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Our vision is to be the premier resource for information about Oregon’s African American culture and heritage. Your donations contribute to our programs which include research, oral presentations, displays, exhibits, and publishing.

There are many ways you can give to Oregon Black Pioneers, and your support is greatly needed. We accept gifts of:


Credit Card


In-kind donations of goods and services

Gifts in memory or honor of others

Your donations further the efforts of the organization and help us to educate and inform the community about the contributions of African Americans to Oregon’s rich history.


Or send your tax deductible contribution to:

Oregon Black Pioneers

117 Commercial St. NE, Ste. 210

Salem, OR 97301

Corporate Donations

Business partnerships are welcome at Oregon Black Pioneers, and we have a variety of ways that corporations and businesses can provide in-kind donations, direct financial support and sponsorship for our special events. For more information, please contact Willie Richardson (503-269-1023), or Email Willie Here.

Shop to Support Oregon Black Pioneers

Do you love to shop? Well, now you can shop to support Oregon Black Pioneers at no additional cost to you. Whether you are doing your weekly grocery shopping or you are looking for the perfect gift for a special someone, you can shop for a cause and help us research, recognize and commemorate the culture and heritage of African Americans in the State of Oregon. How?

fred meyer community awardsFred Meyer Community Rewards Program


As part of Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program, the store will donate a portion of your purchase to Oregon Black Pioneers when you shop with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. You can learn more about how to become a Fred Meyer Rewards Card member at

If you are already a Fred Meyer Rewards member, you can link your card to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program online and Oregon Black Pioneers will benefit each time you shop at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Simply choose Oregon Black Pioneers as the beneficiary, our nonprofit ID is 85769. Learn more about the program and how to link your card by clicking here

Shopping on Amazon? Why not designate Oregon Black Pioneers as your favorite charitable donation site?

Amazon Smile Program

is another charitable program that allows you to support Oregon Black Pioneers with no cost to you. Tens of thousands of products are eligible for Amazon Smile donations and the eligibility of a particular product will be indicated in the product details. All you have to do is specify Oregon Black Pioneers as the charity you would like to support and…happy shopping!!

Historical Sources

We also welcome and treasure any donations of artifacts, pictures, and/or historical documents with connections to African American’s contributions to Oregon’s history. Our goal is to share this rich history to the greater public through oral presentations, displays, and exhibits. For questions or to make such a donation, please contact Gwen Carr at (503)949-5142 or by e-mail at Contact Gwen by email. All donated items are considered a valuable part of the OAAM collection.