The Black Resilience Fund

#BlackLivesMatter #WeDoHeal

In the wake of George Floyd's murder is a long, painful month 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. 

The Black Resilience Fund was launched on June 1st, 2020 to foster healing and resilience by providing immediate financial relief to Black Portlanders.

If you are in need of funds, please fill out this request form:

If you would like to volunteer, please use this sign up form:

The Black Resilience Fund is co-founded by Cameron Whitten and Salomé Chimuku. Cameron is 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. Salomé has over a decade of experience in public sector work, working with organizations such as Portland State University, the Urban League of Portland, and Unite Oregon. She has served on many local social justice and advocacy boards and has worked for many statewide elected officials in the Oregon Legislature. 

The funding report will be updated every other day.

#BlackLivesMatter #WeDoHeal


  • Julianna Lucisano 
    • $300 
    • 35 mins
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mins
  • Joshua Adams 
    • $91 
    • 1 hr
  • Kevin Haynes 
    • $10 
    • 2 hrs
  • Sarah Hershey 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 2 hrs
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Fundraising team (31)

Cameron Whitten 
Raised $260,835 from 1447 donations
Portland, OR
Salome Chimuku 
Team member
Raised $5,681 from 70 donations
Sarah Buckmaster 
Team member
Raised $2,537 from 34 donations
Brown Hope 
Team member
Raised $1,069 from 15 donations
Linda Gamberg 
Team member
Raised $867 from 7 donations
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