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
Kristie Anderson Oregon Institute of Technology Medical Laboratory Sciences
Michael Anderson Oregon Health and Science University Medical Doctor
Sam Blaylock Portland State University Counseling
Caden DeLoach Oregon State University BS in Public Health (Health Promotion and Health Behavior) with a minor in Queer Studies
Ryan DePauw Portland State University Communication Science and Disorders
Shane Feinstein University of Oregon Biochemistry
Corey Gallet de St Aurin Oregon Health and Science University Medical Doctor
Lex Jakusovszky Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School Business Administration
Nika Ko Berklee College of Music Piano Performance and Film Scoring
Bryan Lynn Oregon State University Integrative Biology, Math, and Teaching
Bella Medina Willamette University Exercise And Health Science, Sociology Minor
Maryam Meshkattehrani Portland State University Architecture
Dharma Mirza Oregon State University Public Health: Health Promotion & Behavior; Queer Studies; Statistics
Hawkeye Morgan Eastern Oregon University Integrated Studies
Hanna Nguyen University of Oregon Biochemistry
Cameran Nicholas Portland state university Social Work, Psychology
Adam Okoye University of Ottawa Linguistics
Reece Petrik University of Oregon Juris Doctor
Jey Sanderson Pacific University Music Education
Bergen Sather Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine MD Program Doctor of Medicine
Lydia Stolt Portland Community College Educations/Humanities
Raven Waldron Oregon State University/College of Pharmacy Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Current Oregon Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Beyond These Walls Portland, Oregon Visit
Bradley Angle Portland, Oregon Visit
Brown Hope Portland, Oregon Visit
Cascade AIDS Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Eugene, Oregon Visit
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Portland, Oregon Visit
Freedom To Thrive Portland, Oregon Visit
Friendly House/ SAGE Metro Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Greater Portland Trans Unity Portland, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Lower Columbia Queer Center Astoria, Oregon Visit
Nomenus Radical Faeries Wolf Creek, Oregon Visit
Olalla Center Toledo, Oregon Visit
Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Newport, Oregon Visit
Ori Gallery Portland, Oregon Visit
Our House of Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
PDX Sex Worker Relief Fund Portland, Oregon Visit
PFLAG Pendleton Pendleton, Oregon Visit
Rogue Action Center Phoenix, Oregon Visit
Rural Organizing Project Cottage Grove, Oregon Visit
The Living Room Oregon City, Oregon Visit
Trans*Ponder Eugene, Oregon Visit
Transpose PDX Portland, Oregon Visit
UTOPIA PDX – United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Westside Queer Resource Center Beaverton, Oregon Visit
Wild Diversity Portland, Oregon Visit

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