Posts in Oregon

Senior Loneliness Line

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.

Special Districts Association of Oregon

727 Center St. NE Salem, OR 97301

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.

National Neighborhood Promise Program

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.

Pilcrow Foundation

343 E Washington Ave. Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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

921 SW Washington St., Suite 150 Portland, OR 97205

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.

Oregon Cultural Trust

775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200 Salem, OR 97301

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 Memorial Trust

425 NW 10th Ave., Suite 400 Portland, OR 97209

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.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund

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

1731 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

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.

The Ford Family Foundation

1600 NW Steward Parkway Roseburg, OR 97471

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon. The Foundation makes grants to public charities and agencies predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. In addition, the Foundation designs, manages, and funds programs that aim to improve the well-being of children, families, and communities in our region, including a scholarship program for students attending college or university.

Wheeler Foundation

This is a two-part process. The deadline to submit part 1 of the application is February 1.  If selected, organizations will be invited to complete part 2 of the application, which is due August 1. Average grant size is $25,000- $50,000.

Oregon Community Foundation- Medford

818 W. 8th St. Medford, OR 97501

Statewide nonprofit with offices in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford, and Bend. Working alongside donors, stewarding their priorities into strategic giving to support diverse communities across Oregon, creating lasting, transformative change.

Unemployment Insurance Hotline

The Department of Labor's toll-free call center can assist workers and employers with questions about job loss, layoffs, business closures, unemployment benefits and job training.

Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

The Quit Line is a telephone and web-based counseling service to help Oregonians quit using tobacco and nicotine products.

National STD Hotline

Information about AIDS, HIV, and STDs from the Center for Disease Control.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA

Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats. Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans. Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease. Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities, and environment. Developing leaders and training the public health workforce, including disease detectives. Taking the health pulse of our nation.

Boys & Girls’ Aid

9320 SW Barbur Blvd., #200 Portland, OR 97219

Finding forever homes for the children in Oregon's foster care system. Helping to create adoption plans.

Trans Lifeline

Direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. For the trans community, by the trans community.

Rx Outreach

Mail order pharmacy for people whose income is at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

The Trevor Project

24/7 crisis line for support of LGBTQ+ under age 25. Website with resources for LGBTQ+ youth.

Oregon Telephone Assistance Program

Provides discounted or free phone or broadband service to qualifying low-income households.

Runaway Toll-Free Hotline

3141B N. Lincoln Chicago, IL 60657

NRS serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Available 24/7 through call, chat, or email.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. Trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates and supervisory staff provide assistance to victims in crisis through safety planning, emotional support and/or immediate connections to emergency services through our network of trained service provider and law enforcement partners.

Oregon Prescription Drug Program

Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) is the state's prescription discount card program.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

SNAP–Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

2101 NW Hawthorne, Suite B Grants Pass, OR 97526

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to low income individuals and families. Apply online or in person.


6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 150 Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Helping victims of child abuse. Prevention, intervention, education, and aid.

Oregon AIDS/STD Hotline

800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1105 Portland, OR 97232

HIV case managers help with information and referrals, adherence to HIV medications, and coordination among your health care providers. Oregon-specific resources relating to HIV/AIDS and STIs. English and Spanish telephone referrals 6 days per week.