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Making Your Cultural New Year’s Resolutions? Create a Life List!

Making Your Cultural New Year’s Resolutions? Create a Life List!

Whether you love them or hate them, New Year’s resolutions are a longstanding American tradition. We all have things we want to get done within the 365-day time…

Thank You for Your Donations!

Thank You for Your Donations!

The Oregon Cultural Trust raises 80% of its annual donations in the last six weeks of the year. And 2013 was no exception. After the rush of last-minute…

Leave a Legacy

Leave a LegacyTHE OREGON CULTURAL TRUST IS UNIQUE. • No other state in the nation offers a 100% tax credit for cultural giving • No other state has…

Culture: A Unique Perspective by Tim DuRoche of the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Culture: A Unique Perspective by Tim DuRoche of the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Food for thought: When a child joins our community from across the globe, a teacher may ask her or him to “draw your family, your house, what you…

Hand2Mouth Theatre

Hand2Mouth Theatre

Fertile Ground is Portland’s answer to a fringe festival. This 11-day arts festival, January 23-Feb 2 will include over 100 new works, all generated in the City of…

New Board Members Appointed to Cultural Trust

  (L-R Chris Van Dyke, Senator Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward, Mike Golub. Not pictured: Greg Fitz-Gerald) This fall four new appointments to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board have been made…

Be Part of 2014’s Cultural Evolution! Give by December 31!

The Holiday Season is upon us and, with 14 days left in 2013, the time for giving is now! Much has been written and said this year, locally…

Coalition Grant Cycle Shifts to Calendar Year

Coalition Grant Cycle Shifts to Calendar Year

In a marked shift from past Cultural Trust grant making, grant making for Oregon’s 36 county and five tribal cultural coalitions will shift from an August – July…

Crescendo Club

Crescendo Club

In addition to our year-old Pioneer Circle initiative, whichencourages and incentivizes Cultural Trust donors to give above the state taxcredit limit, the Trust has rolled out the new…

Culture: the Warp and Weft of the Fabric of our World

Culture: the Warp and Weft of the Fabric of our World

Guest Blog by Sam Johnson Photo by Holly Andres for the Oregon Cultural Trust As we move towards the year end, we are once again presented with a…

Oregonians: This Season, Give Thanks for the Cultural Trust

Oregonians: This Season, Give Thanks for the Cultural Trust

Guest Blog by Norm Smith: This holiday season, Oregonians have much to be thankful for. At the Smith household in Roseburg, we are thankful for the Oregon Cultural…

Partner Focus: Oregon Heritage Commission Honors William Stafford on His 100th Birthday

It is a rare occasion when Oregon Heritage Commission declares a certain day, month or year a statewide celebration. Such notables include the 100th anniversary of the Lewis…

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