Funders and Institutional Supporters
Our Institutional Funders and Supporters
We could not do our work without the financial support of our members and individual donors. The Center for Intercultural Organizing also sincerely appreciates the generous contributions of institutional funders to our work and their commitment to social change. The following have been among our foundation and institutional supporters over the past several years:
Alliance for a Just Society (formerly Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO)—The Alliance for a Just Society’s mission is to execute regional and national campaigns and build strong state affiliate organizations and partnerships that address economic, racial, and social inequities. CIO is a member organization of the Alliance for a Just Society.
Atlantic Philanthropies—The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Black United Fund of Oregon—The Black United Fund of Oregon is a philanthropic and community development institution committed to the social and economic empowerment of Oregon’s low-income communities. The Black United Fund of Oregon was created in 1983 to address the disproportionately low level of charitable dollars given to organizations serving communities of color.
Center for New Community—The Center for New Community is a national organization committed to building community, justice, and equality. The Center is grounded in many faith traditions, and builds community where the dignity and value of all humanity is manifest.
City of Beaverton, Office of Mayor Denny Doyle/Diversity Task Force—Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle’s Diversity Task Force mission is “to build inclusive and equitable communities in the City of Beaverton.”
City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability—To create and enhance a vibrant city, BPS combines the disciplines of planning and sustainability to advance Portland’s diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous and low-carbon economy, provide a forum for community engagement and education and help ensure that people and the natural environment are healthy and integrated into the cityscape.
City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement—The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s mission is to promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.
City of Portland, Portland Housing Bureau—The Portland Housing Bureau’s mission is to solve the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.
Collins Foundation—The Collins Foundation, an independent private foundation, was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins and other members of the family of E.S. Collins. The Collins Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to the religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.
Common Counsel Foundation—Common Counsel Foundation is a consortium of family foundations and individual donors working to expand philanthropic resources for progressive social movements. Through its strategic philanthropic approach, it prioritizes support for community-based organizations who give voice to low-income people, women, youth, people of color and others working for justice, equity, and a healthy, sustainable environment.
Funding Exchange—The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 15 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country. The Funding Exchange is committed to the eradication of all social injustices. Through innovative, activist-led grantmaking strategies, FEX supports the systemic change work of both experienced and developing grassroots organizations within the broad movement for social justice.
Jubitz Family Foundation—The mission of the Jubitz Family Foundation is to enhance the communities in which we live by strengthening families, by respecting the natural environment, and by fostering peace.
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation—The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG Foundation) funds grassroots groups working on a range of issues, including poverty, war, racism, homophobia and environmental destruction. Since 1976, MRG Foundation has given over $10 million in grants to create social change in Oregon.
National Immigration Forum—Established in 1982, the National Immigration Forum is the leading immigrant advocacy organization in the country with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. The Forum uses its communications, advocacy and policy expertise to create a vision, consensus and strategy that leads to a better, more welcoming America – one that treats all newcomers fairly.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)—The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. We work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.
Nonprofit Association of Oregon (formerly Technical Assistance for Community Services)—NAO strengthens the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians.
Northwest Health Foundation—Northwest Health Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that seeks to advance, support, and promote the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington. It achieves its mission through a variety of means, including grant making, technical assistance and training, convening, commissioning research, and supporting policy advocacy.
Oregon Community Foundation—The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy.
Oregon State Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly the Office of Multicultural Health and Services)—The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), formerly the Office of Multicultural Health and Services, serves as a leader and catalyst in helping to promote equitable health and human services for communities of color, Indian tribal governments, and other multicultural groups.
Oregon Voice—Oregon Voice works to build and strengthen an ambitious network of community and advocacy groups that, through common sense collaboration and increasing political engagement, are dedicated to solving real problems for real people in Oregon, and bringing greater equity to the state.
Portland Literacy Council—The Portland Literacy Council (PLC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and supporting adult literacy programs in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. PLC activities include sponsoring an annual tutor conference, developing literacy tutoring programs, publishing the Literacy Links newsletter, and assisting volunteer literacy tutors.
RESIST, Inc.—RESIST funds organizations that are actively part of a movement for social change and demonstrate an understanding of the connections among oppressions.
Social Justice Fund Northwest—Founded in 1978, Social Justice Fund NW (formerly A Territory Resource) is an organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities. Each year, Social Justice Fund NW raises funds from its members and friends, and then grants that money to non-profit social justice organizations in the Northwest and Northern Rockies.
Sparkplug Foundation—The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up projects and innovations in music, education and community organizing.
Spirit Mountain Community Fund—Spirit Mountain Community Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The fund was established as a way for the Tribe to give back to its neighbors and citizens and support its goal to be nurturing and supportive community citizens.
Upstream Public Health—Upstream Public Health researches and identifies innovative ways to improve the public’s health. Upstream identifies healthy changes to social and physical environments and then works tirelessly to turn those ideas into effective policies.
UU Program for a Just Society—UU Fund for a Just Society makes grants to nonprofit organizations addressing issues of social and economic justice. Grants are given to projects that use community organizing to bring about systemic change.
Western States Center—Western States Center’s mission is to build a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight Western states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Alaska.