Black Resilience Fund 2021

by Brown Hope

Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.

#BlackLivesMatter #WeDoHeal

We need healing. We need justice. And that requires action.

Systemic change requires prolonged effort, but we can continue making an immediate difference for frontline communities.

Our goal for from June 1st to December 31st, 2021 is to raise another $1,000,000, which will empower us to provide real & tangible support to our Black neighbors. 

You can also donate via check: write a check to BROWN HOPE and mail to P.O. Box 6807, Portland, Oregon 97228. Write BRF in the memo to designate to the Black Resilience Fund.

Since June 1st, 2020, the Black Resilience Fund has raised over $2,300,000.00 with the support of 18,000 individual donations. These funds helped to provide immediate support for 7,053 Black Portlanders, including a warm meal, groceries, and unpaid bills at a time where our Black families are struggling.

Childcare: $5,200 (0.24%)
Credit Card Debt: $41,980.00 (1.95%)
Electric & Water: $397,398.19 (18.49%)
Groceries: $589,960.00 (27.44%)
Legal Fees: $1,900.00 (0.09%)
Medical: $39,950.00 (1.86%)
Miscellaneous: $29,891.00 (1.39%)
Moving Costs: $54,400.00 (2.53%)
Phone & Internet: $96,919.85 (4.51%)
Rent: $561,442.85 (26.12%)
Small Biz Support: $128,450.00 (5.97%)
Student Loan: $99,449.57 (4.63%)
Transportation: $47,703.85 (2.22%)
Warm Meal: $51,274.50 (2.39%)

Given America’s amnesia on our racist history and its avalanching effects, we could never have dreamed that Black Resilience Fund would be possible.

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

If you have any questions, comments, or need to make an off-the-internet request our email address is

The Black Resilience Fund is a formal program of Brown Hope, a registered 501(3) non-profit organization with a federal employment identification number of 82-4843276. All donations through this page are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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