Find a cause you care about and give money to support their programs.
ACLU – Oregon — (American Civil Liberties Union)
Mission: A nonpartisan organization that works to advance and defend civil liberties and civil rights through litigation, education, and lobbying.
NAACP Portland — (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Mission: To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Urban League of Portland
Mission: To empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.
Partnership for Safety and Justice — (PSJ)
Mission: To work with those most directly affected by crime, violence and the criminal justice system (survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both), and to advocate for a system that is just and that more effectively builds safer, healthier communities.
CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Mission: Building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act.
Citizens Climate Lobby
Mission: To create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Mission: To pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.
Mission: To inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.
Mission: Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
Mission: Promotes conservation of the Oregon natural environment by influencing public policy decisions—legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Oregon Environmental Council
Mission: To advance innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions so Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. We protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home by working for clean air and water, a healthy climate, an unpolluted landscape and sustainable food and farms.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Mission: To promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
Mission: A worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.
Mission: Causa works to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Latino immigrants and their families are the heart of Causa and inspire, implement, and champion our work.
Mission: To positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families and communities.
Mission: Providing holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families, in order to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Mission: A collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting health and wellness and reducing Latino health disparities through advocacy, prevention, education, and sharing of resources.
Basic Rights Oregon
Mission: To ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
Pride Foundation, Oregon Chapter
Mission: Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.
Mission: The center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building.
Center for Women’s Leadership
Mission: Through targeted teaching and training programs for women and girls, community events, the Abigail Scott Duniway speaker series featuring notable women leaders (such as Lilly Ledbetter), educational programming and skills trainings, our Center is building a diverse group of emerging women leaders in communities across the state.
Mission: The Bus Project engages new folks in democracy, builds a great future and empowers great people to lead it, right here in the great state of Oregon.
Mission: Emerge Oregon is changing the face of Oregon politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office.
WOMEN’S HEALTH & RIGHTS
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Mission: Planned Parenthood is a 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.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Mission: As the political arm of Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon engage in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.
Raphael House (domestic violence shelter)
Mission: Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good. We serve individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations.
YWCA of Greater Portland
Mission: To eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Sexual Assault Resource Center — (SARC)
Mission: To promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.
Bradley Angle (domestic violence)
Mission: Bradley Angle serves anyone affected by domestic violence. We value the dignity and personal story of everyone who comes to us for support, and respect that survivors should have control over their own lives.
Nation Women’s Law Center
Mission: We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.
NARAL Pro Choice Oregon
Mission: Dedicated to developing and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
Mission: To help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. We are service providers and advocates, experts in understanding adolescents, a federally qualified health center, a licensed mental health agency and leaders in serving LGBTQ youth.
New Avenues for Youth
Mission: New Avenues for Youth takes a complete approach to addressing youth homelessness and its root causes, delivering support and resources that enable foster, at-risk, and homeless youth aged 14-24 to overcome their barriers and realize their potential.