Our Mural

The Black United Fund of Oregon is the only black-owned, community specific nonprofit that operates and owns its building and property on Alberta Street. Last winter Vox Siren and Art Uprising approached the Black United Fund of Oregon with a proposal of creating a beautiful mural to promote visibility of the organization and powerful women leaders. This mural is a statement and acknowledgement that the Black United Fund of Oregon will continue to champion efforts to break economic barriers for underserved and underrepresented groups.

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges Stories from the Black United Fund Mural "A Voice to be Thankful For" from Vox Siren on Vimeo.

Ruby Dee

Coretta Scott King

Maya Angelou



Give the gift of your time for an hour or a day; spread your time over the course of one month or a full year. We welcome your support and will work to tailor an experience that is the right fit for you.

Education Events Volunteer - Participate in small educational workshops and events throughout the school year i.e. Scholarship Writing Workshops, Scholarship Application Days, College Application Week and College Fair, etc.

College Prep. Mentor- Guide 1-3 students through the college and scholarship journey. Meet with students at least 2-5 times a month. Help complete applications, read over essays and meet with student in the office or consult over the phone.

Accountability Volunteer- Work from home or in our office. Help keep our students accountable by contacting them over the phone to remind them about upcoming events and touch base with students in the mentoring program.

Office and Special Events Volunteer- Work with our fund Development team to process workplace giving materials, maintain our database and physical files, or participate in the planning of community events that raise awareness and financial support for the Black United Fund’s education programs.

For more information, please contact us by e-mail or phone.