Philanthropies

Albertina Kerr

Partners with the community to support people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges so that they can lead self-determined lives and realize their full potential.

Animal Aid

A no-kill animal rescue and outreach organization working to reduce animal birth rates and suffering through education, assistance, and finding permanent caring homes for animals.

Blanchet House

Their mission is “To feed, clothe and offer shelter and aid to those in need.” The Blanchet House at 310 NW Glisan Street in Old Town/Chinatown serves between 29,000 – 33,000 meals each month.
Strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten.  To do this, TCBB collects, repairs, and packages used books. The books are then made available to families in need free of charge

Forward Stride offers learning, growing, and healing through equine-assisted therapeutic sports, clinical services, and personal development.

Friends of the Children

A private organization offering vulnerable children the consistent and sustained support of a paid mentor, or “friend.”
Brings people in the Portland-Vancouver, Salem and Eugene-Springfield metro areas together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces.
A private, non-sectarian agency providing nutritional assistance and social interaction to people 60 years and older. “No senior shall go hungry or experience social isolation.”

Oregon Food Bank (OFB)

A collaboration of organizations and individuals working to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

A force of more than 6,400 men and women serving the State of Oregon and the United States of America. They are a reserve component of the United States Army. There are 38 armories across the state where units are based.
Project Lemonade provides foster youth with a back-to-school shopping experience and offers support to inspire self-esteem and promote success.
Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
The only pediatric skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest, providing 24-hour long-term, short-term, respite and end-of-life care to medically fragile children and young people ranging in age from infancy to 21 years.

Special Olympics Oregon

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
An organization that builds community through volunteer action to preserve Oregon’s natural resources.
The largest grass roots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find cures for breast cancer.
Recovers food that would otherwise be discarded and delivers it to the needy.