3/14/19, Portland, Oregon—Levé, the Portland’s leader in millennial philanthropy, announced today that they have selected their 2019 nonprofit partner from a set of 45 fantastic and inspiring applicants.
Comprised of all women, Levé is a nonprofit curator of sorts. Their mission is to inspire the next generation of givers by connecting their peers with the incredible work already being done in the Portland community–rather than competing, they’re complementing. Each year, Levé chooses a new nonprofit partner and draws upon members’ time and networks to highlight the organization.
In 2019, Levé will partner with Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). CAP is a nonprofit offering full-spectrum services to test for HIV and assist those living with it. Their mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Last year, CAP touched the lives of nearly 30,000 members of the Portland metro area with holistic and critical services including free HIV testing, housing assistance, medical case management, and more.
This annual partnership will extend the fundraising, volunteer, and advocacy reach of CAP. Last year, Charity Ball, Levé’s signature party for a purpose, attracted over 450 people–the majority of which were millennials. They look forward to keeping this momentum in the upcoming year and exposing their network to CAP’s important and inspiring work.
Our mission is to inspire the next generation of givers. Because when we give back, we are better citizens, sisters, mothers, colleagues, and friends. Levé, which comes from the French word "to lift," started as a college party for a good cause in 2004 and has since evolved into an all-female, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that leads the conversation around millennial philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest. We have infused over half a million dollars and countless volunteer hours into the local community, with a focus on micro-fundraising, unconventional direct service, and grassroots advocacy.
CAP’s mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1985 as the Cascade AIDS Project, CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. CAP has grown considerably since its beginning, from a two person staff to over 75, from a budget of $100,000 to over $10 million. CAP operates multiple programs from its main service site with the support of over 600 volunteers.