Portland, November 21st, 2015. The concept is simple, you know about “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Well, local nonprofits would like to introduce you to “Give Tuesday!”

The Date for “Give Tuesday” is December 1st, 2015. It’s a day of giving to help nonprofits like the local dance companies which hold free classes outside for kids. Organizers explain, “Whether you were born here, or chose this place as your home, you make Oregon what it is today – and you can play a part in a brighter tomorrow. #OregoniansGive will bring together people from every city, town, and rural community, in a statewide #GivingTuesday celebration of what it means to be Oregonian.”

A beautiful weekend at Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, an ecological wonderland that's been preserved for the future through the hard work of a great nonprofit and the continual generosity of many Oregonians. #oregoniansgive

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, is an ecological wonderland that’s been preserved for the future through the hard work of a great nonprofit and the continual generosity of many Oregonians. #oregoniansgive

In just four year’s time, #GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving which nonprofits from around the world have had success with reaching new donors, inspiring more giving, and recruiting new volunteers. And #GivingTuesday has experienced massive growth, between 2011 and 2012, the event saw a 53% increase in donations year-over-year. And a 90% increase over last year. As more nonprofits participate, #GivingTuesday’s reach expands to an ever increasing base of supporters.

So the countdown to Give Tuesday is on, but if you’d like, you don’t have to wait. We’ve got the links to the local nonprofits welcoming you donations, now and after Thanksgiving. As organizers say:

“We’re Oregonians. We’ve got this.”

1000 Friends of Oregon Environment Multnomah County
211info Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
350PDX Environment Multnomah County
Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO) Civic/Community Multnomah County
Active Children Portland Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Adelante Mujeres Social Service/Employment Washington County
Special Olympics Oregon Health Statewide County
Airway Science for Kids, Inc. Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Alano Club of Portland Mental Health Multnomah County
Albertina Kerr Mental Health Multnomah County
Rural Development Initiatives Civic/Community Lane County
Aloha Historical Society Civic/Community Washington County
Aloha Library Civic/Community Washington County
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County Mental Health Clackamas County
Resolutions Northwest Civic/Community Multnomah County
Amani Center Children/Youth Services Columbia County
AIDS Orphan Education Trust, USA Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch Mental Health Deschutes County
App Camp for Girls Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Applegater News Magazine Arts/Culture/Humanities Jackson County
Wallowa Resources Civic/Community Wallowa County
Architectural Heritage Center Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Architecture Foundation of Oregon Civic/Community Multnomah County
Arts Council of Lake Oswego Arts/Culture/Humanities Clackamas County
Asante Foundation Health Jackson County
Ashland Community Hospital Health Jackson County
Aurora Chorus Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Bag & Baggage Productions Arts/Culture/Humanities Washington County
BARK Environment Multnomah County
B’nai B’rith Camp Religious Multnomah County
Benton Community Foundation Civic/Community Benton County
Benton County Historical Society Civic/Community Benton County
Beaverton Education Foundation Education (K-12) Washington County
Returning Veterans Project Mental Health Multnomah County
Better Eugene-Springfield Transit Civic/Community Lane County
Betties360 Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Boys & Girls Aid Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley Children/Youth Services Malheur County
Birthingway College of Midwifery Health Multnomah County
Building Blocks To Success Education (K-12) Multnomah County
BodyVox Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
BonZeb, Inc. Social Service/Employment Multnomah County
Beaverton PAL Education (K-12) Washington County
Nonprofit Association of Oregon Multnomah County
Brava! Opera Theater Arts/Culture/Humanities Jackson County
Tryon Life Community Farm Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Friends of Outdoor School Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Broadway Rose Theatre Company Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
United Way of Lane County Civic/Community Lane County
Bicycle Transportation Alliance Environment Multnomah County
Bump in the Road Theatre Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Butterflies Forever Environment Clatsop County
Caldera Arts/Culture/Humanities Deschutes County
Oregon Adaptive Sports Children/Youth Services Deschutes County
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Mental Health Multnomah County
Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts Arts/Culture/Humanities Clackamas County
Catholic Community Services of the Mid Willamette Valley & Central Coast Social Service/Housing Marion County
Camp Fire Central Oregon Education (K-12) Deschutes County
Camp Fire Columbia Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Child Foundation Children/Youth Services Washington County
Childpeace Montessori School Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Oregon Artists Series Foundation Arts/Culture/Humanities Marion County
Circle of Children Children/Youth Services Lane County
Lines for Life Mental Health Multnomah County
WVDO Civic/Community Multnomah County
Aurora Colony Historical Society Civic/Community Marion County
Columbia Land Trust Environment Multnomah County
Concordia University Higher Education Multnomah County
Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon Civic/Community Multnomah County
Community Vision Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Clackamas Women’s Services Clackamas County
High Desert Museum Environment Deschutes County
Rebuilding Together Washington County Social Service/Housing Washington County
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Education (K-12) Statewide County
De Paul Treatment Centers Mental Health Multnomah County
Design Like Mad PDX Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Discover Your Forest Environment Deschutes County
Marys River Watershed Council Environment Benton County
Dollar For Portland Civic/Community Multnomah County
Dolphin Players Inc. Arts/Culture/Humanities Coos County
Mid-Columbia Health Foundation Health Wasco County
East County Historical Society Civic/Community Multnomah County
Environmental Education Association of Oregon Statewide County
BRING Environment Lane County
Echo Theater Company Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care Health Washington County
First Book Portland Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
The Flawless Foundation Mental Health Multnomah County
Portland Child Art Studio Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Dental Foundation of Oregon Health Statewide County
Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses Arts/Culture/Humanities Lincoln County
Free Geek Environment Multnomah County
Food Share of Lincoln County Social Service/Food Lincoln County
Full Access High Desert Civic/Community Douglas County
Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley Social Service/Housing Marion County
High Desert Food & Farm Alliance Social Service/Food Deschutes County
Health In Harmony Environment Multnomah County
CASA of Linn County Children/Youth Services Linn County
Hollywood Theatre Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
HomePlate Youth Services Children/Youth Services Washington County
Housecall Providers Health Multnomah County
William Temple House Social Service/Food Multnomah County
Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) Civic/Community Marion County
Familias en Acción Health Multnomah County
Volunteers of America Oregon Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho & Montana Health Multnomah County
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon Environment Multnomah County
Reed College Annual Fund Higher Education Multnomah County
The Nick Wilson Charitable Group Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Union Gospel Mission Religious Washington County
Children’s Book Bank Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Rose City Rollers Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
India Partners International Lane County
Habitat for Humanity of Oregon Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Tucker Maxon School Education (K-12) Multnomah County
test org Arts/Culture/Humanities Baker County
Youth Progress Association Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council Environment Deschutes County
Mt Hood Community College Higher Education Multnomah County
Cascades Raptor Center Environment Lane County
National Indian Child Welfare Association Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest Civic/Community Multnomah County
Youth Progress Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
PHOENIX Rising Transitions Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
In Defense of Animals-Africa Environment Multnomah County
Store to Door Social Service/Food Multnomah County
Portland YouthBuilders Education (K-12) Multnomah County
StoveTeam International International Lane County
Rose Haven Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Morrison Child and Family Services Mental Health Multnomah County
Kinship House Mental Health Multnomah County
United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
KPOV 88.9 FM Arts/Culture/Humanities Deschutes County
Central City Concern Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Community Action Social Service/Housing Washington County
Lan Su Chinese Garden Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Lutheran Community Services Northwest Mental Health Multnomah County
International Living Future Institute Environment Multnomah County
St. Andrew Catholic Church Social Service/Food Multnomah County
Lincoln City Cultural Center Arts/Culture/Humanities Lincoln County
Friends of the Jefferson Public Library Arts/Culture/Humanities Marion County
CASA of Linn County Children/Youth Services Linn County
La Pine Lions Club Children/Youth Services Deschutes County
Third Angle New Music Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Aloha Community Library Association Education (K-12) Washington County
Cascades Raptor Center Environment Lane County
Luckiamute Watershed Council Environment Polk County
Macdonald Center Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Make-A-Wish Oregon Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Friends of Creston Children’s Dental Clinic Health Multnomah County
Albertina Kerr Mental Health Multnomah County
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
McKenzie River Trust Environment Lane County
Benton Habitat for Humanity Social Service/Housing Benton County
Medical Teams International International Washington County
Metropolitan Family Service Civic/Community Multnomah County
West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue Civic/Community Lane County
Oregon Environmental Council Environment Multnomah County
MIKE Program Health Washington County
SCORE Portland OR Chapter Civic/Community Multnomah County
Milagro (Miracle Theatre Group) Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Alberta Main Street Civic/Community Multnomah County
MRG Foundation Civic/Community Multnomah County
Mustangs To The Rescue Civic/Community Deschutes County
Bridge Meadows Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
NAMI Multnomah Mental Health Multnomah County
Northeast Community Center Civic/Community Multnomah County
Neighbors For Kids Children/Youth Services Lincoln County
New Community Coalition Civic/Community Coos County
Newspace Center for Photography Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Neighborbood House Social Service/Food Multnomah County
Home Builders Foundation Social Service/Housing Clackamas County
Nursingale Health Washington County
Northwest Children’s Theater Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Northwest Earth Institute Environment Statewide County
Northwest Film Center Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
North by Northeast Community Health Center Health Multnomah County
Step it Up, Inc. Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Opal Center for Arts and Education Arts/Culture/Humanities Lane County
Oregon Center for Public Policy Civic/Community Marion County
Open Hearts Open Minds Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Oregon Children’s Theatre Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Oregon Cultural Trust Arts/Culture/Humanities Marion County
Oregon Humane Society Civic/Community Statewide County
Heritage Museum Society Arts/Culture/Humanities Polk County
Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts Environment Statewide County
Oregon School-Based Health Alliance Health Multnomah County
Oregon State Parks Foundation Environment Multnomah County
Oregon Zoo Foundation Environment Multnomah County
Pacific Rivers Environment Multnomah County
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Pathfinders of Oregon Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Pathway Enterprises, Inc. Social Service/Housing Jackson County
Powder Basin Watershed Council Environment Baker County
Portland Center Stage Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Portland Playhouse Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Portland Youth Philharmonic Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Portland Homeless Family Solutions Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Playworks Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Portland Center Stage Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Portland Opera Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Portland Parks Foundation Civic/Community Washington County
Portland Radio Project Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Powder Basin Watershed Council Environment Baker County
Portland Rose Festival Foundation Civic/Community Multnomah County
Clatsop Community College Higher Education Clatsop County
Bridgeway House Children/Youth Services Lane County
MRG Foundation Civic/Community Multnomah County
Raphael House of Portland Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Reading Results Education (K-12) Multnomah County
The Dougy Center Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
The Rebuilding Center Civic/Community Multnomah County
Remodeling for Independence Together, ReFIT Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Climate Solutions Environment Multnomah County
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Health Multnomah County
GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington Civic/Community Statewide County
Hope Chinese Charter School Education (K-12) Washington County
Rogue Valley YFC – Campus LIfe Children/Youth Services Jackson County
ROSE Community Development Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
Camp Rosenbaum Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Hatch Innovation Civic/Community Multnomah County
Northwest Senior Theater Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Rogue Valley Symphony Arts/Culture/Humanities Jackson County
Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach Social Service/Housing Jackson County
Drexel H. Foundation Arts/Culture/Humanities Malheur County
Schneider Museum of Art Arts/Culture/Humanities Jackson County
Schoolhouse Supplies Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Street Roots Civic/Community Multnomah County
Shaking the Tree Theatre Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Oregon Wildlife Environment Multnomah County
Sisters Of The Road Social Service/Food Multnomah County
SPOON Foundation Health Multnomah County
Squires Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
St. Mary’s Academy Education (K-12) Multnomah County
State of Giving Civic/Community Statewide County
Friends of Tryon Creek Environment Multnomah County
Obo Addy Legacy Project Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
World of Speed Arts/Culture/Humanities Clackamas County
St. Vincent de Paul Society of The Dalles Social Service/Food Wasco County
The Shadow Project Education (K-12) Multnomah County
The Giving Tree NW Social Service/Housing Multnomah County
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Environment Lane County
The Modified Dolls Oregon Chapter Civic/Community Lane County
Coast Community Radio Arts/Culture/Humanities Clatsop County
Oregon MESA Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Portland YouthBuilders Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Tower Theatre Foundation Arts/Culture/Humanities Deschutes County
Arts Central Arts/Culture/Humanities Deschutes County
Trinity Christian Lutheran School Education (K-12) Multnomah County
Westside Cultural Alliance Arts/Culture/Humanities Washington County
United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties Civic/Community Benton County
United Way of the Columbia Willamette Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies (ECfES) Mental Health Lane County
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades Health Deschutes County
Wallowa Land Trust Environment Wallowa County
Wildlife Warriors Worldwide USA Environment International County
Willamette View, Inc. Health Clackamas County
Habitat for Humanity Willamette West Social Service/Housing Washington County
William Temple House Mental Health Multnomah County
Wind & Oar Boat School Children/Youth Services Multnomah County
Women’s Foundation of Oregon Civic/Community Multnomah County
Work for Art Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
World Pulse International Multnomah County
Write Around Portland Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
YNPN Portland Civic/Community Multnomah County
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington Arts/Culture/Humanities Multnomah County
Youth Volunteer Corps Civic/Community Benton County
Youth Empowerment Shelter Children/Youth Services Wasco County
YWCA of Greater Portland Civic/Community Multnomah County
Z-Man Scholarship Foundation Education (K-12) Multnomah County