Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund

Join Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network: Grow the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund


The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund supports sustainable tourism development in Oregon by engaging businesses and travelers with projects that improve the natural environment and support local culture. It’s the first statewide program of its kind and another way we can help ensure that Oregon will forever remain a place we all love, and love to explore.

When you participate in the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund, your business will demonstrate to clientele and employees that your commitment to community and environmental sustainability runs deep. Funds raised through your business will target projects that improve Oregon as a destination and fulfill community or environmental needs. Once implemented, Travel Oregon believes these projects will create more rewarding experiences for locals and visitors alike. Your company can connect directly with eco-conscious travelers and contribute to a greater good.

Why Your Business Should Participate

  • Travelers are increasingly looking for Corporate Social Responsibility measures in businesses they frequent – this Fund is a turn-key solution to demonstrate your social responsibility
  • Because it’s easy – you choose how to collect donations at your business, making the process a seamless part of your day to day operations 
  • Travel Oregon provides you with free print and digital collateral to engage customers and promote the program

Businesses Also Receive

  • A hand-crafted wooden Travel Oregon Forever award, window clings and stickers
  • Prioritized business listings on TravelOregon.com with a Travel Oregon Forever designation
  • A Social Media & Marketing Toolkit designed just for you
  • Recognition in the Official Travel Oregon Visitor Guide with an annual print distribution of 300,000
  • Inclusion in sustainable-travel itineraries and stories shared with consumers, industry partners and travel media, when applicable

How to Participate

Compete the Business Interest Form. Within 5-10 business days, a representative from Sustainable Travel International, the Fund administrator for Travel Oregon, will follow up with a short phone call to discuss next steps, including options for integrating the Fund with your business model, marketing strategies and implementing the Fund. You can review the Implementation Guide here.

Who Can Participate

  • Lodging Properties
  • Guides and Outfitters
  • Tour Operators
  • Restaurants & Eating Establishments
  • Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Spas
  • Golf Courses
  • Museums
  • Transportation Companies
  • Visitor Information Centers

Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund In Oregon

  1. Projects Supported by the Fund

    Every two years, seven new Oregon projects are nominated to be recipients of the Fund – one from each of…

  2. Businesses Participating in the Fund

    These Oregon businesses are committed to preserving Oregon’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage for visitors and locals to enjoy, now…

  3. Business Interest Form

    Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund. Please complete the Interest Form…

  4. Social Media & Marketing Toolkit

    Travel Oregon developed the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund Social Media & Marketing Toolkit to help both businesses participating in the…

  5. Individual Donors

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

  6. Corporate Donors

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

  7. Frequently Asked Questions

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