Think Oregon should provide more funding for arts and culture? It’s up to you to make it happen.
The Oregon Cultural Trust serves as an ongoing funding engine for arts, heritage, and humanities across the state through a robust grant program. The grants are funded exclusively by Oregonians who participate in the Oregon Cultural Tax Credit.
No other state in the union has this incredible benefit. Lucky Oregonians!
To participate in the Cultural Tax Credit, first make a donation to a cultural nonprofit that matters in your life, then match it with a gift to the Cultural Trust. The donation to the Trust qualifies you for a 100 percent state tax credit in that amount; the tax credit limit is $500 for individuals, $1,000 for couples filing jointly and $2,500 for class-C corporations.
Another way to get involved is to purchase the “Celebrate Oregon!” Cultural Trust license plate. This vibrant license plate, designed by artist Liza Mana Burns, is a tribute to Oregon’s diverse geography, people and cultural traditions. If you look closely, you’ll find 127 symbols woven into the artwork that encompass the art, history, heritage, people and cultural practices that make Oregon unique. Proceeds from the plate support promotion of the Cultural Tax Credit to fund arts and culture across the state.