Toolkit

Once cultural donors understand how the Cultural Trust works, they are quick to participate in the tax credit. Help us spread the word with these easy-to-use marketing tools.

Toolkits and resources

Flexible marketing materials are available below or can be requested from the Cultural Trust office. If you don’t see what you need, please contact us.

Logos and Advertising

Cultural Trust Logos

These logos may be downloaded for print publications. If you would like a logo in a different format than those linked below or have any other questions regarding Trust logos or ads, please contact us.

Logo Version 1

Oregon Cultural Trust Logo

Logo Version 2

Oregon Cultural Trust Logo 2

 

Horizontal and Vertical Advertisements

Please contact us with any questions or requests regarding Trust ads (see sample).

Free Marketing Materials

The Cultural Trust depends on its partnership with our more than 1,400 arts, heritage and humanities nonprofits to raise awareness of the cultural tax credit.

If every donor to the 1400 organizations gave a matching gift to the Cultural Trust, the amount of our grants would skyrocket!

Please help ensure your patrons, board, donors, staff and community know about the Trust and the win-win rewards of participating in the cultural tax credit.

The Trust has created marketing materials to assist your fundraising. What we have available is offered in whatever quantity you need (where available), at no charge to you.

How to Become A Trust Communications Partner

Trust Fundraising Marketing Materials

To request fundraising marketing materials please complete and return this form.

Order Form to Request Materials

Fundraising inserts

Thank You Insert
Bookmark

Fundraising Tools and Tips

Learn how the Oregon Cultural Trust can help you raise money for your cultural organization through increased donations and gifts.
Cut and paste this sample language into your end-of-year solicitation letter, annual newsletters, e-newsletter or as a PS on your donation confirmation page.

Sample special end-of-year reminder to cut and paste into your e-blast/newsletter or post-script to your solicitation letter:

Congratulations! You are now eligible to participate in the Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit. Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for a Class-C Corporation).

Giving to culture is a win-win proposition. You double the impact of your gift for free, and culture thrives. Lucky Oregonians!

Requesting a Guest Speaker and Talking Points

Contact us to request a Trust representative to speak at: an opening; board, staff, volunteer or parent orientation meeting; fundraiser or grant announcement; local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary or other community event.

Are you already scheduled to speak? Try our Cultural Trust Power Point, or use the talking points below to help with your presentation.

30 Second Talking Points

Oregonians fund The Trust. We, in turn, fund the artists, potters, rappers, acrobats and dreamers who make Oregon, Oregon. Every year we disperse funds via our 1,400 cultural nonprofits, our 45 county/tribal Coalitions and our five Statewide Partners. Learn how you can DOUBLE the impact of your favorite cultural donation for FREE at CulturalTrust.org

Keep track of your donations to our cultural nonprofits. Then donate that much to the Oregon Cultural Trust and get that same amount back as a tax credit.You can donate all you like to The Trust, but these are the limits for tax credits: $500 limit per individual, $1,000 limit per couple filing jointly and $2,500 for Class-C corporations.

Your donation will be used to fund Oregon culture statewide, all 98,000 square miles of it. You’re helping keep Oregon, Oregon. To see if your favorite organization is one of our 1,400 cultural nonprofits visit our site at CulturalTrust.org. Donate by Dec. 31.

The Oregon Cultural Trust enriches the life of all Oregonians by increasing access to cultural activities across the state – library and museum programs, concerts and dance, educational outreach, preservation projects, and more.
The Trust also supports Native American and county cultural coalitions, helping them to preserve, revitalize or expand arts, heritage and humanities projects locally.

Culture has a multi-million dollar impact on Oregon’s economy.

The Trust is unique in the country — no other state provides a 100 percent tax credit to inspire cultural giving.
It’s win-win: Any Oregonian who donates to the Trust and qualified cultural nonprofits gets both a tax write off AND a tax credit!

Three-Minute Talking Points

The Trust, with its unique infrastructure and grant program, fuels the economy:

  • The Trust supports 1,400 cultural groups that brand Oregon globally, attract visitors to our state and employ thousands.
  • Oregon culture, and these 1,400 organizations, create jobs that stay and grow in Oregon.
  • Culture makes Oregon an important tourism destination and a competitive location for business development.
  • The Trust increases philanthropy in Oregon, requiring donors to give to nonprofits, then to the Trust.
  • Trust grants must be matched, attracting additional investment in culture.
  • The creative economy is thriving in Oregon, in part because of our cultural treasures and reputation as an “incubator” for creativity.

The Trust engages Oregonians:

  • The Oregon Cultural Trust is inclusive; Oregonians participate voluntarily, at the level of their choosing.
  • The Trust grants significant projects for outreach statewide, including to small, rural and hard-to-reach areas.
  • The Trust’s local funding system of county and tribal cultural coalitions supports culture in all parts of Oregon.
  • No other state has such a network of cultural assets and advocacy.

The Trust supports programs that inspire our children:

  • Over 500,000 young Oregonians are touched by cultural programs each year.
  • The Trust has granted more than $18 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 library programs.
  • Nearly 1/2 the projects granted by county and tribal cultural coalitions go to education programs.
  • The Trust’s permanent fund is a critical vehicle for future generations to access the rich cultural experiences that Oregonians enjoy today.
  • The Trust Leads and Innovates in Government.
  • No other state in the country has a cultural funding mechanism like the Cultural Trust.
  • No other state has a local funding structure like the county and tribal cultural coalitions.
  • The Trust supports five cultural partners statewide – Oregon Humanities, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, State Historic Preservation Office and Oregon Historical Society – with annual granting.
  • A unique tax credit lets the Trust function as a private-public partnership, with 100 percent of donations going to grants or a permanent fund.
  • The Cultural Trust’s budget impact is minimal, less than .0006% of the state’s overall budget ($16 billion).
  • The Oregon Legislature recently reauthorized the Trust tax credit until 2020; with that vote of confidence and the support of so many citizens who advocated for it, the Trust can continue charting Oregon’s cultural course for the next several years!

Information for Tax Preparers

CPAs, tax attorneys and accounting professionals can learn more about how the Cultural Tax credit works to greatly benefit your clients and businesses.

Tax Credit FAQ
Stock Contribution Information
Mail In contribution card