Backyard Oregon


Stepping Out and Capturing Change

Welcome to Backyard Oregon! We are a community of students, photographers, writers, and all-around adventure enthusiasts. Our mission is to lead and inspire groups to make a positive difference in their communities.

Backyard Oregon is, first and foremost, a philanthropic organization that combines a love of storytelling and photography. We offer all of our photography work at cost, meaning that all proceeds go directly to Oregon Health Science University to support Children’s Cancer Research. Our donation process is simple and allows you to choose how much you contribute. This humble-bundling pricing model eliminates any financial barriers, meaning anyone can participate and make a difference.

During our first year, Backyard Oregon has pledged to raise $10,000 to support the Knight Cancer Challenge at Oregon Health Sciences University. More information about this unprecedented campaign to change cancer research forever can be found at this link: (

The decision to partner with OHSU during our first year has been met with incredible excitement and . aAt this point we are well on our way toward reaching our $10,000 goal.

The future of Backyard Oregon extends far beyond the borders of the Pacific Northwest. We invite photographers and writers froorm around the country to join our campaign for change. If you are interested in getting involved with our team please do not hesitate to reach out and email us at or . If you are interested in having your adventure photos featured on our instagram page, tag #backyardoregon and follow us @backyard_oregon.

The most rewarding part of the Backyard Oregon experience has been the exchange of ideas and the community involvement of life changing. We are encouraged to know that there are so many individuals out there
, who, like us, are ready to step out and capture change.

We would like to give a big thanks Thank to everyone who has already contributed to our Philanthropy through Photography campaign. We are looking forward to a year of inspiration and change.

Be Bold. Be humble. Be strong. Never stop climbing, Matthew Backyard Oregon
Editor and Photographer