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All across America, high-impact nonprofits are breaking cycles and changing lives.

From coast to coast, dynamic social entrepreneurs are leading transformative nonprofit organizations with a shared mission to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger, safer communities where all people can discover their full potential.

Friends of the Children

HQ Portland, OR All Locations

Friends of the Children knows that a single, meaningful adult relationship can make a tremendous difference in the life of a vulnerable child. It pairs a paid mentor or “Friend” with each child in its program and that Friend becomes an ingrained and permanent fixture in the child’s life for 12.5 years, providing support and teaching valuable life skills. These pairings start in early childhood, providing a positive, healthy relationship to alter the trajectory of a young life, giving kids a sense of stability and the chance to rise to their full potential.

Key Issue Area


Organizational Leadership

Terri Sorensen

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