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This Nonprofit Helps Those Experiencing Houselessness Build Skills with Art

“I feel that the more that we can express and share our creativity, the healthier we’re going to be as a planet.”

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

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At Portland Audubon, There’s Wildlife Rescue, Nature Education, and Environmental Advocacy for All

At our “Caring for the Planet” award winner, it’s always baby bird season.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

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This 50-Year-Old Housing Org Offers Hope to Portland’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Transition Projects combats homelessness with deeply affordable housing units built for long-term societal change.

12/02/2020 By Morgan Westling

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Basic Rights Oregon Has Advocated for LGBTQ Oregonians for a Quarter Century

Queer and trans Oregonians owe the nonprofit some significant policy victories.

12/02/2020 By Conner Reed

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Growing Gardens Grows More Than Just Plants

How one nonprofit has become a beacon of hope, health, and self-sufficiency.

12/02/2020 By Riley Blake

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Four Decades of Protest: Self Enhancement Inc Keeps Showing Up

The North Portland nonprofit works with schools, families, and partner organizations to provide support for students and their families, in academia and beyond.

12/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

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When COVID-19 Put Oregon’s Families in Deep Need, This Venture Nonprofit Changed Overnight to Help

Within days of COVID-19’s official arrival in Oregon in late winter, the Contingent sensed an urgent need for help among its foster families.

12/02/2020 By Marty Patail

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The Black Resilience Fund Brings Immediate Financial Relief to Black Portlanders—and Strives for a More Equitable Future

The fund has grown from a GoFundMe with a goal of $5,000 to a nonprofit that’s raised nearly $1.7 million for Black Portlanders.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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Brennan Wood Approaches Grief with Lived Experience, Compassion, and a Dedicated Staff

“This process of grieving the death of somebody is natural and normal and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be something you try to keep separate from who you ...

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

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This Portland-Based Organization Is Helping Kids Get the Healthy Meals They Need

Since 2017, Our Giving Table has been cooking and delivering nutritious, mom-made meals for food-insecure kids.

12/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

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Celebrating the Resiliency of Pacific Northwest Nonprofits

Groups across the region embody a spirit of selfless service, but they need our help now more than ever.

09/28/2020 By Ben McBee

Doing Good

These 13 Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing Our World for the Better

These are the 2020 winners of Portland Monthly’s 15th Annual Light a Fire awards.

09/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

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Keeping Seniors Fed Through Thick and Thin

Meals on Wheels People marks 50 years of perseverance and sets sights on what comes next.

08/11/2020 By Ben McBee

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There’s Still Time to Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for Light a Fire

We’ve extended our deadline for nominations to July 31 – get yours in now!

07/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nonprofits

Tonight’s Fundraiser Meets Variety Show Will Support Portland Sex Workers

COVID-19 has not been kind to survivors of sex trafficking in Portland. Here’s how you can help.

07/24/2020 By Lauren Carlos

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Building Community to Weather Tough Times

Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders grant and other support have been essential for Meals on Wheels People.

07/17/2020 By Ben McBee

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Meals on Wheels People Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Portland community steps up amid Covid-19 pandemic to keep seniors fed and volunteers safe.

06/17/2020 By Ben McBee

Good Ideas

Get a Drag Queen Performance Delivered to Your House

Order a drag queen delivery that supports Our House Portland. Plus there's wine!

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

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Fighting Hunger with Humility

Honoring Maybelle and Fred Macdonald, unwavering champions of Meals on Wheels People.

03/09/2020 By Ben McBee