Together we can make a difference
We believe in supporting our local community. By donating a percentage of our commission from the purchase or sale of your home, we can plant trees that will reduce greenhouse gasses, help orphaned animals find loving homes, teach children to read, give a family a safe space to sleep or put a meal on the table of someone in need. You choose what is most important to you and we will do the rest. Here are a few organizations we think are great!
Baby Blues Connection
The Mission of Baby Blues Connection is to provide support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them.
CAT (Cat Adoption Team)
CAT’s mission is to work with our community to save the lives of homeless, sick and injured cats and kittens by offering shelter, adoption, foster, hospice, and veterinary services to end needless feline euthanasia in our community.
Community Energy Project
The Community Energy Project is a local non-profit that empowers people to maintain healthier, more livable homes, control their utility costs, and conserve natural resources through education, hands-on training, and distribution of weatherization, water conservation, and lead poisoning prevention materials.
Right now, thousands of children in our community are in foster care, and we lack homes to make sure children are placed with the most strategic family. Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. We are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. This is our community. Not everyone can become a foster parent, but we can all do something to care for our community’s children and families.
Our children need you.
Family Dogs New Life
Family Dogs New Life is a no kill dog shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehoming needy dogs regardless of age, breed or history. We take in dogs from Animal Control Agencies and Humane Societies located within the state of Oregon as well as Washington. We also work with many smaller Rescue Groups across the country, as well as a small number of owner surrendered dogs.
Forest Park Conservancy
Forest Park Conservancy’s mission is focused on protecting Forest Park’s ecological health while encouraging responsible recreation and access. We believe these values are not only consistent, they are interdependent: the more people visit Forest Park and experience just how special a place this is, the more the public will support and value it. And the more people value this unique urban forest, the brighter its future will be. That’s why our stewardship staff, seasonal technicians, and 1,000+ volunteers spend many hours in the field every year.
Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization that reuses and recycles technology to provide computers, education and job-skills training to those in need in exchange for volunteer service. More than 6,000 refurbished computer systems have been donated to volunteers, local schools and other nonprofits. What cannot be reused is recycled responsibly. Free Geek has diverted over 2,000 tons of electronic waste from our landfills, preventing toxins from leaching into our soil and water.
Growing Gardens gets at the root of hunger in Portland, Oregon. They organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. They support low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more. Their Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers! Through Learn & Grow workshops and work parties, they teach gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment.
Habitat for Humanity
Partnering with the community, their volunteers build simple, decent homes, which are then sold at cost with a zero-interest, 1% down payment mortgage to families who qualify for their program. The mortgage payments – payments that are often lower than what they were paying in rent – go into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” that is used to build more homes in the Portland area.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members in Oregon and SW Washington. As a community-based organization, we empower children, youth, families and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 150 culturally and linguistically specific social services.
JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.
Living Yoga is a non-profit outreach program teaching yoga as a tool for personal change to populations who would otherwise not have access to it. Yoga is invaluable for rehabilitation and recovery; it develops the skills of mindfulness, impulse control, discernment in decision-making and emotional regulation, as well as interpersonal relationship skills. We extend our service to prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, battered women’s shelters, low-income and homeless resource services, and disadvantaged youth.
Meals on Wheels
The mission of the Meals on Wheels People is to enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources accessible. To the extent possible we will also serve disabled and institutionalized individuals and other nutritionally at-risk populations.
Multnomah County Animal Shelter
Animal Shelters provide care and protection for thousands of homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused or neglected dogs and cats. This community program is terribly underfunded and much needed!
Oregon Justice Resource Center
The OJRC works to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved in the past: people living in poverty and people of color among them. They work in collaboration with other, like-minded, organizations to maximize their reach to serve underrepresented populations, to train future public interest lawyers, and to educate our community on civil rights and current civil liberties concerns.
P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth, ages 15 to 23, through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year their programs serve more than 350 homeless and transitional young people.
A trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland Homeless Family Solutions is a nonprofit who’s mission is to provide temporary emergency shelter to homeless families with children, access to transitional resources to help families achieve self-sufficiency, and advocacy to help alleviate homelessness on a large scale.
Portland Women’s Crisis Line
Working to fulfill our mission of “ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community,” the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) operates a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line and sexual assault advocacy. In any language, the crisis line can provide needs assessments, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention and information and referrals to community resources. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.
Refugee Care Collective
Through direct partnership with resettlement agencies and non-profits, Refugee Care Collective is committed to providing care for all refugees in Portland (those already resettled and those yet to arrive. If empathy makes us human and solidarity makes us strong, than we really can bring hope to our new guests. Join us as we replace violence with peace, impossibility with hope, and fear with love.
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
SMART engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with K-3 children who need literacy support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families.
The Pixie Project
The Pixie Project is an animal adoption center and non-profit pet supply store. 100% of profits generated by the sale of their healthy pet products are dedicated to animal rescue, adoption and low-income spay and neuter services.
Your Favorite Non-Profit Goes Here
We love to hear about new and interesting ways to help our community. If you know of a program that you would like us to add, please don’t hesitate to let us know.