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Watch a special video message from each nonprofit

The power of Grow: The Advantis Community Fund

This year, Grow: The Advantis Community Fund is addressing the immediate, and critical needs of our communities’ most vulnerable. To help address the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, we’ve awarded $100,000 to five local nonprofit organizations to bolster their immediate response efforts. Our 2020 grant recipients share in their own words how the grants will make a positive impact on their efforts.

Watch a video from each nonprofit on how Grow funds are helping our community:

Impact NW

Impact Northwest works to prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity. The nonprofit works with thousands of individuals and families in danger of losing their housing, and connects them with resources to help them transition out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

Sunshine Division

For nearly 100 years, Sunshine Division has provided food and clothing relief to struggling local families, students, and individuals. Backed by a unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year-round, also supporting more than 70 food-relief agencies in five counties.

Human Solutions

Human Solutions has been helping homeless and low-income families build pathways out of poverty since 1988. They offer services in four interrelated areas: affordable housing; employment and economic development programs; direct services to homeless families; and rent and utility assistance programs.

Store to Door

Store to Door supports independent living for Portland-area seniors and people with disabilities. Through personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service, they envision a community where all seniors and people with disabilities are nourished, included, and can age with dignity in the setting of their choice.

Outside In

Outside In provides health care and social services for youth experiencing homelessness and other marginalized people in downtown Portland and the surrounding community.

“We are incredibly grateful to Advantis Credit Union for this $20,000 grant. We believe that health care is a human right, and we are committed to providing critical and essential health care and supportive services to those living in poverty and experiencing homelessness in our community. These funds will help us continue to meet the needs of people who have been deeply affected by COVID-19 and who might not otherwise receive care. Thank you Advantis Credit Union!”

Patricia Patrón
Executive Director
Outside In