Support Local Entrepreneurs + Giving Tuesday

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog Posts | No Comments

In addition to re-posting the list of extraordinary non-profits that support photography and the arts, I would also like to bring attention to Mercy Corps Northwest (not to be confused with the equally incredible Mercy Corps).  Mercy Corps Northwest is dedicated to supporting individuals and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest by way of education and training in best business practices, matched business grants (IDAs), small business loans and resources for entrepreneurs.  Their guidance and assistance fosters opportunity and helps break the cycles of poverty endemic to families and some communities.  Mercy Corps Northwest’s efforts ultimately create a systemic change for a fiscally healthy, stable and prosperous community.

In support of our locally grown businesses, Mercy Corps Northwest invites the public to shop for gifts and goodies among 30 of their successful clients on

Tuesday December 8, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
45 SW Ankeny Street, 1st Floor of Mercy Corps (MAX stop – Skidmore Fountain)

Vendors will be selling home decor, clothing, accessories, soaps, jewelry, paper goods, and gourmet foods, plus locally roasted coffees and teas.  For a preview, you can visit Mercy Corps Northwest’s Holiday Showcase page.


Make a year-end gift to one of your favorite non-profits that support photography.
Guy Swanson and I have put together this list of organizations we know and respect for their ongoing efforts and vision. Thank you!

Photolucida, Portland
Minor Matters, Seattle
Photography Council of the Portland Art Museum, Portland (email Julia Dolan, PhD., Minor White Curator of Photography, at
Portland Photographers’ Forum, Portland (email Dave Bardes, President at
Northwest Photography Archive, Portland
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
Photo Center NW, Seattle

Arts Organizations that also exhibit or promote photography in the region:
Beaverton Arts Commission
Children’s Healing Art Project
Multnomah Arts Center
Oregon Historical Society
Portland Art Museum
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Tacoma Art Museum
World Forestry Center

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