The SBLC relies on the generosity of our sponsors. Community Leadership Partners give $10,000 or more a year. Community Supporting Partners give $5,000 or more a year. Enterprise Associates give $1,000 or more a year. We thank all of our sponsors for their continued support.

Community Leadership Partners

$10,000 per year or more

Business Oregon

Business Oregon sponsors the SBLC through a grant with Centro Cultrual to support businesses throughout Oregon who were suffering as a result of the pandemic. 

Washington County

Washington County partnered with the SBLC in the fall of 2020 to support businesses suffering from impacts brought on by the pandemic. The SBLC partnered with recources centers throughout Washington County.

The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation started in 1957. The Foundation makes grants to public charities benefiting communities in rural Oregon. Their sponsorship enabled the SBLC to launch The Rural Program in 2019.

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

Provides consultations, assistance and funding opportunities for, individuals and businesses located in rural communities.

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

The second largest law firm in Oregon, Schwabe played a leadership role in helping to establish the SBLC. Schwabe’s continued support for the clinic illustrates their commitment to the goals of the SBLC.

Stoel Rives

Stoel Rives has a one hundred year tradition of being a leader in Portland’s legal community. Providing the SBLC with major funding, as well as pro bono legal assistance, has enabled us to thrive.

Prosper Portland

Prosper Portland’s mission is to bring together resources to achieve Portland’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, and quality jobs and housing for all.

Community Supporting Partners

$5,000-$9,999 per year

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

The U.S. Bancorp Foundation provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in our priority areas of education, affordable housing and economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment. Total charitable contributions from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation reached nearly $21.4 million in 2010.

KeyBank Foundation

As a financial institution, we have the fiscal expertise to help communities and individuals prosper. As a corporate neighbor, we have the dedication and concern to help them achieve their goals and to become economically self-sufficient in the process. Enhancing economic self-sufficiency involves two main thrusts – workforce development and financial education. The Key Foundation now focuses its grant dollars to worthwhile projects in these two areas. To a lesser degree, we support organizations that enhance diversity in Key communities.

Steven Goebel, JD

Former Director of Business Law Programs, Lewis & Clark Law School

Enterprise Associates

$1,000 - $4,999 per year

OnPoint Community Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union joined the SBLC sponsors in 2020 as the SBLC was facing increased demand as a result of the pandemic. 

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo joined the SBLC sponsor family in 2020. The SBLC is grateful for their support during this challenging time.

Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank joined SBLC funders in 2019 with support of the new Rural Entrepreneur Program.

Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank has supported the SBLC for the last three years and extended support for our Opern House in 2020. 

Casa Bonita, LLC

Casa Bonita, LLC is an SBLC success story. The family-owned business has grown exponentially since they initial sought services from the SBLC. They specialize in residential design and remodeling.

John & Susan Bates

John & Susan Bates were very early champions of the Small Business Legal Clinic and continue to provide ongoing support. 

Intel Corporation

Every month since the summer of 2007 at least one attorney from Intel Corporation has volunteered through the SBLC’s Pro Bono Project. In addition to helping out our clients, Intel has generously donated $10 per every hour volunteered. 

Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm offering a full spectrum of legal services. With nearly 700 lawyers in 15 offices across the United States and in China, the firm serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100. Perkins Coie attorneys volunteer monthly to help SBLC clients with transactional legal questions.

Tonkon Torp, LLP

One of the largest firms in the Northwest, Tonkon Torp saw the vision of the SBLC. The firm was the first to invest in the SBLC, and took the lead in encouraging other major Portland firms to join them.

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