Support YMA


Our mission is to provide young people with a unique personal experience in the visual and performing arts, where they share creative interests in a positive environment that builds confidence, enhances self-esteem and reinforces a sense of community. Your support makes it all possible.

When you make a tax-deductible gift to YMA, you:

  • Provide a deserving student with the opportunity to be inspired and nurtured at YMA by sponsoring a camper
  • Create additional opportunities for YMA to partner with organizations like school districts, I Have a Dream Oregon, BRAVO Youth Orchestras, and Self Enhancement, Inc. to reach more diverse members of our community
  • Bring inspiring guest artists to camp
  • Help enrich our culture for decades to come by building a new generation of arts patrons

How to Donate

Contact Sarah Tiedemann, Executive Director, at or 503.281.9528 for more information or to make your gift today!

Online: Just click the "Give" button at the top of the page.

Mail Checks to: P.O. Box 86034 Portland, OR 97286

Make a donation to YMA today, make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust by December 31st, and claim 100% of your match as a credit on your Oregon State income tax. Up to $500 for individuals, $1000 for couples or $2500 for corporations.

YMA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 93-0910160.

Double Your Impact

Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for a Class-C Corporation).

Giving to culture is a win-win proposition. You double the impact of your gift for free, and culture thrives. Lucky Oregonians!

sponsor a camper