Support Students with Learning Challenges | Donations

Sponsor a Child

Students count on The Shadow Project to achieve their goals, strengthen reading skills and feel valued at school. Your gift of $27 a month ensures a promising student receives uninterrupted support for one school year. I want to sponsor a child today.

Become a Shadow Project Champion

Our Champions of Children Giving Group for contributors of $1,000 includes exclusive briefings, event invitations, and opportunities to experience The Shadow Project first hand. I want to be a champion.

Help Students Cope with Stress

Empower a struggling student with hand held tools to find calm and focus during COVID-19 remote learning at home. Complete with tips and strategies for parents, one toolkit costs $25. Coming soon.

Our Wish List

Choose from our wish list of curated educational materials that make learning more accessible, increase engagement in school, and celebrate a child’s hard work.
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“I support The Shadow Project because the organization recognizes and raises expectations for children who learn differently, provides tools specific to their way of learning, and builds early confidence in their capabilities.”

Melody G.
Long-time donor, Portland

“You won't find an organization better than The Shadow Project at helping Portland's most vulnerable kids to believe in themselves and unleash their potential for learning. The children benefit, our schools benefit, and ultimately Portland benefits with thriving, productive people in our community.”

Mark Holloway
Former Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Portland
Long-time donor
Please Join Melody & Mark by Giving Today

Your support gives a child the confidence to complete her first book, set a big goal, or aim to be the first in her family to attend college. Students in The Shadow Project build self confidence, coping skills, and gain up to 2 years in reading ability.


Your gift to this cultural, literacy nonprofit makes you eligible for the Oregon Cultural Trust’s tax credit.


The Harvard Business School Association of Oregon found every $1 invested in The Shadow Project returns $26 in benefits to students and the community.

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Thank you for helping us support students with learning challenges!

Because of our donors, over 15,000 children with learning challenges have received support to thrive in school. Your generosity has also kept The Shadow Project operating during COVID-19 to reach students remotely.