Workplace Giving Program

The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF-OR) serves as a representative in seven umbrella charitable campaigns, which facilitates voluntary charitable contributions by employees through payroll deductions to YOUR ORGANIZATION. Pursuant to BUF-OR’s mission, this allows for donations to reach smaller or lesser-known organizations to help them grow and thrive. Together, our organizations have provided vital resources to the community, ranging in focus from education and youth engagement, workforce development and social justice, to fostering equitable communities, cultural understanding, and the arts. Accepted organizations will be guaranteed 2 years participation in workplace giving campaigns.

TEN mission-aligned, participating member organizations will be selected for passthrough payments and representation in the following seven umbrella campaigns: 

Consistent with the guidelines of the program, BUF-OR retains a small administrative fee to offset the cost of providing this service. Learn more about Portland Chapter 5.10 by visiting or by contacting your employer for details about workplace giving at your place of work.

Questions about giving or receiving funds via workplace giving?

Please contact Melissa Slanetz at

Grassroots Member Organizations

Mission: Coordinate community-based change agents to instigate policy and practice reform and deliver culturally responsive educational experience to Black youth and adults.

Mission: At Building Blocks 2 Success our mission is to get ethnically and gender diverse underrepresented youth from the Portland Metropolitan area excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through exposure and participation in STEM-related programs and activities.

Mission: Provide youth resources and mentoring where opportunity gaps exist with a focus to uplift, educate, and support the development of black-identified youth and other communities of color.

Mission: We use chess as a tool for building community, connection, and confidence.

Mission: The vision of the Salem Multicultural Institute and the purpose of the World Beat Festival and World Beat Gallery are to create an environment of openness for all people. In all our activities, SMI aims to be family-friendly, economically inclusive, and culturally authentic.

Mission: To improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities for all African Americans in our communities

Mission: Constructing Hope’s mission is to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. We provide no-cost, ten-week construction training programs, placement services, and career advancement support.

Mission: Building Latinx, Immigrant Power Through Unity. Centro Latino Americano, Downtown Languages, and Huerto de la Familia are combining in order to increase our capacity to serve Latino and immigrant families in our community.

Mission: Elevate Oregon builds relationships with youth to promote education, self-reliance and achievement in the Parkrose School District.

Mission: The mission of World Stage Theatre is to provide exploration, experience, and exposure to underserved youth curious about the arts, providing culturally relevant storytelling through arts education, performances, and community events.

Mission: KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.

Mission: Our mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively and to mentor future social justice leaders.

Mission: To provide safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA of communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest.

Mission: RACE TALKS envisions a world beyond superficial connections where race, ethnicity, gender, and religion are no longer barriers to connecting with others, but a means to enhance cross-cultural connections through deep and shared experiences.

Mission: For 103 years, we have upheld our Founders’ vision, setting ourselves apart as an organization built on the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.

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