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The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Cultural Trust. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Cultural Trust. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Cultural Trust is a statewide initiative that raises significant new public and private funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. In addition to the creation of a long-term, protected endowment, Trust funds are distributed annually through competitive grants to cultural organizations, grants to cultural coalitions in Oregon counties and within federally recognized tribes, and grants to statewide cultural agencies. Oregonians who contribute to the Cultural Trust are eligible for an innovative tax credit.


The Trust works in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and State Historic Preservation Office. The Cultural Trust is governed by a 13-member board, with 11 citizen voting members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate. There are two non-voting members, one appointed by the speaker of the House and the other by the president of the Senate.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-1280
Telephone: 503-986-0088
Fax: 503-986-0260
General E-mail: cultural.trust@state.or.us
Contact: cultural.trust@state.or.us
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 359.020
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog