Looking for a nonprofit or group to get involved in?  Searching for a leadership program to help grow your fantastic organizing and advocacy skills? Want to impact the day-to-day lives of fellow Oregonians? Then the list of organizations below is for you. 

Think we are missing someone from this list? (we probably are.) let us know here.

Arts and culture

Coming soon.

Business/Economic Development

Coming soon.


Chalkboard Project (Based in Portland, statewide focus) 


350.org (Statewide, chapters throughout state) 
1000 Friends of Oregon (Statewide, chapters throughout state) 
Audubon Society, Oregon Chapter (Statewide, chapters throughout state) 
Beyond Toxics (Statewide, offices in Eugene and Portland) 
Cascadia Wildlands (Statewide, offices in Eugene and Roseburg)
Oregon League of Conservation Voters (Statewide, chapters throughout state)
Oregon Chapter Sierra Club (Statewide, chapters throughout state) 
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon (Based in Portland, statewide focus) 

General Legislative

League of Women Voters (Statewide, chapters throughout state) 
Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (Based in Portland, statewide focus) 
Rural Organizing Project (Statewide, focus on rural Oregon counties)

Housing and Homelessness

Community Alliance of Tenants (Based in Portland, statewide focus) 
Community Supported Shelters (Eugene/Springfield) 
Egan Warming Centers (Eugene/Springfield) 
Habitat for Humanity of Oregon (Statewide, offices throughout) 
ImpactNW (Portland Metro Area) 
Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (Based in Silverton, statewide focus) 
ShelterCare (Lane County)
Welcome Home (Portland Metro area) 

Leadership, Education, and Training Programs

1000 Friends of Oregon Land Use Leadership Initiative (Statewide)
Bus Project (Statewide)
Emerge Oregon (Recruits statewide, locations depend on geographic makeup of applicants. Class also held online)
Eugene Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Eugene - Springfield (Based in Eugene - Springfield Metro Area)
International Association of Public Participation (Chapters in Portland and Eugene/Springfield) 
NEW Leadership Oregon (Recruits statewide, based at Portland State University) 
Run for Something (Recruits nationwide) 


Coming soon.

Social Justice

Basic Rights Oregon (Based in Portland, statewide focus) 
CAUSA (Based in Salem, statewide focus)
Community Alliance of Lane County (Lane County) 
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (Portland) 
NAACP Oregon (Chapters in Portland, Salem-Keiser, Eugene/Springfield, and Albany/Corvallis) 
Unite Oregon (Statewide focus, chapters in Multnomah County, Washington County, and Rogue Valley) 
Urban League of Portland (Based in Portland, statewide focus)


Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (Eugene/Springfield) 
GEARs (Lane County) 
Safe Routes to School (Programs active statewide) 
The Street Trust (Statewide, Portland focus – previously Bicycle Transportation Alliance) 

We are still in the process of compiling resources for folks interested in running for office, including links to other organizations that are looking to support and provide resources to candidates like you. Have any suggestions? Contact us and we would love to chat with you.