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.

Region Contact

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

Current Oregon Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Beyond These Walls Portland, Oregon Visit
Bradley Angle 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
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Los Angeles, Oregon Visit
Familias en Accion Portland, Oregon Visit
Freedom To Thrive Portland, Oregon Visit
Friendly House/ SAGE Metro Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
Good Samaritan Foundation Portland, Oregon Visit
HIV Alliance Eugene, Oregon Visit
Immigration Counseling Service Portland, Oregon Visit
Latino Network Portland, Oregon Visit
Oregon Central Coast PFLAG Newport, Oregon Visit
Ori Gallery Portland, Oregon Visit
Our House of Portland Portland, Oregon Visit
PFLAG Roseburg Roseburg, Oregon Visit
Q Center Portland, Oregon Visit
Rogue Action Center Phoenix, Oregon Visit
Rural Organizing Project Cottage Grove, Oregon Visit
Sexual Assault Support Services Eugene, Oregon Visit
The Living Room Gladstone, Oregon Visit
Trans*Ponder Eugene, Oregon Visit
Wild Diversity Portland, Oregon Visit

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