Pride Foundation has two staff members based in Portland, Oregon, with grantees, scholars, and volunteers located in every corner of the state.

More so than other parts of our region, Oregon has seen increased visibility within the LGBTQ community—from the election of the first openly LGBTQ governor in the country, to the passage of the first piece of transgender specific legislation, which simplifies the name and gender marker change on Oregon birth certificates.

Despite this incredible progress, rural and remote parts of the state still lack access to safe and inclusive shelters for homeless youth, as well as competent and responsive healthcare. Even in urban and suburban parts of the state, LGBTQ people, and in particular LGBTQ people of color, are disproportionately impacted by inequities related to homelessness, food insecurity, healthcare access, and more.

In the face of these challenges, our community’s work to address these inequities is creative, determined, and filled with passion. We hope you take a moment to read about our efforts to build a better, safer, and more equitable Oregon.

Region Contact

  • Katie Carter
  • Acting CEO
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  • Kim Sogge
  • Regional Philanthropy Officer
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Oregon Initiatives

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative

The OIRFC serves as a coordinated, collaborative, and nimble funding approach to address issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues.

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Oregon Opportunity Fund

The Oregon Opportunity Fund was created as part of the merger with Equity Foundation. This fund is intended to be a flexible source of funds for emerging opportunities in Oregon.

Current Oregon Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Marissa Bertucci Lewis & Clark College Education, School Counseling
Jessee Clampitt Southern Oregon University Creative Writing
Sheyda Dashtizadeh Portland Community College Graphic Design
Ryan DePauw Portland State University Speech & Hearing Science
Joseph Disan University of Portland Economics; Business Administration
Yasmin Flores-Lopez Willamette University Arts & Science
Chanrithy Fuller-Avalos Western Oregon University Psychology
Austin Gardner Northwestern University Learning and Organizational Change; Psychology; African American Studies
Veronica Green Southern Oregon University English
Andie Harrison Willamette University Juris Doctor
Kevin Jacobs Portland State University Music Education
Jenelle Jepson Oregon Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene
Nawal Karam Portland State University Biology
Amina Kirby Mills College Electronic Music & Recording Media
Madison Klementyn Portland Community College Electronic Engineering Technology
Jose Madrid Belran Linfield College Anthroplogy
Maryam Meshkattehrani Portland Community College Associate of Science
Nghi Nguyen University of California Los Angeles Biochemistry
Derek Nix Portland State University Juris Doctor; Business Law
Maija Linh Pham Oregon State University BioHealth Sciences; Pre-Medicine
Ariana Rosales Portland State University Creative Writing
Dwayne Sackey Oregon College of Art and Craft Fine Arts
Isaac Shannon Central Oregon Community College Psychology; Law
Christopher Smith Pacific University Psychology; Healthcare Administration
Lukas Soto Portland State University Sociology; Anthropology; Ethnic Studies
Sofia Velasquez Portland Community College Women's and Gender Studies
Kai Velazco Mount Hood Community College Nursing
Raven Waldron Oregon State University Pharmacy
Luhui Whitebear Oregon State University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Current Oregon Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Bradley Angle Portland, Oregon Visit
Bridging Voices Portland, Oregon Visit
Cascade AIDS Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland, Oregon Visit
Friendly House Portland, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
Human Dignity Coalition Bend, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Keizer, Oregon Visit
Our House of Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Outside the Frame Portland, Oregon Visit
PFLAG Oregon Central Coast Newport, Oregon Visit
Q Center Portland, Oregon Visit
Safe Harbors Enterprise, Oregon Visit
Saving Grace: Imagine Life without Violence Bend, Oregon Visit
Trans*Ponder Eugene, Oregon Visit
TransActive Gender Center Portland, Oregon Visit

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