Corporate partnerships are an essential part of the ongoing success and growth of Friends of the Children - Portland. This platform for engagement is a way for local and national companies to align themselves with a unique and trusted nonprofit. Our partnership with each other allows for additional exposure for the critical work that we do and an opportunity for corporate employees to make a difference in the community that they live in. Corporate partnerships activate the process of permanent, positive change in our community by generously supporting our research based model for youth mentoring.
Come join us in changing the world – one child at a time.
Our Foundation partners play a critical role in the mission of Friends of the Children-Portland through their investments in sustaining, growing our model. Funding from Foundations ensures our evidence-based model thrives by supporting new initiatives informed by systemic inequities that disproportionately impact our youth and families. Our innovations in youth-led programming, partnerships with local schools and the child welfare system, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion would not be possible without the foundations who walk alongside us. We thank our Foundation partners for supporting our model and the dreams of our youth.
Friends work as advocates to help our youth access a wide variety of community resources. Our youth work with hundreds of organizations in the community. Here is a list of some of our most active partners.
We serve 500 children and youth in over 120 schools in five counties throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. We begin by selecting children at the kindergarten level at three local elementary schools and directly from the foster care system in partnership with the Department of Human Services. Many of our children move during their time with Friends of the Children, and we remain committed to each child within a 30-mile radius of Portland.