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Join the movement to make a difference in the City of Bridges. At Brown Hope, our Black Resilience Fund is helping real families, friends, and neighborhoods, living in our communities.

In the face of persistent systemic inequities, we lift up community solutions for reparations-inspired action – free from bureaucracy and honoring the vital contributions of our Black communities.

The difference we’ve made in the lives of Black Portlanders gives us hope that healing is possible. While Portland is a city with a somber history of discrimination, we are also known as the City of Bridges. 

 

For all of our futures, let’s make Portland a bridge for racial justice.

 

The Black Resilience Fund was launched in Portland, Oregon in June 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. 

10,000 allies and neighbors from all backgrounds took to action, supporting Black Portlanders with immediate financial relief, such as rent, groceries, unpaid bills, and more. 

Since our founding, more than $2.6 million has been distributed to Black Portlanders.

This year, we’re excited to announce our most ambitious plan yet– building back from COVID-19 by building a lasting foundation of resilience for Black Portlanders.

In 2023, Black Resilience Fund will transform into a 3-year, village building cohort with an income guarantee. 

An income guarantee is a solution that lifts all boats, and our goal is to provide a platform free from red tape and bureaucracy, helping Black Portlanders achieve long-term dreams, such as having a family, advancing their career, and pursuing higher education. 

Each Black Portlander selected for the program will participate for 3 years, receiving up to $2,000 dollars a month in direct cash assistance, and attending monthly community-building gatherings with their fellow participants.

We have an ambitious goal to raise $500,000 this Summer which will give 50 Black Portlanders the opportunity to join Black Resilience Fund’s inaugural cohort.

Our initiative is funded 100% by the community. 

Our dream is only possible with the generosity of local small businesses, faith and community groups, and everyday supporters like you.

It may take years to recover from the shockwaves of COVID-19, but we believe that Black Resilience Fund will be a strong foundation of community and prosperity for generations to come. 

We can be a resilient village, together.

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You can also donate via check: write a check to BROWN HOPE and mail to 519 NE Hancock, Portland, Oregon 97212. Write BRF in the memo to designate to the Black Resilience Fund.

Our goal for June is to raise $500,000, which will empower us to provide real & tangible support to 50 Black Portland families for three years. 

If you would like to volunteer, please register to receive more information.

Black Resilience Fund is an incoming program of 501(c)3 non-profit Brown Hope. All donations through this page are tax-deductible, and the EIN for Brown Hope is 82-4843276. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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