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An endowment is a charitable donation in the form of real property, assets, or funds, usually given to an institution to support a specific goal. Generally, an endowment is quite large, and an institution often receives multiple endowments which are pooled in a common fund. Typically, the principal of the endowment is invested, and the interest is used to fund projects.  Most healthy and long running organizations have and need endowments.

What could your endowment do for the Arts Center and what could it do for you?

If you would like full details of all endowment opportunities, feel free to contact the Executive Director at 541-672-2532 or email

Donor Stories

“I feel good supporting the UVAA because I really get to see the changes and progress that I’m contributing to. The whole place is motivational: it’s a great venue for the outstanding member artists to display their exceptional artwork. That’s the part that everyone sees. But what a lot of people don’t see is the off-site educational opportunities that the UVAA provides for children. That’s another part that people should be aware of, and that I feel is very important to support.” –Arnold Morton

Join Arnold Morton. Leave a legacy in the growth of arts and arts education in the Umpqua Valley.

Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.