Make a Donation

RACC receives a significant amount of funding from local governments, including the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, and Metro. RACC also receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and several local foundations. For a complete list of donors, click here.

Gifts from individuals help support RACC's advocacy efforts, numerous arts education activities, and public art maintenance projects. To learn more about how your gift to RACC supports the local arts community, contact Jeff Hawthorne, Director of Community Affairs, at 503.823.5258,

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You can donate online at the link above, or download a contribution form here.

Work for Art

Support more than 80 local arts and culture organizations with a single gift. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution to Work for Art will be passed on to the arts and culture organizations we serve. Your contribution to Work for Art also triggers a 1:1 match from a local public matching challenge, and donors of $60 or more receive an Arts Card as a benefit.  


Right Brain Initiative

The Right Brain Initiative is a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council that is working to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community’s arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region’s school districts.  Your gift supports professional development for artists and teachers and helps bring arts education into every classroom.   


Creative Advocacy Network

A gift to the Creative Advocacy Network supports CAN’s efforts to increase public understanding about the value of the arts, and to pass a sustainable, dedicated funding mechanism that will substantially increase public funding for the arts and arts education.


Oregon Cultural Trust

When you make a donation to RACC, Work for Art, The Right Brain Initiative, the Creative Advocacy Network or any of Oregon’s many arts and humanities organizations, be sure to make a matching contribution to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a full tax credit when you file your Oregon income taxes.  


RACC Staff to Contact

Jeff Hawthorne
Director of Community Engagement