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One Nonprofit Wants to Connect Every Ghanaian Child With a Portland Pen Pal

Yo Ghana! harnesses the power of good old-fashioned snail-mail.

  • By Claire Colby
  • Published 06/29/2016


Can Food Carts from Oregon Help Rural Cambodia?

A Tigard-based nonprofit sets out to improve nutrition in remote Cambodian villages.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016


Meet the Portland Animal Lovers Who Save Neglected Dogs with One Simple Fix

How an innovative small nonprofit picked one issue and created change

  • By Winston Ross
  • Published 12/21/2015


Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

  • By Keegan Clements-Housser
  • Published 12/21/2015


How A Portland Vet Found Peace in Fly-Fishing

Chad Brown’s path to the river wasn’t easy—but now he wants to share his experience with everyone he can.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 12/21/2015


New #OregoniansGive Campaign to Channel Holiday Spending to Local Nonprofits

Think of this Tuesday as the Black Friday of charity.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/29/2015


Oregon Auctioneer Johnna Wells Continues the Family Legacy

How one woman found her calling as an auctioneer for Northwest nonprofits.

  • By Sarah Z. Wexler
  • Published 11/16/2015


Want to Celebrate Portland's Best Nonprofits with the City's Movers and Shakers?

Portland Monthly's annual Light a Fire awards party is back on October 20!

  • Published 09/25/2015


A Local Nonprofit Offers Health Products to Families in Need

Live. Treat. Heal. Repeat.'s mission? Bringing deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and other basic staples to those reliant on SNAP, the nutritional assistance program that doesn't cover these essential goods.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 08/31/2015


The 411 on 211: Connecting Locals with Life-Saving Mental Health Services

National Mental Health Awareness Day is May 7, so we took some time to speak to an incredible nonprofit serving Oregonians and Washingtonians in need.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 05/05/2015


Tickets Are Now Available for Generocity, Portland's First Nonprofit Cocktail Party

One night to learn, celebrate, and connect with nonprofits that are changing the world locally and globally!

  • Published 04/08/2015


How Do You Save an Important Oregon Watershed?

A community restoration program has planted more than 4.5 million trees in the last decade…and they’re not stopping anytime soon.

  • By Larisa Owechko
  • Published 04/06/2015


Inside New Non-Profit Ex Novo Brewing Company

Following the footsteps of Portland’s first non-profit pub (the Oregon Public House) Ex Novo intends to brew its Lagers and IPAs for a good cause.

  • By Anna Loh
  • Published 09/18/2014


Sharing Portland’s Food Supply

The story behind the tiny nonprofit Urban Gleaners, one woman's mission to share the city's excess food.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/01/2014


Will Phil Knight's Cancer Challenge Hurt Oregon Charities?

Local nonprofits are pursuing huge fundraising goals. Will they all make the finish line?

  • By Nena Baker
  • Published 06/02/2014


Deadline Extended for Light A Fire Nominations: July 9

Who do you think is raising the bar in our city? Nominate organizations and individuals for Portland Monthly’s annual nonprofit awards.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/27/2013

Portland Monthly | Events

Light A Fire Awards Dinner 2012

Help us celebrate 14 nonprofit individuals and organizations at our 2012 Light A Fire Awards Dinner.

  • Published 08/25/2012
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