NECN serves as the fiscal sponsor — providing 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status, managing finances and paperwork, administering grant funds, helping with promotion and outreach — for projects led by community groups that do not have their own non-profit status. To explore NECN sponsorship for your project, contact Fran Ayaribil: 503.388.9188, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent sponsored projects:
- Green King: The King Neighborhood Association worked with Depave to remove unneeded pavement from the parking lot on the south side of King School, and replaced it with a native plant rain garden to alleviate flooding and create a more welcoming and healthful space for community events, such as the King Farmers’ Market. Funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program.
To read more about the project or view pictures of the process, click HERE
Click here to donate to the Green King project.
- King School Backpack Lunch Program: Every week during the school year, volunteers with the King Neighborhood Association and the King School PTA provide a weekend lunch sack in the backpacks of schoolchildren who need food on Saturday and Sunday when school lunches aren’t available.
Click here to donate to the King School Backpack Lunch Program.
- Good In the Hood: Held annually on the last weekend in June, Good In the Hood is the largest multicultural festival in the Pacific Northwest. This three-day music and food festival opens with a community parade that travels through Northeast Portland and ends at Lillis-Albina Park.
Click here to donate to the Good In the Hood festival.
- Albina Tree Initiative: Students from Rosemary Anderson High School worked with Friends of Trees, with the leadership of the Humboldt Neighborhood Association, to recruit neighbors in Boise, Eliot and Humboldt to have street trees planted in front of their homes. Funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program.
- A Bench for Two Plum Park: An effort to fund the installation of a bench at Two Plum Park in the King Neighborhood.