The Cultural Coalition of Washington County is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, whose mission is to lead Oregon in cultivating, growing and valuing culture as an integral part of communities. They do this by inspiring Oregonians to invest in a permanent fund that provides annual grants to cultural organizations.
Widespread accessibility to and involvement with the arts, humanities and heritage helps mold the Oregon society in which we live. Investment here can provide a positive quality of living dividend.
~ Charles Walker ~
Chair, Joint Interim Task Force on Cultural Development
Since 2003, donations to the Cultural Trust have generated more than $18 million in grants to more than 1,000 arts, heritage and humanities programs and 2,500 projects through the Cultural Coalitions that serve every county and federally recognized tribe in Oregon.
These grants are 100% funded by Oregonians’ participation in the Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit. When a Trust donor gives first to any of Oregon’s 1,400 Participating Cultural Nonprofits, they match that gift with a contribution to the Trust. Donors know that they can write off their Trust gift as a tax credit from the State of Oregon! Participating in the Trust tax credit provides direct benefit to the libraries, historical societies, youth art programs and preservation projects that are the heart of every community.
Learn more about the Oregon Cultural Trust, and consider a donation to any Participating Cultural Nonprofit in Oregon, then match that gift with a donation to the Cultural Trust. At tax time, get your whole match back.