Funders & Partners

Project Funders


The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

A unit of local government serving Multnomah County East of the Willamette River – works toward toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy. The EMSWCD provides a variety of programs and services to urban and rural residents and businesses including naturescaping and rain garden workshops, invasive species efforts, an annual native plant sale, as well as the annual Welcome the Rain! Festival. EMSWCD’s Partners In Conservation grant has been instrumental in helping Depave get off the ground – by providing funding for most of Depave’s 2009 season projects as well as many projects in 2010 and 2011.

The West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Offering a wide array of services to residents and businesses west of the Willamette River such as assistance to landowners for developing Conservation Plans for their properties to help improve watershed health. WMSWCD has provided funding for The Vermont Hills Community Garden and the Capitol Hill Elementary School projects through it’s FISH grant program.

The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

The Community Watershed Stewardship Program engages Portlanders in enhancing the health of our watersheds while promoting public awareness of our connection to these natural systems. We offer funding for community projects, help with project planning, and assist in connecting community groups with resources for their projects.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Justice Small Grant

Patagonia Clothing

Voice Your Choice: Portland 2009 Top Grant Recipient

KEEN Footwear

Hybrid Care in Our Backyard: 2011 Top Grant Recipient

Lonely Dinosaur T-shirts

1% For the Planet Partner

Community Partners

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Portland Public Schools

Depave owes much of the success in proving our unique model of urban transformation through community empowerment to the projects implemented at schools within the Portland Public School district — including: Creative Science, Vestal Elementary, Capitol Hill Elementary, James John Elementary, Chief Joseph Elementary, Hayhurst Elementary, Arleta K-8Lewis Elementary, and others.

The Portland Parks & Recreation Community Gardens Program

This program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland since 1975. There are 35 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and PP&R staff, offering a variety of activities. Depave works with PP&R on an ongoing basis to develop appropriate sites such as Vestal Community Garden and Vermont Hills Community Garden.

The Friends of Portland Community Gardens

A volunteer nonprofit organization working primarily with Portland Parks and Recreation, is dedicated to the improvement, advocacy and expansion of local community gardening through fundraising, securing land, and organizing educational activities and events. This group has been instrumental in gathering local support for Depave projects.

Audubon Society of Portland
Chief Joseph Elementary School
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Creative Science School
Escuela Viva Community School
Franciscan Montessori Earth School
Friends of Trees
Groundwork Portland
Gray Bear Construction - For lending us their truck every Saturday!
Hands on Portland
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church & School
James John Elementary School
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Kailash EcoVillage
Mt Scott Elementary School
New Day School
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
Our Happy Block
SE Uplift
Vestal Elementary School
Vermont Hills United Methodist Church

Thanks to our Generous 2013 Fundraiser Sponsors!

Breakside Brewery, Opsis Architecture, Grendel’s Coffee ShopTimberline LodgeNew Seasons, Dennis’ 7 Dees, Deschutes Brewery, BiwaDoug FirEcoMaids of PortlandFriends of TreesGrovemadeKir Wine Bar, Hotlips PizzaMississippi StudiosNikePix PatisseriePlywerkPopina SwimwearPortland NurseryTwisted Yarn ShoppeUnbound Thai BodyworkVoicebox Karaoke LoungeVoodoo DoughnutsNaomi’s Organic Farm Supply, Hopworks BreweryRuby Jewel Ice CreamRandom Order CoffeeThe Waffle WindowRudy’s Barbershop, PatagoniaZama MassagePedal Bike ToursPacific Pie CompanyBhaktishopPor Que NoAlder Creek Kayak and CanoeMcMenaminsOaks Park, Ground Kontrol, Livingscape Nursery

Business Supporters

Bosky Dell Natives
Bull Run Cider
Fancy Pants Design (Depave sprout logo)
Flannery’s Drop Box Service
Grand Central Bakery
Grendel’s Coffee House
Heiberg Garbage and Recycling
Illusio Design
Interstate Rentals
Level On The Level Excavation (The Denino Brothers): 503-632-1722
Mississippi Pizza
Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply
New Seasons Market
Nicola’s Pizza
Eli Spevak and Orange Splot LLC
Pizza A Go Go
The Waypost
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Wood Waste Management


Depave Rock Stars!

Chuck Spidell (This Kickass Website!)
Maggie Gardner (Depave Guide)
Corey Saxon
Angela Goldsmith (Fargo Garden)
Chad Honl (Vestal Elementary)
Richard Cawley (Fargo gates/metalwork)
Mayor Sam Adams
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Commissioner Nick Fish
Amy Ruiz
Nancy Bond & Don Huld (Portland Public Schools)


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