Help us build a future with better outcomes for people and nature with your tax-deductible donation today.

You can donate to a specific initiative of Willamette Partnership’s work. Learn more about just some of our current initiatives below to see where your donation could make a difference. 



InfrastructureNext is a new approach that gets the most value from infrastructure planning, design, and implementation. It considers a wider range of possible solutions, based on a solid grasp of community values, that address the immediate infrastructure need while finding opportunities to achieve benefits for the environment, community health, and the local economy.

What would a direct donation to this project support?
We’re working with communities and partners across the Pacific Northwest. In Olympia, Washington for example, we applied the InfrastructureNext approach to address traffic congestion while also improving safety, improving industry access, expanding green spaces, addressing stormwater issues, and saving an estimated $4M compared to other options.

Working Lands Conservation

The Oak Accord

The Oak Accord is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners in the Willamette Valley to protect and restore the native oak habitat on their property. Oak trees and grass prairies are a defining feature of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and important habitat for many wildlife species. The trees are excellent nesting sites for birds while the ecosystem surrounding native oaks provide a range of environmental benefits — from preventing soil erosion to filtrating water to providing forage for grazing animals. Today less than 3% of historic oak habitat remains due to fire suppression, development, and conversion to agricultural land. 

What would a direct donation to this project support?
A donation to the Oak Accord goes directly to supporting on the ground restoration of oak habitat. This includes activities such as conducting habitat assessments, developing restoration plans, as well as the purchase and installation of native plants and oak saplings.

Health & the Outdoors

Outdoor Preschool

There is a lot of evidence that outdoor and nature-based preschools could be an important step in rebuilding our child care systems for better outcomes. They help children lower their stress levels and encourage them to be more physically active.

What would a direct donation to this project support?
Your donation would go towards building an outdoor preschool coalition, help us network with the Early Learning Division and legislators, and build a state-wide movement.

Stock Gifts

A gift of appreciated securities and mutual funds can help to further the work of Willamette Partnership.

Legacy Giving

  • Bequests
  • Endowed Gifts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable IRA Rollover
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Savings Bonds
  • Life Insurance Death Benefits

Want to learn more about how to contribute to Willamette Partnership’s work?


Erin Legg | Partner, Finance & Operations
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