Bridge Meadows, formerly known as Portland Hope Meadows, has the mission of developing and sustaining inter-generational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children that promote permanency, community and caring relationships, while offering safety and meaningful purpose in the daily lives of older adults.
Visit the Bridge Meadows site.
Boys & Girls Club
Since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been providing thousands of young people throughout the Portland metro area with affordable, high-quality after-school and summer programs designed to help them develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Our Clubs offer kids what they want most: safe, clean, fun places to go when they’re not in school; caring adults who respect and guide them; and challenging programs that teach them life skills and keep them engaged in productive activities. Visit the Boys & Girls Club site.
Children’s Cancer Association
When seriously ill kids and their families need more than medicine, CCA is there with compassion and innovation creating moments of respite and hope, in the hospital and at home. Managed by a professional staff and powered by volunteers, CCA brings soothing music in a time of crisis, friendship in a time of loneliness, resources in a time of turmoil and vital support in the midst of life-threatening illness. We call it Joy Rx. Visit the Children’s Cancer Association site.
The Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA)
The DAAA was formed in 1985 with the purpose of providing opportunity and encouragement to people with dwarfism through athletic participation regardless of their skill level. By participating in sports, the dwarf athlete learns life lessons, experiences character development, gains confidence and learns the value of teamwork. This valuable experience helps both the dwarf athlete and society realize the positive impact they make in the world. DAAA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit the DAAA site.
Promoting Independence & Quality of Life – Thirty-five years of experience has made Edwards Center the gold standard when it comes to promoting independence and quality of life for developmentally disabled adults in Washington and Clackamas counties. Every day Edwards Center serves more than 300 Oregonians with developmental disabilities by providing: Employment • Residential Services Transportation • Day Programs
Visit the Edwards Center site.
Friends of the Orphans
Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Visit the Friends of the Orphans site.
We are dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries,one community at a time. Through innovative awareness campaigns,strategic implementation and in depth accountability, we hope to inspire people to think globally and live generously.
Visit the Generosity Water site.
Home Builders Foundation
The Home Builders Foundation, is the charity of choice for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Our mission is to build transitional shelter for families in need and provide construction related educational opportunities for youth in need. We are also passionate about our work to build hope for Portland’s underprivileged youth and create a sense of home for families without one. Visit www.buildhopepdx.orgto learn more.
Did you know that… More than 800 families including 1,276 children are homeless on any night in Multnomah County alone. This means they could be staying in a shelter or on the streets.** Oregon has more homeless people per capita than any other state in the country.* It is our goal to assist each homeless family in an individualized, caring and respectful manner to overcome the barriers they face so that they can achieve permanent housing stability, income self sufficiency and that their children achieve success in school. In order to do that, we offer an array of programs designed to support families as they work towards their goals. Visit the Human Solutions site.
ISSA Trust Foundation
The Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a system of prevention, health promotion and education, community health improvement and other services to promote well-being and development for the people of Jamaica.
The Issa Trust Foundation is excited to be able to help make an impact on the youth of Jamaica in many positive ways. We help keep them in school, make learning a positive experience, and promote the overall growth process. We emphasize maximizing positive potential, drug education & prevention, improved reading and writing skills, and social responsibility. We strive to provide excellent clinical care to infants, children, adolescents and adults across the full continuum of care, in a family centered, service driven environment. More information can be found at www.issatrustfoundation.
Providence Child Center
For more than 65 years, Providence Child Center cares for children with a range of needs and disabilities through these programs: Center for Medically Fragile Children – the Northwest’s only 24-hour pediatric skilled nursing facility for children up to 21 years of age with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. Long-term, short-stay and end-of-life care is provided at no cost to families. Swindells Child Disability Resource Center – through four Oregon sites and an interactive website, one-on-one support, information, referral and education is given to families and caregivers. Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children – outpatient assessments and therapies for children with special needs. Visit the Providence Child Center
Saint Child Maternity Home
Saint Child sees a community of people with the same heart and mind, united to support thousands of young pregnant women as their babies are given a chance for life. With a network of strategically located Saint Child maternity homes, we work in conjunction with each community to break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect by providing a safe, loving and caring home. Saint Child exists to provide life, purpose and direction to each young mother while she makes a plan for her and her unborn child’s life. Ultimately, we change the world, one mother at a time. Visit the Saint Child site.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children® provides care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families. It’s how Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been Changing the World through Caring for Kids since 1922. Visit the Shriners Hospital for Children site.
Soccer for Success
Soccer for Success Portland is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s nationally-recognized after-school program that provides children in underserved areas of Portland with structured physical activity, nutrition education and mentorship at no cost to their families. The U.S. Soccer Foundation and its local partners works to provide families in under-resourced areas with affordable access to quality soccer programming during after-school hours – the most dangerous time of the day for children. Partnering with Portland community-based organizations who operate Soccer for Success at sites across Portland, Soccer for Success Portland – provides hundreds of children from underserved communities in grades K-8 with a free after-school sports based youth development program.
The mission of Special Olympics Oregon is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Visit the Special Olympics site.