Organizations Committed to Advancing Social Justice in Southwest Washington

Consider supporting these local organizations working to promote justice, eliminate race-based discrimination and empower underrepresented communities of color. This list will be updated regularly.

Local Organizations: 

NAACP Vancouver Branch 1139
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) exists to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

YWCA Clark County
YWCA Clark County’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by providing direct service, support groups, community outreach and public policy. Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

iUrban Teen
iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing career focused education to underrepresented teens ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of STEM+Arts careers and civic engagement that step them outside of their current boundaries. Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

Clark County Latino Youth Conference
CCLYC is the only youth leadership conference in SW Washington/Portland Metro area which brings Latino youth together to provide leadership development, elevate post secondary and technical career opportunities and provide culturally specific activities to first generation, priority populations and hard to reach youth. Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

OneAmerica is the largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, organizing with and advocating for diverse communities including Latinx, African, and Asian. The organization plays an active and leading role in state and national coalitions working on immigrant rights, education, economic and environmental justice, voting rights, and immigrant integration. We believe that building broad-based movements led by people of color and their allies and grounded in grassroots community organizing will create a more just, democratic, and compassionate society. Visit their website to learn more and donate.

Latino Community Resource Group
The Latino Community Resource Group is a coalition of individuals and organizations that promote the success and empowerment of the Latinos in southwest Washington through community events, workshops and forums.Visit their website to learn more and donate.

SW WA LULAC Council 47013
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups. Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

The Noble Foundation
The Noble Foundation’s mission is to ensure all marginalized communities are able to gain the connections, knowledge, and empowerment to build a more just, equitable, and healthy society.Visit their website to learn more and donate. 

SWWA United Communities for Change
Southwest Washington Communities United for Change is a grass-roots, community-based organization that came together to support BIPOC and marginalized community members to dismantle systems of oppression and support Southwest Washington community members. Visit their website to learn more. 

Statewide Organizations:

The Northwest Community Bail Fund
NCBF posts bail for people charged with low level crimes in western Washington to reduce the impact of monetary bail. Visit their website to learn more and donate.