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Rivermark Community Fund

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The Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation provides grants to non-profit community partners creating more sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable housing in Oregon and SW Washington. The Fund is supported by Rivermark staff and member donations, as well as our annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.

How to Get Involved

You can help us make a difference in our community by making a tax-deductible donation directly to the fund through the Oregon Community Foundation's website.

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Community Roots Collaborative

2023: Community Roots Collaborative Awarded $25,000

The Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots) is a non-profit organization aimed at creating affordable housing solutions with integrated support network of services for those who are currently unhoused.

The Rivermark Community Fund has decided to donate its 2023 grant of $25,000 to the Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots), specifically to support the development of the kitchen and communal area in C-Roots' new O-street complex of tiny homes. This project aligns with our mission to aid in the creation of affordable housing solutions.

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Community Roots Collaborative

2022: Community Roots Collaborative Awarded $20,000

The Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots) is a non-profit organization aimed at creating affordable housing solutions with integrated support network of services for those who are currently unhoused.

The donation provided by the Rivermark Community Fund will be used to help develop permanent, cottage-style tiny homes in Clark County for the unhoused and will be instrumental in giving Community Roots Collaborative enough reserves to start the process of hiring their first full-time Executive Director in 2023.

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2021: Oregon Energy Fund Awarded $20,000

The Oregon Energy Fund is a 30-year-old nonprofit that provides energy bill assistance to low-income Oregonians in support of household stability. Since 1989, OEF has helped almost 300,000 people pay their bills in times of crisis, ensuring that families in need don’t have to sacrifice food, rent, or medicine to pay for electricity.

Through the direct service of energy assistance, they supply a basic need that prevents the triple traumas of illness, homelessness, and hunger, and gives children and adults the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

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2020: Rebuilding Together Awarded $20,000

Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization that assists low-income homeowners with needed home repairs at no cost.  The Washington County and Portland chapters of Rebuilding Together each received $10,000.  “We focus on the elderly, people with disabilities, families with children, and veterans and are so grateful for the support of Rivermark,” said Danielle Schira, Rebuilding Together’s Executive Director for Washington County.

Rivermark’s donation came at a time when many local families are feeling overwhelmed with rising rent and housing costs.

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2019: JOIN PDX Awarded $20,000

JOIN PDX offers inspirational and effective programs to assist the homeless population in Portland transition into permanent housing. They have helped thousands of individuals and families transition around Portland. 83% of the households they helped into housing have retained their housing for at least twelve months.

JOIN PDX also sends crews out to the streets of Portland to give the homeless materials needed to survive the winter months. Rivermark has previously partnered with JOIN PDX to collect warmth item donations for them to disperse.

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2018: The Next Door Awarded $20,000

The Next Doors Promoting Prosperity Program provides education, business planning resources, and guidance to help Latino entrepreneurs set up or expand their businesses. They also provide assistance in securing funding to help make their dream a reality.

The Next Door recently purchased a building in The Dalles to expand their services in the area. Rivermark was happy to partner with them to help with some of the capital expenditures for this expansion. To date, the Next Door has helped over thirty businesses in Hood River and Wasco Counties.

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2016: TiE Young Entrepreneurs Awarded $3,750

TiE Young Entrepreneurs Program Oregons goal is to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, business, and community leaders.

The Credit Union also donated $11,250 to expedite the expansion of the program locally to two other high schools. The program is currently open to all high school students in the Portland Metro area with a satellite program at Benson Polytechnic High School. Seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors coach high school students based on a business-focused curriculum.

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