Keeping us Healthy: Zenger Farm 

Cultivating healthy eaters in the Northwest

$100 DONATION = Provides supplies for the Urban Grange’s new commercial kitchen

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Volunteer to lead field trips or teach in the Community Kitchen program, shop at the Lents International Farmers Market, or join the Zenger Farm CSA. zengerfarm.org


Caring for the Planet: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Restoring the Columbia River’s vital ecosystems

$100 DONATION = 100 trees for plantings that restore habitat along streams and rivers, or one hour of science instruction for 28 students

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY 
Sign up to plant native trees and restore habitat for fish and wildlife at critical sites along the Columbia River. estuarypartnership.org 

  

Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots 

$100 DONATION = Supports the next Bless Field (OPI hopes to plan a capital project every two years), as well as maintenance supplies like goalpost paint

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY 
Want to rake dirt plugs and level goal mouths? Sign up for the mailing list! pitch-invasion.org

 

Ovarian Cancer Alliance (Extraordinary Board Member: Diane O'Connor)

Advocating for the patients and survivors of an often misunderstood disease

$100 DONATION = Buys educational materials for ovarian cancer symptom card campaign or trains a support volunteer for newly diagnosed women

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Donate goods or services for the auction at the annual fundraiser, a comedy show called “O-Vary Funny!” ovariancancerosw.org


Best New Nonprofit: College Possible 

Attacking the poverty cycle by teaming up with low-income students

$100 DONATION = Two months of College Possible’s core high school program for one student

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Help out at one of College Possible’s “service days,” in which students give back to the community by volunteering their own time. collegepossible.org

Inspiring Creativity: Portland Playhouse

Reimagining community theater with innovation and inclusivity

$100 DONATION = Funds a stipend for an emerging artist in the apprenticeship program for one week, or programming in one school for one day

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Volunteer as an usher, lend a hand at a work party, or host an apprentice for the year or an out-of-town actor. portlandplayhouse.org 

 

Store to Door (Extraordinary Volunteer: Connie Kramer)

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

$100 DONATION = A month of weekly deliveries for someone in need 

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY 
Donate your time for weekly Fred Meyer shopping trips, grocery-order phone calls, and connection-fostering deliveries. storetodooroforegon.org 


Literary Arts (Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Proctor)

Broadening the diversity and scope of Portland’s literary empire

$100 DONATION = Free tickets for three students to a Portland Arts and Lectures event.

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Volunteer as a reader/adviser for the Writers in the Schools College Essay Project. literary-arts.org




Most with the Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

$100 DONATION = Buys 430 plastic containers, which are necessary for repackaging prepared foods into meals

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Volunteer to pick up and deliver donated food, or help repack donations into family-size containers at the Urban Gleaners headquarters. urbangleaners.org

Game Changing Project: All Hands Raised 

Intervening at crucial moments in local schoolkids’ lives

$100 DONATION = Supports All Hands Raised’s ability to manage the organizations in the partnership

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Ask your neighborhood school which nonprofit partners are most effectively helping support their students, and become a volunteer for the one that most closely fits you. allhandsraised.org 

NAYA (Emerging Leader: Anna Allen)

Overcoming adversity to become a leader for Native American youth

$100 DONATION = Provides 28 balanced meals for NAYA’s youth and elders 

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Volunteer in NAYA’s community garden, tutor kids after school, support family nights, provide professional services, or help at fundraising events. nayapdx.org  

Kathy Oliver with her border collie, Zed (Z the Executive Dog)

Outside In (Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver)

Helping homeless and low-income communities lead healthy, productive lives

$100 donation = Provides nutritious meals for 10 homeless youth for a full month 

IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY
Outside In is always looking for consistent, skilled, and reliable volunteers. Visit the website and fill out an application. outsidein.org

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