This year, community organizations across our region have been reimagining their work in pursuit of equity, justice, and community care.
Portland, Oregon’s Ori Gallery is a space dedicated to amplifying the voices of trans and queer artists of color. Normally a home for in-person exhibitions, Ori has pivoted to hosting individual residencies for artists affected by the pandemic, and supporting digital and outdoor events that brought people together when they needed it most.
At the heart of organizations like Ori Gallery that Pride Foundation was honored to support this year is a commitment to the collective care of communities most impacted, who have always been leading the way toward liberation.
Throughout this year, Pride Foundation has taken action to support during this time of uncertainty—rapidly and proactively awarding nearly $1 million in grants through our Crisis Community Care Fund.
We are not going through this year alone—and we will reimagine and create our future together.
Support a thriving future for LGBTQ+ communities in our region and please make a gift to Pride Foundation today. Gifts made by December 31 will be matched by the All in WA campaign—so now is the time to double your support and help foster the ecosystem of organizations in the Northwest rooted in community care. Your support will help build a world where all LGBTQ+ people have what we need to thrive today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Thank you for all that you do, and all that you help nurture. Together, we have all that it takes to build an ecosystem of support across the Northwest.
Jedidiah Chavez is Pride Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement.