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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.


Stock Donations


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 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: Scottrade
Account ID: 63113273
DTC: 0705

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.


Planned Giving


If you would like to extend your support of Oregon Humanities to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.

Wills and Living Trusts

Also known as a charitable bequest, this is a simple and versatile way to support Oregon Humanities. By including a bequest to Oregon Humanities in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue changing lives and transforming communities in Oregon for years to come.

Sample language for your bequest:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise, and bequeath to Oregon Humanities, whose current address is 921 SW Washington St. #150 Portland, Oregon 97205, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose as determined by the Oregon Humanities Board of Directors.”

Other popular ways to give include beneficiary designations, real estate gifts, memorials and tribute gifts, endowed gifts, and donor advised funds. For more information on these opportunities, please contact Adam Green at or (503) 241-0543, ext. 111.

The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor for such advice.


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, Think & Drink, and more.