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Thank you for supporting the Portland Art Museum. Through your gift, the Museum is able to provide programs and services to over 300,000 visitors each year, engage the public with art and film of enduring quality, facilitate dialogue with diverse audiences, and collect, preserve, and educate for the enrichment of present and future generations.

Portland Art Museum is a 501(c)3 organization

Legal Name: Portland Art Museum
Address: Portland, OR
Federal Tax ID Number: 93-0391604

For any questions regarding giving to the Museum, please contact the Development Department or call the Development Hotline at 503-276-4365.

To learn about the Museum’s donor privacy policy, click here.

Stock or securities – Make a donation of appreciated securities and you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes.

Giving Opportunities

Exhibition Series Fund

Donate Now Exhibitions are our cornerstone program and our economic engine, supporting all other Museum activities by encouraging attendance, membership, gift shop sales, and even event space rentals. Every year the Museum raises funds from major donors, corporations, and foundations to support exhibitions. About 50 percent of these donors directly support an individual exhibition, and the other 50 percent support our Exhibition Series—a fund that can support any and all exhibitions. The Exhibition Series fund is critically important to the Museum, enabling the allocation of resources to support a diversity of shows.

To make a contribution by phone, call the Development Hotline at 503-276-4365.

Your 100 percent tax deductible gift will serve as a direct contribution to our exhibitions, which will feature a truly spectacular slate over the next 12 months. Preview Upcoming Exhibitions.

Your generous donation will be recognized on the Museum’s electronic donor walls and website, in Portal, and at the Annual Members’ Meeting. You will also receive exclusive invitations to private donor events throughout the year. Most importantly, however, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps drive the Portland Art Museum’s mission forward in our community.

Planned Giving

You have the power to make a lasting impact on the Portland Art Museum through a planned gift. Planned giving is often called “customized philanthropy” because each gift is designed to meet the museum’s strategic goals for the future while many times providing benefits to you today. A well-planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold as most important and valuable in your life and community.

If you include Portland Art Museum in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Portland Art Museum
Address: Portland, OR
Federal Tax ID Number: 93-0391604

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General Operating Fund

Donate Now As is typical for major museums in the United States, the average cost per visitor to the Portland Art Museum is approximately $60. Yet, the admission fee is only $19.99 and only covers a portion of the cost. Additionally, we offer a wide range of opportunities (free admission for children 17 and under, free school tours, Free First Thursday, and free quarterly Museum Sundays) that allow our community to engage with the programs, exhibitions, and collections regardless of the ability to pay. Gifts to the General Operating Fund help bridge these gaps and pay for basic Museum operating necessities.

To make a contribution by phone, call the Development Hotline at 503-276-4365.

A Gift in Memory or in Tribute

Remember or honor someone with a gift to the Portland Art Museum. Mail a check to our offices or make your gift online and indicate in the comments section that this gift is In Honor of / In Memory of (person’s name). Please also indicate whom should be notified of your gift. (E.g.: a family member of the deceased or the honored person’s mailing address.) Call 503-276-4365 or email development@pam.org for more information.

Gifts of Art

The Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection has been built through the generous donations of works of art by private collectors. There are thousands of examples, including:

  • Vincent van Gogh, Charette de Boeuf (The Ox Cart), July 1884, Oil on canvas. Gift of Fred and Frances Sohn
  • More than 8,000 prints and drawings donated by Vivian and Gordon Gilkey
  • Kazuyo Sejima, Coffee and Tea Service, 2003, Silver. Gift of Margo Grant Walsh Twentieth Century Silver and Metalwork Collection

Your gift of museum-quality art will ensure that current and future visitors to the Portland Art Museum will experience the power of art. Potential donors are advised to send a photo and brief description of their object to the Curatorial Department of the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205, or via email to curatorial@pam.org.