For every loan we close, we donate $100 to a local nonprofit selected by our clients. Here are some of the organizations we've helped support since 2017.
Empowers youth and adults to take control of their financial futures. Financial Beginnings provides educational programs to give individuals the foundation they need to make informed financial decisions. Last year, FB provided financial education to more than 20,000 individuals. https://www.financialbeginnings.org/
Engages community volunteers to read one on one with pre-K to third-grade children who need literacy support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read at home. http://www.getsmartoregon.org
Protects and restores the Willamette River ecosystem in its entirety. Last year, WR restored 562 acres of river habitat, including planting more than 126,300 native plants. It also engaged more than 2,208 people with the river.
Combines the diversity in the Black African, Caribbean and African American community within a Pan African Framework to achieve Pan African unity. Educates and empowers the community, creates economic opportunity and supports the arts, music, and entrepreneurship in Portland’s Pan African communities.
Empowers Portland’s underserved youth through art and music, and inspire the next generation of creative leaders. Vibe provides music and fine-arts education by connecting students with local professional artists and musicians within their communities. http://vibepdx.org
Provides a hot meal to every senior who requests one without having to institute a waiting list. Last year, it served and delivered 1.3 million meals to more than 17,000 older adults in the community.
Provides life-saving services to adults and children escaping domestic violence. Offers resources and personalized support to help survivors obtain housing, employment, self-sufficiency and safety. http://raphaelhouse.com
Providing quality food and vital veterinary care for the family pets of anyone in honest need, keeping them safe, healthy and out of the shelters. 90,000 animals helped; 9,000,000 healthy meals provided.
Helps low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family-support services, job-readiness training and economic development opportunities.