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.

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.

Arts Council of Pendleton

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.

Assistance League of Klamath Basin

Assistance League of Klamath Basin provides new clothing and other services to families throughout the Klamath Basin.

Beyond Pesticides

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.

Black Food Sovereignty Coalition

The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us.

Black Parent Initiative

Since 2006, BPI’s mission has been to educate and mobilize the parents and caregivers of African, African American and African American Multi-cultural children to ensure they achieve success.

Black United Fund of Oregon

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.

Bradley Angle

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

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 Against Rape and DV

The mission of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence is twofold: (1) To provide services and support to those affected by sexual and domestic violence, and (2) To provide education and leadership within the community to change the societal conditions that cultivate these forms of violence.

Center for Food Safety Northwest

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

College Possible

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

Columbia Insight

Columbia Insight’s mission is to inform and inspire readers with original, balanced journalism about environmental issues affecting the Columbia River Basin.

Columbia Riverkeeper

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

Common Ground Collective

It is our mission at Common Ground Collective to transform Maui into a bountiful and productive island that benefits both the environment and the people who live here, for generations to come.

Crag Law Center

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.

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.

Deschutes River Conservancy

The Deschutes River Conservancy is dedicated to restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.

Douglas County Children's Center

A Child Abuse Intervention Center Serving Douglas County.

Earthjustice Mid-Pacific

Earthjustice Mid-Pacific: Located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific office has worked for more than 30 years to safeguard a natural and cultural heritage unique to Hawaiʻi and the greater Pacific region.

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.

Ecotrust

Ecotrust partners with local communities across the Northwest to put bold, transformative ideas into action.

Elakha Alliance

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 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.

Farm Link Hawai‘i

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, 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.

Friends of the Children Central Oregon

Friends of the Children connects children – all of whom have unique talents – to a paid, professional mentor called a Friend. We hire and train Friends whose full-time jobs are to support our youth to succeed, despite the extremely challenging situations most experience, from as early as age 4 through high school graduation – 12+ years, no matter what.

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.

Haloalaunuiakea Early Learning Center

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.

Hawai‘i Marine Education Research Center

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.

Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action

Our mission is to catalyze community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing people and ʻāina ahead of corporate profits.

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 Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank nourishes our ʻohana today and works to end hunger tomorrow.

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.

Hawaiʻi Rangeland Stewardship Foundation

The Hawaiʻi Rangeland Stewardship Foundation's mission is to perpetuate sound stewardship of Hawaiʻi's rangelands through advocacy and education.

Hawaiian Community Assets

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.

High Desert Partnership

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

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.

HOLLA School

HOLLA School’s mission is to change the academic narratives of Black, Brown and Indigenous youth.

Honolulu Civil Beat

The only news outlet in Hawaii dedicated to public affairs reporting. Our mission is to engage and educate the community on important public issues through in-depth reporting, explanatory and investigative journalism, analysis and commentary.

Hui Aloha Kīholo

Hui Aloha Kīholo has been protecting and perpetuating the cultural and natural landscape of the Kīholo Bay area since 2007.

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.

Humanity Hale

Humanity Hale was created in 2019 as a safe haven for Hawai’i Island ʻōpio who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, namely foster children and at-promise youth.

Iolani School

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

Iwikua

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

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).

Kahaluʻu Kūāhewa

Kahaluʻu Kūāhewa is one of Konaʻs largest intact traditional agricultural field systems preserved within a 354-acre area owned by Bishop Estate-Kamehameha Schools.

KairosPDX

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.

Kauaʻi Food Bank, Inc.

The mission of the food bank is to educate, provide nutritious food for the hungry, and respond to emergencies.

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.

Kohanaiki Ohana

The purpose of the Kohanaiki Community Halau is to provide a space for educational community events

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.

La Pine Community Health Center

The Gilchrist School-Based Health Center improves lives in our community through accessible and affordable healthcare provided with kindness, integrity and respect.

La Pine Community Kitchen

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.

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.

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.

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

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation

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

Nä Kamali'i Hoaloha

Our mission is to provide a preschool experience that best serves the children, their families, and the community.

Native Fish Society

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

North Coast Land Conservancy

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.

Northwest Housing Alternatives

Northwest Housing Alternatives builds new homes and new opportunities for seniors, families, veterans and people with special needs across Oregon.

Oregon Agricultural Trust

Oregon Agricultural Trust was founded by farmers, ranchers, and land preservation stakeholders to increase the pace of ag land preservation in the state.

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 Environmental Council

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

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.

Philomath Community Club

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.

Pōhāhā I Ka Lani

Pōhāhā I Ka Lani is a Hawaiian non-profit organization rooted in Waipiʻo Valley to revitalize and advance indigenous Kanaka Maoli cultural knowledge and land stewardship of this sacred place of our ancestors.

Portland Community Football Club

PCFC provides high-quality, affordable club soccer to low-income, immigrant, and refugee youth ages 5-18. We are also a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ youth.

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center and Rosemary Anderson High School provides the highest quality services in alternative education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement.

Project Youth+

Project Youth+ prepares low-income, first-generation and underrepresented youth to thrive in school, college and careers.

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.

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.

Rogue Valley Farm to School

Rogue Valley Farm to School is building a love for fresh food, clean air, healthy soil and a thriving community.

Samoa Pacific Development Corporation

Samoa Pacific Development Corporation serves the Samoan community in Oregon through educational and economic resources and cultural empowerment.

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.

Stand for Children

Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice, to create a brighter future for us all.

Stand up to Factory Farms

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

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

Sunshine Division continues its fundamental mission: to provide emergency food and clothing relief year-round to Portland families and individuals in need.

The Bend Food Project

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.

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.

Tualatin Riverkeepers

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.

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.

Verde

Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through Social Enterprise, Outreach and Advocacy.

VertueLab

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

Wallowa Land Trust

Protecting the rural nature of Wallowa County

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.

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.

Wetlands Conservancy

Today, TWC’s constituency spans the entire state of Oregon. TWC has protected more than 1,500 acres of wetlands in 32 preserves stretching from the Portland Metropolitan area to the southern Oregon Coast.

Wild Rivers Land Trust

Working together to keep the irreplaceable lands and waters of the southern Oregon coast forever wild and abundant.

Wild Salmon Center

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

Willamette Partnership

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

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

Wisdom of the Elders

Wisdom records, preserves, and shares oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of exemplary Native American elders, storytellers, and scientists in collaboration with diverse institutions, agencies, and organizations. Our vision: Native American cultural sustainability, multimedia education, and cultural reconciliation.

Yakona Nature Preserve

Yakona Nature Preserve was created to restore native coastal forest on Oregon’s Yaquina Bay and offers a living laboratory to learn about resident wildlife, cultural history, and coastal ecosystems.

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.