Explore Our Projects

With generous support, we are able to support community-led projects, encouraging meaningful progress for many people.

We collaborate with community leaders in the U.S. and Latin America who are driving projects with powerful lasting impacts that improve lives.

We provide funding and matching grants as well as volunteer service to support individuals and organizations who otherwise wouldn't easily qualify for funding.

Resilient Puerto Rico

CommonGoods Network has funded several community rebuilding projects in the community of Caguas, Puerto Rico since the 2017 hurricanes took their toll on the island.

We continue to work directly with a small community-led organization called Urbe Apie, providing funding to improve their community spaces and support their efforts to grow sustainability and connection in Caguas and beyond.

BIPOC Dance Scholarships

We are providing a matching grant to support Valerie Chafograck on her mission to offer conscious dance education to BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) in the Bay Area, California at zero cost, providing safe spaces in which BIPOC can regenerate their roots, cultivate wellbeing and resiliency within supportive community.

kindista.org

Kindista is an online social platform fueled by generosity & gratitude, designed to cultivate sharing in local communities. Local events like free markets support the cause. Learn more about Kindista.org and join the movement.

Kindista is CommonGoods Network's longest running program, initially the only one. In 2018 and 2019, CommonGoods expanded to offering support to several new projects and organizations, as you can see here.

Women's Empowerment

In Loja, Ecuador, our grants support programs to aid domestic violence prevention and other resources for women and families.

This Ecuadorian program is also establishing food forests and raising awareness about permaculture and public health in their community.

San Clemente Village

This community in the highlands of northern Ecuador is actively building trust while sharing with others about how they work together to meet their collective and individual needs.

Their grant from CommonGoods Network allowed them to purchase sheep who now provide wool for much-needed warm clothing, as well as manure which helps them continue to grow luscious food.

Biochar Awareness

In Oregon and most of the world, small-scale, sustainable biochar production is an underutilized resource.

These grants empower individuals to become educated about and create biochar, bringing benefits of carbon sequestration and healthy soil.

Read more about Ryder Coen's biochar education project, which was supported by a CommonGoods matching grant in 2019.

Emergency Preparation

We all hope for the best, but in the worst case, we hope to be prepared. There are Neighborhood Emergency Teams emerging in many cities in the U.S., including Portland, OR.

The Taborvilla Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) received a grant from us in 2019, which they used to sustain their community meetings and create a cache with important materials to be accessed in case of emergency.

Wiñaypaq School

This elementary school offers free education to indigenous children in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The children learn about their Quechua culture and heritage in a Waldorf-inspired environment.

Their grant paid for their operating costs, namely a teacher's salary, so they can go on providing free, quality education to their children.

Planting Seeds in Peru

Beyond helping rural Peruvian families and communities grow their own food, this organization also supports these families with education and resources to feel empowered to live healthy lives.

Their 2019 grant from CommonGoods Network helped them spread their positive impact into new communities, while continuing to work directly with communities to establish water irrigation, plant and grow fruits and vegetables, and store, preserve and cook food safely and efficiently.

New Grant Process

We will be rolling out a new grant application and sharing our process soon! Check back in the coming months, or reach out to info@commongoods.net with a brief description of your project and we will send you the new grant process and application when it's ready.