Rivermark Awards $20,000 Grant to JOIN PDX
Rivermark recently made two important announcements related to its foundation, the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
- The Rivermark Community Fund has aligned its mission to help make housing more sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable in our community
- JOIN PDX has been selected as the 2019 recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Rivermark Community Fund
The Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation was established in 2016 to provide grants to nonprofits in support of economic vitality. The new direction of the foundation is to support affordable housing and fighting homelessness in the communities it serves.
The 2019 grant recipient, JOIN PDX, is leading with inspirational and effective programs to assist the homeless population in Portland transition into permanent housing. In 2018, they helped 1,377 individuals transition from homelessness to permanent housing, including 161 families with children. 83% of the households they helped into housing retained their housing for at least twelve months.
“We’re thrilled to partner with JOIN in support of their mission to address housing instability head-on with unique programs and affordable housing partnerships that are truly transforming people’s lives,” said Seth Schaefer, Rivermark Community Credit Union’s President/CEO.
Rivermark has previously partnered with JOIN through their Winter Warmth Drive the past two years. Beyond the grant and Warmth Drive, Rivermark is planning other events throughout 2020 to raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness.About JOIN PDX About the Community Fund