Make a Gift
Your gift to the Oregon Historical Society helps collect, preserve, and share Oregon’s history. Your donation is tax-deductible and educates current and future generations about our remarkable past.
If you have any questions, please contact Annual Giving Manager, Molly Cochran, at 503.306.5237 or Molly.Cochran@ohs.org.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund supports the daily operations of the Oregon Historical Society.
How does my gift help?
Your gift supports everything the Oregon Historical Society does, from educational and public programs to research and collections preservation.
How is my Annual Fund gift different from my membership?
Membership dues provide less than 10% of our annual income. Additional support is necessary to help cover our operating expenses.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes! The Oregon Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization. Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. Certain benefits that come with membership, such as complimentary admission tickets or discounted rental fees, may reduce the tax-deductible amount—please consult your accountant. The Oregon Historical Society's tax ID number is 93-0391599.
For further questions, please contact the development office at 503-306-5237 or Molly.Cochran@ohs.org.
How can I make my gift?
Phone: Call our Annual Giving Manager at 503-306-5237
Mail or in person: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Appreciated securities or stock: Charitable gifts of stock are a wonderful way to support the Oregon Historical Society and can potentially provide tremendous tax benefits to you. Check with your tax advisor for details. For questions regarding transfer, download this form or contact Sue Metzler, Director of Development at 503-306-5229 for further information.
Give a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit!
In an effort to support Oregon cultural institutions, the Cultural Trust is offering a tax credit on all matching donations made to the Trust. If you match your donation to OHS, with a donation of the same amount to the Trust before December 31st, you earn a tax credit in the amount of your gift on your State of Oregon tax returns. Unlike a tax deduction which reduces your amount of taxable income, a tax credit actually reduces the amount of tax you owe. Your gift to the Trust costs you nothing! Also, as the Oregon Historical Society is a Cultural Partner of the Trust, your donation will come back to OHS as grant funding for our programs. To learn more about the Oregon Cultural Trust and about this great opportunity to give for less, visit the Trust website.