This free service is designed for adults 55 and older living in Oregon who may be isolated or lonely. Our team of volunteers and staff are specially trained in working with older adults, and we can provide ongoing support, connect you or someone you know with resources, or just listen. Your information is completely confidential.
A free 24-hour crisis, support, and helpline for youth. YouthLine is a teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life—a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via call, text, and chat. The YouthLine is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4 pm-10 pm PST (and by adults at all other times!). Translation services are available upon request.
The SDAO Education and Grant Fund is designed to be a resource for members to utilize for education, training, and funding of various association-defined programs related to the operation of a special district.
Through their Community Grant Program, Republic Services supports local non-profit organizations in the areas where their employees and customers live and work. They particularly look to support organizations and efforts that address neighborhood revitalization, safety, disaster relief, and social services.
The Pilcrow Foundation, a national non-profit public charity, provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public libraries that receive a grant through its Children’s Book Project and contribute $200-$400 through local sponsors for the purchase of up to $1200 worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.
Oregon Humanities is committed to bringing people together across difference. Each year, Oregon Humanities offers hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state, trains, and supports dozens of discussion leaders, and awards tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like them, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In their magazine and on their website, they publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.
The Cultural Trust exists to support Oregon's cultural network. Up to 60 percent of the funds they raise are redistributed across the state through Statewide Partner, County/Tribe Coalition, and Cultural Development Grants. The remaining funds are invested in a permanent fund.
Meyer is a grant making foundation that works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas, and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.
District grants support new or ongoing service projects within at least one of the following Children's Fund cause areas: health, education, and youth leadership development.
Free Geek makes in-kind grants of refurbished electronic equipment to eligible organizations. The computer hardware they grant is used and comes to them via donations made by individuals and organizations in their community. It is then tested and built by their staff and volunteers. They primarily grant complete PC computer, which come installed with Linux Mint as an operating system. Recipients must be able to pick up hardware in person from Free Geek's office in Portland, Oregon.