Thank You for Empowering Our Children

Thank You for Empowering Our Children

A tremendous thank you to our recent foundation and corporate donors including CareOregon, Collins Foundation, deLaski Family Foundation, Hampton Family Foundation, OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, The Portland Clinic Foundation, Reser Family Foundation, The Standard, Stimson-Miller Foundation, Portland Trailblazers, and Trust Management Services, LLC.

If you’ve visited an Oregon museum, attended a local arts performance, or your children have received services through The Shadow Project, you’ve benefited in some way from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

The Cultural Trust was created by the state legislature in 2002 to fund culture in the state into perpetuity. Currently, more than 1,400 nonprofits, including Shadow, are eligible to receive funds from the Cultural Trust.

Those funds are provided by Oregonians like you who receive a cultural tax credit for their donation to the Cultural Trust. Spreading the word about how easy it is to take advantage of the tax credit is how we grow funding for statewide culture. Here’s how it works:

  1. Total your donations to qualifying cultural nonprofits to which you donated all year. A full list of qualifying nonprofits can be found here:
  2. Give the same amount to the Cultural Trust by Dec. 31 by mail or online
  3. Claim the amount donated to the Cultural Trust as a tax credit when you file your taxes.*


Your Cultural Trust contribution comes back to you in the form of a decreased tax bill or potentially an increased refund. You just doubled the impact of your contribution at no additional cost to you!

As you continue to support The Shadow Project with your generous contributions, we hope you’ll also match your donation with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust to strengthen funding for all of the cultural organizations that protect our great state’s famous quality of life.

Remember to make your donation by December 31. Learn more or donate at or (503) 986-0088 or consult your tax preparer.

*Up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for couples filing jointly or $2,500 for Class-C corporations.




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