Below you can find a wide variety of organizations to get involved with. You can search by keyword or category or just browse the list below. If you’d like to submit an organization just follow the link and the submission will be sent in for approval. We hope that this allows you to connect with organizations with which you can continue your engagement in social change.

Adelante Mujeres offers Latina women and their families the tools to achieve self-determination in the areas of Education, Empowerment and Enterprise. Adelante means move forward, go ahead, or flourish. Mujeres means women. Below is a brief description of our core programs

(503) 992-0078
Bark

Bark’s mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

http://www.bark-out.org
503.331.0374

Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Basic Rights Oregon is a member of the Equality Federation.

503-222-6151
Causa

Causa is Oregon’s statewide Latino immigrant rights organization. Causa works to defend and advance immigrant rights by coordinating with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. We are the largest Latino civil and human rights organization in the Pacific Northwest. Causa’s mission is to foster a society that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and upholds the values of democracy, equality, and respect.

http://causaoregon.org/
855-884-2287

The Center for Intercultural Organizing is a membership organization that leads grassroots efforts to protect and expand immigrant and refugee rights through education, civic engagement and policy advocacy, community organizing and mobilization, and intergenerational leadership development. Grounded in the belief that organizing people who are suffering oppression has the greatest potential to affect the root causes of economic, political and social injustice, we involve our immigrant and refugee members in all aspects of program development and implementation. In addition, the Center provides the non-immigrant community explicit strategies for being good allies.

(503) 287-4117

The Chalkboard Project is an independent education transformation organization dedicated to making Oregon’s K-12 public schools among the best in the country. We are funded by a consortium of Oregon’s leading philanthropic foundations that share a central belief that research and on-the-ground expert knowledge is essential to identifying policies and practices that improve outcomes for students.

(503) 542-4325

The Community Alliance of Tenants organizes events and workshops for tenants and advocates to learn about Renters’ Rights.

http://oregoncat.org/
503.460.9702

The Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. Our vision is to build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected.

503.288.8864

Critical Exposure is a nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.
We empower youth and youth-serving organizations to participate in the democratic process through an approach that combines photography and advocacy.

(202) 745-3745 x20
Depave

Depave promotes the removal of unnecessary pavement from urban areas to create community green spaces and mitigate stormwater runoff. Through community partnerships and volunteer engagement, Depave strives to overcome the social and environmental impacts of pavement with the use of action-oriented educational events, community stewardship, and advocacy to reconnect people with nature and inspire others. Depave is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

http://depave.org/