Donate to your favorite cultural organization and to the Oregon Cultural Trust, and double your support for culture at no extra cost.
Here’s how the Oregon Cultural Trust works: Donate to your favorite organization(s) among 1,500 qualified cultural nonprofits or to the Linn County Cultural Coalition. Donate the same amount to the Cultural Trust. Then take the same amount off your state taxes. Your donation to the Cultural Trust comes back to you as a tax credit. Individuals can get a tax credit up to $500, couples filing jointly up to $1,000, and Class C corporations up to $2,500. Check with a tax professional for more information.
You can donate to the Cultural Trust here or send a check to—
Oregon Cultural Trust
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301
Make your donation by the end of the calendar year to qualify for the same year’s Cultural Trust tax credit. Then, on your state tax form, report your matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust. You will get all of it back.
The money residents give to the Cultural Trust is dispersed across Oregon to keep cultural organizations thriving throughout the state. In fiscal year 2020, nonprofits that support the arts, heritage, and the humanities received more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust, thanks to the generosity of Oregonians who invested in our state’s cultural tax credit.
Included among the organizations listed with the Cultural Trust are 28 Linn County nonprofits, representing libraries, museums, arts organizations, and community foundations. Is your favorite cultural nonprofit included? Find out here.
If your organization isn’t currently listed with the Cultural Trust, find out here how you can get it added.
A portion of Cultural Trust funds are distributed locally by cultural coalitions, one for each county and federally recognized tribe in Oregon. In 2020, the Linn County Cultural Coalition received $18,143 to distribute for local cultural projects. Every Linn County 501(c)(3) organization with a project involving the arts, heritage, or humanities is welcome to apply to the Linn County Cultural Coalition for funding. More information about our grants is available here .