Together we can make a difference…
We believe in supporting the community in which we live. By donating 1% of our commission from the purchase or sale of your home, we can plant trees that will reduce green house gases; help orphaned animals find loving homes; teach children to read; and put a meal on the table of someone in need. You choose what is most important to you, and let us know so we can direct the funds appropriately. 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.
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.
Feral Cat Coalition
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon. The goal of the program is to reduce suffering for existing feral cats and prevent the births and suffering of future generations. The program’s services are targeted for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them. The caregivers trap the cats, bring them to a clinic, and return the cats to where they are being fed with a commitment to feed the cat(s) on a permanent basis.
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.
Friends of Trees
Friends of Trees bring people in the Portland-Vancouver area together to plant trees along city streets and in urban natural areas. Since 1989, thousands of volunteers have planted more than 340,000 trees and native plants in the Portland-Vancouver area. According to a recent city of Portland study, Portland’s trees intercept 25 million pounds of air pollutants and keep half a billion gallons of storm water from polluting our rivers every year.
Greyhound Pets of America – Northwest
Greyhound Pets of America provides care and protection for retired racing greyhounds across the country. They foster, house, feed and attend to medical needs of the unwanted dogs until they can place them in permanent homes. GPA is completely non-profit, with all funds being applied directly to the care of greyhounds.
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.
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.
Lead Safe America
Lead Safe America Foundation is a non-profit founded to provide emergency intervention and support to families whose children have been poisoned, outreach and education activities for lead poisoning prevention and parent advocate support to help other parents engage in activities that will create awareness and protect children from environmental toxicity.
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!
MyMusicRx.org is a “music medicine” site for kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. We invite kids to feel the music and feel better, by exploring our exclusive artist greetings, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games. MyMusicRx is a program of the Children’s Cancer Association. We believe that joys matters and music heals. For two decades, CCA has delivered innovative, free-of-charge programming to hospitalized kids, teens and their family members. MyMusicRx.org extends our bedside music program to an online platform, enabling seriously ill kids and teens access to the healing power of music anytime, anywhere.
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
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.
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.
Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.
The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. We do this through peer support groups, education, and training.
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.
Zenger Farm is a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all.
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.