Help us move forward!

Each year, MACA provides ongoing support to the programs and studios of MAC, while supporting special projects core to our mission. Learn more about what we have in store below and please consider making a donation to help us achieve these important goals for our arts community!

Your donations are used to help…

Ensure our art studios are professionally equipped!

Expand community access to need-based scholarships!

Fund outreach and community engagement efforts!

Thank You Donors!
The MACA Board is grateful to hundreds of community members and organizations for the support received on an ongoing basis from the community. Thank you to all of these awesome MACA supporters currently making out work possible.


The Multnomah Arts Center Association is a dedicated all-volunteer, non-profit organization supporting community arts education at MAC, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation. Since 1983, artists and community members like you have enhanced the center by raising money to assure programs and instruction are high quality, affordable, and accessible. Your support of MACA provides scholarships, obtains equipment, and facilitates infrastructure improvements that enhance the quality of class programming for life-long learning. If you believe that art education is an essential investment in our community, please consider donating to MACA today.

Our most recent projects have included:

  • A major renovation of the MAC Auditorium, including professional lights, A/V equipment, acoustical shells, improved staging, a brand new maple floor, & more
  • State-of-the-art lighting in MAC’s visual art studios
  • Installing new flooring in our Dance Studio
Long-term projects currently underway include:
  • Putting finishing touches on the auditorium to bring more performing arts into the community
  • Increasing need-based scholarship opportunities
  • Developing a technology and arts learning lab

While MAC is a Portland Parks & Recreation facility, budget limitations must prioritize life, health, and safety issues. By supporting MACA, improvements to a decade-old building can be leveraged, ensuring an environment that is not only safe, but also optimized for creative learning that attracts students of all ages and teaching artists of high caliber from throughout the region.

In-Kind Donations

All in-kind donations must be reviewed by a program coordinator before they can be accepted. If we cannot accept your donation, we may be able to assist you in finding another nonprofit that can. To make an in-kind donation, please email us or call us at (503) 823-2787 with details about the item(s).

We accept in-kind donations of equipment, supplies, and materials. These can include:

  • Musical instruments (guitars, violins, etc.) *We are currently no longer accepting donations of upright pianos
  • Art supplies
  • Printmaking equipment
  • Photography equipment (digital & analog)
  • New computers (laptops)
  • Audio equipment (stereo receivers, amplifiers, speakers, etc.)
  • Theatrical equipment (fireproof curtain, lighing, sound)
  • In-kind donations (postcard printing, catering, framing- what do you do?)

Upon review, we will also ask that you complete our in-kind donation form. The information you provide helps us keep accurate records and documentation of your donation.

Thank you for supporting MACA!