A Cause for Care

Building a more child centered Oregon.


A Coalition for Change

We are a collaborative of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have joined forces to help build a more child-centered society by preserving, improving, and expanding child care facilities throughout the state of Oregon.

What is a CDFI?

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Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are non-profit financial institutions that provide grants, credit, and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, underserved, and over-looked businesses, communities and individuals. They draw on both public and private funding sources such as corporations, philanthropic foundations, and government to serve their communities.

Who We Are

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Craft3 is a nonprofit community development organization that uses capital, relationships, and voice to build a thriving, just, and empowered Pacific Northwest. It invests in people, businesses, and communities, and works towards a future of shared prosperity across the region.


Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) is focused on poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship in under resourced communities and distressed areas. It practices its values which has led to trust building, empowerment and results.


The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) mobilizes capital and partnerships to create more equitable access to opportunity for Black, Latino, and other people and communities of color whose opportunities have been limited by exclusionary policies and practices.


The Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) strengthens communities through flexible financing, strategic partnerships, and creative solutions that expand and preserve affordable housing in Oregon.


Our Funders

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Preschool for All (PFA) connects 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County to free, culturally responsive, inclusive preschool experiences. The program will grow over time, increasing the number of children and families that it serves each year.

Oregon Housing and Community Services provides resources to reduce poverty and increase access to stable housing. Their focus on housing and community services allows them to serve individuals across the housing continuum.

Interested in following BuildUp Oregon’s efforts?

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