No matter how you choose to give, and no matter the size of your donation, your gift makes a huge difference! It enables us to present thrilling and unexampled theatrical experiences, affordably, to our community. Ticket sales only cover a fraction of our production costs. We count on our generous supporters to help raise vital funds needed to make our work. You are an important part of our fabric. We can't do it without you!
Here's why donors choose to support Shaking the Tree
"Really loved F*cking A, and would love to support such a unique theater." "We love Shaking the Tree. This is our way to say thank you for your wonderful work."
"Shaking the Tree is the most innovative theater company in town."
"Love this Theater"
"We need the voice that Samantha and Shaking the Tree bring to the world."
"You do fascinating, risky, beautiful work! And you’re now insulated."
"Love Shaking the Tree!" "Your productions are always inspiring and provocative, AND affordable. We love that we are able to afford tickets to be able to come to see them. Thank you for this gift - wish we could give more."
"I'm supporting Shaking the Tree because I enjoy the feeling of walking into the theater and immediately being filled with the feeling that something really cool is going to happen. Sometimes it's because the stage and audience is set up in some new way, or just because I know that everything about what I'm about to see is going to be amazing."
"Thank you Samantha and staff for the welcoming, inclusive, original and thought provoking theater you provide to our community. I am so very grateful we found you and Shaking the Tree."
"Thank you Shaking the Tree for Shaking us up with your brave truth telling."
"Because this is outstanding theatre, and you give difficult topics a voice and platform to be heard, acknowledged and understood."
Here are a few different ways to offer your support
There are a number of ways to give and become involved with Shaking the Tree Theatre. We invite you to become a part of our growing family of supporters.
MAIL IN A CHECK 823 SE Grant St. Portland, OR 97214
CALL US at (503) 235-0635 and we can process your donation over the phone GIVE MONTHLY Our online donation form, or PayPal (above) will give you an option to spread out your donation MAKE AN IN-KIND DONATION If you have an item you would like to donate, or if you would like to donate concessions for our performances, call or email us
Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits like ours are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation. Visit the Oregon Cultural Trust to see how you can double your impact and become eligible for Oregon's Cultural Tax Credit. Click HERE to learn more
Thank you to our 2022 supporters & supporting organizations!
We make every attempt to keep our list up to date and accurate. If you'd like to make any corrections or additions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (503) 235-0635, or email us HERE
Aart Lovenstein & Molly Frye (in memory of Sel & Lilly Lovenstein), Abby & Marvin Dawson, Aija Kanbergs, Alice McKee, Anita Poynter, Anna Marti, Anne Witt, Avvy Mar, Baptiste Lefebvre, Barbara Holisky, Belinda & Michael Green, Beth Thompson, Beth Hutchins & Pete Skeggs, Beth Burns, Brian Myers & Nell Walkley, Briana Trevithick, Bryce Baxter, Cecily Johns, Celia Carlson, Christopher Rauschenberg, Cindy O'Mealy, The Colman Family, Cynthia Petts, David Bodin, Devani Scheidler (in honor of Finn & Wheaton), Dorothy Davis, Duffy Epstein, Ed Hamilton, Dream Envision Foundation, Emily Johnson, Emily Hogan, Eric Riley, Esteban Gutierrez, Farina Bakery, Fred & Ellissa Parnon, Fred Williams & Mary Beth Yosses, Frida Kagan (in celebration of Jessie Jonas' birthday!), Garland Lyons (in honor of Samantha Van Der Merwe), Gary Taliaferro, George & Nancy Thorn, Georgina Wenick, Gigi Rosenburg, Jane Fellows & Steve Young, Jayne Schablaske, Jeanne Haggard, Jeff Fisher & Michael Wheeler of PDX Wines, Jennifer Vanmeter, Jennifer Wyant, Jennifer Keltner & Sandra Hetzel, Jennifer Wood, Jenny Tien, Jessica Wallenfels, Jessie Jonas, Jim Scott & Elaine Robin, Jim Wilcox, Jo & Mark Brody (in memory of Shirley & Sumner Hoisington), Joan Rogers, Joellen Sweeney, John Harris & Jane Rowden, John Ragno, John Kennedy of Great Wine Buys, John & Katia Shorb, Jonathan Seiffert (in honor of Boys Who Don't Wanna Be Boys), Josh Heumann, Josie Seid, Karen Toloui, Kathi Prewitt, Kathleen Fishler, Kathleen Worley, Kathleen Gutierrez, Kathy Pickle (in honor of the Pickle-Lasky Family), Kay Olsen, Ken Yoshikawa, Krista Garver & Katie Leonard, Kristian Matthews, Kristin Eaton, Lake, Laurie Bender, Len & Susan Magazine, Linda Hayden, Lorelei Mitchell, Maelyn Ocampo, Marc Chinard, Mark Nielsen, Mark Crislip, Mary Watkins, Maureen Porter, Mead K. Hunter, Megan Schenk, Melissa Stewart & Don Merkt, Michael Moylan, Michelle Freedman, Michelle Thomas, Mikki Gillette, Nadine Maleski, Nancy Matthews, Nancy Wilson, Nathan Wonder (in honor of The Wonders), Oleander Rise, Pancho Savery, Patricia L. Oldham, Patricia Raley, Peter McCormick, Renata Hoeckel, Rich Rubin, Roger Griffith, Ronni Lacroute, Sachie Hynes, Samantha Graham, Samantha & David Van Der Merwe, Sarah Williams, Scott & Namita Wiggers, Scott Stephens & Leslie Houston, the Sievertsen Family, Stacey Puppo, Steven Cantor (in honor of Annabel Cantor), Susannah Mars, Tara Hershberger, Theodore Labbe, Tim & Ivy Dixon, Timbo De Sosa, Trillium Huey, Tyler Hunt, Valarie Smith, Vanessa Woods, Vicki Kolberg, Viola & Steve Horton (in memory of Major George Pruitt Jr.), Virginia Feldman, William Thomas Berk, Zia Laboff, Anonymous Donor (in honor of Terry Mahaffey), and 6 Anonymous Donors
Shaking The Tree, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. EIN Number: 45-2697899
Shaking the Tree Theatre is located at 823 SE Grant St. Portland, OR 97214
Oue main office is located at 2136 SE 8th Ave Portland, OR 97214
For our theatre: Look for the Big Blue Warehouse on the corner od SE 9th and Grant and enter through the gate. For our main office: look for the beautiful mural on the corner of SE 8th and Grant. Entrance is on SE 8th.
Major Funding provided by
Ronni Lacroute, Jessie Jonas, Anonymous, Ellyn Bye, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, the Arts Education & Access Fund, Prosper Portland, the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, the the Shubert Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Collins Foundation, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Rose and David Dortort Foundation, supporting organization of the California Community Foundation, and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.