Support Us

Make a Sustaining Gift

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.


Make a One-Time Gift

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.


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: 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.


Endowment Gifts

Your gift to the Oregon Humanities endowment will sustain our programs and magazine for future generations of Oregonians. And right now, your gift to the Oregon Humanities endowment is eligible to be matched 1:3 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


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. Click here to download our planned giving brochure.

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.



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.
    Locations: statewide
  • 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


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.