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WE NEED HEALING.

WE NEED JUSTICE.

AND THAT REQUIRES

ACTION.

ABOUT THE FUND

Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.

#BlackLivesMatter

#WeDoHeal

Join these familiar faces in supporting Black Portlanders!

Join Carrie Brownstein, Mitchell S. Jackson, Esperanza Spalding, Colin Meloy, Poison Waters, Patterson Hood, DJ Rescue, Cool Nutz, 

Chelsea Cain, DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, Carson Ellis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, China Forbes, Jo Ann Hardesty and Sam Adams -- and more than 15,500 of their neighbors -- in fostering healing and resilience for Black Portlanders. Donate today!

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MEET THE LEADERSHIP

Yndiah Holley 

Black Resilience Fund Program Manager 

Yndiah Holley (she/her) was born and raised in Portland, OR. She is currently enrolled at Portland Community College to pursue a career in Accounting. She serves as a Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist and also spends time volunteering in the community. Yndiah enjoys travels, hanging out with family and friends, working on her new budgeting journey, reading and writing. She strongly believes that what you put out in the world, is what the world gives you back. 

Cameron Whitten 

Co-Founder

Cameron Whitten (all pronouns) is a community activist, small business owner, and nonprofit executive. At the age of eighteen, Cameron worked themself out of youth homelessness in Portland and has spent the past decade giving back to the very same community that was here when they needed it the most. They have a Bachelor's of Economics from PSU and are currently enrolled as an MBA student at Willamette University.

 

Cameron recently served as the Executive Director of Q Center, and is the founder of racial justice nonprofit Brown Hope and the Black Resilience Fund. They serve on the Board of Directors of local nonprofits such as REACH CDC, Venture Portland, and Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Salomé Chimuku

Co-Founder

Salomé Chimuku (she/her) is Angolan-American. Her family immigrated to Portland, OR in 1990 where she was born. Salomé attended Willamette University, where she studied Political Science, German, and Russian.

 

Salomé has over a decade of experience in public sector work, working with organizations such as Portland State University, the Urban League of Portland, and Unite Oregon. She has served on many local social justice and advocacy boards and has worked for many statewide elected officials in the Oregon Legislature. She speaks five languages (Bantu, Portuguese, English, German and some Russian). 

 

Being out of work unexpectedly hit my family hard! Groceries have been the hardest to keep up with. We now have more than enough food for this month and part of the next! We are so grateful!
 

 

TONI, BRF RECIPIENT

TESTIMONIALS

 

Email: info@blackresiliencefund.com    Phone: 971.801.8951 (call or text)

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