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Willamette Week Give!Guide

PHFS is thrilled to be in Willamette Week's Give!Guide again this year! Last year our amazing community raised $24,155. Help us raise even more this year!



For the sixth year in a row, PHFS was named one of Oregon’s Top 100 Nonprofits to work for! PHFS took home third place in the medium sized nonprofit category at Oregon Business's Top 100 Nonprofits dinner. 



We are excited to announce that donors contributed $127,505 through our Holiday Appeal this year! We are so grateful to our donors who help make our work possible. Thank you for helping us support more families! 


Willamette week give!guide

PHFS was thrilled to be featured in the 2016 Willamette Week Give!Guide! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us through this amazing platform. Because of you, $24,155 was raised for PHFS! Our generous community raised a total of $4,249,158 for 142 Portland nonprofits! An extra special thank you to The Jubitz Family Foundation who matched the first $5,000.



Thank you to the Oregon Community Foundation for awarding PHFS a $25,000 grant to fund our Housing First Program. Thank you to The Karen and Edward Bassett Fund, The Ned and Sis Hayes Family Fund, The Schamp Family Fund, and The William H. Hunt Fund for the Homeless, Hungry and Poor of The The Oregon Community Foundation. 


40 UNDER 40

Our Executive Director, Brandi Tuck, was featured in Oregon Businesses' 40 Under 40! 


Meyer Memorial Trust

PHFS was awarded a Meyer Memorial Trust housing grant of $96,150 over two years! This funding goes towards PHFS' new Housing Retention Specialist, who helps families move back into housing and then stay in their housing long-term. Our Retention Specialist supports families for at least a year after they move into housing to help them gain new job sills and increase their income, maintain their budgets, learn life skills, and connect with community so they develop a long-term support network. 


Mittler Family Foundation 

Mittler Family Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that PHFS has been awarded a $44,000 over three years from the Mittler Family Foundation to fund our Housing Retention Specialist. 


Care Oregon

PHFS is one of six organizations to receive a $50,000 grant from CareOregon to help families get and keep permanent housing! PHFS helps about 150-200 families a year move back into a home; we will hire a new Retention Specialist to help make sure those families can keep their housing long-term by helping families acquire better education and more income, connect to their new communities, develop support systems they can turn to in times of need, and learn life skills so families have the tools they need to keep their housing.