At Secret Aardvark, community is essential to us. That’s why we give at least 3% of our profits back to organizations that are meaningful to our team each year. Here are just a few of the organizations we gave to in 2021.
p:ear mentors Portland’s homeless youth to affirm personal worth and create healthier lives and communities.
The Jeremy Wilson Foundation
We love the musicians in our lives, but they often struggle to get the health services they deserve. The Jeremy Wilson Foundation serves musicians who are in need during times of medical emergencies.
ACLU – Oregon Chapter
The ACLU protects free speech and civil liberties across Oregon and the United States.
Rose City Rollers
We’ve supported our home roller derby team, The Rose City Rollers, for years now. We’re proud to have the world champions in our backyard!
SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor.
Equitable Giving Circle
Equitable Giving Circle is a community of people committed to creating peer-led, community-funded, transformational change that aims to build immediate and increased equity throughout Portland’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities through a combination of fund development and network building opportunities that center economic equity.
Birch Community Center
Birch Community Services addresses the roots of hunger and economic hardship in Portland, OR. Their mission is to provide a community where people can be responsible and accountable for meeting their basic needs, and to equip them with tools to overcome financial difficulty.
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank aims to eliminate hunger and its root causes. They collect food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources and distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,400 food assistance sites serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
There’s something special about growing your own food. Growing Gardens aims to empower everyone to have equal access to healthy food and to be stewardesses of our own communities through sharing of resources, educating each other, and learning new skills via gardening.
Clackamas Service Center
Clackamas Service Center (CSC) is an inclusive “one-stop” community center for individuals and families seeking food relief and resources for improved health, dignity, and stability.
We’ve talked about CRAG Law Center before in-depth—they’re an organization fighting for the environment in the eyes of the law that we’re proud to support. Read more about them through our Partner Spotlight.
Willamette Riverkeepers and Columbia Riverkeepers
The health of our waterways is essential to the health of our communities. For 25 years, Willamette Riverkeepers have proudly served as the eyes, ears, and voice of the Willamette River. Likewise, the Columbia Riverkeepers are working to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.
SOLVE’s tagline is “Taking Care of Oregon.” Founded in 1969, their goal is to “bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship” including coordinating community cleanups of parks, beaches, and more.
Waggin Tails Search and Rescue
Losing a dog is losing a member of your family. That’s why we’re proud to support Waggin Tails Search and Rescue, a local nonprofit dedicated to reuniting lost and missing dogs with their families.
This just-for-dogs animal rescue is close to our hearts. Pawsitively Saved’s goal is to promote animal welfare through community awareness, education, and responsible pet adoptions.