Our fundraising consultant said “Do a friend-raiser!” “What is that?” we asked – and you may be asking the same question. Well, Friend-raisers are an opportunity to learn about, and explore giving to, a nonprofit.

We will be holding Kôr’s first friend-raiser at one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe Sintra. The event will be the first Friday of October from 4:30-6:30 and will feature a wine tasting, tapas, live music and some great Kôr-style fun. Click here for more information. If you are already a supporter of Kôr and want to share the love with your friends, email us at for tickets.

Shout out for energy efficiency support!

Our five Kôrazon homes will be goal net-zero energy. To reach this goal a piece of the puzzle is super-tight air sealing.  Northwest AerroBarrier has pledged in-kind support in the amount of $13,750 to make this possible. We have $5500 left to raise and the Zero Energy Project has offered to match all donations made toward this funding gap. If the environment, affordable housing, and energy efficiency is something you can get behind, donate today! See our AerroBarrier request for support for more information on this amazing product.

Thank you to those who have donated to this worthy project:

Fourth Annual Fundraising and Celebration Dinner – March 21st

Save the date! There is much to celebrate this year as we begin work on our first land trust community. Join us for dinner, drinks, and a sure-to-please silent auction. The evening also features live music by The Quons, complimentary wine, and an opportunity to learn more about Kôr. Your support at this event will help us put five families into stable, affordable homes! Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at Brownpaper Tickets, or by emailing us –

Red House Concerts presents Tim May and Steve Smith – a Benefit for Kôr

Tim and Steve duo house concert flyer

Join us for an evening with Tim May and Steve Smith. The duo brings an evening of original, traditional and swing music with mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist/vocalist Tim May. Smith and May originally met while on staff at Camp Bluegrass in Levelland, Texas and quickly discovered many common musical threads for exploration honoring tradition and improvisation. Their new CD/EP (seven songs) reflects upon this acoustic music force the duo has become. Their shows include tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and twin mandolin works throughout a broad range of styles and includes many original vocal and instrumental works.

Wine and beer will be provided for a suggested donation.

All proceeds from this show support Kôr’s mission to provide environmentally sustainable and permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for those who contribute to the fabric of the Bend area economy and community.

Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets for $22, or at the door for $25