100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon in 2023

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Welcome to the 2023 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.

The following list showcases organizations with best-in-class workplace practices, based on surveys sent to employees themselves. Some of the organizations on this list are being honored for the first time, where others are repeat honorees.

Scores are out of a total of 700. Employees rate their satisfaction with five features of the workplace: work environment; management and communications; mission and goals; career development and learning; and benefits and compensation.

Participating nonprofits are also independently scored on their employee benefits. You can find more information about our methodology on OregonBusiness.com.   

When we review survey comments from employees, factors like great benefits and fair compensation come up again and again, along with the opportunity to work for a cause that matters to them. But employees also mention factors like mental health benefits or the ability to take mental health days as well as flexible scheduling that allows them to put their families first.

Congratulations to all the nonprofits that made it into the list this year.

The OB Team

A word from our presenting sponsor, Umpqua Bank

Greetings from Oregon Business editor, Christen McCurdy



1. Urban League of Portland

City: Portland
Website: ulpdx.org
Oregon employees: 130
Overall score: 607.10
Staff praised this civil rights and social services nonprofit for its family-friendliness and unwavering commitment to its mission. “Its longevity in the community proves the model; serving underserved folks makes this organization great,” one employee writes.

2. Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon MESO

City: Portland
Website: mesopdx.org
Oregon employees: 51
Overall score: 598.84
Employees say this economic development organization is committed to work-life balance and an inclusive environment. “The organization is great because of its culture and commitment to employees and clients. MESO allows employees to thrive and move toward success,” writes one staff member.

3. Baker Charter Schools

City: Baker City
Website: bakercharters.org
Oregon employees: 164
Overall score: 594.99
This educational nonprofit offers a flexible work schedule and the ability to work remotely the majority of the time. Ninety-five percent of staff only work 194 days a year and have 66 days off in the summer.

4. Sponsors

City: Eugene
Website: sponsorsinc.org
Oregon employees: 53
Overall score: 593.42
This organization, which serves people reentering the community after incarceration, offers medical, vision and dental plans at no cost to the employee. Employees praise the organization’s commitment to service and note that its transitional housing programs are nationally recognized. “This is a great place to work so far, and I am excited to show up every day,” one writes.

5. Southern Oregon Aspire

City: Grants Pass
Website: soaspire.org
Oregon employees: 180
Overall score: 593.37
Staff praised the work culture of this disability services nonprofit, saying everyone in the organization is willing to pitch in and help wherever they can. “Our organization works as a team,” one employee writes. “Whenever help is needed in other departments, staff volunteer to help — even the administrative team, including the CEO.”

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Southern Oregon Aspire believes all people should be seen for their abilities and should have the opportunity and freedom to choose the life they want to live. Thank you to our amazing team who works hard to make that a reality for individuals with disabilities!

6. Capital Manor

City: Salem
Website: capitalmanor.com
Oregon employees: 270
Overall score: 592.76
Employees of this senior living facility can apply for scholarships if they choose to continue their education, and say the organization is committed to making sure they are well trained and confident. They also praised the workplace for its flexible policies and friendly atmosphere.

7. Pathway Enterprises

City: Medford
Website: pathway-inc.org
Oregon employees: 165
Overall score: 588.87
Employees of this disability services organization receive ambulance transport memberships, fully paid benefits for children, wellness reimbursements and cell phone reimbursements. Employees praise the high wages, flexible schedules and team atmosphere.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Pathway Enterprises, Inc. supports individuals who experience disability to help make good lives great everywhere. This award is a reflection of the hard work and tenacity of each team member striving to do their best to fulfill this mission every day.

8. Family Building Blocks

City: Salem
Website: familybuildingblocks.org
Oregon employees: 130
Overall score: 584.88
This relief nursery holds two all-day staff retreats per year, a summer all-staff and family picnic, and it offers discounted rates on cell phone plans as well as annual cost-of-living raises. Staff praise the benefits, flexible schedule and a work culture that encourages self-care.

9. Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon

City: Portland
Website: mhaoforegon.org
Oregon employees: 162
Overall score: 583.99
Employees of this peer-to-peer support services organization praise the strong, positive work culture and commitment to the mission. “All employees feel safe, respected and welcome. Nobody is made to feel like a burden, and nobody is treated poorly for mistakes,” one employee writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon provides mental health and substance use recovery support in the tri-county area. The lived experience of our staff makes MHAAO unique, and we’re proud to be part of the 100 Best list.

10. RMHC Oregon & SW Washington

Website: rmhcoregon.org
Oregon employees: 68
Overall score: 582.19
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington offers support services for families with seriously ill or injured children. Staff say management’s commitment to supporting families is reflected in the way staff are treated, with leadership constantly looking for ways to better support employees and their families.

11. Cascades Academy

City: Bend
Website: cascadesacademy.org
Oregon employees: 55
Overall score: 582.02
This private school provides staff with professional development opportunities and a free salad bar three days a week. Employees praise the work culture and the school’s commitment to supporting students. “We have incredible and caring staff. They go out of their way to make you feel valued!” one staff member writes.

12. Life Flight Network – Oregon

City: Aurora
Website: lifeflight.org
Oregon employees: 397
Overall score: 581.05
This emergency medical care provider offers employer-paid parental leave of up to 160 hours and employer-paid bereavement leave of up to 24 hours. The nonprofit also regularly offers employee recognition awards and family-friendly events for staff, and it recognizes tenured employees for their service.

13. Energy Trust of Oregon

City: Portland
Website: energytrust.org
Oregon employees: 121
Overall score: 580.53
Employees of this environmental nonprofit praise the organization’s mission, inclusive culture and the impact they make on customers’ lives. They love coming to work because of the “smart, driven, creative, forward-thinking people and culture” and the “highly intelligent and motivated staff and board.”

14. Community Vision

City: Portland
Website: cvision.org
Oregon employees: 130
Overall score: 576.24
Employees of this disability services organization praise the organization’s mission and management’s commitment to it. They also love the “communication, determination and positive attitudes” where they work. “We love our jobs!” one worker writes.

15. Meals on Wheels People

City: Portland
Website: mowp.org
Oregon employees: 100
Overall score: 574.46
This senior-nutrition program offers all employees a four-day workweek, paid sick leave, an employee lunch program, a $150 annual wellness reimbursement, an employee assistance program, $200 for professional development, and employee discounts on cell phone plans, travel, child care and more.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At Meals on Wheels People, we enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by providing nutritious food, human connections, and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.

16. Northwest Family Services

City: Portland
Website: nwfs.org
Oregon employees: 127
Overall score: 572.31
This social services organization offers employees financial assistance programs and employee recognition events, and it encourages employees to pursue education to develop their careers. Staff say they have the flexibility to “do good work well” and that they encounter “lots of teamwork and kindness” on the job.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Since 1983, Northwest Family Services has supported family stability, children, and victims of crime by addressing social determinants of health. We think our team is amazing, and we’re excited to be on the 100 Best Nonprofits list!

17. OnTrack Rogue Valley

City: Medford
Website: ontrackroguevalley.org
Oregon employees: 139
Overall score: 571.75
This substance-use disorder treatment center offers staff two floating holidays, two mental health days and a fully funded benefit plan, as well as a paid internship program for staff pursuing certification to become certified alcohol and drug counselors.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

OnTrack Rogue Valley provides integrated substance use and mental health care. We celebrate every person on our team, and we are proud to be voted on the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon list. We love our Team!

18. Exceed Enterprises

City: Milwaukie
Website: exceedoregon.com
Oregon employees: 89
Overall score: 570.85
“We exist to serve with compassion” is the motto of this nonprofit, which serves Oregonians of diverse abilities. The organization offers fully paid medical and dental benefits. Employees praise the work-life balance, paid-time-off policy, and commitment to the mission and values.

19. NeighborImpact

City: Redmond
Website: neighborimpact.org
Oregon employees: 115
Overall score: 570.52
Employees of this social service organization praise their colleagues’ commitment to the mission and the encouragement to develop their skills. “The people who work here are great because they all work toward a common goal and have a clear mission set out of what this organization is trying to accomplish,” one employee writes.

20. Clackamas Women’s Services

City: Oregon City
Website: cwsor.org
Oregon employees: 62
Overall score: 570.20
Staff members love this nonprofit’s PTO allowance, flexible scheduling, emphasis on employee wellness and the positive and collaborative work environment. “Leadership cares about our work and helps us to focus on our mission,” one employee writes.

21. Logos Public Charter School

City: Medford
Website: logoscharter.com
Oregon employees: 92
Overall score: 570.09
Teachers at this school have flexibility in setting their schedules and, on average, have 10 to 15 hours of prep to allocated to them. “I have never worked for a place like Logos. The culture here is welcoming and supportive from the top down,” writes one staff member.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Kudos to the Logos Legends! Our remarkable mission in innovative education shines as we’re honored by Oregon Business 100 Best Nonprofits. Our dedication to empowering minds is truly inspiring and it shows to everyone who walks in the school.

22. Riverview Center for Growth

City: Springfield
Website: riverviewgrowth.org
Oregon employees: 110
Overall score: 567.52
This organization, which provides therapy for children and families, offers employees up to a 10% 403(b) contribution plus a 3% match. The center also offers employees up to 4.3 weeks of time off, with no minimum amount of time needed on the job to use it, plus continuing education stipends and pay for licensure supervision for therapists.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Our team at Riverview Center for Growth is a talented team and a driving force for change. We thank them for helping us achieve more together in our community. We’re proud to be part of the 100 Best list!

23. Community Counseling Solutions

City: Heppner
Website: communitycounselingsolutions.org
Oregon employees: 360
Overall score: 567.23
Employees at this behavioral health provider praise the family-centric environment and focus on equity and transparency. For every five years of continuous service, the nonprofit contributes an additional .5% to a person’s retirement.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At Community Counseling Solutions our mission is to provide dynamic, progressive, and diverse supports to improve the wellbeing of our communities. This mission is not achievable without the heart and soul of our organization…our dedicated staff. Being on the 100 Best list is an honor we are very proud of.

24. Oregon Supported Living Program

City: Eugene
Website: oslp.org
Oregon employees: 197
Overall score: 563.11
Employees at this disability services organization praise the agency’s transparency and commitment to quality of care. “I have worked for multiple agencies in our field. OSLP truly cares about the people we support and the frontline who are providing the support,” one staff member writes.

25. Bridgeway Recovery Services

City: Salem
Website: bridgewayrecovery.com
Oregon employees: 146
Overall score: 562.93
Staff at this provider of behavioral health services say the organization supports employees in developing their skills by offering paid training. They also praise the employer’s flexibility, hybrid work schedule and staff. “Our CEO and COO care about all employees and clients a great deal, and it shows daily!” one writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Bridgeway Recovery Services is a new kind of healthcare organization providing addiction recovery, problem gambling treatment, mental health therapy, and primary medical care. Our mission is brought to life by a compassionate and trauma informed care team that truly believes recovery is possible. We are proud to be honored on the 100 Best Nonprofits list in Oregon.

26. Portland State University Foundation

City: Portland
Website: psuf.org
Oregon employees: 64
Overall score: 561.71
Staff describe the benefits package as “nearly unbeatable” in the nonprofit sector: a 401(k) plan with employer matching, paid time off and affordable health care. They also love “the people, the work-life balance and the autonomy to get your work done.”

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At the PSU Foundation, we believe that a PSU education can change lives and spark Oregon’s bright future. Thank you to our employees, supporters and partners for all you do. You are making a profound difference where it matters most.

27. Rose Villa

City: Portland
Website: rosevilla.org
Oregon employees: 180
Overall score: 560.50
Employees of this senior living facility get 24-hour access to the facility’s wellness center, which includes a weight room, an aquatic center with a saline pool and lazy river, locker rooms, a fitness studio, and a tranquility room. Staff pay no copays or deductibles up to their max out-of-pocket, and can begin contributing to their retirement plan on the first day with an up to 8% employer match.

28. HIV Alliance

City: Eugene
Website: hivalliance.org
Oregon employees: 140
Overall score: 559.23
This organization provides supportive services to people living with HIV and AIDS as well as prevention services. Employees appreciate the team environment and collaborative, communicative culture. “I enjoy supporting employees who are passionate about the work they do. Management is really supportive of all levels of employees,” one employee writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

HIV Alliance supports people living with HIV and prevents new HIV infections in 32 Oregon counties. We are honored to make the 100 best nonprofits list again this year and so proud of our incredible staff and their life-saving work!

29. Looking Glass Community Services

City: Eugene
Website: lookingglass.us
Oregon employees: 233
Overall score: 558.78
Staff praised this youth social services organization for its collaborative work culture, high quality services and training, strong management and director teams, and passionate staff. “Looking Glass is incredibly inclusive to the community and cares about the entire community,” one worker writes. “They work hard with their limitations and give everyone an opportunity.”

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Looking Glass Community Services is honored to be included among the top 100 best nonprofits list. We greatly value our employees and their dedication to serving our most vulnerable community members each day – this award is representative of their passion.

30. Metropolitan Family Service

City: Portland
Website: metfamily.org
Oregon employees: 138
Overall score: 558.06
Staff describe this social service provider as flexible with working locations and telecommuting, and say it offers a generous benefits plan. “Everybody seems to genuinely care about the cause so much and treats one another with respect and love,” says one employee.

31. Emerald People’s Utility District

City: Eugene
Website: epud.org
Oregon employees: 83
Overall score: 555.62
Employees of this nonprofit utility can take advantage of a walking trail and fitness center onsite at any time. “EPUD is the envy of every other utility in the area. The work environment is balanced, fair and equitable,” one staff member writes.

32. Independent Environments

City: Eugene
Website: happyhealthylives.org
Oregon employees: 111
Overall score: 555.00
All employees of this disabilities service provider have access to an employee assistance program that provides counseling and leadership training. They praise the organization’s commitment to the mission and workplace culture. “I have never had a job where I felt so welcomed, trusted, inspired, cared for, understood and appreciated!” one staff member writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

Our mission at Independent Environments, Inc. is to assist people with developmental disabilities to live happy and healthy lives. We are so grateful to be on the 100 Best list, and we couldn’t have done it without our incredible team!

33. Childpeace Montessori School

City: Portland
Website: childpeace.org
Oregon employees: 85
Overall score: 550.27
This school offers tuition discounts for staff members’ children and two months of paid vacation for guides. Workers praise the school’s dedication to child-centered learning and the caring workplace culture. “I love working with the people here! Everyone really cares about the mission and making sure each child has a wonderful education experience,” one staff member writes.

34. Cascade Health

City: Eugene
Website: www.cascadehealth.org
Oregon employees: 242
Overall score: 550.26
This nonprofit health care organization offers Aflac supplemental insurance, LegalShield/IDShield, an employee assistance program, bereavement pay, jury duty pay, free flu shots, an employee appreciation day and an annual service awards recognition day — and free tickets to the organization’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser.


1. Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation

City: Portland
Website: olshf.org
Oregon employees: 29
Overall score: 633.04
Employees of this nonprofit say all staff, board and many volunteers are included in decision-making. They also say their medical and dental benefits are fully funded by the organization, and employees enjoy a great retirement program and flexibility for those facing family or health challenges. “I can’t imagine working anywhere else,” one employee writes.

2. Creative Supports

City: Medford
Website: creativesupports.org
Oregon employees: 29
Overall score: 618.77
Employees at this disabilities services organization receive two hours a month to use for medical or dental appointments for themselves or for family and enjoy a six-hour workday on Fridays. “The work/ family life balance is so healthy and appreciated by all,” one staff member writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At Creative Supports, Inc. we are an amazing collection of people who support people with Developmental Disabilities to live the life they choose, in their own communities. Once again being a 100 Best Nonprofit reinforces that this is an amazing team.

3. Community Works

City: Medford
Website: community-works.org
Oregon employees: 34
Overall score: 614.45
Staff at this social services organization enjoy a robust sick and vacation time accrual policy, plus an additional three hours off of paid time off per month to allow staff to relax on a regular basis. “Community Works cares about and supports its employees while also challenging them to grow with the agency,” one employee writes.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At Community Works, our mission is to provide hope, support, and empowerment to those affected by violence, fostering positive change and healing in our communities. We are thrilled to be among Oregon’s top 100 nonprofits.

4. Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care

City: Klamath Falls
Website: klamathhospice.org
Oregon employees: 32
Overall score: 603.41
This nonprofit offers monthly staff meals and team-building events like holiday parties, and also includes staff in a morning huddle to talk about patient and family issues, offer each other kudos, and provide grief support to each other. One employee described it as the “best organization that I have worked for in my over-40-year work life.”

5. Youth 71Five Ministries

City: Medford
Website: 71five.org
Oregon employees: 29
Overall score: 600.44
Staff at this faith-based youth services nonprofit praise the organization’s commitment to the mission and “kind, helpful, caring” work culture. “With our organization, we treat everyone as family and do things to support them like family. Whenever we have a problem, we know we can rely on our coworkers to help out,” one employee writes.

6. Hearts With a Mission

City: Medford
Website: hwam.org
Oregon employees: 45
Overall score: 597.06
This homeless services organization offers no-cost, confidential emotional support to employees and their families from Marketplace Chaplains Care Team. Staff praised the mission and their bosses’ and colleagues’ commitment to it. “Everyone is supportive and helpful, we are well compensated and feel valued,” one employee writes.

7. Earth Advantage

City: Portland
Website: earthadvantage.org
Oregon employees: 31
Overall score: 592.81
This environmental nonprofit offers home office and cell phone stipends, an annual retreat, an employee assistance program, a vegan/vegetarian catering policy, and monthly happy hours. Staff praised the company culture, the benefits and the commitment to its mission. “I’ve never felt so supported and welcomed at an org before than I’ve felt at EA,” one staff member writes.

8. Project Youth+

City: Grants Pass
Website: projectyouthplus.org
Oregon employees: 41
Overall score: 591.15
This youth services organization offers flexible scheduling and allows staff to work from home when needed. The organization has also recently implemented a staff recognition program for years of service. “I see evidence of the difference our organization makes in the lives of local youth and their families, every day,” one employee writes.

9. Coastal Home Health & Hospice

City: Brookings
Website: coastalhhh.org
Oregon employees: 39
Overall score: 586.50
Employees praised management’s commitment to the mission and goals of the organization, and the CEO’s transparency and responsiveness to concerns. “We truly help our community, and the employees care very much about what they do,” one employee writes.

10. Free Geek

City: Portland
Website: freegeek.org
Oregon employees: 40
Overall score: 580.18
This nonprofit offers four hours of professional development time each month and one hour per month of that time to do schoolwork on the clock. “Being at this organization and seeing the lives we have changed through technology and our work to bridge the digital divide is what really makes it great,” one staff member writes.

11. Growing Gardens

City: Portland
Website: growing-gardens.org
Oregon employees: 35
Overall score: 579.65
This nonprofit offers staff the ability to use holiday hours in flexible ways and to use sick time for mental health days. It also offers an alternative health care benefit of $750 annual for all full-time staff. “The community of people is caring and people-centered, and that aligns with our organizational mission and visions,” one employee writes.

12. The DPI Group

City: Portland
Website: thedpigroup.com
Oregon employees: 47
Overall score: 578.53
This organization, which identifies and creates job opportunities for people with employment barriers, offers “Responsible Time Off,” with no set accrual or maximum days, and requires that at least 80 hours per year be used as a baseline. “There is clear and open communication with upper management. They are always approachable and eager to hear our feedback,” one employee writes.

13. South Coast Business Employment Corporation

City: Coos Bay
Website: southcoastbusiness.org
Oregon employees: 47
Overall score: 574.67
Staff at this social services organization love management’s commitment to the mission, and to supporting employees in their work helping the community. “We, as staff, are asked our opinions on best practices and how we can support our customers to the best of our abilities and funding availability,” one employee writes.

14. Northwest Housing Alternatives

City: Milwaukie
Website: nwhousing.org
Oregon employees: 43
Overall score: 570.68
Employees of this affordable-housing provider have the option of working from the office campus or working a hybrid/remote schedule. The nonprofit pays 100% of the employee contribution for Paid Leave Oregon and sponsors paid service days for employees to volunteer in the community, as well as on-site lunches, reimbursable fitness classes and professional development.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

The mission of Northwest Housing Alternatives is to create opportunity through housing. We develop new affordable homes for families, seniors, and people with disabilities; provide homelessness prevention services in Clackamas County; and stabilize NHA residents with housing supports to prevent the churn of homelessness.

15. Raphael House of Portland

City: Portland
Website: raphaelhouse.com
Oregon employees: 45
Overall score: 564.67
This organization, which serves survivors of domestic violence, offers flexible and remote/hybrid opportunities for the majority of roles, as well as an annual training budget of $200 team members can use for further education and ongoing professional development. “Raphael House is truly the best place I have ever worked!” one employee writes.

16. Bethlehem Inn

City: Bend
Website: bethleheminn.org
Oregon employees: 42
Overall score: 563.34
Employees at this homeless shelter receive fully paid medical and dental benefits, an employee assistance program that includes six free counseling sessions, and 401(k) employer matching. “I love how inclusive we are in terms of residents and staff,” says one employee. “I also have some of the most respectful coworkers ever.”

17. Jackson Street Youth Services

City: Corvallis
Website: jacksonstreet.org
Oregon employees: 47
Overall score: 562.78
Workers at this homeless youth shelter praise its strong leadership and mission. Staff also partner with Portland State University for a three-month training, have regular all-staff meetings and received a recent PTO bump to allow 40 hours every three to four months.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

At Jackson Street we believe that every young person deserves safe housing, positive adults, and opportunities to rise above challenging situations. We’re a strong team: the youth we support, our amazing staff, and our generous community! Congratulations, all!

18. Children’s Center

City: Oregon City
Website: childrenscenter.cc
Oregon employees: 26
Overall score: 562.50
This mental health services nonprofit recently offered wellness coaching to its employees at no cost. Employees also praised the wellness-centered rec room. “We aren’t just employees who are tasked with getting a job done. We are treated like people who our organization wants to see flourish,” one employee writes.

19. Institute for Applied Ecology

City: Corvallis
Website: appliedeco.org
Oregon employees: 28
Overall score: 561.76
Employees praise IAE’s mission-driven and respectful workplace culture. “There is a high level of respect shown to all people at all levels within IAE. There is compassion and understanding from all positions of authority, and we are given trust and autonomy in achieving our goals.”

20. Eugene Mission

City: Eugene
Website: eugenemission.org
Oregon employees: 38
Overall score: 560.43
Workers at this homeless services nonprofit praised the organization’s schedule flexibility, benefits and freedom to work creatively. “There is lots of laughter and goodwill,” says one employee. “Working at the Eugene Mission has been one of the best opportunities for me on a personal and professional level,” writes another.

21. The Dougy Center

City: Portland
Website: dougy.org
Oregon employees: 26
Overall score: 558.78
Employees praise this mental health organization’s commitment to its mission, insurance coverage, 401K contribution and high level of autonomy and engaged staff. One employee wrote, “The Dougy Center really cares about their employees and is so flexible. Very parent- and differently abled friendly.”

22. Forth

City: Portland
Website: forthmobility.org
Oregon employees: 30
Overall score: 557.46
Employees at this clean-transportation advocacy group get full dental, medical and vision care for themselves and dependents starting at 20+ hours per week. They also enjoy a $1,000 yearly professional development budget, a fully hybrid/remote office, and a fitness and yoga room. “I feel valued as an employee and a person,” says one worker.

23. Oregon Community Warehouse

City: Portland
Website: communitywarehouse.org
Oregon employees: 25
Overall score: 555.63
All employees regardless of status get a paid four-week sabbatical every five years, and staff love the flexible work schedule. “Community Warehouse is very supportive of its employees and clients. It is a great place to work and has a lot of support and flexibility,” says one worker.

24. Blanchet House

City: Portland
Website: blanchethouse.org
Oregon employees: 28
Overall score: 554.40
Employees and volunteers enjoy free meals when residents are served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Workers praise the leadership and benefits. “Leadership emphasizes work/life balance and the need for PTO/other benefits to keep ourselves physically and mentally sound and fulfilled,” says one worker. “They are simply incredible.”

25. Rainbow Adult Living Facilities

City: Portland
Website: rainbowadultliving.org
Oregon employees: 34
Overall score: 554.15
Employees of this disability services nonprofit love the benefits and pay. They also praised the scheduling flexibility, care for residents and clear communications about work-life balance issues. “Our organization is very welcoming and friendly to all who join our teams. There is a large range for growth as an individual,” one staff member writes.

26. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery

City: Bend
Website: mtstar.org
Oregon employees: 42
Overall score: 553.98
Staff at this family services nonprofit praise the organization’s transparency, efforts to include staff in decisions and flexibility to allow staff to have autonomy and manage themselves. Those in administrative positions can work remotely. “MountainStar is more open than others to possibilities to institutional change within the agency,” says one worker.

27. Columbia River PUD

City: St Helens
Website: crpud.net
Oregon employees: 48
Overall score: 551.42
Staff at this utility enjoy an onsite fitness center, four-day workweeks, and the ability to roll over more than 500 PTO hours annually. They also enjoy educational assistance reimbursement and a Bring Your Child/Dog to Work day. “Incredible benefits, satisfying and interesting work, and we are like a family here,” says one employee.

28. Care Partners

City: Portland
Website: carepartnersor.org
Oregon employees: 47
Overall score: 547.26
Employees of this hospice and palliative care nonprofit enjoy an educational day benefit that allows them to do training or exams that the nonprofit reimburses up to $300. “Staff that are happy and have a good work-life balance create staff that provide a comforting and thoughtful presence to patients and their caregivers,” says one worker.

29. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

City: Beaverton
Website: thereser.org
Oregon employees: 34
Overall score: 543.76
Employees of this arts nonprofit praise the organization’s mission, diverse selection of performances and constant communication from management. “The Reser continuously enhances the cultural life of our region. We bring people together in a space that’s warm and welcoming,” one employee writes.

30. Crater Lake Academy

City: Eagle Point
Website: craterlakeacademy.org
Oregon employees: 34
Overall score: 540.37
Employees of this charter school praised the administration’s “unwavering focus” on the mission, the growth mindset and the encouragement of open communication. “We maintain a small-school feel with big actions,” one employee writes.

31. REACH – River’s Edge Academy Charter School

City: Rogue River
Website: reach-school.org
Oregon employees: 27
Overall score: 535.83
Employees at this charter school praise their employer’s flexibility with work hours and the autonomy they have at work. Others cite the opportunity to express ideas. “The flexibility with my schedule allowing me to complete family duties and not feel like I’m missing everything!” says one worker.

Sponsored enhanced listing:

River’s Edge Academy Charter School (REACH) is honored to be named one of Oregon’s “Top 100 Nonprofits” in 2023. This recognition underscores our dedication to a supportive work environment and acknowledges our staff’s efforts. Thank you for making REACH exceptional!

32. CASA for Children

City: Portland
Website: casahelpskids.org
Oregon employees: 31
Overall score: 532.94
Employees enjoy flexibility, with the opportunity to work remotely, and can adjust their work schedule depending on their needs. Staff also receive a separate pot of paid time off for self-care. “The team is supportive, and I believe that management listens and is always working on improving,” says one worker.

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33. Store to Door

City: Portland
Website: storetodooroforegon.org
Oregon employees: 29
Overall score: 532.59
Staff receive a computer and up to two monitors and a video camera to work remotely. “Our team is dedicated to the mission, vision, and values of our organization, and feels empowered to advise and suggest program and structural adjustments to better serve our clients’ needs,” says one worker.

1. Western Energy Institute

City: Portland
Website: westernenergy.org
Oregon employees: 21
Overall score: 635.44
Employees of this utility company member association enjoy remote work, a benefits package with employer 401(k) contributions over 10%, tuition assistance, ID protection, and pet insurance. “Staff have great opportunities, support and resources. We also have great benefits that actually affect our lives,” says one worker.

2. CASA of Jackson County

City: Medford
Website: jacksoncountycasa.org
Oregon employees: 12
Overall score: 635.21
Employees at this social services organization praise leadership and a culture of transparency. “This is the first place that I have worked where the statement of ‘open door’ is true,” says one worker. “Our management team always finds ways to show their appreciation and there is such a genuine care for personal/family needs,” says another.

3. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Oregon

City: Medford
Website: improvedcredit.org
Oregon employees: 7
Overall score: 634.78
Employees at this financial services organization praise the friendly, hands-on CEO; an open-door policy; and a commitment to work/life balance communicated by management. “This is the best company that I have ever worked for. I feel respected, appreciated and valued as a team member,” says one employee.

4. Clackamas Workforce Partnership

City: Oregon City
Website: clackamasworkforce.org
Oregon employees: 11
Overall score: 620.97
Clackamas Workforce Partnership is now a fully remote workplace with flexible hours. Employees praise the family-friendly and flexible workplace. “The organization values accessibility and equity. Leadership is visionary and supports innovative and big-picture thinking and projects,” says one employee.

5. Oregon Environmental Council

City: Portland
Website: oeconline.org
Oregon employees: 13
Overall score: 619.72
Employees like this organization’s round-robin statements of appreciation at staff meetings, and a culture of collaboration. “Leadership consistently looks for ways to celebrate and appreciate staff, and recognize our value and humanity. This includes providing flexibility for personal life needs and circumstances and encouraging time off,” says one employee.

6. Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades

City: Bend
Website: vim-cascades.org
Oregon employees: 14
Overall score: 619.55
Employees of this nonprofit enjoy flexible schedules, time off to care for children, flex time to preserve PTO and 100% paid benefits. “We are paid fairly, have great work flexibility, with intention given to meeting the needs of all our patients,” says one employee.

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7. Birch Community Services

City: Portland
Website: birchcommunityservices.org
Oregon employees: 17
Overall score: 619.51
This nonprofit provides groceries and clothing to families while working with them to help pay down debt and save for financial goals. Employees have access to the organization’s reserves of food and household goods to care for families. “Everyone’s ideas are important and add value to the organization as a whole,” says one worker.

8. Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board

City: Portland
Website: oregoncub.org
Oregon employees: 10
Overall score: 609.79
Employees of this organization, which advocates for affordable clean-energy options, praise the collaborative work environment, leadership and mission. “There’s always an emphasis on enjoying what you’re doing while getting the work done. I love working for an organization that prioritizes the sanity and health of its employees,” says one worker.

9. Rural Development Initiatives

City: Coburg
Website: rdiinc.org
Oregon employees: 12
Overall score: 609.43
Workers enjoy a AAA Plus membership, a technology stipend to support work from home and 24 hours of annual paid volunteer time. “There are no hierarchy systems at RDI — everyone, no matter what their title, is willing to collaborate and work together to meet our mission goals,” says one employee.

10. HomePlate Youth Services

City: beaverton
Website: homeplateyouth.org
Oregon employees: 23
Overall score: 602.96
Workers at this nonprofit enjoy a four-day workweek; schedule flexibility; and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. “HomePlate is the most human-centered place I’ve ever worked. The leadership team cares deeply about the wellness of the employees and actively works to help people maintain work/life balance,” says one employee.

11. Western Environmental Law Center

City: Eugene
Website: westernlaw.org
Oregon employees: 10
Overall score: 601.96
Employees are offered unlimited sick time, a dozen extra personal days, a home office stipend and flexible schedules. After five years of employment, staff may take a paid, three-month sabbatical. “I love the flexibility and support we have for time off,” says one worker.

12. CASA of Clackamas County

City: Oregon City
Website: casa-cc.org
Oregon employees: 12
Overall score: 596.33
Staff can work remotely and get a pot of paid time off for self-care. “CASA of Clackamas County has the best work culture I’ve ever experienced. We receive wellness days, paid health care, a flexible schedule, hybrid to all-remote work options, Summer Fridays and a healthy 401(k) match,” says one worker.

13. Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

City: Portland
Website: jvcnorthwest.org
Oregon employees: 15
Overall score: 596.31
Employees of this nonprofit praise the organization’s commitment to its mission and values, and say that guides the way staff are treated. “JVC Northwest values their staff greatly and understands that the work we do can be heavy. As a result, we are given ample time off to care for ourselves and have a staff culture that allows us to have fun,” says one employee.

14. Child Foundation

City: Portland
Website: childfoundation.org
Oregon employees: 10
Overall score: 595.11
This organization provides necessities to children facing hardship. One employee praised the organization’s management for respecting employees’ skills and considering their abilities beyond responsible tasks.

15. The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

City: Portland
Website: nwcounseling.org
Oregon employees: 14
Overall score: 594.87
Employees praise support from the top levels of management, a focus on sustainability and equity, and minimal micromanagement. “I finally have the opportunity to feel like I am actually collaborating with my peers rather than just being pushed around by them,” says one worker.

16. Bonneville Environmental Foundation

City: Portland
Website: b-e-f.org
Oregon employees: 16
Overall score: 592.41
Workers praise the support from leadership to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment. “Great work-life balance, ability to pursue innovative ideas that have impact on the communities we serve, and lots of opportunities for growth and development,” says one employee.

17. ABC House

City: Albany
Website: abchouse.org
Oregon employees: 22
Overall score: 590.76
Staff are encouraged to use their PTO allowance to engage in activities that promote their own mental and physical health and well-being. “There are many opportunities for continued learning and teaching. The staff at ABC House are dedicated, passionate and mutually supportive of each other,” says one employee.

18. Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors

City: Portland
Website: ecologyoutdoors.org
Oregon employees: 5
Overall score: 590.54
One employee praises the small, agile team that fosters a culture of support at ECO. “ECO is an education-focused organization, inside and out. Internally, we regularly assess our needs and are extremely adaptive when we find that changes are ready to be made,” says one employee.

19. Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

City: Tigard
Website: jewishportland.org
Oregon employees: 11
Overall score: 590.49
Employees enjoy a two-month paid sabbatical after seven years of service. Workers praise the organization’s benefits package, flexible schedules and lack of micromanaging. “We work toward creating a better world for everyone through hard work, teamwork, collaboration, laughter and joy,” says one worker.

20. Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

City: Portland
Website: mhkc.org
Oregon employees: 13
Overall score: 587.72
Employees love the job flexibility and health coverage they receive at this nonprofit. “No one is ever on their own, left to wonder if there will be help when it’s needed,” says one worker. “It’s just really cool to spend time with talented, passionate people who I genuinely care for.”

21. Inclusion

City: Portland
Website: inclusioninc.org
Oregon employees: 24
Overall score: 587.52
Employees said they love the flexibility, trust from management and work-life balance at this disability services organization. “There is a lot of flexibility with work schedules and taking time off when needed. Insurance is fully covered for employees and their families. We get paid parental leave for 12 weeks,” says one worker.

22. WorldOregon

City: Portland
Website: worldoregon.org
Oregon employees: 10
Overall score: 586.40
Employees praise supportive upper management, work-life balance and the pleasant work environment at this international education association. “I look forward to coming to work every day for an organization that is working to bring the world to both the community and the classroom, where there is congeniality and cooperation between the staff,” says one worker.

23. Greenbelt Land Trust

City: Corvallis
Website: greenbeltlandtrust.org
Oregon employees: 14
Overall score: 584.37
Workers at this land stewardship and conservation organization receive floating paid holidays and praise the inclusive workplace culture. “Greenbelt truly supports its employees in creative and constantly evolving ways — be it in terms of work/life flexibility, opportunities for career advancement, being mindful of its employees’ personal lives … and generous financial compensation,” says one employee.

24. Kids FIRST

City: Eugene
Website: kidsfirstcenter.net
Oregon employees: 21
Overall score: 579.39
Kids FIRST offers an on-site refuge room for self-care, an annual mental health care reimbursement of $500 for therapy copays, a weekly paid self-care hour and an active “resiliency team” that ensures team building. “Kids FIRST is never stagnant with regard to keeping up with offering new benefits,” says one worker.

25. Rogue Valley Mentoring

City: Medford
Website: rvmentoring.org
Oregon employees: 12
Overall score: 572.45
Employees of this youth-mentoring organization receive five free therapy sessions, remote-work options, PTO for full-time employees and $375 per month to each full-time employee in a flexible health care spending account. “I am truly lucky to be a part of a growing org that not only cares about its community but about its employees as well,” says one worker.

26. Oregon Wild

City: Portland
Website: oregonwild.org
Oregon employees: 22
Overall score: 570.52
Those who work for this conservation group enjoy a hybrid work style, work/life balance, team retreats, a healthy work environment, and deals from outdoor brands like Patagonia, prAna and KEEN. “Oregon Wild is dedicated to learning and growing as an organization to better represent our members and staff,” says one employee.

27. BRING Recycling

City: Eugene
Website: bringrecycling.org
Oregon employees: 18
Overall score: 567.49
Staff at this environmental nonprofit receive employee discounts and bereavement leave, as well as small, interest-free loans and commute and mobile device reimbursement. “The work environment is unique in that it allows a lot of freedom of which work projects an employee can work on on any given day,” says one employee.

28. Bridge Meadows

City: Portland
Website: bridgemeadows.org
Oregon employees: 13
Overall score: 566.92
Employees cite flexibility, work-life balance, great co-workers, paid time off, and benefits as reasons to love their job. “The people at every level of the organization are passionate, dedicated and innovative,” says one worker. “We’re more than coworkers; we’re a team working hard every day to advance the mission.”

29. Connected Lane County

City: Eugene
Website: connectedlane.org
Oregon employees: 20
Overall score: 566.60
Staff at this youth-services organization praise the organization’s commitment to being inclusive and trauma-informed and to serving the community. “The company consistently demonstrates care for employees as people and individuals,” says one employee.

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30. Community Energy Project

City: Portland
Website: communityenergyproject.org
Oregon employees: 22
Overall score: 562.27
Staff at this environmental justice nonprofit say it offers great flexibility, a strong mission and commitment to work/life balance. “What we don’t get compensated for in wages, we get in flexible working schedule, vacation, sick time and additional time off as needed,” says one worker.

31. National Indian Child Welfare Association

City: Portland
Website: nicwa.org
Oregon employees: 14
Overall score: 561.23
Staff enjoy remote work three days a week, a culturally based workplace and a collaborative environment. “Collaboration is part of the DNA of our organization. Externally we collaborate (at different levels) with over 100 organizations, and internally cross-departmental team projects are the norm,” says one employee.

32. Klamath and Lake Community Action Services

City: Klamath Falls
Website: klcas.org
Oregon employees: 20
Overall score: 560.44
Employees praise the flexible work hours, remote work options and the approachable, accessible management. “They are very understanding that my family and kids come first,” says one employee. “They are caring toward each employee and want us to grow as people outside of work as well,” says another.

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33. Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Program

City: Portland
Website: constructinghope.org
Oregon employees: 14
Overall score: 558.44
Staff at this nonprofit — which provides a free, 10-week apprenticeship for people entering the construction industry — enjoy an employee assistance program and the option to work remotely on Fridays. “The diversity of the people I work with and our mission are the most rewarding aspects of my job,” says an employee.

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