About Black Resilience Fund (BRF)
Black Resilience Fund is a program of nonprofit Brown Hope and is dedicated to fostering healing and resilience by providing direct financial assistance to Black Portlanders.
We’ve accomplished so much since our founding in 2020, demonstrating the power of hope and action by building community and showing up directly for Black Portlanders. And we’re not done. There are many challenges ahead, shaped by a two years of heartache and uncertainty, in addition to generations of unresolved injustice.
This is why Black Resilience Fund is here. Inspired by the resilient spirit of this community, we will always be there whenever our Black neighbors are in need.
A Vision for Healing
Black Resilience Fund is dreaming for a lasting impact in the Portland region. In the face of persistent systemic inequities, we lift up community solutions for reparations-inspired action– free from bureaucracy and honoring the vital contributions of our Black communities.
The difference we’ve made in the lives of Black Portlanders gives us hope that healing is possible. While Portland is a city with a somber history of discrimination, we are also known as the City of Bridges.
For all of our futures, let’s make Portland a bridge for racial justice.
During a time of tumult and uncertainty, the BRF has provided some much needed financial breathing room. And it’s moments like these that affirm how powerful our love for each other can truly be. Let’s keep raising hope together. –Nichole
Several prominent polls have highlighted an unsettling decline of public support for Black Lives Matter in the past year. At Black Resilience Fund, we know Black Lives Matter is not just a tagline– we are talking about real families, friends, and neighbors, living in our communities.
Our commitment to Black Lives is more resilient than any opinion poll. Every single day, we work with Portlanders of all backgrounds to foster the healing our communities need and deserve.
We urge you to join our movement.