MRG Grantmaker Israel Bayer

Israel is the executive director of Street Roots, which creates opportunities for income for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Portland by producing and distributing media that are catalysts for social change. He has been working in the street newspaper movement for more than a decade. He has worked for Seattle’s street newspaper, Real Change, and for the North American Street Newspaper Association. Israel is an award-winning journalist and community activist and loves photography and the arts.

“I’m excited to be on MRG Foundation’s team of grantmakers. Being able to contribute to helping foster grassroots social change throughout Oregon is an honor and I love being part of the team.”