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.
Our mission is working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.
A Family For Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child.
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.
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.
A great place to express your creative self and enjoy the creative work of others. Located in the heart of Eastern Oregon, our beautifully restored 1916 Carnegie Library building overlooks the Umatilla River at the north end of Pendleton’s charming downtown.
Beyond Pesticides is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
The mission of the Black United Fund of Oregon is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.
The opportunity to build a better life and brighter future free from domestic violence.
The Capaces Leadership Institute strengthens the wellness, capacity, and political consciousness of individuals, organizations, movements, and community to eliminate social disparities.
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.
We use litigation, advocacy, research and education to protect everything that is precious in Oregon and Washington State.
Through advocacy, research, policy, and practice, Children’s Institute works to ensure that young children have the programs and services they need to nurture their love of learning and prepare them for success in school and beyond.
Only 28% of Oregon students from low-income backgrounds participate in college. We’re working to increase that number.
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.
Through a unique model of “legal aid for the environment,” Crag provides free and low-cost legal services to people who are working on the ground to protect our environment, climate and communities.
The Deschutes River Conservancy is dedicated to restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.
A Child Abuse Intervention Center Serving Douglas County.
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.
Ecotrust partners with local communities across the Northwest to put bold, transformative ideas into action.
The Elakha Alliance was formed by tribal, nonprofit, and conservation leaders with a shared belief in a powerful vision: an Oregon coast 50 years from now where our children and grandchildren co-exist along with a thriving sea otter population and a robust and resilient marine ecosystem.
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.
We are Family Promise of Hawaiʻi, transforming the lives of housing insecure families because every child deserves a home.
Farm Link Hawai‘i offers local groceries, delivered. We connect local growers and buyers via our innovative online marketplace and supply-chain infrastructure, making it easy for Oʻahu families to discover and purchase local food. Our core purpose is to make Hawai‘i prosperous, healthy, and resilient.
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.
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 has a mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
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 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 provides life-changing programs and experiences for youth ages 6-18 that help them grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
Our goals here at Haloalaunuiakea is to provide high quality affordable early childhood educational services as well as to pass on and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.
Reach Out and Read works with a network of healthcare providers across the nation to share knowledge and tools with families during routine check-ups. By integrating reading into healthcare, Reach Out and Read reaches 4.8 million children across the country — a quarter of whom come from low-income families. Reading together promotes healthy brain development, furthers language acquisition, and helps families build meaningful bonds.
The Hawaiʻi Marine Education and Research Center was co-founded by kamaʻaina resident scientists, Drs. Robin Martin and Greg Asner, in 2017 with funding from grants, trusts, and the Heinz Award for the Environment. MERC members participate in a wide range of activities including coastal and reef cleanups, rejuvenation of native coastal vegetation, and Makai Watch. Volunteers receive training in first responder techniques, safe ocean practices, coastal and marine ecology, and reporting for law enforcement.
Our mission is to catalyze community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing people and ʻāina ahead of corporate profits.
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 Foodbank nourishes our ʻohana today and works to end hunger tomorrow.
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.
Our mission is to build the capacity of low- and moderate-income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians. We operate Financial Opportunity Centers throughout the State of Hawai‘i, providing financial counseling, income supports, and employment and entrepreneurship coaching to low- and moderate-income households and communities.
Over the past thirty years, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaiʻi has worked to improve equitable access to maternal and child health for thousands of women, children, and families in Hawaiʻi.
At High Desert Partnership, we talk a lot about collaboration because it works. Since 2005, by working together we’ve found practical ways to tackle some of our community’s hardest challenges—restoring forests and wetlands, mitigating wildfire, creating opportunities for youth, and growing our local economy. And we’ll continue working together to take on whatever challenges lie ahead.
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.
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.
Academic excellence and personal growth flourish in an atmosphere that is challenging and competitive, yet caring and nurturing.
We help divested young people build the capacity to rise to the challenges of life.
Iwikua serves as an educational and cultural resource for sustainable food production, wellness, and community enhancement to benefit west Kauaʻi and future generations.
Jericho Road is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community of Redmond, Oregon since 2007.
Based on Molokai, Ka Honua Momona’s mission is to be a model of sustainability mauka a makai (from the mountains to the sea).
KairosPDX cultivates and illuminates the next generation of diverse leaders to build a better future for all. Our approach of dismantling structural racism to create lasting change includes policy advocacy, non-discriminatory training, and professional development services.
The mission of the food bank is to educate, provide nutritious food for the hungry, and respond to emergencies.
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.
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.
The La Pine Community Kitchen provides a free nutritious meal, every week day, in a safe and caring environment. We are an inclusive organization where everyone is welcome.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
We are a network of community and partner groups across Maui Nui that care for ecosystems on which Hawaiʻi's people depend
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.
Educational and competitive programs in Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski, Freeride Ski, Freeride Snowboard & Cycling.
Native Fish Society exists to cultivate a groundswell of public support needed to revive abundant wild fish.
Our mission is to help conserve Oregon’s coastal lands, forever; and our vision is that of a fully functioning coastal landscape where healthy communities of people, plants and wildlife all thrive.
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 works with landowners, Tribes, land managers and other organizations to conserve and restore wild and working private lands.
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 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.
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.
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 (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.
The mission of Philomath Community Services is to provide a variety of social services to the meet the needs of Philomath and Westen Benton County citizens, in order to ensure that everyone has the basic necessities of life.
Project Youth+ prepares low-income, first-generation and underrepresented youth to thrive in school, college and careers.
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.
Ríos to Rivers inspires the protection of rivers worldwide by investing in underserved and indigenous youth who are intimately connected to their local waters and support them in the development as the next generation of environmental stewards.
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.
Rogue Valley Farm to School is building a love for fresh food, clean air, healthy soil and a thriving community.
Samoa Pacific Development Corporation serves the Samoan community in Oregon through educational and economic resources and cultural empowerment.
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.
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.
Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice, to create a brighter future for us all.
We are a coalition of local, state and national organizations concerned about the harmful impacts of mega-dairies on Oregon’s family farms, communities, environment and animal welfare.
Stone Soup PDX is a non-profit foodservice training enterprise based in Portland, OR, providing workforce development & hands-on culinary expertise to people at risk of houselessness.
Sunshine Division continues its fundamental mission: to provide emergency food and clothing relief year-round to Portland families and individuals in need.
Inspired by our good friends Sustainable Coastlines in New Zealand, we decided to take keeping our beaches clean into our own hands while making the work fun. What we’ve learned along the way is that cleanups can only do so much. We now utilize our cleanups to inspire better consumer behaviors and continued coastal stewardship through cleanups, education, social media, and more.
The Bend Food Project was started in October of 2015 by a small group of residents who wanted to help fight hunger in our area. We heard about the success of the Ashland and Medford Food Projects and wanted to start a similar project in Bend Oregon. We adopted the same simple, door-to-door food collection system to enable people to pitch in and help.
We Provide Food Assistance & Promote Community Resiliency We use supplemental food programs, traditional food pantries and congregate meal sites to provide people with access to the type of food assistance they need.
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
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.
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.
Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. We build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education.
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.
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 empowers 3rd-9th grade youth from diverse low-income families by providing mentoring relationships and in-depth, informal learning experiences in outdoor spaces.
Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through Social Enterprise, Outreach and Advocacy.
VertueLab’s mission is to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship to solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity.
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.
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.
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.
Working together to keep the irreplaceable lands and waters of the southern Oregon coast forever wild and abundant.
We are the leading group working to protect the strongest wild salmon rivers around the entire North Pacific.
Willamette Partnership is a conservation non-profit with a deep commitment to helping build stronger, healthier, and more equitable communities that are sustained by nature.
William Temple House offers food, counseling, clothing, and household items to our Portland-area neighbors.