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Groundwork Portland


Groundwork Portland is a non-profit organization that brings about sustainable, community-led improvement of the physical environment in low-income areas, while promoting environmental and social justice.

Groundwork Portland is an affiliate of Groundwork USA and a network of Groundwork trusts established across the United States in places that have experienced decades of decline in their physical and social environments. Groundwork USA works with communities to improve their environment, economy and quality of life through local action by getting local residents, businesses, government and other organizations involved in practical projects.



Environmental Justice and Community Empowerment: Groundwork PDX will build relationships with ignored and underrepresented communities and populations.

Economic Justice and Workforce Development: Groundwork PDX will stimulate business and entrepreneurial visions by creating workforce opportunities in target communities.

Green Space and Livability: Groundwork PDX will develop community service agricultural sites, food access and security projects, neighborhood gardens, pocket parks and better access to greenspace for park deficient communities and neighborhoods.

Urban Revitalization and Brownfield Redevelopment: Groundwork PDX will inventory and redevelop brownfields and open spaces for community benefit.



Cassie L. Cohen, Executive Director

Groundwork Portland

3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97212