Our Mission

To assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.
Where every person matters.
Where every dollar counts.



The Black United Fund of Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing community needs and empowering individuals and future generations through the pursuit of education; both formal and experiential.


Community Grants

“Everything we do is to help stimulate growth in underserved communities, ensuring that all Oregonians are able to live out their full potential.” The Black United Fund of Oregon has understood the value and strength of our community since the organization’s inception in 1983. Now, more than 30 years later, we continue to provide services and resources to Oregon youth and families. The Black United Fund of Oregon’s Community Grants program provides funding support to nonprofits that work to close academic and soci-economic achievement gaps while encouraging a college bond culture among youth.


The Black United Fund provides direct services to youth who participate in our Mentor4Success program. The impact of the Mentor4Success program has significantly influenced our community. Over the last ten years the Black United Fund has awarded 14 or more scholarships each year, averaging $250,000 or more annually. Additionally the Black United Fund of Oregon helps, on average, 250 students with the completion of college essays to support their collage applications and annual scholarship awards.



The Black United Fund’s 2015 College Fair will be hosted at Concordia University on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (registration opens at 8:30am). This fair features colleges and universities from Oregon and SW Washington and HBCU Alumni; there will be workshops for both students and parents, and informative sessions for students who are interested in scholarships regardless of their socio-economic status.

Click here for more information.

Thank You! Celebrating Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Thank you to everyone who came to show their support on Saturday, August 8, 2015! We had nearly 1000 people from the community participate in the celebration. Thank you to our volunteers for helping make the event a success! We are actively raising funds to seal the painting, we would invite you to give in support to protect this magnificent piece of art. Click here to donate.


Black United Fund of Oregon in collaboration with Vox Siren, an inter-sectional feminist creative change agency, and Art Uprising a social justice art focused organization have partnered with local artists Mehran Heard, known as EatCho and Jeremy Nichols, to design an iconic mural in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, measuring nearly 100 feet in length. Click here.

2015 Scholarship Awards Luncheon!


Building Unlimited Futures

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, community members and friends for coming out to support these amazing group of young men and women.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!


To learn more about sponsorships for 2016 contact, ; to purchase a luncheon ticket click here.

Proceeds from luncheon will benefit our invaluable programs and services including the Mentor4Success program and Scholarship Writing Workshops.