Portland Rose Festival Foundation

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation (PRFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that oversees the planning and execution of the programs and events of the festival.

Mission Statement

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism.

We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage.

Part of Portland's popular culture for more than a century, the Rose Festival has its roots in tradition while its programming is both contemporary and nostalgic. Foresighted city leaders started the festival during the first decade of the 20th Century in order to put Portland on the map and brand it the 'summer capital of the world.' Little did they know that more than a hundred summers later the Rose Festival would be world famous for its amazing, award-winning events, as well as serving as a community leader for celebrating values like volunteerism, patriotism and environmentalism. In 2010, the Rose Festival was finally acknowledged as Portland's Official Festival by proclamation of the Council.

With dozens of events spotlighting the diverse interests and culture of the community, the Rose Festival makes a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of lives annually, bringing smiles to the faces of both locals and guests. Peruse this website to learn more about the festival's three popular parades, it's three-weekend urban fair packed with great entertainment, good food and fantastic features, and about the iconic Court made up of local high school women making goodwill visits all around the state. The Rose Festival makes Portland a better place to live and visit.

Here are some of the ways you can support the foundation:

Dinner and Auction

Join the party in the fall. Learn more about the Auction and how to receive an invitation.

Matching Gifts and Volunteer Donation Programs

Many companies offer matching gift programs or provide incremental funds for employees who volunteer for service. We're happy to complete the necessary forms or paperwork to make your gift of time or money eligible for an employer match.

If your employer offers such a program, please don't hesitate to contact us at 503.227.2681 or info@rosefestival.org, or mail the appropriate forms to:
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
1020 SW Naito Parkway
Portland OR 97204

Leave a Legacy

Since 1907, the Portland Rose Festival has have been supported by special friends who have made important contributions to the Festival's achievements. That tradition of giving allows the Festival to give back to the community through programming that supports arts, education, and the environment. When you make a planned gift, you'll be helping ensure the Festival's future and its charitable impact on the community.

Join the Rose Festival Legacy Society by simply remembering the Portland Rose Festival Foundation in your estate plan. Please complete this form to let us know you have made this commitment (we do not need to know the size or scope of your gift) - we truly appreciate your support!

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More than 18 highlight events, including three award-winning parades and a waterfront festival take place during the Portland Rose Festival. Encourage your family, friends, co-workers, and organizations to join you and become involved as vital contributors to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Rose Festival events and sign up today!

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