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.

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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
Aurora J. Portland Community College Geology and Math
Blaine Reposa Lane Community College Culinary Arts and Hotel/Tourism/Restaurant Management
Carlos Grove Blue Mountain Community College Music Education
Carter Lee (formerlyÊCarter Munda) Portland State University Education
Corey Gallet de St Aurin Oregon Health and Science University Medicine
Dakota Steele Universoty of Oregon School of Law Environmental Law
David Hoang Franklin High School Dermatology
Dillon Najar-Garcia Linn-Benton community college Law
Elmira Fathe Azam TBD Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Gianna Espinoza Portland State University Asian Studies
Jenae Hundley Laguna College of Art and Design Illustration
Joseph Disan Portland State University Law
Juston Jaco Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Nutrition
Kason Addams Portland State University Biomechanical Engineering
Lukas Soto Portland State University Sociology
Maddie Klementyn Portland Community College Electronic & Computer Engineering
Marco Sixtos Portland State University Psychology
Maryam Meshkattehrani Portland State University ESOL
Nghi Nguyen University of California Biochemistry
Orion Rodriguez Portland State University Art Therapy
Parsa Mohmmad Ghezelayagh Portland State Universiry Bioinformatics
Piper Kittersong Colorado State University Fashion Design
Raven Waldron Oregon State University Pharmacy
Yasmin Flores-Lopez Willamette University Language, Astronomy, Digital Media
Adrianna Guevarra Oregon State University-Cascades Computer Science
Alisha Wells Portland State University School of Social Work Social Work
Ariana Rosales Portland State University Fine Arts
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
Shelby Myrick-Duckett Whitworth University Education
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

Current Oregon Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Bradley Angle Portland, Oregon Visit
Bradley Angle Portland, Oregon Visit
Bridging Voices Portland, Oregon Visit
Call to Safety Portland, Oregon Visit
Cascade AIDS Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Cascade AIDS Project Portland, Oregon Visit
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Portland, Oregon Visit
Enlace Portland, Oregon Visit
Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland, Oregon Visit
Friendly House Portland, Oregon Visit
Friendly House Inc. Portland, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
Human Dignity Coalition BEND, Oregon Visit
Human Dignity Coalition Bend, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service Portland, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Lewis & Clark College Portland, Oregon Visit
LGBTQ Community Center Fund dba Q Center Portland, Oregon Visit
Momentum Alliance Portland, Oregon Visit
Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Newport, Oregon Visit
Oregon Community Health Workers Association Portland, Oregon Visit
Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Keizer, Oregon Visit
Ori Gallery Portland, Oregon Visit
Our House of Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Our House of Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Outside the Frame 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
The Living Room Milwaukie, Oregon Visit
Trans*Ponder Eugene, Oregon Visit
Trans*Ponder Eugene, Oregon Visit
TransActive Gender Center Portland, Oregon Visit
UTOPIA PDX Portland, Oregon Visit

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