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.

Contact Kim Sogge about Oregon grants, scholarships, and volunteering. Contact Jedidiah Chavez about making a gift to Pride Foundation throughout the region.

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
Caden DeLoach Oregon State Public Health
Alexey Didenko University of Oregon Business Administration
Gianna Espinoza Portland State University Music Performance, Pre-Medicine
Reuben Fellman University of Puget Sound Biology, Mycology
Natalie Garcia Rhode Island School of Design Illustration
Armando Garcia Salazar Northern Arizona University Education
Micah Giardina Smith College Bachelors of Nursing
Irene Gutierrez Oregon State University Psychology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Zack Johnson Lewis & Clark College Law
Maxwell Kovalev Oregon State University Biochemistry, Microbiology
Phoebe Lefevre Oregon State University Physics
Bryan Lynn University of Massachusetts Math and Biology
Atlas Marshall University of Vermont Aesthetics/Esthetics
Dharma Mirza Oregon State University Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Health, Global Health
Nghi Nguyen University of California, Los Angeles Pharmacy
Natalie San Luis The University of Texas at Austin Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery
Antonio Servin-Gonzalez Portland State University Spanish
Pouyan Taghavi Portland Community College Computer Information Systems
alannah twede Laguna College of Art and Design Game Art
Raven Waldron Oregon State University Pharmacy

Current Oregon Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Beyond These Walls Portland, Oregon Visit
Black & Beyond the Binary Collective Portland, Oregon Visit
Bradley Angle Portland, Oregon Visit
Brown Hope Portland, Oregon Visit
Call to Safety Portland, Oregon Visit
Cascade AIDS Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Freedom To Thrive Portland, Oregon Visit
Greater Portland Trans Unity Portland, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
HIV Services, a Program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Portland, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Lower Columbia Q Center Astoria, Oregon Visit
Nomenus Radical Faeries Wolf Creek, Oregon Visit
Olalla Center Toledo, Oregon Visit
Ori Gallery Portland, Oregon Visit
PFLAG Oregon Central Coast Newport, Oregon Visit
PFLAG Pendleton Pendleton, Oregon Visit
Portland Sex Worker Resource Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Q Center Portland, Oregon Visit
Rogue Action Center Talent, Oregon Visit
Rural Organizing Project Cottage Grove, Oregon Visit
Safe Harbors of Wallowa County Enterprise, Oregon Visit
SAGE Metro Portland a program of Friendly House Portland, Oregon Visit
The Living Room Oregon City, Oregon Visit
TransPonder Eugene, Oregon Visit
Transpose PDX Portland, Oregon Visit
UTOPIA PDX Portland, Oregon Visit
Westside Queer Resource Center Beaverton, Oregon Visit
Wild Diversity Portland, Oregon Visit

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