SEEDS

All Our Partners

Activism, Advocacy, and Organizing

National Crime Victim Law Center

The National Crime Victim Law Institute actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.We seek to promote a society in which:
  • Every crime victim has comprehensive and meaningful legal rights and can access a knowledgeable attorney for representation in the justice system;
  • Every crime victim’s attorney has access to education, training, and technical support from a community of experts;
  • Everyone in the justice system is knowledgeable about and respects the legal rights of crime victims;
  • Crime victims’ rights are routinely enforced to facilitate meaningful participation in the justice system; and
  • Every right of every crime victim is honored in every case.
Current positions:
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Gateway Center for Domestic Violence

Deliver trauma informed services to survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. A collaboration between the City of Portland and Multnomah County offering a variety of public and private services specifically and exclusively for victims of intimate partner violence and family violence
Current positions:
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Animal Care 

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Arts 

Milagro Theater 

Milagro's mission is to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities. Teatro Milagro, Milagro’s touring & arts education program, presents its original bilingual plays and educational residencies to diverse and underserved communities across the nation.
On the MainStage, Milagro produces a full season of regional or world premieres, including one Spanish-language play each year, as well as our long-running Día de los Muertos signature production. We entertain our audiences; we give them pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of latinidad, we reflect the full spectrum of humanity.

Current postions:
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Oregon Contemporary

Oregon Center for Contemporary Art is a space dedicated to art, community, and the exponential possibilities of contemporary art. We produce powerful, visionary art programs for the communities of Oregon. 
We believe artists provide unique, forward-thinking ways of connecting people to the nuanced issues that define modern life. We regularly promote voices and points of view—regional to international—that have been historically underrepresented in the arts, and engage these populations to impact and intervene in the contemporary arts dialogue.
By showcasing any and all forms of art in our exhibitions and events, Oregon Contemporary supports and empowers artists, curators, and performers, presenting singular experiences for the public every month. Through individual and business donations, as well as grant support, Oregon Contemporary is able to pay arts producers fairly for their work, while offering the majority of our programs to audiences free of charge

Current postions:
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Culturally-Specific Organizations

Portland Chinatown Museum
Honoring Portland Chinatown's past, celebrating its present, helping to create its future.

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Education

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools

 SUN Community Schools are a collaboration between Multnomah County, Portland Parks & Recreation, and six Public School Districts. The SUN Service System leads to educational success and family self-sufficiency through an integrated network of social and support services for youth, families and community members. This nationally recognized system of care works to ensure families are healthy so they can champion and support their children. SUN Community Schools in Multnomah Country are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life. SUN Community Schools mobilize and strategically organize community resources to provide: Strong core instructional program; Educational support and skill development for youth and adults; Enrichment and recreation activities; Family involvement and support; Social, health and mental health resources, Family and community events.

Current Positions:
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Maurice Lucas Foundation

At the Maurice Lucas Foundation, our mission is teaching life lessons through education and sport.Through our combination of academic programs, character-building exercises, sports camps, and educational experiences, we challenge our students to discover who they can be. We partner with families, teachers, Title 1 schools, and business leaders to form a supportive community that works together to build resilient citizens and leaders.

Current Positions:
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Children's Book Bank

The Children's Book Bank fills homes and lives with engaging, culturally diverse books because all children deserve to have books of their own. When they do, magical things happen — books ignite curiosity, spark the imagination, and open young minds to limitless possibilities.  Our programming is directed toward children in need from birth through grade 8 and supports early education and literacy development by providing books as tools.  These books mean children have the tools they need to develop important pre-reading skills, to support early reading achievement, and to prevent learning loss when school is not in session. 

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Current Positions: 
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SMART Reading

At SMART Reading, we hold to one simple truth: Reading matters. It’s an early gateway skill that paves the pathway for future success. Without it, kids are simply less likely to graduate high school, find employment, or successfully avoid other hardships like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and injustice.

Since 1992, SMART Reading has been pairing adult volunteers with children to provide reading support and books to keep. SMART Reading volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-guided environment.

Current Positions: 
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Minds Matter

​Minds Matter of Portland, chartered in 2006, is a chapter of a New York based educational organization that provides supplementary tutoring and mentoring on Saturdays for highly motivated, economically disadvantaged sophomore, junior, and senior high school students who aspire to the best four year school to which they can gain admission and financial aid. Students receive instruction in writing, critical thinking, vocabulary, grammar, public affairs, and math. The curriculum also includes PSAT and SAT instruction, field trips, career days, and debate. Each student is paired with two young professional mentors from the Portland business, professional, and educational community. This year, Minds Matter of Portland has 54 students and 90+ mentors, with a volunteer staff of 37 focused on curriculum, administration, logistics, and fundraising. 

Current Positions: 
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Environmental Justice

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council was established in 1995 by community members committed to restoring Johnson Creek, a vibrant creek with many challenges. Our mission is to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.

Watershed Councils are grassroots community groups comprised of citizens who want to help protect, restore and enhance the local watershed where they live, work, and play. They are locally organized, voluntary, non-regulatory organizations, and are intended to be broadly representative of the stakeholders in their respective areas.

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SOLVE

Founded in 1969, SOLVE’s mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and
build a legacy of stewardship. SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the
power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. Across the state, we bring diverse
communities together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhoods and natural areas
including our coast, rivers, parks, and forests.

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Healthcare

Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO)

MHAAO is a peer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes self-directed recovery and wellness for all by offering recovery peer services, training, and technical assistance.Peer services for those experiencing mental health and / or addiction challenges are provided at no cost within the greater Portland, OR metropolitan area (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties) through our  EVOLVE and Pathway Home programs.

MHAAO also provides training services and continuing education units (CEU) for peer support specialists and those interested in becoming certified, wherever they may be. To further the growth of the peer support community, we host Peerpocalypse, an annual leadership conference for those working in peer support and their allies.

Current Positions:
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Guardian Partners

Guardians are appointed by the Court to make decisions on behalf of people who are unable to make those decisions for themselves. Most Guardians are caring and responsible individuals. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Guardian Partners was started with the goal of providing oversight to ensure that Protected Persons are being treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

Current Positions:
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Housing and Food Security

Friends of Zenger Farms

We are a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. We are guided by a vision of a healthy, resilient community, where the wellbeing and prosperity of children and adults, regardless of race, geography or socio-economic status, is enhanced through access to affordable, plentiful and nourishing foods. We believe nourishment is a basic human right.

Current Positions:
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Meal on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

Current Positions:
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Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House brings neighbors together to reduce hunger and homelessness and to educate both young and old, strengthening our community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence, and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Rahab's Sisters

Rahab’s Sisters creates community through radical hospitality with those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use. Founded in 2003, we believe community is a basic human need essential to well-being, and that everyone deserves to feel they belong somewhere. Radical hospitality strives to break down barriers of fear, shame and judgment and create a healing space where individuals feel valued and find solidarity with one another. Our staff and team are energetic servant leaders who seek to share humanity with one another. Our community is made up of volunteers and guests, each equally important in our space, sharing from and learning from one another. Rahab’s Sisters is a vibrant, unique organization that provides radical acceptance and comfort to those most in need, and especially for those who identify as a woman or gender nonconforming.
Current Positions:
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Liberation Literacy

Liberation Literacy is a relational and hyper-localized non-profit. We strive to take back our communities by rebuilding the path of transition after incarceration, uplifting and empowering our abilities to heal, and dismantling the prison industrial complex. We utilize the power of conversations, personal experiences, and direct community action to work for and with those currently and formerly imprisoned in Oregon.

Current Positions:
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Immigration

IRCO | Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members in Oregon and SW Washington. As a community-based organization, we empower children, youth, families and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services.

Our vision is to be a leader of community driven, innovative programs delivered by compassionate staff who create equitable services that empower immigrants, refugees and underserved communities.

Current Positions:
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ROSS | Russian Oregon Social Services

Our mission is to successfully integrate Russian-speaking immigrants and refugees into Oregon and southwest Washington communities by providing services that increase independence, enable economic self-sufficiency, and improve mental and physical well-being. We are currently the only agency that works exclusively with the Russian-speaking population in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Marion Counties in Oregon, and Clark County in southwest Washington.

Current Positions:

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The Immigrant Story

Our mission: To document, narrate and curate stories about immigrants in order to promote empathy and advance an inclusive community. 

We envision an America where everyone is valued and included and where ethnic boundaries are unimportant. With these goals in mind, we seek to:

  • Advance the national dialogue and dispel myths about new Americans through strong, thoughtful, narratives.
  • Use cutting-edge technology and produce only the very best content.
  • Become the most desired medium and reach every American.
  • Provide a platform that focuses on the common strengths of all Americans, not their differences.
Current Positions:

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Voz Workers' Rights Education Project

Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

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Journalism and Media

Write Around Portland

Write Around Portland brings free creative writing workshops to hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low income apartments, prisons, social service agencies and treatment facilities. Nearly 500 adults and youth participate in these workshops each year. Workshops culminate in community readings and two beautifully designed books annually. 
Founded in 1999, Write Around Portland is a nonprofit organization with five full-time staff and more than 250 volunteers. Our mission is to change lives through the power of writing. The foundation for all that we do is based on our core values of respect, writing and community. 
Current Positions:

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Bitch Media

Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Bitch seeks to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world.
Current positions:
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PERIOD

PERIOD is a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Through the distribution of menstrual products, promotion of youth leadership, and championing of menstrual equity in policy, PERIOD aims to center those disproportionately affected by period poverty and support local efforts for menstrual equity
Current positions:
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LGBTQIA+

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Public Policy

North Star Civic Foundation

North Star Civic Foundation supports and invests in bold inquiry and partnerships that break through a decades-long stalemate around the biggest threats to our way of life and legacy. We bring a spirit of discovery, disruption and collaboration to accelerate broad-scale change in the areas of open democracy and wealth inequality
Current positions:
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Racial Justice

Portland Chinatown Museum
Honoring Portland Chinatown's past, celebrating its present, helping to create its future.

Current Positions: 
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Science  

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

OMSI's mission is to inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation, and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action. Founded in 1944, OMSI is one of the nation’s leading science museums with an international reputation in science education. We are dedicated to helping people build the confidence and skills they need for whatever the future holds through hands-on, high-quality learning experiences in the museum, at our world-class resident camps, and as part of the largest statewide science education program in the country.

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