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Fiscal Sponsorship

City Repair is proud to be the fiscal sponsors of June Key Delta Community Center‘s (JKDCC) Burn the Mortgage (BTM) Campaign with the goal of raising $50,000 to pay off the remaining debt on the June Key Delta Community Center (JKDCC). Over the next year, fundraising activities will be conducted to solicit financial support from community members and local institutions to reach our $50,000 goal! Note: Please make checks out to “The City Repair Project” with “Portland Alumnae Chapter” in the memo line. Or donate to them via paypal

JKDCC  information: JKDCC is a grassroots living building demonstration proiect achieving equity, economic empowerment and environmental stewardship in Portland, Oregon. City Repair is excited to support these amazing community leaders through our shared values of community service.

The property is owned (without debt) by the Delta organization.  It was donated to the organization by educator June Key. Obtained in 1992, it is located in North Portland at the intersection of North Albina and North Ainsworth, across the street from Peninsula Park, one of the oldest parks in the city.  Using sustainable building practices, the plan is to completely renovate this former brownfield site, a standard 1960′s style concrete and metal gas station surrounded by asphalt pavement , for use as a community center.

The “living building” concept takes this project to its highest possible environmental level and serves as a demonstration project, highlighting how a small, non-profit organization implements sustainable building practices using recycled and donated materials.  The project demonstrates how a small non-profit can creating a living building composed of cargo containers, salvage glass and recycled construction materials using 50% to 70% recycled technology.  The point of the renovation is to have a NetZero impact on the environment.  The project was one of two federal EPA grants awarded in Oregon in 2008 and has attracted local and national attention from governmental agencies that assisted with environmental testing, water retention processes, and landscape design.  The City of Portland Environmental Services Department awarded the project a grant to test the site for brownfield residue; those tests have cleared the site for construction.

Past Fundraisers
Village Building Convergence 14 Indiegogo!

Please check our VBC 14 Indiegogo. We will be launching a VBC 15 Fundraiser so stay in the loop to continue to support our placemaking and community building work. Until then, you can also support us by sharing our website so that more people are aware of the community services we provide. Thank you!

Show your support

All of our amazing projects run on volunteer power. If you see one that you would like to be involved in, you are hugely welcome to help out… and we need you. If you see something we need, or a space that should be filled, please let us know and we will support you in helping make it happen!

Become a Friend of City Repair

As you no doubt already know, City Repair is already one of the leading organizations actively and creatively changing urban spaces into community-oriented places. Sustaining that work takes lots of energy…and lots of $$. Which is why we are calling on YOU to contribute to this transformation! Be the change you wish to see in this world. Think of it as “Change for Change.”

It’s pretty simple – first choose the “Payment Plan” button on the left of the page or the “Donate” button on the right. Either way, the magic of e-commerce will take over from there.


Or you could do it the old fashioned way – drop off cash or check at the office – or use the good old US Post Office.

What could be simpler or more rewarding?

As a grassroots organization, 85% of our funds come from the support of our friends. That’s why we are building the Friends of City Repair (FoCR) program, and why we are thanking YOU for your support! All donations are tax-deductible under our 501©3 federal tax-exempt status.

Your donation of $5, $25, $100, $500 or more will help us pay for things like:

  • Staff: (Office Coordinator, Bookkeeper)
  • Office rent
  • Utilities
  • Outreach supplies
  • Supplies for community design workshops

Donate your car

Got an old car you no longer use, Donate your Car!

City Repair Wish List

Our wish list includes such goodies as:

(UPDATED 8/11/09)

Office / Household Supplies:

  • Silverware
  • Clean carpets and pillows
  • Hand towels
  • Chai Spices and any tea
  • Water Pitcher
  • Stamps


  • LCD projector
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera


  • Office Space
  • Storage Space
  • Junker vehicles to be auctioned (cars, trucks, boats, RVs.)

We greatly appreciate your love and support!