Creators for Creators Comic books are one of the most vibrant art forms in the world, and it is important that creators both know their worth and have the freedom to create. Creators for Creators is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization intended to encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education. The grant is a work in progress that will evolve to fit the needs of the recipient and the industry at large. The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to help pave the way for the next generation of comics creators by supporting their work financially and through mentorship, as well as providing opportunities for their creations to reach a wide audience.
Futures Without Violence For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, they train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. They also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships. Their vision is a future without violence that provides education, safety, justice, and hope.
Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girls Leadership teaches the skills to be brave, resilient and connected, equipping girls to make change in their world. They envision a society where girls and women engage authentically and assertively at every level of decision making in all areas of their lives. They structure their work around five central values: inclusivity, authenticity, integrity, quality, and fun!
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since its inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit more than 50 creators and their families with over $950,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by contributions. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
The Hollywood Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through the art of film while preserving a historic Portland landmark.
Urban League of Portland Established in 1945, the Urban League of Portland is one of the oldest African American service, civil rights and advocacy organizations in the area. They are part of a network of over 90 National Urban League Affiliates across the country and are recognized as one of the leading voices for African Americans and other people of color in the region. They are a key coalition-builder amongst other African American organizations, and work extensively with both traditional and emerging African American groups, the faith-based community, minority businesses, and other organizations of color, including immigrants and refugees. The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Their programs include a distinctive blend of direct services, organizing, outreach, and advocacy. They offer workforce services, community health services, summer youth programming, senior services, meaningful civic engagement opportunities, and powerful advocacy.