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Together, Oregonians and the Oregon Cultural Trust fund 1400+ nonprofits in Oregon in the areas of arts, heritage, and humanities. When you donate to any (or several) of the 1400+ on the list, you qualify for a state tax credit.

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UPDATE: Cultural Trust board to review relief funding distribution plan Aug. 6

UPDATE: Cultural Trust board to review relief funding distribution plan Aug. 6

The Cultural Trust Board Meeting to approve a distribution plan for $25.9 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds for statewide culture has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug.…

June Update: Oregon arts and culture go online!

June Update: Oregon arts and culture go online!

              Salem, Ore. – Laser focused on their missions despite thousands of cancelled performances, events and activities, Oregon’s arts and culture organizations are…

Cultural organizations cite devastating COVID-19 losses  in statewide Cultural Trust impact survey

Cultural organizations cite devastating COVID-19 losses in statewide Cultural Trust impact survey

Salem, Ore. –The majority of Oregon’s cultural organizations are facing suspension of operations or permanent closure due the COVID-19 impact, reveals an Oregon Cultural Trust survey released today.…

A call for racial justice

A call for racial justice

Dear Arts and Culture Community, We must act now. We at the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust stand in solidarity with those who are outraged…

Anis Mojgani named Oregon Poet Laureate

Anis Mojgani named Oregon Poet Laureate

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has named Anis Mojgani (AH-neess Mozh-GAH-nee), a two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and an International World Cup Poetry Slam…

COVID-19: Resources for arts and culture organizations

COVID-19: Resources for arts and culture organizations

Federal Relief Efforts Americans for the Arts worked with a consortium of funders to announce the creation of the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief…

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Salem, Ore. – In response to communication from the Oregon Cultural Trust, its Statewide Partners and arts and cultural organizations across the state, Governor Kate Brown directed the…

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Salem, Ore. – Generous Oregonians ensured an increased investment in Oregon’s cultural community for FY2021 by donating $4.58 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2019. The funds…

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Nothing conveys the incredible impact a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust can have more than the adorable students in the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras’ String Academy sharing their…

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Salem, Ore. – Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in FY2020 thanks to the generosity of citizens…

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Salem, Ore. – A new impact study of the Oregon Cultural Trust calls its geographic reach “remarkable” and reinforces its unique role as a stable and accessible funding…