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2024 MLK Dream Run

Sat September 21 - Sun September 22, 2024


Investing in the Soul

Donation Goal: $350,000

The MLK Dream Run does BIG things. The intention of the MLK Dream Run from its inception in 2012 was to raise money to support our youth entrepreneur training and our small business training program, prioritizing underserved BIPOC community members to align with Dr. Kings’ vision of socio-economic justice for all.  The process was a journey of organizational capacity building, program development, client engagement and advocacy.  Because of our community's generous support, funds raised from the MLK Dream Run our staff has been able to provide over 5,520hours of small business technical support to 250 small BIPOC owned businesses and 25 youth entrepreneurs each year.   Thats a total of 66,240 hours of technical support for small businesses and 300 youth entrepreneurs served over the course of this event. Check out some of our work capture through our PDX Black Rose Podcast and video training program that helps youth entrepreneurs capture the stories of our small business communities.

Investing In the Soul- We need your help to keep us going!  As our city builds back better, we are doing our part to enhance the soul district with new artscapes, banners and activating commercial nodes, like our Sou-ful Thursdays at the Dream Street Market. Check out the Soul District Website for more information.

For more info about the Soul District Business Association's youth entrepreneur programs or to get involved please contact or call 503-841-5032 Office, 971-388-3117 Cell

Please consider supporting us by choosing to donate from one of the selections listed here and thank you for Investing in the Soul!




If you would like to send a check for your donation, please make check payable to the

Soul District Business Association and mail to 

PO Box 11565

Portland, Oregon 97211



Raised of $350,000


Top Donors

$520 Raised By 18 Donors

$100 from Anonymous
$50 on behalf of Forrest Redwood
$50 on behalf of sarah felix
$25 on behalf of Carrie Rushton
$25 on behalf of Cliff Stanford
$25 on behalf of Damiana King
$25 on behalf of Elaine Till
$25 from Anonymous
$25 from Anonymous
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$25 on behalf of Matt Hunter
$25 on behalf of Ren DeCherney
$25 from Anonymous
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$20 from Anonymous
$10 from Anonymous
$10 on behalf of Sue Ann Higgens
$5 from Anonymous

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