Charitable Institute

The Portland Business Alliance understands that in order to ensure economic prosperity in the Portland region it is important to build partnerships with and give support to other non-profit organizations. In some cases, the burden of administrative and human resource requirements can overwhelm small organizations so the Alliance created the Charitable Institute, a 501(c)(3) corporation. 

Since 1982, the Charitable Institute has served as an umbrella organization and provides administrative and human resource services for other nonprofits that align with the Alliance mission of ensuring economic prosperity in the Portland region. 
 
 


Chair's Scholarship

Chair's Scholarship

Started in 2010, the Chair’s Scholarship offers scholarships for students in  business-related fields of study at higher education institutions in Oregon. The scholarship honors the Alliance’s outgoing chair, who selects the recipient school. The program is funded annually through personal and company contributions from Alliance members.
Partners in Diversity

Partners in Diversity

Partners in Diversity partners with Oregon and SW Washington member employers to address critical needs for achieving and empowering a workforce that reflects the rapidly changing demographics of the Pacific Northwest.
Workforce 
Diversity Project

Workforce
Diversity Project

The Workforce Diversity Project is a 3-year long project funded by a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to research barriers to employment and education for diverse and immigrant populations.
Nike School 
Innovation Fund

Nike School
Innovation Fund

The Nike School Innovation Fund's mission is to fuel excellence in education through the power of innovation. Since 2007, Nike has partnered with school leaders in Oregon to engage students and support teachers to help all students realize their potential.