Charity Connections supports hundreds of Oregon’s top-rated charities by processing their vehicle donations. Read more about our partners below.  

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Adaptive Sports Northwest is a nonprofit organization that empowers people with physical disabilities through sport and fitness. Our mission is to provide and promote recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. 

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Albertina Kerr strengthens Oregon families and communities by helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges – empowering them to live richer lives.

Alzheimer's Association logo

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

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A no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization that has been passionately serving animals and the people they love since 1969. We operate a free-roam shelter for cats, a foster program for cats and dogs, and two community programs: 

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To prove advocacy, support, and services, to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

An archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. . The Archbishop of Portland serves as the Ordinary of the archdiocese and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Portland whose suffragan dioceses cover the entire three states of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. 

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Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

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Our goal is to fund academic enrichment programs at each of the 53 schools in the Beaverton school district. BEF bridges the gap between what public funding provides and what is needed to have a quality, well-rounded education. Since 1988 our donors have helped BEF invest over $3.65 million in grants to 1,480 programs and projects.

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To inspire and enable all youth grades 1-12, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance.

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We are committed to ending domestic and sexual violence through confidential support services and education to empower our community. Call to Safety (formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line) believes that everyone deserves a life free of domestic and sexual violence.

Candlelighters for children with cancer logo

Our mission is to provide a community of healing, hope and light throughout the childhood cancer journey.

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Exceptional Care, without Exception – for people with serious illnesses in need of palliative and hospice care.

CASA of Multnomah and Washington counties logo

A CASA advocate is the tireless and passionate protector of children who have been abused or neglected and are going through the trauma of the court system. They represent the children until a safe and permanent home is found in a safe, quick, and effective manner.

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence logo

The mission of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence is two-fold:

  • To provide services and support to those affected by sexual and domestic violence, and
  • To provide education and leadership within the community to change the societal conditions that cultivate these forms of violence.
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Central Catholic High School is a college preparatory school committed to educating students from diverse backgrounds in a Catholic community, challenging each individual to live as a Christian witness in service to others.

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Serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment. CCC currently has a staff of 800+, an annual operating budget of $60 million and serves more than 13,000 individuals annually.

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To guide the development of the whole child, socially and academically, through the principles of AMI Montessori education in an urban setting. Childpeace shapes the future of our world through the cultivation of inquisitive minds and socially responsible young citizens.

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When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.VISION: JoyRx becomes best practice in pediatric healthcare settings around the world.

Children's Trust Fund of Oregon logo

To foster safe and healthy child development and strong family functioning by preventing the harm of child abuse and neglect in Oregon.

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The City Repair Project fosters thriving, inclusive and sustainable communities through the creative reclamation of public space. We facilitate artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. 

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Clackamas Women’s Services offers pathways forward for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and exploitation, elder abuse, and stalking. Through comprehensive, personalized services, such as safety planning, counseling, shelter and emergency housing, survivors move from crisis to care.

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Columbia Adventist Academy exists to provide the finest in Seventh-day Adventist education. We welcome young people who see such an education as an important part of their Christian experience.


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Recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to advocate for these children and ensure that they do not languish in the well meaning, but over burdened child welfare system.

Community Action logo

Community Action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive. We believe that when families can see a vision for their future and have access to the right services at the right time, they can successfully transition out of poverty.

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Community Warehouse is your local, nonprofit furniture bank that collects and redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through partnerships with 200 social service agencies, families visit the Warehouse to get the essential furnishings they need to create more safe, comfortable, and happy homes. 

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A vibrant and energetic egalitarian Conservative congregation dedicated to providing a home for traditional observance, study, and gathering for Portland´s Jewish population.

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

The mission of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is to bring together Oregon’s diverse faith community for dialogue, advocacy, and community ministries in service to God’s people and creation.

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It is our mission to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them reach their highest potential through training, education, employment, housing and social opportunities in safe, healthy and stimulating environments.

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We lead the fight to pass statewide laws that will allow Oregon women and mamas to not just survive, but to thrive — financially and in their lives as a whole. We provide leadership development opportunities and political education to women across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and immigration status, so that all of us can meaningfully participate in civic engagement.

To create a family-forward Oregon where all families can be economically secure and have the time it takes to care for a family. Today, too many families are forced to sacrifice one or the other. But we’re working hard to change that by engaging and partnering with parents, employers and policy-makers to create innovative, forward-thinking approaches to work and family.

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We are the only accredited pre-K through 8th grade Catholic Montessori school in the Western US. We serve children ages 2 ½ through 14. Our Montessori curriculum is individualized, multi-aged and emphasizes ecology, the study of the interconnectedness of all living things.

Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational, and other life-sustaining services.

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Committed to assuring companion animals safe haven, basic veterinary attention, compassionate care, a return to their families and new, loving homes for homeless dogs and cats. We educate the community on responsible pet ownership and the positive work performed by the Multnomah County Animal Services.

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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.

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The four strategic priorities for Girl Scouts nationally are outdoor activities, entrepreneurship, life skills and STEM. These are achieved by giving girls opportunities in a girl-led environment to learn, grow, face challenges and take risks to gain real-life skills.

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Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world
Gresham Barlow Education Foundation logo

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation provides funding to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all Gresham-Barlow School District students through classroom Innovation Grants and district-wide literacy support.

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The Grotto offers a sanctuary of peace, prayer, and natural beauty for all people.

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The mission of Growing Gardens is to reduce hunger by promoting home-scale and school-based organic food gardening. We improve nutrition, health, food security, and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities, as well as respect and protection of the environment.

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We are a spirited, friendly, inclusive community in the Pacific NW, striving to bring into our lives the full meaning and wisdom of our ancient Jewish heritage. Our Mission is to provide a vibrant, diverse, participatory, sustainable Jewish community steeped in Jewish values; promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility.

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Cultivate community engagement and funding to inspire excellence in Hillsboro Schools.

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The Center is committed to assisting seniors in leading independent, secure, healthy and fulfilled lives within their own community. Our mission is to promote the health, independence and well-being for adults 55 and older. We provide services and activities for all older adults, from healthy to frail, across a full spectrum of interests and needs.

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HomePlate supports the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment.

The Center has developed programs that encourage older adults to use their skills, develop their potential, and continue their involvement in the community. Programs include nutrition, transportation, recreational activities, educational opportunities, public outreach, and information assistance.

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House of Dreams provides shelter and care for abandoned and homeless cats, with the goal of finding them permanent homes or providing them a lifetime home in our facility.

Housecall Providers is a nonprofit medical practice dedicated to delivering, coordinating, and advocating for the quality medical care that homebound seniors and persons with disabilities need to experience healthful lives in their own homes.

Join logo

JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition off the streets and into permanent housing.

Kinship House

Kinship House was started in 1996 as an outpatient mental healthcare provider for foster and adopted children in the Portland area. We champion the successful permanency of each child we care for as we strive to understand their unique stories and needs as they journey to a forever home.

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  • Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships;
  • Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story; and
  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.
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The Office of Philanthropy coordinates fundraising initiatives for Legacy Health, the largest locally owned nonprofit health care system serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our foundations support the programs and services at our six acute-care hospitals, helping to enhance patient care, medical technology and research.

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Our commitment is to serve the whole person, and to meet them where they are on their journeys of recovery. Our inpatient, outpatient, and aftercare programs are designed with the needs of the individual in mind, and our programs support what research and human experience has proven: treatment works.

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LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.

Our mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents of Northwest and Downtown Portland. We collect and distribute food and sponsor educational and community building programs that encourage healthy life choices and promote community connections. Food brings us together.

Mary’s Woods is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community, located in Lake Oswego, OR, that provides a continuum of housing, health, and educational services that emphasize individual and community-wide wellness and growth.

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Maybelle Center for Community believes that every one of us is irreplaceable and has something integral to contribute. We disrupt social isolation for those experiencing poverty so we can all experience a healthy, connected life and contribute to a thriving Portland.

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The mission and values of Legacy Health

Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world
Legacy Health logo

The mission and values of Legacy Health

Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world
Multnomah County Animal Services logo

Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is the only open door shelter in Portland. We are the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. We also offer dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through our shelter in Troutdale.

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NAMI Clackamas is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through support, education, and advocacy.

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends:

  • Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 400 scientists who impact conservation in 72 countries;
  • With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations;
  • By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our core values.
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New Avenues for Youth is dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, our programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and housing  to providing opportunities for education, employment, and counseling, we meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.

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North by Northeast Community Health Center is the only medical clinic in Oregon focused on African American health and exists to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services focused on chronic health conditions affecting the local African American population.

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Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

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Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) supports and strengthens our community by providing professional, compassionate mental health services to all in need, regardless of faith, financial resources, race, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. NCC has a special commitment to low-income women and children who often bear the greatest weight of the dual burdens of poverty and mental health issues.

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Northwest Housing Alternatives’ mission is to create opportunity through housing. NHA provides affordable housing options for families, seniors and people with special needs across Oregon.

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Housing seniors, creating hope, and piloting change.
For over 40 years, Northwest Pilot project has assisted low income seniors and disabled seniors find safe, affordable housing and age in place.

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

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Oregon Food Bank distributes food to agencies that feed people who are hungry throughout Oregon and Clark County, Wash. We also work to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs.

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The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon’s long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, we have served as the state’s collective memory, gathering and preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, films, manuscripts, books, and oral histories.

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Through multiple direct service programs related to sight, hearing and health assistance, the Foundation has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of youths and adults in our state. We offer consistent access and critical health solutions to the most vulnerable members of our community who are uninsured or under-insured.

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OMSI is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public’s understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion.

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Established in 1989, Oregon Tradeswomen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to transform lives by building economic independence through training, career education, advocacy, and leadership development in the skilled trades.

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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. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.

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The mission of Parkinson’s Resources is to empower individuals to meet the challenges of Parkinson’s through information, education, personal support and advocacy for a cure.

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Our mission is to raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs across Clark County, Washington.

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PAW Team’s mission is to improve animal health and human welfare through education, advocacy and veterinary care for those who are homeless or in extreme poverty.

Portland Firends of the Dhamma

Portland Friends of the Dhamma supports access to the Buddha’s teachings. We encourage contact with like-minded individuals, lay and monastic, through community gatherings. Our purpose is to promote both intellectual and experiential understanding of the Dhamma and provide a community of support for living the eightfold path.

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

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Portland Playhouse is dedicated to producing quality, intimate performances in which the interaction between artists and audience is paramount. We hold theatre to be a space in which people of all social, economic, racial, sexual and political backgrounds can come together to celebrate the complexity of our shared human experience.

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The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage.

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The mission of Portland YouthBuilders is to support low income young men and women who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community

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Utilizing the Community Land Trust model of permanent affordability, expand homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families so they can live or remain in the community of their choice. Serve as a leading strategic partner to improve affordability region-wide, with a focus on areas affected by displacement.

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Providing valuable independent living services for people with severe physical disabilities with affordable housing and resident-directed attendant care.

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Raphael House provides life-saving services to adults and children escaping domestic violence while engaging the community in nonviolent living through advocacy, education and community outreach. We offer resources and personalized support to help survivors obtain housing, employment, stability and safety.

A healthy community begins at home. REACH’s mission is to create quality affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to thrive.

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Working toward the vision that all children finish third grade reading at grade level, Reading Results partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a proven reading intervention program.

Returning Veterans Project is a nonprofit organization comprised of politically unaffiliated and independent health care practitioners who offer free and confidential services to returning veterans and service members of the current Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and their families. Services are available in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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Ride Connection is a non-profit organization established to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs.

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The mission of Salem Friends of Felines is to help as many homeless cats as we can by placing them in loving, permanent homes and reduce feline overpopulation through education and our spay/neuter assistance program.

Legacy Health logo

Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world
Second Step Housing logo

Second Step Housing’s mission is to empower homeless individuals and families with opportunities that foster self-sufficiency through affordable housing partnered with community services.

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Since 1972, we have been improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Oregon. We offer services not provided by any other agency. We serve the homebound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated.

Legacy Health logo

Our legacy is good health for:

  • Our people
  • Our patients
  • Our communities
  • Our world
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The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are women of prayer, living in simplicity and sisterly love. We serve our community through child development and education, lifelong learning, elder care, sacred space for contemplation and retreat, and off-campus outreach and ministry.

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SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor. Snow Cap serves East County. This includes a large part of east Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village.

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A Catholic, parish-school community rooted in Gospel values and dedicated to the spiritual and educational development of the whole child.

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St. Henry Catholic Church is a community of Christian believers striving to build God’s kingdom on earth for all people. We accept our evangelizing mission from Jesus Christ to love God above all else and to love our neighbor as ourselves

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Inspired by gospel values, the society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of the founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron St. Vincent de Paul.

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Inspired by the Gospel values of charity and compassion for all, and in an effort to promote human dignity, the Vancouver Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides food, clothing, shelter and other forms of assistance to people in need without regard to race, color, sex or religion.

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The mission of the Foundation is two-fold:

  • To fund projects and facility improvements that will enhance the quality of retirement living for all Terwilliger Plaza members; and
  • To support the Lesta Hoel Memorial Trust Fund, which provides members of Terwilliger Plaza with aid and assistance after they have exhausted their funds.
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The Aspire Project provides affordable access to dance programs and fitness classes for all ages, as well as a youth academic lab. The organization strives to enable families to believe that they can become whatever they aspire to be.

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The International School inspires children to become global citizens by providing a rigorous and comprehensive education within a nurturing, student-centered environment of full immersion in multiple languages and cultures.

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Literacy and a desire to learn enable each of us to feed our curiosity, fulfill our potential, and lead longer and healthier lives. Our public library makes this possible. The Library Foundation is committed to nurturing a lifelong relationship with learning and libraries for each person in our community.

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Supporting nonprofits that improve community wellness and advance the social determinants of good health—whether through early-childhood education, environmental clean-up, racial justice advocacy, domestic violence prevention, or a frontline services provision.

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Transition Projects provides individuals with the services, resources and tools they need to end their homelessness, secure housing, and maintain that housing.

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Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River System. Tualatin Riverkeepers builds watershed stewardship through education, public access to nature, restoration, and advocacy.

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The mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide 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 healthcare.

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The Wallace Medical Concern (WMC) provides an open door to exceptional health services and connections that support individuals and their families in healthy living. As a community health center, we offer a full service medical “home base” for low-income children and adults in Rockwood, Gresham and East Multnomah County.

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Since 1985, WaterWatch has pursued a single clear mission: To protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers. WaterWatch was the first organization in the West to seek structural reform of antiquated water laws to protect and restore our rivers.

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YWCA Clark County’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.