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.

Sustainability

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

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
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/

Friends of Portland Community Gardens (FPCG) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to support and expand community gardening opportunities for all Portland-area residents to grow healthy food and build community around gardening. Our members and supporters are community gardeners, gardening enthusiasts, socially-conscious businesses, neighborhood groups, food activists, and caring citizens who value green space, nurturing community and providing equal access to healthy food for all Portland-area residents.

(971) 599-3724

ROWINGGARDENS gets at the root of hunger in Portland, Oregon. We organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. We support low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more. Our Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers! Through Learn & Grow workshops and work parties, we teach gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment.

503.284.8420
OPAL

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities. We organize low-income communities and people of color to achieve a safe and healthy environment where we live, work, play and pray. We strive to create opportunities for meaningful participation in the decision-making that sets policy in our region.

http://www.opalpdx.org/
503-342-8910

Portland Fruit Tree Project is a grass-roots non-profit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need in Portland and beyond: Access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we are preventing waste, building community knowledge and resources, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food. Because money doesn’t grow on trees… but fruit does!

http://portlandfruit.org/
503-284-6106