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Oregon Cultural Trust



The Oregon Cultural Trust is Oregon's cultural champion, developing and sustaining the arts, heritage and humanities that keep our state vibrant, healthy and alive. It is a unique public-private partnership, that fuels the economy, engages Oregonians, inspires our children and promotes life long learning.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Oregon Cultural Trust was created to preserve and strengthen every aspect of Oregon culture. Its goal is to create a protected permanent fund of over $200 million to provide long-term support for arts, heritage and humanities in Oregon. Funds will be distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon's statewide cultural agencies.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Trust increases philanthropy in Oregon, requiring donors to give to cultural groups, then to the Trust. Trust grants must be matched, attracting additional community investment in culture. The Trust has granted over $12 million since 2003, filling gaps in diminishing arts education funding through in and after-school programs, summer camps, student internships, artist residences, writers' conferences and community library programs.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Oregon Cultural Trust was authorized in 1999 to increase public and private support for Oregon's arts, heritage and humanities. Its visionary goal: create a sustainable $200 million permanent fund to support culture for every Oregonian.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $30,498
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,502
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Christine D'Arcy

Salem, Oregon United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Oregon Cultural Trust
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