Purposeful Projects

Each year, the BESThq community identifies “Purposeful Projects” to elevate through community as part of our commitment to the Quadruple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit, Purpose. We celebrate those who support community and bring positive impact through truly purposeful work. It is because of these projects that communities and groups grow and thrive. If you know if a deserving project, please nominate them today!

This year’s Purposeful Project is the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Pathways Coalition. Started in 2023, we’re helping aggregate community committed to building current and future STEAM pros. Click below to join the group of collaborators toward expanding opportunity of STEAM activities. No commitment or fee is required as we lift up community while building our collective future. Learn more here – http://steampathways.org/

This project will be showcased at Business Expo West on April 11, 2024, and throughout the year! Join us in elevating exceptional work in community, through community.

Purposeful Projects 2023:

Old Gates School Track and Field of Dreams at Upward Bound Camp

By Upward Bound Camp

Sustainable Families Program

By Birch Community Services

Casa Esperanza – House of Hope

By Northwest Family Services

Goodling Community Solar

By Oregon Community Solar Program

Purposeful Projects Alumni Boost – We celebrate these two 2021 winners for the strides they have made in their Programs:


By Portland Community Resource Network

STEAM Pathways & Innovation Center

Purposeful Projects 2022:

Check out our amazing cohort of Purposeful Projects in 2022. In addition to showcase at our reveal and Business Expo West, our community showcased and supported each via our Mastermind for Purpose gatherings. Check out our YouTube collection and learn more about this amazing projects!

Watch the video recap of our Networking With Purpose event — broadcast LIVE from Central Station Taps –where we revealed our FIVE Purposeful Projects for 2022:

Here were the winning projects for 2022:

Nuestro Hogar

By LatinoBuilt Foundation

Small Business Utility Advocates Membership Drive

By Small Business Utility Advocates (SBUA)

Green Seed Apartments

By Green Seed Construction

Metro Central Victory Garden

By VetREST with Metro

Ductless Heat Pump Activator Program

By Verde Builds with Energy Trust of Oregon

More about Green Seed Apartments

More about Ductless Heat Pump By Verde Builds

Purposeful Projects 2022: Small Business Utility Advocates, Verde Builds, Green Seed Apartments, Metro Central Victory Gardens with VetREST, and Nuestro Hogar with LatinoBuilt Foundation

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