Diversity & Social justice

We envision a world where all people share equally in resources, opportunities, and protections. We strive to make Hampton Lumber a corporate leader in social justice.





Our Team

Diversity & Inclusion Team

Hampton’s Diversity & Inclusion Team (DIT) was launched by CEO, Steve Zika and the Hampton Family in September 2020 in the wake of social justice protests around the nation. This group is dedicated to advancing equality, equity, and anti-discrimination in our company, industry, and community.

 “Find a better way every day.”
John Hampton

Our Committment

Be the change you want to see in the world.

As change begins from within, we aim to ensure we practice what we preach at Hampton so that everyone feels safe, respected and at home in the workplace. We embrace diversity, equity, and candid dialogue now and in the future.


Our Partners

We provide human and financial support to organizations working to advance social justice issues in the Portland-metro area.


Black Futures Farm

Black Futures Farm is a community farm where Black identified/ Diasporic and Continental African people work together and grow food, incorporating  ancestral practices with modern innovations. Black Futures Farm operates on 1.15 acres on the grounds of the Learning Gardens Lab in SE Portland, Oregon.  Hampton provides financial support to Black Futures Farms and contributes lumber for their building expansion projects.  

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland YouthBuilders helps young people change their lives through a combination of education, vocational training, counseling, career development, and long term support.

Hampton Lumber supports PYB with financial resources, tools, and lumber. 

Self Enhancement Inc.

Working with schools, families, and partner community organizations, SEI provides support, guidance, and opportunities for youth to achieve personal and academic success.

Hampton provides four-year scholarships for SEI individuals seeking to achieve their academic and career goals.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an empowering program for girls aged 8-13 that promotes life-skills through lessons and running.

Hampton is sponsoring two running teams with essential funds for equipment, running gear, uniforms, and food.

Growing Gardens

Portland, OR

Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities. 



Outgrowing Hunger

Portland, oR

Outgrowing Hunger operates community gardens for immigrants, refugees, and people in need in Portland and Gresham.


Our legacy

Building a better future

In order to “find a better way every day,” we champion education, inclusion, acceptance, and opportunities for all.