The Oregon Cultural Trust's mission is to lead in building an environment in which cultural organizations are sustained and valued as a core part of Oregon's vibrant communities and economy.
For 10 years, the Cultural Trust has played a vital role in building Oregon communities. Simultaneously, the Trust is building a permanent fund, now almost $20 million, so that future generations can experience the Oregon culture we enjoy today.
Through grant programs and encouraging philanthropy, the Cultural Trust helps fuel our economy, supporting cultural nonprofits that inspire our children, preserve our cultural treasures and foster Oregon's reputation as an incubator for new ideas. The Cultural Trust provides extensive support to rural areas and hard to reach places with the help of over 400 cultural coalition volunteers.
Anyone can be part of this vision by supporting any of 1,300 eligible cultural nonprofits, matching those gifts with a gift to the Trust, and taking Oregon’s generous and unique state cultural tax credit (up to $500 per individual, $1,000 per household and $2,500 per Class-C corporation).