Make an impact on people seeking our recovery and housing services. Your donations make it possible to support those who need it most.

Join our monthly giving program

Become a Housing Hero Today!

Our monthly giving donors, Housing Heroes, help support residents that are living in our recovery homes with necessary supplies to ensure that they are comfortable during their stay with us.

Donors also help support all program participant’s crucial needs including hygiene kits, menstrual products and other items not covered by SNAP benefits.

Join the community of monthly donors and become a Housing Hero!  All you have to do is select “Monthly” when you make your donation.

Bridges to Change is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax ID is: 76-0751239

Join our Monthly Giving Community and Represent BTC!

Housing Heroes Will Receive:

  • $10+ giving champion: BTC branded tote bag
  • $25+ giving champion: BTC tote bag + branded t-shirt
  • $50+ giving champion: BTC tote bag, t-shirt and an exclusive jar of locally made nut butter from our partners at Ground Up!

*We will contact you to confirm your gift. Gifts are mailed after third monthly donation.


Double the impact of your giving today!

See Your Donation Matched by Upliftic Energy in 2024

Upliftic Energy is a Portland based solar power installation company that is focused on increasing access to the benefits of solar power.

Bridges to Change is honored to be Upliftic’s sponsored nonprofit for 2024. They are matching BTC donations this year to encourage others to give and watch their impact go further than ever before*!

 Their corporate sponsorship directly helps our community in accessing life saving recovery resources. This partnership is an inspiring example of how local businesses and nonprofits can come together to create change. 

Donate today and see your impact doubled with Upliftic’s generous matching sponsorship!

Every Contribution Counts

What your contribution can do for someone in need:
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A donation of $5 is equivalent to a month’s supply of a medication.

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A donation of $10 is equivalent to hygiene items for someone coming out of prison.

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A donation of $25 is equivalent to shoes for work.

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A donation of $100 is equivalent to a monthly bus pass to look for work.

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A donation of $250 is equivalent to two weeks of housing.

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A donation of $500 is equivalent to one month’s rent

Other Ways to Support

In-Kind or Mail-In Donations


Prefer to mail a check or money order?

Bridges to Change

PO Box 16576, Portland OR 97292

We are always accepting in-kind donations.  Depending on need and capacity, there are certain items we will or will not take.  We are always in need of:

  • Gift cards (various locations)
  • New twin sized mattresses
  • New bedding for twin sized beds
  • New hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • New underwear (men and women)
  • Bras
  • Children’s books and new children’s toys
  • Jackets (various sizes)
  • Work boots
  • Work clothes

Email: to make an in kind donation.


Employer Matching

Many employers offer gift matching programs where you can deduct directly from your paycheck and double or triple your donation.  Check with your employer on their particular program.  Below are some of the options:


Bequests are an option for future giving, whether you currently are unable to give or you want to leave a legacy of philanthropy. There are many ways to make bequests in order to benefit our future community.

  • Will or Trust Bequests: Name Bridges to Change as a beneficiary of your will or trust to receive a specific gift from your estate; to receive all or a portion of what remains of your estate, or to be a contingent beneficiary.
  • Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans: Name Bridges to Change as the sole or beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account. Giving through an IRA allows money to go to a non-profit without you having to pay taxes on it.
  • Real Estate: Donate real estate or land holdings to Bridges to Change. If you are considering a gift of real estate, please reach out directly to us.
  • Insurance: Name Bridges to Change as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive immediate tax advantages. A bequest of insurance enables you to assure a large future gift at a small cost now.

Please consult with your financial, legal and tax advisers to assure you receive the best financial advantages and that your intentions are carried out fully. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your preference.

Bridges to Change should be legally designated in your documents as: “Bridges to Change, Inc., a nonprofit corporation (Tax ID #76-0751239) with current headquarters address of 7916 SE Foster Rd, Ste 201, Portland OR 97206”

Email: with questions.

Community Programs

Here are some other ways you can help us help those in need.

Know what you're donating, and how your donation helps.

If you want to know what you are donating, Amazon has wishlists for charities. You can go to Amazon and purchase items we need most and they will get delivered directly to us!

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Link your card to our organization, Fred Meyer will donate directly to us.

In addition to receiving your normal Fred Meyer Rewards points, if you link your card to our organization, Fred Meyer will donate directly to our organization!

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