Giving Back Portland


Our exceptional team of brokers at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty have deep roots in our communities. Through our dollars and our time, we support the long- term growth and vitality of the places we live, work and play.

In 2018 we launched our community outreach program called the SPARK project to organize our volunteering efforts in our communities. Throughout the year, our nearly 300 brokers in Oregon and SW Washington give their time by volunteering and helping a variety of local organizations. In addition, many of our brokers share their talents and do things like teach a Yoga class and donate the proceeds to a local charity or take on a role as a board member for local non-profits with causes that are close to their hearts.

As a company, we often partner with organizations to make local events possible. As previous sponsors of events like Lake Oswego Reads, Bend Summer Festival, and Polo Noir (just to name a few) we are pleased to be a part of bringing joy and fun to the communities we love.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty serves four main regions and our SPARK project is active in each region. Please select from the regions below to see the list of organizations that we support.

Sotheby’s International Realty across the globe supports New Story, who pioneers solutions to end global homelessness. New Story puts 100% of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes, for $6,000 a home. More than $1M has been raised across the Sotheby's International Realty network to fund homes across Haiti and Mexico. Learn more at


We envision a world where no one lives in survival mode. A home is the foundation every family needs to live beyond survival. Today, over 1 billion people live without access to adequate shelter — a basic human need. With our local partners, we build holistic communities around the world, because everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive.



Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. This organization offers programs for girls age 6-18 around the greater Portland area that focus on developing healthy behaviors, adopting new life skills, and encouraging girls to reach higher. Learn More

ReFit helps homeowners who want to stay in their homes but lack the resources to make necessary changes by providing essential modification services such as access ramps, bathroom modifications, widening doorways and installing grab bars. Learn More

Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry. They provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a statewide network of hunger relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Learn More

iWill is grounded in the belief that the act of telling one’s story has the ability to transform, heal, and empower the storyteller. The program empowers low-income and youth of color to build a successful life by offering opportunities to learn new life skills and build resiliency through story. Learn More