RAISE-UP downtown Beaverton: promoting art, events, design, and innovation
The Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA) is announcing the launch of RAISE UP Downtown Beaverton, a program with the purpose of bringing more public art, events, design improvements, and innovation opportunities for small businesses through monthly community donations.
Community members can now affect how downtown continues to receive benefits of public-facing programs like Wine Walks, murals, landscaping enhancements, and creative and sustainable business improvements. The RAISE UP Downtown Beaverton program provides the opportunity for anyone to help sustain the creation and implementation of annual events and programs that support the district’s economic and social health. The new program encourages donors to give a monthly gift of $10, $15 or $25.
The BDA has leveraged grants and event income to keep our community moving forward. Between 2018 and 2021 alone, the BDA has raised approximately $400,000 that it has funneled into historic preservation projects (like the Nak Won building renovation) and economic development initiatives (like the creative blade signs around downtown).
The BDA has also been able to work directly with businesses to help them apply for grants, resulting in tens of thousands of more dollars going directly into the accounts of businesses during the pandemic.
In recognition for its work, the BDA has received multiple statewide awards over the past few years including Best Retail Program (2019), Volunteer of the Year (2019 and 2020), Best Placemaking Project (2020), Main Street Manager of the Year (2020).
“The BDA and Beaverton are exploding on so many good fronts,” the coordinator of Oregon Main Street, Sheri Stuart, stated proudly. “The BDA is a critical part of moving the city forward. The level and quality that is coming out of the BDA is really incredible to see.”
Want to get help RAISE UP Downtown Beaverton?
Visit our website: www.downtownbeaverton.org/raise-up or text GIVE to (503) 486-3443 to get started today. The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation and economic development of Old Town Beaverton. Want to get involved? Check out our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org.