Who We Support
Since 1995, The Library Foundation has been expanding Multnomah County Library’s reach and impact, especially to Low-income communities and at-risk children, through a variety of literacy programs, cultural experiences, and books in ten languages. Voodoo Doughnut is proud to support the library’s Summer Reading Program, reaching more than 110,000 kids in our community each year, the largest literacy program in the state.
Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change. Published bi-weekly in Portland, Oregon, it has been Portland’s flagship publication for addressing homelessness and poverty since 1998.
Urban Opportunities serves the most at-risk youth in the community: those that are from homeless and low-income families, in foster care, adjudicated, or attending high schools with high drop-out rates and large minority populations. Their three-month curriculum focuses on job skills such as resume-writing, college and career exploration, creating employment opportunities through partnerships with local businesses and Voodoo Doughnut’s Cartlandia Food Cart.
Voodoo Doughnut is a proud sponsor of The Wheels of Justice, a nationally ranked roller derby team that represents the Rose City All-Stars in the competitive Division One arena of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
Since 2007, Open Hearts Open Minds has been helping prison inmates to make positive changes in their lives. Their mission is to nurture inner transformation through dialogue, silence, education and the arts, in order to promote peace, love and understanding.
Are you on the bus? The Ken Kesey Collection at the University of Oregon is an extraordinary legacy and contains irreplaceable typewritten manuscripts, artwork, collages, photographs, and correspondence dating from 1960 to 2001. Ken Kesey is a well-known author and represents Oregon’s literary heritage and culture and is considered a founding father of the 1960’s counterculture. The Ken Kesey Fund enables the UO Library to preserve the Kesey archive, a literary and cultural treasure, for future generations of students and scholars.