We’ve survived a long, painful week that’s an extension of a year that’s challenged us to our core.
We need healing. We need justice. And that requires action.
Systemic change requires prolonged effort, but we can also make an immediate difference for frontline communities. I launched this Black Resilience Fund as an opportunity for non-Black allies to support the resilience of Black people in our very own community.
In four days, the Black Resilience Fund has provided $$236,469.81 in immediate support for Black Portlanders, including a warm meal, groceries, and unpaid bills.
If you are in need of funds, please fill out this request form: https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/request
If you are a non-Black sibling and would like to volunteer, please use this sign up form: https://forms.gle/6x7mnbw9FMsz7paQA
If you have any questions, comments, or need to make an off-the-internet request our email address is [email redacted]
The Black Resilience Fund is founded by Cameron Whitten, a local Portlander who has more than 5 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and donation accountability. Cameron has served as the Executive Director of local nonprofits such as Know Your City, Brown Hope, and Q Center.
We're working with Portland-based nonprofit Brown Hope to become the fiscal sponsor of the Black Resilience Fund. If you'd like to make a tax deductible contribution to the fund, please visit: brownhope.org.
We've so far collected over 11,000 donations, which has provided support to 700 Black Portlanders.
(Funding report will be updated on a DAILY basis)
- Christine Scruggs Joyner
- Gabriel Paez
- Derek Armbruster
- Caryn Shebowich