A deconstruction team member from Re-use Hawaii in action. (Photo credit: Andy Stenz)
Our Community

Current Grant Partners

Active grants supporting youth, environment and community in Hawaiʻi and Oregon.

No Secrets, No Extractive Rules


Philanthropy is supposed to transfer capital into the community, but there are too many restrictions and mystery and too much focus on the preferences of the funder.

Our grant partners are the experts, and we believe that they should decide where and how to spend their money.

Across five Hawaiian Islands and throughout urban and rural communities in Oregon, our grant partners are innovating and executing strategies to fight hunger, protect clean water, increase climate resilience and so much more. We continuously learn from these mission-critical teams, while we do our best to clear away restrictions of "old" philanthropy.

ABC House

ABC House is the Children's Advocacy Center serving Benton & Linn Counties. We provide high-quality child abuse assessments and support services for local children and youth when there are concerns of abuse and neglect.

Aloha Harvest

Aloha Harvest is the largest food rescue and redistribution organization in Hawaiʻi, getting quality excess food into stomachs instead of landfills. Free of charge and free of liability, we pick up quality excess food from donors (ex: wholesale distributors, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels) and redistribute it to recipient agencies feeding the hungry (ex: homeless shelters, social services, food pantries).

American Rivers Inc.

Salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Snake River are teetering on the brink of extinction because of four dams on the lower Snake that have blocked their migration for 50 years. American Rivers is supporting calls from Native American tribes across the region to remove the dams.

Baker Relief Nursery

Our mission is to nurture rural children to be safe, families to be successful, and to empower parents to be their best selves.

Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum inspires our community and visitors through the exploration, celebration, and perpetuation of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Bloomin' Boutique

Bloomin’ Boutique gives new clothes, bedding and other supplies to children ages 0-18 whose lives are in upheaval due to family poverty, parent job loss, homelessness, mental health challenges, domestic violence, or child abuse and neglect.

Bradley Angle

The opportunity to build a better life and brighter future free from domestic violence.

Bridge Meadows

Bridge Meadows develops and sustains intentional, intergenerational communities for youth formerly in foster care, adoptive families, and elders, building place, permanence, and shared social purpose one community at a time.

CASA for Children, Inc. - Various Chapters

We advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are in custody of the state and under the protection of the court. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training, and supporting citizen advocates to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.

Center for Food Safety Northwest

We use litigation, advocacy, research and education to protect everything that is precious in Oregon and Washington State.

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure supports and accelerates sustainable infrastructure innovation and development in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to catalyze state-of-the-art sustainable infrastructure solutions that help communities of every kind thrive economically, socially, and environmentally.

Children's Center of Clackamas County

By providing medical examinations and forensic interviews, we support Clackamas County children and families experiencing suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, including drug endangerment and witness to violence.

Climate Solutions

As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions advances local, statewide, and regional action on climate and clean energy through championing transformational policies and innovations and catalyzing powerful partnerships. We advocate for innovative and equitable policy solutions to reduce pollution and create clean energy jobs and climate-resilient communities across the state.

College Possible

Only 28% of Oregon students from low-income backgrounds participate in college. We’re working to increase that number.

Columbia Land Trust

Columbia Land Trust conserves and cares for the Northwest places you love—the places that provide all of us well-being and an unrivaled quality of life.

Columbia Riverkeeper

Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it.

Deschutes Land Trust

The Deschutes Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregon, so local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come.

Douglas County Children's Center

A Child Abuse Intervention Center Serving Douglas County.

Earthjustice - Northwest Office

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization.

Earthrise Law Center

Earthrise provides low or no cost legal services for nonprofit conservation organizations in virtually the entire spectrum of environmental and natural resources law, from protecting endangered species and ecosystems to preventing and reducing air and water pollution.

ELSO Inc.

Our mission is to teach and frame STEAM and nature based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.

Family Access Network Foundation

FAN advocates link children and families to critical basic need services with the goal of keeping children healthy and in school.

Family Forward Oregon

Family Forward was founded in 2009 by a group of mothers, based on the belief that a lack of support for the work of caregiving is a key – though overlooked – underlying factor in the perpetuation of racism, sexism, and poverty.

Family Promise of Hawaiʻi

We are Family Promise of Hawaiʻi, transforming the lives of housing insecure families because every child deserves a home.

FoodCorps, Inc.

FoodCorps is dedicated to creating a best-in-class model for what healthy school food environments look like. In the process, we seek to serve as a resource to researchers across the school food field, and to inspire culture shifts and policy change.

Forest Park Conservancy

Guided by the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative, the Forest Park Conservancy maintains trails, restores native habitat, and inspires community appreciation and future stewardship for generations to come.

Free Geek

Free Geek has a mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Friends of Amy B. H. Greenwell

A place for Hawaiʻi's native plant species to grow and thrive, ensuring a place for recreation, education, and scientific research for all. And, very importantly, by offering a beautiful place of cultural significance to our community, we want to foster pride in the many accomplishments of Hawaiʻi's first people and encourage a new generation of cultural practitioners to step forward.

Friends of the Children

Friends of the Children is an international nonprofit organization that selects and invites youth – all of whom have unique talents, interests and dreams, and face multiple systemic obstacles – to be paired with a paid, professional mentor called a Friend.

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest provides life-changing programs and experiences for youth ages 6-18 that help them grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Greater Hells Canyon Council

Greater Hells Canyon Council is a grassroots conservation organization founded in 1967 to stop Hells Canyon and the Snake River from being dammed. Not only did we stop the dam, our advocacy helped to create the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Guardian Group

Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States.

Habitat For Humanity Hawaiʻi Island

Habitat For Humanity Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Hāmākua Harvest

Conceived in direct response to the community’s desire to maintain its rural lifestyle based on sustainable family farms, Hāmākua Harvest will provide a whole-systems, integrated agricultural hub, market, and teaching model for the community at large.

Hawaiʻi Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice

Hawaiʻi Appleseed is working to build a more socially just Hawaiʻi, where everyone has genuine opportunities to achieve economic security and fulfill their potential. We change systems that perpetuate inequality and injustice through policy development, coalition building and advocacy.

Hawaiʻi Land Trust

Hawaiʻi Land Trust protects the lands that sustain Hawaiʻi, and teaches future generations to do the same. We believe that we share a common destiny with the land, and the well-being of ourselves and our children depends on the health of the land. The future is our kuleana.

Heart of Oregon Corps

Our mission is simple. We inspire and empower positive change in the lives of young people through jobs, education, and stewardship.

Hoʻōla Nā Pua

Hoʻōla Nā Pua (New Life for Our Children) was founded to shine light on the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaiʻi’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.

Hui Mālama o ke Kai Foundation

The Hui Mālama o ke Kai Foundation was created as a grass-roots effort in 1998 by volunteer community members of Waimānalo and now offers culture-based youth, family, and community development programs.

Impact NW

Impact NW’s mission is to prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity. Each year, we support approximately 20,000 vulnerable individuals of all ages and backgrounds to avoid the trauma of displacement.

Iolani School

Academic excellence and personal growth flourish in an atmosphere that is challenging and competitive, yet caring and nurturing.

Jericho Road

Jericho Road is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community of Redmond, Oregon since 2007.

Ka Honua Momona International

Based on Molokai, Ka Honua Momona’s mission is to be a model of sustainability mauka a makai (from the mountains to the sea).

Kids Club of Harney County

Kids Club of Harney County's mission is to provide a safe and enriching out of school environment for youth that prepares them for success in academics and life by offering support and guidance as they learn the responsibility of healthy life choices.

Kokua Hawaiʻi Foundation

Our mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth.

KUA O Kanaueu

Our mission is to serve as a hub of culturally-based regenerative agriculture in West Hawaiʻi.

Latino Network

We are a Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential.

Love Is King

The mission of LIK Operation Roam is to provide an opportunity for BIPOC individuals to step into the realm of public land and freshwater conservation. Historically, BIPOC voices were not invited to government spaces where the decisions were made about land and wildlife and indigenous policies.

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is an award-winning vocational training program for K-12 youth and graduates of our programs in Hāna, Maui—an isolated community on the island’s east coast with over two-thirds its population of Native Hawaiian ancestry.

MAʻO Organics Farm

We are building a future of māʻona, of plenty, by connecting youth and land through the daily practice of aloha ʻāina, empowering youth to succeed in college and secure sustaining careers, and growing organic produce that yields individual and communal vitality.

Mālama Kauaʻi

Mālama Kauaʻi is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing local food production and access for Kauaʻi.

Malin Community Service Club

The Malin Community Service Club is a non-profit service organization that helps to promote and serve the town of Malin and the surrounding area.

Maui Nui Makai

We are a network of community and partner groups across Maui Nui that care for ecosystems on which Hawaiʻi's people depend

Maui Youth & Family Services

Maui Youth & Family Services provides youth with opportunities to succeed within a safe and supportive environment.

Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex

The Deschutes River Athletic Complex in Maupin, Oregon will be a world class facility in an extremely unique environment and location.

Molokaʻi Land Trust

The mission of the Molokaʻi Land Trust is to protect and restore the land, natural and cultural resources of Molokaʻi, and to perpetuate the unique Native Hawaiian traditions and character of the islands for the benefit of the future generations of all Molokaʻi, particularly Native Hawaiians.

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation

Educational and competitive programs in Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski, Freeride Ski, Freeride Snowboard & Cycling.

Na Kama Kai

We empower children by connecting our keiki to the kai and ʻāina to nurture a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana for the natural environment and themselves.

NALU Studies

NALU Studies has been supporting Hawaiʻi's high-risk youth to make healthy, responsible decisions for themselves and the environment as future leaders since 2008.

Native Fish Society

Native Fish Society exists to cultivate a groundswell of public support needed to revive abundant wild fish.

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

We provide transformative wilderness experiences that grow a community of environmental advocates.

Oregon Child Development Coalition

Oregon Child Development Coalition is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing early childhood education, care and advocacy with unique and supportive services to enhance family growth and community success.

Oregon Desert Land Trust

Oregon Desert Land Trust works with landowners, Tribes, land managers and other organizations to conserve and restore wild and working private lands.

Oregon Environmental Council

We bring Oregonians together to protect our water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations.

Our Village Gardens

Our Village Gardens builds food resilience and community leadership alongside residents of Oregon’s largest affordable housing neighborhood. By virtue of our geographic location, our programs have long organized alongside communities of color and refugee/immigrant families who are impacted by economic and food inequity.

Pacific American Foundation

The Pacific American Foundation, a native Hawaiian serving non-profit organization recognized by Hawaiʻi Governors since 1993, is dedicated to improving the lives of all Pacific Americans.

Pathfinders of Oregon

The Pathfinder Network provides justice system-impacted individuals and families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in our communities.

People of Color Outdoors

People of Color Outdoors (POCO) works to re/connect Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to the nature by hosting outdoor events; POCO also creates equitable access to natural spaces, encourage youth to consider future careers in the enviromental field, and increase BIPOC environmental leadership through our educational programming.

Raphael House of Portland

We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. Raphael House’s mission is to engage our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.

Re-Use Hawaiʻi

We are a local non-profit organization that reduces waste and provides the community with affordable building material resources. Through our programs, we divert waste from the landfill and contribute to a circular and sustainable economy for Hawaiʻi.

Reading Results

Working toward the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a proven reading intervention program.

Rogue Farm Corps

Our farm training programs offer hands-on experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon. We provide real world opportunities for beginners and advanced students of agriculture.

Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy provides wide access to hands-on learning for diverse students in grades 2-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts (STEAM).

Sierra Club Hawaiʻi

With 50 years and counting under our belt, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi is working to advance climate solutions, act for justice, get outdoors, and protect Hawaiʻi’s lands, water, air, and wildlife.

Springfield Young Readers

The mission of Springfield Young Readers is bring books into the homes of young children in the Springfield community to inspire a life-long love of reading, foster strong early literacy skills, and nurture positive family interactions.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

The Trust for Public Land - Hawaiʻi

Our vision is that the people of Hawaiʻi are thriving and healthy, and meaningfully connected to the land, each other, and a living Hawaiian culture.

Trust for Public Land - Oregon

While many conservation organizations set aside wildlands for biodiversity or habitat restoration, our founders sought to bring the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people, and communities that needed them most.

Union Gospel Mission - Portland

Our purpose is to serve homeless men, women, and children who are living on the streets, in need and seeking to escape poverty, addiction, and domestic violence.

Urban Gleaners

One in five Oregonians live with food insecurity. At Urban Gleaners we collect delicious, fresh food before it can go to waste. And we get it to people who need it. Pure and simple.

Urban Nature Partners

Urban Nature Partners empowers 3rd-9th grade youth from diverse low-income families by providing mentoring relationships and in-depth, informal learning experiences in outdoor spaces.

VertueLab

VertueLab’s mission is to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship to solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity.

Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations

WAI works to protect water quality, reduce sewage pollution and restore healthy watersheds by providing innovative, affordable and eco-friendly solutions to waste and wastewater management for all people.

WaterWatch

Since 1985, WaterWatch has pursued a single clear mission: To protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers. WaterWatch was the first organization in the West to seek structural reform of antiquated water laws to protect and restore our rivers.

Western Environmental Law Center

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the western U.S. in the face of a changing climate.

Wild Salmon Center

We are the leading group working to protect the strongest wild salmon rivers around the entire North Pacific.

William Temple House

William Temple House offers food, counseling, clothing, and household items to our Portland-area neighbors.

Youth, Rights & Justice

Established in 1975, Youth, Rights & Justice is Oregon’s leading nonprofit law firm dedicated exclusively to children and families. We bring a trauma-informed lens to all of our work; seeking to promote resilience, dignity and respect.