serves 800 homeless youth per year (about 65 per day) and is creating a healthier community—for everyone. IN CE NT IV ES

¿Por Qué No? will match new donors up to $5,000. P:ear barista school will give all donors a free coffee drink. Random donors will receive gift certificates for the Jupiter NEXT hotel.

“Without p:ear, I wouldn’t have been able to go to college. I would still be drinking and running the streets. It’s an amazing place for us and was all I had for a while. We’re homeless, not hopeless.” —K, p:ear youth


Portland Backpack

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Portland Refugee Support Group

▶ FOUNDED: 2008

▶ FOUNDED: 2008

▶ FOUNDED: 2016

▶ 503-610-2986

▶ 503-915-8306

▶ 503-477-9308




Mission 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.

Mission Our mission is to empower homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long term.

Mission 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.


Bottom Line for Portland Ninety-one percent of students at our four schools get free lunches on weekdays. But what about the weekends? That’s when Portland Backpack steps in. We engage the community to provide 11,110 nutritious weekend food sacks annually. We also tuck in a handmade card to let kids know how much we care.

“My dad told me that no one cares about me, but I know that they do because they give me this food.” —Student at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School

Bottom Line for Portland Last year, PHFS helped 297 families find temporary shelter, learn new life skills, move back into permanent housing, and stay in their housing. It takes an average of 56 days to find housing, and 95 percent of the families keep their housing long term. IN CE NT IV ES Donors of $25 or more receive a

burger from Bless Your Heart Burgers, one donor of $500 or more receives a tasting menu for eight at Mediterranean Exploration Company, and some $75 donors receive gift certificates to Toro Bravo Inc. restaurants.

“PHFS helped me rethink my whole situation. I took classes, learned how to budget, learned my rights as a tenant, and learned how to set and reach goals.” —PHFS client


Bottom Line for Portland Since 2016, our amazing team of volunteers has helped close to 300 refugees and immigrants of different ethnicities throughout the Portland area in securing housing, jobs, community support, and access to health and wellness services.

“My husband was shot and almost killed in Syria and became a quadriplegic. We were resettled in the U.S. PRSG was a saving grace for us. It gave us community and people who helped us navigate a new life. It helped me identify the strengths I had inside me to learn English, learn how to drive, and to become a leader for other families who came after me.” —Shamsa (Faaten) Abdulhayy, Syrian trefugee, PRSG client since December 2016


Project Lemonade

Rahab’s Sisters

Rose Haven

▶ FOUNDED: 2013

▶ FOUNDED: 2003

▶ FOUNDED: 2007

▶ 503-395-3976

▶ 971-801-2651

▶ 503-248-6364




Mission Project Lemonade’s mission is to inspire confidence and self-esteem in Oregon’s schoolaged 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.

Mission 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.

Bottom Line for Portland In 2019, we supported foster youth with the following: 2,000 with clothing, shoes and backpacks; 9 with paid summer internships; and 60 with WISHs.

Bottom Line for Portland Rahab’s Sisters welcomes up to 85 guests every Friday. Last year, we served more than 4,500 meals in our restaurant-style setting and distributed 3,200 bags of hygiene supplies, socks and underwear. Licensed counselors provide mental health support in group and individual settings. We create community as we dine together, participate in shared activities, and find commonalities across differences in a safe, nonjudgmental space.

Mission 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.


The TJX Foundation will match donations up to $10,000.

“Brought my girls to shop and they had fun! They didn’t feel like foster kids. They are teenagers and this is the first time going to an event like this that they didn’t have the feeling of being less than.” —Foster parent


Donors of $100 or more will receive a free glass of wine (bartender’s choice) from Vino Veritas Wine Bar.

“I’m thankful for my Rahab’s Sisters. The love I get—no comparison to earthly riches. And I’m the luckiest lady in the world. Thank you for all the food, kindness and love.” —Rahab’s Sisters guest


Bottom Line for Portland We provide community, safety, supplies, showers and advocacy support to more than 3,500 people annually who have nowhere else to turn. IN CE NT IV ES

Mary and Ron Beamer will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 in donations to Rose Haven through giveguide.org.

“All of the night shelters have been full, so I live outside and Rose Haven is the only place I can go to be safe, take a shower, and get clean clothes. They helped me get my ID, and I have a mailbox there now so I can receive my benefits.” —Tierra, Rose Haven guest


Transition Projects

Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/ Vancouver Inc.

▶ FOUNDED: 1969

▶ FOUNDED: 1992

▶ 503-280-4700

▶ 503-823-3937



Mission 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.

Mission Our citizen volunteers provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long-term recovery.

Bottom Line for Portland Each day, we serve 500 to 600 unique individuals in our Resource Center, with services ranging from hygiene and medical support to shelter and housing assistance. Each night, 750 women, men, couples, and their pets sleep in our shelters. Each year, over 1,100 people secure permanent housing with our team’s support. IN CE NT IV ES

Columbia Sportswear will provide employee store passes for donations of $100 to $250. Bishops Barbershop will provide haircut gift cards for donations of $250 to $500. Tandem Property Management will match all donations up to $15,000.

“I really believe Transition Projects saved my life. Their help afforded me the time to go to meetings, go to counseling, and do the self-care necessary for me to return to work and get housing.” —Danita W., former client and mentor program graduate

Bottom Line for Portland During the past year, TIP volunteers supported 14,670 community members and responded to 2,934 scenes of tragedy. TIP provides support to the greater Portland community after a death, ensuring those impacted are not left alone and receive the compassion, care and support needed immediately after a crisis. IN CE NT IV ES

CryoPDX will provide a Normatech Recovery System session to the first 20 donors who pledge $25 or more. BioManagement NW will match up to $500 donated on Giving Tuesday. F.I.R.E. Restoration will raffle two $50 McMenamins gift cards to anyone who donates $250 or more.

“We can’t thank you enough for your invaluable help the day our son died. Your advice and support are constant reminders, as we cope with our loss. Special people do special work—we will never forget you.” —Nancy Bross, TIP client




Leaders of the Portland Commons One aspect of modern-day Portland rings loud and clear: Our city is a healthy, thriving ecosystem of altruism. We have more than 7,000 nonprofits supported by tens of thousands of donors, and one in three Portlanders volunteer their time to give back to the community each year. But, as we all know, making real, cultural change happen takes a village. The organizations in the pages that follow are prime examples of how exceptional Portland businesses are themselves rising to the occasion to support the individuals, nonprofits and small businesses of our community in unique and creative ways.


Of the countless reasons Portland has become a destination city in recent years, there is perhaps no greater attraction than the mom-andpop shops that call it home. From legendary small-batch ice cream chains to the solo bike mechanic running a fledgling business from his garage, our city relies heavily on self-made creativity and ingenuity to drive its growing economy. These small-scale establishments thrive for a number of reasons here in the City of Roses, but companies like Chinook Book play a major role in their recipe for success. By partnering with sustainable businesses and nonprofit organizations to create redeemable mobile coupons, Chinook Book encourages Portlanders like you and me to spend our

money where it can truly make a difference in our own community. For example, in

$10 or more to a nonprofit through Give!Guide receives freebies from Portland favorites like ¿Por Qué No?, Ken's Artisan Bakery, Laughing Planet, Nossa Familia, Gluten Free Gem and more. As a result, the average Portlander is helping the city’s nonprofit community grow while finding reward in novel Portland experiences. Supporting the local businesses and nonprofits we hold so dear to our hearts is no easy task, but it's necessary to ensure Portland remains the creative city that it has become. By lifting up these organizations, Chinook Book is providing them with the exposure and foot traffic they need in order to remain a part of our healthy, thriving neighborhood ecosystems. In turn, we are reminded that it’s not just about doing business—it’s about doing business with the community in mind. — By Cameron Vigliotta

this year’s collaboration with Give!Guide, anyone who donates

Pro Photo Supply has a vision: to build a strong, inclusive community through photography. One of the ways it’s accomplished this goal is through partnerships with local organizations that use photography to support their mission. Most recently, Pro Photo Supply worked on regional contests with Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Freshwater Trust and Oregon Wild. These partnerships allow organizations to raise awareness of issues relevant to Portland’s community while boosting exposure for the work of aspiring artists. “The work that comes out of these contests is incredible,” says Jonathan Combs, head of marketing for Pro Photo Supply. This community-focused mission is what makes Pro Photo Supply stand out against more removed businesses like online


retailers. From professional photographers to families documenting memories, Pro Photo Supply wants to help. “We focus on having relational rather than transactional relationships with customers,” explains Combs. “We spend a lot of time cultivating our impact on customers.” Any business can donate money, but Pro Photo Supply strives to make these community partnerships more intentional and impactful than one-time donations. According to Combs, when someone fills out the partnership request form on Pro Photo Supply’s website, the company assesses the request carefully: “Is this [request] on mission? Does this help build community and make lives better? Let’s build something beneficial from the beginning.” — By Justin Carroll-Allan | @justin_carroll9

whose name fittingly translates to “our family” in Portuguese—was founded in 2004, with family ties to over a century of coffee farming in Brazil. Today, the company works directly with smallholder farmers and cooperatives around the world, working to build relationships and treat everyone in its supply chain like family. “We’re finding that it’s really tough for young farmers to stay in coffee right now,” says marketing and sustainability director Karen Lickteig. “With market prices being so low, they’re making less than it costs to produce the coffee.” To ensure a larger profit for farmers, Nossa Familia always pays above fair trade price for coffee, and often pays double or more. This year, Nossa Familia is giving back through its Festa Holiday Blend to support young farmers. Fifty cents of each

When A to Z Wineworks co-founder Deb Hatcher tasted an Oregon pinot noir for the first time, her life was transformed. “For me, it was love at first taste,” she remembers. At A to Z, Hatcher has channeled her energies to offer the highest-quality wines for the greatest sustainable value, building a company that combines commerce with conscience. The progressive business practices and collaborations with community partners have made the Newberg-based A to Z an indispensable part of Oregon’s ecosystem of giving. Grapes represent the majority of a wine’s cost of goods. For 17 years, A to Z has sourced 100 percent of its fruit from Oregon farmers, keeping it local. The family-owned company boasts 50 percent women in management and is a Certified B Corporation committed to giving consideration to all of its stakeholders. Additionally, workers’ pay is above the local

bag of Festa sold will support the De la Gente Young Farmers Fund, which provides micro-loans and assistance for young farmers to purchase the resources needed to lead sustainable lives in coffee. Supporting farmers isn’t the only way Nossa Familia gives back. Its environmentally friendly Loring roasting machines use 80 percent less energy than a standard roast-


Nossa Familia Coffee is all about family. The Portland roaster—

er, and produce 80 percent less emissions. Nossa Familia also encourages the use of plant-based milks in its cafes—which leave a substantially lighter carbon footprint than dairy milk—as well as reusable cups. “Sustainability plays out in a lot of different ways," says Augusto Carneiro, founder and chief friendship officer. “It’s not just taking care of the environment, or paying fair prices to farmers. It’s really a broad-brush, holistic approach. Every single piece of the puzzle is important.” — By Lauren Kershner | @explorin_lauren_pdx

living wage and all of its full-time staff have health benefit premiums paid by the company. A to Z’s generosity extends beyond its inner workings. Each summer, A to Z hosts a fundraiser for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, a nonprofit providing health care to 48,500 people per year in Yamhill and Washington counties. The company also supports sustainable agriculture and gives a portion of its riesling profits to organizations that study and protect bees (including Oregon State University’s Bee Lab and Portland’s Xerces). For Hatcher, A to Z ‘s giving isn’t just a charitable act, it’s a model to inspire others. “If we could corral the power of business to commit to good,” Hatcher says, “then the results could reach deeper than and be more powerful than might be believed.” — By Bennett Campbell Ferguson | @thobennett


Megan and Campbell Clarey want to make giving back as convenient as possible for 5,000 residents of the Portland area. As the second generation of Tandem Property Management, the sisters feel invested in the 2,700 units they oversee--and the community surrounding them. “We’re long-term holders, so we own the communities we manage, and we plan to own them for 30, 40, 50 years,” Campbell says. “We can prioritize our relationship with our communities because we're in it for the long haul. It's easy for us to initiate community giving projects, for both our employees and our residents.” The Clareys encourage each apartment community to choose causes that resonate with them, then organize clothing and food drives within that neighborhood. This has


resulted in a recent donation of more than 300 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank, and more than 100 pounds of clothing collected for Dress for Success this year. They also offer a donation matching program of up to $500 for their nearly 100 employees. Their father, Thomas Clarey, founded Tandem in the mid-’80s. As his daughters continue the family business, they also want to continue the “culture of giving” they were raised within and make it accessible to others. “Every business, no matter its age or longevity, should be focused on giving,” Campbell explains. “We’ve lived in Portland our whole lives, and our financial success is due to success in the community,” Megan adds. “We like to do what we

can to give back.”

— By Saundra Sorenson



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Do-Gooder Horoscopes

Calling all do-gooders! Are you feeling torn about where to give your hard-earned dollars? Do you care deeply about environmental justice, but can’t help feeling compelled by all the kitten pictures? Well, get ready to be empowered with some cosmic guidance from none other than Portland’s own Miss Renée. Find your astroscope below to learn the best nonprofits that you can #dogood for between now and December 31 at giveguide.org.

(March 21 - April 19) “Ain’t nobody got time for that” is your theme now as clarity dawns, bringing your big girl/boy pants with it so you can finally face a procrastination station situation or something you’ve been “sorta kinda” trying to handle indirectly. This may show up as a value system shift regarding your career or in addressing a chronic lack of 50-50 effort in relationships, respecting needs, and/or agreements. Empowering yourself and drawing a firm line looks damn good on you. HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS ARE GREAT FOR THE “WE GOT THIS!” ENERGY OF ARIES.


(April 20 - May 20) The Belief Systems Sector of your chart sizzles as a slow-burning goal and/or romantic issue gets turnt when pleasure-loving Venus locks into an intense dance with Saturn and Pluto. Bulls find their heads spinning with seesawing themes of hot and cold, strict and uncontrollable which climaxes in an Xmas eclipse. Discern where discipline’s necessary. Otherwise, free yourself from restrictive self-imposed rules and live that “ain't no shame to my game” life. ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFITS ARE GREAT FOR TAURUS, A SLOW AND STEADFAST EARTH SIGN.


(May 21 - June 20)

Poor Gems. Y’all just want to keep it light but it's getting so heavy! Which relationships do you keep and why? Who and what are you actually committed to? Are you considering changes that are truly healthy and meaningful or the go-to of leaning on your chameleon talents to morph into the person that’d best fit your situation? Jazz crooner Louis Jordan said it best: ”Is you is or is you ain’t my baby?” CREATIVE EXPRESSION NONPROFITS ARE GREAT FOR COMMUNICATIONS-ORIENTED GEMINI.



(June 21 - July 22) I mean…are you even aware of how much the Universe has been tryna gas you up in 2019?! I know you crabs move sideways toward your goals but it’s time now for straightforwardness, especially when it comes to health—emotional and physical— employment and giving yourself permission to reveal your passions and desires. Glow up! True, some peeps around you may feel some type of way about these changes but guess what? They'll live. #TwirlOnMyHaters HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS ARE PERFECT FOR MOTHER/FAMILY-ORIENTED CANCER.


(July 23 - August 22) Kitten! As a fixed (steadfast) fire (vitality) sign, you put the grrr in grind and can do so ’til the wheels fall off! However, the stars are asking you to take an honest look at the health of your motivation, home life, and if you’re grinding at the cost of self care. You get to exist outside of work and home, frfr. Relief could be found in an artistic outlet. Dazzle us, darling! #BrassInPocket #ThePretenders CREATIVE EXPRESSION NONPROFITS ARE GREAT FOR LOVER OF THE ARTS LEO.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22) I see you, Virgo. Tending everyone’s fire. Being the consummate hype man and big-upping your friends. But what about your heart? Where’s your opening night? I predict deep, soulful opportunities to share your truest voice. It's in there, but are you brave enough to stop neatening and nannying and give your view form? I volunteer to be your most perfect audience in a test run, if so. Sear me with the laser of your excellence. CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NONPROFITS ARE GREAT FOR VIRGO’S LOVE OF SERVICE/HEALTH/INFORMATION.




(September 23 - October 22)

Warrior Mars' aspects plus an eclipse in the childhood/ family sector of your chart are likely stoking a fire within you as they unearth a core issue: Where do others end and you begin? Are you obligated to be what others need/want/expect? Pondering this will likely create this new mood: Nobody: … You: “You’re not the boss of me!” Wishing you the right amount of pissed + backbone to unshackle yourself and let your detractors die mad. CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NONPROFITS ARE PERFECT FOR JUSTICE-LOVING LIBRA.


(October 23 - November 21) Scorpios naturally hunker down and help folks break through tough soil and bloom. Buuut…what’s up with these weeds in your garden? A concentration of planets are coming for you regarding fear-based and outmoded value systems, ways of seeing yourself and ways of thinking. It’s time for your new.0 version. Finding the courage to transform will transform how you relate to the world, blessing you with access to profound new levels in relationships and career. #Rebirth HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS ARE PERFECT FOR UNWAVERING, TRANSFORMATION-ORIENTED SCORPIO.


(November 22 - December 21) Feeling “all shook up”? Centaurs are renowned freedom-loving wild ponies and you’ve been underdoing or overdoing it. Sadges aren't known for subtlety and neither are current planetary transits in your first house of Identity nor second house of Value Systems. Your highest self is calling you out: Are you living according to your deepest values? Walking your talk priority-wise? Working $marter, not harder? Downshift to decaf as you work this out, truuuhhst. ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFITS ARE A GREAT FIT FOR ADVENTURE-LOVING SADGE.



(December 22 - January 19)

Oh, we’re goin’ innnn!! Look in a mirror, ask and honestly answer: “Why do I want this thing I want?” Entering a 12-month cycle of powerful result-oriented growth will be as surface or profound as however deeply you’re looking yourself in the eyes while asking that question. Keep it real and the Universe will reward you by aligning your world in ways you’ve only dreamed. The truth—and vulnerability and faith—shall set you free. HEALTH NONPROFITS ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR “RESPECT/CARE-FOR-ONE’S-ELDERS” CAPRICORN.


(January 20 - February 18) Your tribe has a natural ability to chill and are least likely to seek accolades or suffer swollen ambition. Welp…what’s this new sensation? Maybe summa that chill has been fear of actually “meaning it”? Maybe bits of your blasé blah are chipping off, revealing deeply self-conscious motivation. The Universe's hot breath on your neck wants to melt your composure while asking: “What do you care about, with your ol' too cool for school self?” EDUCATION NONPROFITS ARE PERFECT FOR ‘SKILLS DON’T BELONG TO ONE GENDER’ AQUARIUS


(February 19 - March 20)

Let’s do some easy math! Subtract about ⅓ of the care you’ve divided into your family/friends/lover/work and add it to your own dreams, goals and “selfish” aims. The answer: You get a person whose life is like a balanced checkbook with clear deposits and withdrawals. It’s amazing how far you can go when you’ve found the flaw in the equation. Even more amazing is realizing that you’re the owner of the account… and the PIN. ANIMAL NONPROFITS ARE PERFECT FOR EMPATHIC PISCES.

Miss Renée has been a provider of spiritual astrology/tarot card readings for 27 years and a part of Portland's “woo” community since 2005, as well as a workshop teacher at Portland School of Astrology. Did her Astroscopes give you liiife!? Feel free to schedule yourself a session: missreneehealing.com and/or check her out on Facebook.






Nonprofit Index

# 350PDX…116

A Albertina Kerr…134 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon…76 Animal Aid…70 August Wilson Red Door Project…98

B Baby Blues Connection…126 Bark…116 Basic Rights Education Fund…76 Bienestar…88 Big Brothers Big Sisters…134 Black United Fund of Oregon, The…88 Blueprint Foundation, The…106 Boys & Girls Club Portland Metro…106 Bradley Angle…76 Bridge Meadows…88 Bridges to Change…134 Bridging Voices…98

C Call to Safety…77 Camp ELSO Inc.…116 Campus Compact of Oregon…106 CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties…135 Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare…126 Cat Adoption Team (CAT)…70 Central City Concern…135 Centro Cultural …135 Chamber Music Northwest…98 ChickTech…107 Children's Book Bank, The…107 Clackamas Women's Services…136 Classroom Law Project…107 College Possible…108 Columbia Riverkeeper…117

Community Transitional School…108 Community Warehouse…136 Crag Law Center…117 CymaSpace…99


J JOIN…138

K KBOO Community Radio…89

Dental Foundation of Oregon, The…126 Disability Art & Culture Project …99 Domestic Violence Resource Center…136 Dougy Center, The…137




Ecotrust…117 El Programa Hispano Católico…137 Elevate Oregon…108

F Farmers Market Fund…127 Fences For Fido…70 Free Geek…109 Freshwater Trust, The…118 Friends of Noise…99 Friends of Outdoor School…118 Friends of the Children-Portland…137 Friends of the Columbia Gorge …118 Friends of Trees…119

G Girls Build …109 Growing Gardens ...127

H Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East …89 Harper's Playground…89

I Immigration Counseling Service…77 Impact NW…138 Independent Publishing Resource Center…100

Latino Network…90 Library Foundation, The…109 Literary Arts…100

Meals on Wheels People…127 Milagro…100 Momentum Alliance - 90 Mother & Child Education Center…138

N NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation…77 National Indian Child Welfare Association…78 Native American Youth and Family Center…90 Neighborhood House…139 New Avenues for Youth…139 Next Up (fka Bus Project)…78 North by Northeast Community Health Center…128 Northwest Mothers Milk Bank…128

O Ocean Blue Project…119 Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center…119 OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon…78 Open School…110 Open Signal: Portland's Community Media Center…101 Operation Nightwatch…139 Oregon Environmental Council…120 Oregon Food Bank…140


Oregon Humane Society…71 Oregon Humanities…91 Oregon Justice Resource Center…79 Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program…110 Oregon Tradewomen…79 Oregon Wild…120 Outside In…140 Outside the Frame…101

P p:ear…140 Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon…128 Partnership for Safety & Justice…79 PDX Women in Tech…80 PERIOD. Inc.…80 Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette…129 Pongo Fund, The…71 Portland African American Leadership Forum…80 Portland Animal Welfare Team…71 Portland Backpack…141 Portland Homeless Family Solutions…141 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art…101 Portland Playhouse…102 Portland Refugee Support Group…141 Portland Street Art Alliance…102 Portland Street Medicine…129 Portland YouthBuilders…110 Project Lemonade…142 Project POOCH Inc....72 Proud Ground…91 Pueblo Unido PDX…81

Q Q Center…91


T Transition Projects…143 Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver Inc.…143 Trillium Family Services…130

U Urban League of Portland…82 USAHello (fka The Refugee Center Online)…111

V Verde…120 Vibe of Portland…112 Village Gardens…93 Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Foundation…130 Voz Workers' Rights Education Project…82

W Wallowa Resources…121 Western States Center…83 White Bird…103 Wild Diversity…121 Willamette Riverkeeper…121 Willamette Week Fund for Investigative Journalism…94 Wisdom of the Elders Inc.…122 Women In Science Portland…83 WorldOregon…94 Write Around Portland…103

Rahab's Sisters…142 Raphael House of Portland…81 Reading Results…111 ReBuilding Center…92 Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls…102 Rose Haven…142 Rosewood Initiative, The…92



Zenger Farm…130

Sabin Community Development Corporation…92


Sexual Assault Resource Center…129 Sisters of the Road…93 SMART Reading…111 Social Justice Fund NW…81 Street Roots…82 Street Soccer Portland…93


Y Youth, Rights & Justice…83 YWCA of Greater Portland…84




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Fences For Fido

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August Wilson Red Door Project Baby Blues Connection Bark Basic Rights Education Fund Bienestar Big Brothers Big Sisters Black United Fund of Oregon, The Blueprint Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club Portland Metro Bradley Angle Bridge Meadows Bridges to Change Bridging Voices Call to Safety Camp ELSO Campus Compact of Oregon CASA for Children

Oregon Wild Outside In Outside the Frame

Growing Gardens

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Animal Aid

Oregon Tradewomen

Girls Build


Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Cat Adoption Team (CAT)

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Harper's Playground Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) Impact NW IPRC JOIN Radio

Latino Network Library Foundation, The Literary Arts Meals on Wheels People Milagro Momentum Alliance

Centro Cultural de Washington County

Mother & Child Education Center

Chamber Music ChickTech

Children's Book Bank, The Clackamas Women's Services Classroom Law Project College Possible

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Neighborhood House

Columbia Riverkeeper


Community Transitional School

Next Up (fka Bus Project)

Community Warehouse

North by Northeast Community Health Center

Crag Law Center CymaSpace Dental Foundation of Oregon Disability Art & Culture Project Domestic Violence Resource Center Dougy Center, The

p:ear Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

New Avenues for

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank Ocean Blue Project

Sexual Assault Resource Center Sisters of the Road SMART Reading Social Justice Fund NW Street Roots Street Soccer USA - Portland Transition Projects Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) Trillium Family Services Urban League of Portland USAHello, formerly The Refugee Center Online Verde Vibe of Portland Village Gardens Janus Youth Programs

PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech)

Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation

PERIOD. Inc. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Pongo Fund, The Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team Portland Backpack

VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project Wallowa Resources Western States Center White Bird Wild Diversity Willamette Riverkeeper

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Willamette Week Fund for Investigative Journalism

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.

Portland Playhouse

Women In Science Portland, Inc (WIS-PDX)

Portland Refugee Support Group Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) Portland Street Medicine Portland YouthBuilders Project Lemonade Inc.

Project POOCH, Proud Ground Pueblo Unido PDX Q Center Rahab's Sisters

Raphael House of Portland Reading Results ReBuilding Center

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Rock N Roll Camp for Girls

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Rosewood Initiative, The

Open School

Sabin CDC

Partnership for Safety & Justice

KBOO Community

Central City Concern


Oregon Human-

Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP)

Friends of Trees


American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Justice Resource Center


Albertina Kerr

Oregon Food Bank

Friends of Noise

Friends of the Children PDX + SWWA


Oregon Environmental Council




Operation Nightwatch

Freshwater Trust,

Friends of Outdoor School

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Farmers Market

Open Signal

Rose Haven

WorldOregon Write Around Portland XRAY.FM Youth, Rights & Justice YWCA of Greater Portland Zenger Farm


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