Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund

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Give back to Oregon.

Travel Oregon ForeverThe Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund supports sustainable tourism development in Oregon by engaging businesses and travelers with projects that bolster our tourism economy, improve the natural environment, and support local culture. It is the first statewide program of its kind; and it is another way to ensure that Oregon will forever remain a place people love to travel.

How does the program work?

Participation in this program is free. Businesses that choose to participate in the fund will help customers learn about and donate to worthwhile projects across the state. Travel Oregon will work with your business to set up systems and provide digital content and printed collateral to engage donors. Participating businesses and organizations are encouraged to get creative about how they implement the fund.

Who can participate?

Tourism businesses of any size can participate in the program. The program is open to lodging properties, tour operators, guides and outfitters, restaurants and retail stores. Individuals and corporations can also donate to the fund directly.

Why participate?

When you participate in the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund, you will demonstrate your business’ commitment to your community and the environment. Funds raised improve the community’s destination appeal, which, in turn, creates more rewarding visits and more future visitors. Travel Oregon will feature participating businesses in communications to visitors. Additionally, by participating in the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund you are automatically added as a participating business in Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network – Travel Oregon Forever.

Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund In Oregon

  1. Project Beneficiaries

    Travel Oregon and Sustainable Travel International have created five project categories to help identify project beneficiaries that will appeal to…

  2. Participating Businesses

    Why participate? When you participate in the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund, your business will demonstrate to clients and employees your…

  3. Individual Donors

    Donating is easy! Travelers can donate to the fund through participating businesses or by making a direct contribution using our…

  4. Corporate Donors

    If your company is interested in partnering with the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund, please contact Harry Dalgaard, Destination Development Specialist…

  5. Frequently Asked Questions

    How much do guests donate at participating lodging properties? Guest donations depend on the model that each business decides to…