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Find out how EarthShare Oregon works in your community.

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EarthShare Oregon leverages the power of an engaged workforce to recruit new environmental donors, volunteers, and supporters.

In workplaces throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, we have raised millions of dollars and engaged thousands of people in supporting Oregon's environmental legacy of fresh food, clean water, sustainable jobs, healthy families, and access to nature.

EarthShare Oregon is a federation of 80 leading local and national non-profit conservation groups.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, EarthShare Oregon works statewide with four staff in Portland. A volunteer board of directors, representing environmental groups and local businesses govern the organization.

Our history

In 1989, thirteen environmental groups in Oregon came together to form the Environmental Federation of Oregon. Their goal was to gain access to workplace fundraising campaigns so that non-profit conservation groups could count on stable year-round funding for their important work.

In 2000, with 32 local conservation groups, the Environmental Federation of Oregon decided to take another step forward in supporting the quality of life in Oregon by joining EarthShare and becoming EarthShare Oregon. With this change, EarthShare Oregon supporters now have the benefit of choosing to fund national and global conservation causes, as well as Oregon efforts.

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