SEMpdx Charity of Choice

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Each year, SEMpdx selects a Charity of Choice to support for a 12 month period. Benefits for our Charity of Choice organization include:

  • Recognition at events and in our collateral materials
  • Opportunity to attend and display collateral materials at our monthly events
  • A complimentary booth at our Engage Conference
  • Pro-bono digital marketing consulting services from SEMpdx board members and volunteers
  • Up to $5,000 donation based on matching donations from SEMpdx members
  • Make your donation to Taking Ownership PDX here.  Please include “SEMpdx” in the notes field so we can match your donation.

Your generous support of SEMpdx makes Charity of Choice possible, so be sure to become a member, attend our events or become a sponsor. If you are interested in nominating a Portland-area non-profit organization for Charity of Choice, please contact us.

2024 Charity of Choice:

Taking Ownership PDX, LLC

Taking Ownership PDX, LLC. is a small-but-mighty community collective of contractors, realtors, neighbors, and businesses brought together by Portland musician, activist Randal Wyatt. Together they renovate and revive Black-owned homes that have requested their help, with an emphasis on enabling Black homeowners to age in place, generate wealth and simultaneously deter predatory investors and realtors to deflect the gentrification process. While nothing can undo the decades of harm imposed upon Portland’s Black community via deliberate historical redlining, gentrification and systemic racism, Taking Ownership is turning the tide with a commitment to impactful grassroots change in support of the Black home owners of our city.

Taking Ownership is dedicated to raising funds and awareness with a team of passionate activists aided by volunteers hitting the streets and making a significant difference in the lives of our Black neighbors. Taking Ownership is always looking for volunteers, and will put your skills to work, whether it be by fixing a toilet, fundraising, repairing a roof, or putting out the call for resources – Taking Ownership PDX has a need for your time and talent. Together, we are a strong and powerful presence offering support to the Black community that helped shape Portland, this wonderful city we call home.

Show your support here
Please select “I would like to dedicate this gift” and enter “SEMpdx” in the notes field so we can match your donation.


Please note that new Applications For Charity of Choice are accepted each fall