A sustaining gift is the best way to provide critical, consistent support for Oregon Humanities’ statewide work. Your monthly donation helps start conversations across difference that grow into new relationships and stronger, more connected communities.
Deliver Oregon Humanities magazine in Burns, start a conversation in Prineville, or connect neighbors in Newport by making a donation today. Every gift makes a difference.
The Leadership Giving Circle
The Oregon Humanities Leadership Giving Circle is a group of visionary Oregonians who give $500 or more annually to sustain Oregon Humanities’ work to create a more imaginative, welcoming, and just Oregon. Read more about the Leadership Giving Circle.
Give through Give!Guide
The Willamette Week Give!Guide is Portland’s biggest end-of-year giving campaign, and Oregon Humanities is honored to have been chosen to participate as one of the area’s 174 most impactful nonprofits. When you make your tax-deductible donation through the Give!Guide—to us or to any of the fantastic featured organizations—it will go straight to the organization you choose, and you can expect incentives and prizes from the Give!Guide team. And if you’re age thirty-five or under and donate to Oregon Humanities, you’ll get a free custom journal designed by Fort Wick Design, Oregon Humanities’ design partner!
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to support charitable organizations. Some companies match dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your gift. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will take care of the rest.
Oregon Humanities now accepts gifts of stock. Be sure to let us know when you make a stock donation so we can properly credit the gift to Oregon Humanities. Contact Adam Green at email@example.com or (503) 241-0543, ext. 111, and provide the following information:
- Donor's Name and contact information
- Broker's name and phone number
- Name/Trading symbol of shares
- Number of shares
- Anticipated date of transfer
Your broker will need the following information to make the transfer to Oregon Humanities:
- Account Name: Oregon Humanities
- Broker: TD Ameritrade
- Account ID: 425952355
- DTC: 0188
Once the gift has been transferred to our account, our bank will sell the shares and report the amount of the proceeds to Oregon Humanities. We will send you a letter acknowledging the gift.
Your gift to the Oregon Humanities endowment will sustain our programs and magazine for future generations of Oregonians. Endowment gifts are permanently invested with the Oregon Community Foundation and provide lasting financial support for the Oregon Humanities programs you love. You can also establish endowment gifts through our legacy giving program.
Legacy giving—also known as planned giving or gift planning—allows donors to make gifts beyond their lifetimes. If you are interested in extending your support of Oregon Humanities and making a lasting impact, visit our legacy giving page.
Share your time and skills to Oregon Humanities.
We seek volunteers for the following opportunities:
- Event Staff: Help guests find their seats at Consider This or help with registration at other events and programs on an as-needed basis.
Locations: often in Portland, but occasionally statewide
- Conversationalist: Attend a Conversation Project program in your neighborhood. Afterward, write up your observations and reflections to help us get a fuller view of our programs around the state.
- Office Projects: Help with mailings and other large office projects on an as-needed basis.
Location: our downtown Portland office
- Data Entry: Requires a regular schedule and a four-month commitment.
Location: our downtown Portland office
To join our volunteer team, contact Julia Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double Your Support of Culture in Oregon
After you make a gift to Oregon Humanities, if you make a matching gift of the same amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you can get your whole match back in the form of a cultural tax credit on your state tax returns.
Oregon Humanities is proud to be one of five statewide partners of the Cultural Trust, which means that we receive a percentage of the funds distributed by the Trust each year to support our statewide programming, including Oregon Humanities magazine, the Conversation Project, Consider This, and more.