Category Archives: Philanthropy Focus

Helping in Times of Need: Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, and daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This post highlights the work of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), an organization that works to advance Native equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the United States. Read more »

Thanks to you, FEED PDX raised more than $50,000 for The Hopscotch Foundation to feed thousands of local children!

Thank you all for helping to make FEED PDX a giant success! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the 88 donors and everyone who assisted, spread the word, and cheered on the efforts of this fundraiser, thousands more local children have access to the food and nutrition they need during this incredibly challenging time.

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Helping in Times of Need: Friends of the Children

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with Friends of the Children – Portland. Friends of the Children – Portland guides, supports, and mentors almost 500 children across the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. Read more »

Helping in Times of Need: The Hopscotch Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with the Hopscotch Foundation, our partner in the FEED PDX fundraiser. The Hopscotch Foundation works with Portland schools to provide fresh, healthy food directly to Portland-area students. Read more »

Helping in Times of need: Raphael House of Portland

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with Raphael House of Portland, whose work engages our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence. Read more »

Helping in times of need: Clark College Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community that we hold dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s nonprofit sector—stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations. Read more »

FEED PDX – Help us FEED PDX by raising $50,000 for The Hopscotch Foundation!

Help us FEED PDX by raising $50,000 for the Hopscotch Foundation! Arnerich Massena will match the first $10,000 in donations to help us achieve our goal.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 200,000 children in Oregon faced food insecurity. Free breakfast and lunch programs at schools provided students with much-needed consistent meals. Now, with these programs significantly impacted due to school closures, many children and families are without resources or even transportation to access critically needed sustenance. Healthy food is essential to fuel the online learning these children are engaged in, and thus the challenge is doubly profound. Read more »

Helping in Times of Coronavirus: Community Warehouse

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I highlight some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most vulnerable populations.

This week I spoke with Community Warehouse, an organization that connects essential furnishings to neighbors in need through unique community partnerships, creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures for all. Read more »