Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Oregon Faith Movement

Portland, OR   |

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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

EIN: 93-0625359


Committed to mutual respect and understanding, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon brings together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Frank So

Main address

245 S Bancroft Street, Suite B

Portland, OR 97239 USA

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Subject area info

Environmental justice

Climate change


Human rights

Human services

Population served info

LGBTQ people

Religious groups

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.



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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Human Services

Our human service programs assist unaccompanied houseless youth, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and the food insecure.

The Day Center is a drop-in center for those living with HIV/AIDS; the Daily Bread Express provides in-home meal delivery.

Meets the urgent food needs of our Portland metro area neighbors, serving over 1 million individuals since the COVID pandemic began.

Matches volunteer host homes with unaccompanied high school students experiencing homelessness.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon serves the needs of the growing refugee and immigrant populations in the Portland metro area.

Offers support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Slavic-speaking community.

Supports all aspects of the refugee resettlement process: housing, food, language and employment.

Provides culturally competent legal representation and education to low-income refugees and immigrants.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Our Creation Justice program activates congregations seeking to improve their environmental practices, and conducts environmental advocacy and education. Our current projects include Oregon Interfaith Power & Light. Our mission is to love God’s Creation through education, relationships and advocacy.

Population(s) Served

Our Public Policy Advocacy brings the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process at the Oregon Legislature and advocates in communities statewide.

The voice of the faith community is crucial to the public discourse on issues facing our society, and public policy advocacy is an effective and vital method for people of faith to express their beliefs. Without our voices, many decisions would be made without regard to those who are less fortunate, ill, marginalized or disenfranchised. We are committed to bringing the faith community’s voice to the policy-making process at the Oregon Legislature, as well as advocating in communities statewide, to create systems, institutions and public policies that ensure a life of possibility for all Oregonians.

Population(s) Served

We offer workshops, discussions, lectures, presentations, celebrations and vigils to celebrate Christian unity, foster interfaith relations, and explore ethical and moral issues. Our annual Collins Summit has drawn speakers such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Fr. Richard Rohr.

Population(s) Served

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Frank So

Frank So comes to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon directly from the Office of the Vice President at the White House as a Vice-Presidential Associate. He previously worked for President Obama as a Presidential Associate, where he traveled in advance of the President to help ensure effective state functions on the ground. For over a decade, Frank served as a U.S. diplomat in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Northern and East Africa. Most recently, he was the Senior Mission Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Columbia and Senior Human Rights Advisor for USAID in Honduras. Before working with the government, he served with the United Nations in Darfur, Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. Frank holds a master’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the University of Ulster and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Seattle University. Fluent in Spanish, Frank is a first generation American.

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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Board of directors
as of 07/13/2023
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Board chair

Julia Spence

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation