One Percent For Good

Every quarter, Bridge & Burn proudly donates one percent of all online and retail sales to a local, Portland non-profit or charity. We're driven by community and often team up with brands, organizations, and other like-minded individuals whom we admire. It is our mission to give back to those who are making a meaningful difference in the world; investing in the community that has given us so much support over the years.


 Our 2019 Fourth quarter recipient


College Possible is making college admission and success possible for historically underserved students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support from junior year in high school through college graduation. Our Theory of Change rests on the premise that barriers to higher education faced by historically underserved students are mostly identifiable and predictable. Through near-peer coaching by AmeriCorps members who are recent college graduates, we provide students with the information and support they deserve to navigate the complex college admission and success process.

 In the 2019-20 school year, College Possible will work with high school students in Oregon to foster early college planning and preparation, address common academic, social and financial barriers to college, and increase college admission and enrollment rates. After high school, College Possible students receive coaching through the transition to college and are supported all the way through college graduation. Depending on the college they attend, students will receive in-person coaching on campus or technology-based coaching. Coaches assist students in connecting them to resources on campus, tackling barriers and identifying future opportunities.

Location: 532 SE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 971-407-2960
Email: OregonInfo@CollegePossible.org

 


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Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) is an award-winning program of high school completion, college preparation, and vocational training for low-income youth who are motivated to finish high school and learn a trade. PYB's mission is to support young people who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community.

For many young people, the path to success in life is neither straight nor clear. PYB offers hope and a second chance at success for youth aged 17-24 whose experience with poverty, violence, drugs, hunger, and loss have interrupted their route to success. Serving more than 200 young people a year, PYB helps students gain the resources and skills they are looking for to get back on their feet and thrive.

Most PYB students identify with being a minority in some regard, sometimes because of race, gender identity, socio-economic status, dis/ability, faith, or oftentimes a combination of multiple factors. With the launch of PYB's Educational Equity Initiative, PYB acknowledges that in order to best serve all youth in need of our services, it is imperative for us to confront the inequity within our own organization. Please read PYB's equity statement for more information.

Location:
4816 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
Phone:  503-286-9350
TTY/TDD: 1-800-735-2900

Open School is an innovative education program for amazing kids who need something different than traditional education. They know what kids are most likely to drop out. They find them and surround them with what they need to graduate and get ahead: ACADEMICS + EQUITY + ADVOCACY. Open School offers two core programs that partner with public school districts to serve students who have been historically underserved in the school system.
 
Open School East is a 7-12 grade school in East Multnomah county that partners with 6 school districts to serve students most likely to drop out of school. With small class sizes, culturally-responsive curriculum and social-emotional support, these same students excel academically and build lifelong skills.
 
Step Up helps 9th and 10th graders who have fallen the furthest behind make a smooth transition to and through their high school career. With Step Up, students find professional Advocates who mentor, tutor, and partner with their families to help them navigate school. Each year, the program keeps 300 kids in school and thriving academically at three Portland Public high schools—Roosevelt, Madison, and Franklin.
 
At Open School, they believe all youth can learn and deserve a quality education with the proper support. They know that their students are incredible, capable, and creative, and it’s up to us them to create a learning environment where their students' best qualities shine. Reinvent school with Open School.

Location: 7633 N Wabash Ave, Portland, OR 97217 
Phone: 503-488-5176  

 


Ascent Funding’s mission is to create financial equity and jobs in the Portland area through lending and business guidance to minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and low income business communities.

Founded in 2008 to address financial discrimination facing African-American owned businesses in the Albina neighborhood in North/Northeast Portland, Ascent’s support for that community remains strong, but its reach has expanded to include minority- and women-owned businesses and those in low income communities throughout the Portland Metro area.

Ascent Funding’s business loan programs provides fair and affordable loans to businesses that have been denied a bank loan so that their owners can continue pursuing their dreams thereby creating jobs, wealth and pride in their community. Their business advisory program offers classes and capital coaching to help entrepreneurs improve their ability access conventional bank capital and become better equipped in managing the financial aspects of their business.

Location: 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-227-3950

 


 

The Library Foundation enhances Multnomah County Library’s leadership, innovation and reach, helping the library address emerging community needs through private support. Since our founding in 1995, our supporters have helped the library breathe new life into aging buildings, buy books that capture hearts and minds, and reach tens of thousands of children and adults at risk of low literacy.

 Last year, more than 220,000 people were reached with programs and books made possible by gifts, large and small, to The Library Foundation. Supporters helped the library expand 15 programs and initiatives and made more than 153,000 books and materials available.

The Library Foundation does not raise money for day-to-day library operations. The foundation and the library work together, in a strong partnership, to determine where private funds can have the greatest impact for children and adults. Their work shows just how much a small nonprofit can accomplish together with a great public library.

Location: 620 SW 5th Ave. Ste. 1025, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-223-4009


IRCO

IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, IRCO has over 40 years of history and experience working with Portland's refugee and immigrant communities. IRCO supports immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members to become self-sufficient. We strive in our programming, outreach and education to foster understanding, compassion and communication between Oregon's established communities and newest arrivals.

Oregon has one of the fastest growing refugee and immigrant populations in the country. Forced to leave their home countries for fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group, refugees and immigrants come to Portland to begin new lives. IRCO focuses on removing barriers to self-sufficiency and helping individuals and families thrive, by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services, from employment, vocational training and English language learning, to community development, early childhood and parenting education, youth academic support and gang prevention.

Location: 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220 
Phone:  (503) 234-1541


The Forest Park Conservancy protects and fosters the ecological health of Forest Park, maintains and enhances the park's extensive trails network, and inspires community appreciation and future stewardship of the splendor of this iconic, urban forest as a gift for generations. Each year we work with more than 1,500 volunteers to build and maintain trails, remove invasive species, plant native trees, and provide educational programming that helps people gain a deeper appreciation for Forest Park and urban nature.

Currently, FPC is leading the largest urban restoration campaign Portland has ever seen. The Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative (GFPCI) is a 20-year collaborative strategy to restore and protect over 15,000 acres of public and private land within the Greater Forest Park Ecosystem which includes Forest Park. The Initiative will address the serious threats to the health of this ecosystem by bringing together public, private and non-profit partners as well as community volunteers to restore Forest Park and the surrounding landscape. Success of the GFPCI will result in cleaner air and water, healthier habitat for native plants and animals and a healthier environment for everyone who lives in the Portland region.

Location: 210 NW 17th, Suite 201, Portland, OR 97209
Email: info@forestparkconservancy.org


Farmers Ending Hunger was formed in 2006 with the mission to increase the amount of high quality food products delivered to Oregon Food Bank through a partnership of farmers, ranchers, food processors, Oregon Food Bank and the public. In that time Oregon's farmers and ranchers have donated almost 26 million pounds of high quality fruits, nuts, vegetables, baking mixes and meat to the Oregon Food Bank Network. We ask the public to partner with us through our "Adopt an Acre" program. Donated funds are used to help cover the costs of transportation, packaging and handling of the food products so that we can deliver them to Oregon Food Bank in a food box ready form. Oregon Food Bank distributes the products throughout the state of Oregon and Clark County Washington. As we say " Agriculture is our business, but food is everyones business". Help us in the fight to end hunger.

Location: PO Box 7361 Salem, Oregon 97303 
Email: info@farmersendinghunger.com

The mission of I Have a Dream” Oregon is to support and empower students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and career. Beginning in 1990, I Have a Dream Oregon (IHD) partnered with schools in poverty-impacted areas to designate their entire 3rd grade level as a Dreamer Class. Dreamers receive mentoring, academic and social services, and exposure to a culture of college and career through post-secondary education. IHD has designated 10 such classes; five are still active and are now in college. In 2010, IHD launched the Dreamer School Project (DSP), a public/private collective impact partnership aligning the efforts of more than 70 partners to improve outcomes for students who begin their pre-K - 12 journey at Alder Elementary in the Reynolds School District, one of Oregon's most poverty-impacted schools. The DSP expands on the core concepts of the Dreamer Class model and applies them to a whole school, following students from Alder through Reynolds and H.B. Lee Middle Schools, Reynolds High School and eventually, post-secondary education.

Location: 2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite D, Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-287-7203

Active Children Portland's mission is to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement. The organization’s vision is to transform communities and serve hundreds of local kids through youth sports and enhanced learning opportunities, keeping them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school environment.
Programs focus on helping youth develop the confidence and life skills they need to succeed. By taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to youth-development, and by focusing on kids who need it the most, we can make a positive difference for the next generation.

Location: 7931 NE Halsey St, Ste #201, Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-208-3415

 
Girl’s Inc.'s mission is to "inspire girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD." To accomplish their vision of "empowered girls and an equitable society", they provide programs for girls ages 6-18 designed to empower them with the skills, tools, and self-confidence they need to become leaders in their communities, learn to use their voice for change, and grow into economically-independent women. Read the Girls' Bill of Rights.
Want to get more involved? Visit the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Girls Inc, or find your local chapter at the national Girls Inc. Sign up for their newsletter, volunteer, become a mentor, or donate directly.

Location: 4800 SW Macadam Ave, Ste #309, Portland, OR
Phone: 503-208-3415

350PDX is our local Portland chapter of the global climate change non-profit 350.org. The number 350 comes from what scientists say is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million. Right now, the atmosphere contains over 398 ppm of CO2 and going up about 2 ppm every year. At 398 ppm of CO2 in our atmosphere, we’re already seeing massive climate disruption and devastating impacts. If we stay on our current pathway, CO2 levels could go up to as high as 700 ppm by the end of the century. That is not a future we can pass on.
Join us, as we take a more active stand against Climate Change this year and support One Percent for Good. Want to get more involved? Visit 350PDX, sign up for their newsletter, volunteer, attend a meeting and be inspired by their vision.

Location
1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland OR 97212


Since opening our doors in 1999, the Schoolhouse Supplies mission remains the same: to support public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. We do this because we believe that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of circumstance. Our ultimate goal is to level the playing field so every child has access to the tools that allow them to achieve academic success and feel confident.
Location: 2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503-249-9933


Peace in Schools mindfulness programs help young people develop compassion, calm, emotional resilience, and self-awareness. At a time when school violence is widespread and many teens struggle with feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety, they offer a positive alternative. In 2014, Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the nation. Today, new high schools are partnering with them each year to establish mindfulness courses. Their vision is to make mindfulness an accepted and valued discipline in secondary education. Our programs use mindfulness to alleviate personal and social strife in real-world settings. The self-supportive practices they teach are tools for life.  We believe mindfulness leads to safer schools and a more peaceful world.


Working toward the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools to serve low-income students and students of color to provide a proven reading intervention program with paid, extensively trained, culturally responsive tutors, plus school-wide family literacy events. Reading by third grade is crucial to a child’s educational development. Falling behind creates challenges that negatively impact a child’s education and self-esteem for years to come. Reading Results is committed to helping struggling learners get on the path toward academic success and a brighter future.

Location
: 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Ste 229, Portland, OR 97232 
Phone: 503-477-8176



Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth by providing  year-round, long-term mentoring through innovative art and nature programs provided during in-school classes, weekend art workshops, summer camp sessions and supplemental after school activities. Caldera exists as a way to help youth discover their creativity and enable the change it creates.
 
Location: 224 NW 13th Street Suite 304, Portland, OR 97209 
Phone: 503-937-3061



Transforming children into educated, independent adults is the job of the entire community. All Hands Raised brings together local business, government, non-profit organizations, faith community, parents, students, and community stakeholders to ensure the sustained success of every child in Portland and Multnomah County from cradle to career. The mission of All Hands Raised is to champion education, equity, and excellence inside and outside the classroom. They mobilize leadership, ideas, community action and resources to ensure they improve the educational outcomes for all kids throughout Portland and Multnomah County.

Location
: 2069 NE Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-234-5404


Oregon Food Bank
helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger by distributing food from a variety of sources through a statewide network that includes its four branches (in Beaverton, Ontario, Portland and Tillamook), 17 independent regional food banks and approximately 960 partner agencies. These local programs provide food directly to people who are hungry in the form of emergency food boxes, which provide a 3-5 day supply of groceries, hot prepared meals, or supplemental food parcels. The Oregon Food Bank Network serves an average of 900,000 people a year.
It takes cooperation, efficiency and strong partnerships to fight hunger. OFB's statewide network of regional food banks bring those words to life, ensuring that food is shared fairly throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Location
: 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97238
Phone: 503-282-0555


p:ear
builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year their programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people, ages 15 to 24. p:ear staff and volunteers serve as mentors, friends, and role models, while p:ear's unique programs create opportunities for young people to grow intellectually, express themselves constructively, communicate in positive ways and engage in meaningful interactions with the larger community of Portland. This is not work that can be accomplished in the short-term. These are relationships based on trust that take years to cultivate and require enormous dedication to sustain. We are committed to supporting p:ear as they support youth over the long-haul to share failures and successes, mundane events as well as life-altering milestones.

Location
: 338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-228-6677


Working with local makers and creative thinkers is rooted in our brand. Supporting the growth of our future thinkers and makers is just as important to us. The Right Brain Initiative promotes whole brain learning and is working to give every K-8 student in the Portland Tri-County Region access to the arts regardless of neighborhood, language, or income through an effort that engages the entire community, creating long-term, lasting change within the school systems. From The Right Brain Initiative: " The arts enhance every aspect of education from reading to critical thinking, social skills and motivation. Yet, after decades of extreme budget cuts, creative opportunities have all but disappeared from Portland area schools. And with them, the bright possibilities percolating in the brain cells of our children."

Location
: 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive Portland, OR 97238
Phone: 503-282-0555