How You Can Help


Your gift helps preserve our Capitol, share its history and engage Oregonians in democracy

When you support the Oregon State Capitol Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation or purchasing Pacific Wonderland license plates, you become a champion of sharing Oregon’s legacy with future generations.

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID 20-5164853. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. This is general information only; for legal, tax or other advice, please consult your professional advisor.


Your donations share Oregon history and heritage with Oregonians and Capitol visitors from all over the world.

Thank you for your generosity, which preserves Oregon’s legacy. We appreciate all the ways you help us preserve our beloved Capitol and the history it represents, including:

  • Donations to the general fund.
  • Matching gifts from employers.
  • Contributions to the endowment fund.
  • Memorial and tribute gifts.
  • Sponsorship of Foundation events.
  • Collaboration on Capitol History Gateway programming.
  • Museum outreach.
  • Legacy gifts.
  • Purchase of Pacific Wonderland license plates.
  • Recurring donations.
  • Workplace giving payroll deductions.
  • Volunteering at the Capitol.
  • In-kind donations.


Show your love for the Capitol by making a donation in your estate plans.

By Nan Heim and Joan Plank, OSCF Board Members

Although we’re retired, we still love this beautiful building and believe in preserving its history. This inspired us to serve on the Oregon State Capitol Foundation board.

To provide long-term support for OSCF, we have both chosen to make legacy contributions. You can join us in preserving this unique landmark and the dreams of those who shaped our state.

You made history here. Now you can preserve it.

Name the Oregon State Capitol Foundation as a beneficiary

  • Bequest in your will or trust — A simple bequest is the method used to make approximately 90% of planned gifts.
  • Retirement plan assets — A favorite option for helping to direct your retirement assets how you wish.
  • Life insurance — Your insurance company can help you update your beneficiaries.
  • Real property — You may be able to donate your real property and still use it.
  • Income gifts — Income-generating investments to help you through your future.

You may designate your gift to the Oregon State Capitol Foundation endowment or general fund. A gift to the endowment fund helps build the capacity to accomplish our vision far into the future. A gift to the general fund allows the board to put your investment to work right away.

Whether you worked in the Capitol or simply fell in love with the building’s elegant beauty as a visitor, we’d love to hear your favorite Capitol story. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about legacy giving, too.

Contact us to learn more.

Nan Heim, OSCF Vice Chair
Joan Plank, OSCF Board Member


The events, projects and programs you sponsor engage Oregonians in our democracy.

Contact Executive Director Genoa Ingram at 503-363-1859 to learn how you can sponsor educational and cultural events, programs and projects that enhance the dignity and beauty of our Capitol, share its history, connect Oregonians to a shared heritage, and engage Oregonians of all ages in our democracy.


Turn your vehicle into a time machine!

Your purchase of new Pacific Wonderland license plates goes a long way toward preserving Oregon’s rich and diverse history and heritage. The Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Oregon Historical Society split the proceeds from the sale of popular Pacific Wonderland license plates.

You’ll pay a one-time surcharge per set of plates when you first buy Oregon’s Pacific Wonderland license plates, in addition to the DMV’s standard plate fee and regular registration fee. These plates are unique because, unlike other special plates, you won’t be charged any additional plate fees when you renew your registration.

Adding Pacific Wonderland license plates to your vehicle helps preserve Oregon’s past, capture our present and shape our future for generations to come.


Always needed. Forever appreciated.

Volunteers like you make the Capitol experience memorable.

Did you know you can volunteer at the Oregon State Capitol? Capitol volunteers age 16 and up provide friendly, non-partisan service to all who enter the building. Capitol volunteers interact with many visitors including local school children, government leaders, and guests from all over the world.