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Participating Cultural Nonprofits
The Oregon Cultural Trust partners with over 1,400 cultural nonprofits throughout Oregon. A gift to one or more of these qualifying nonprofit organizations followed by a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust allows a donor to claim a tax credit. The tax deductible portion of memberships to many Oregon cultural organizations also qualifies toward the matching gift.
The Trust maintains a list of current qualifying nonprofit organizations that is searchable in its entirety, below. This list is updated on an ongoing basis with information supplied to the Oregon Cultural Trust by the cultural nonprofit at the time it is added to the list. At that time, its 501(c)3 status with the IRS and its nonprofit status with the State of Oregon is verified.
The entire list of current qualifying nonprofits is also available as a downloadable PDF.
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What is required to add a cultural nonprofit to your list of participating nonprofits?
If a nonprofit cultural organization is not on the list, this is the information it must submit to be considered:
- Proof of headquarters in Oregon; the letterhead should suffice for this
- A copy of the Internal Revenue Service letter verifying the organization's 501(c)3 tax exempt status
- A copy of its mission statement and/or bylaws for review to show that the organization operates with a mission and goals where "culture" is central. This means that the purpose of your organization is rooted in the arts, heritage, history, historic preservation or the humanities
Please send all materials, with a cover letter, via email or via U.S. Mail: 775 Summer Street NE, #200, Salem, OR 97301-1280. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
Where can I check on the nonprofit status of an organization to which I donate?
If you have questions about the nonprofit status of an organization to which you donate, use this IRS website to review their eligibility to receive a tax-deductible charitable contribution or if their nonprofit status has been revoked.