Important Announcement

Group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment.
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Individual Support


Help the Alliance Française work for Portland! Individual support provides crucial assistance for our ongoing programs and special initiatives. The easiest ways to help are by becoming a member or by making a tax-deductible gift to the Alliance Française de Portland that will be distributed among our educational, cultural, and social programs that take place throughout the year.

Make a Personal Gift to the Alliance Française de Portland

Keep it simple. Make a donation to the Alliance Française de Portland and support culture and education in one of the fastest-growing Alliances west of the Mississippi.

Make your donation now!

More Ways You Can Make a Difference

Become a Volunteer

Keep participating! Volunteers are a critical part of our success. The Alliance Française de Portland always needs friends to assist with activities ranging from Bastille Day and other cultural events, to light office work. Call 503.223.8388 to find out how you can help or fill out the volunteer questionnaire.

Make an Employee Matching Gift

Keep doubling your gift! Many organizations, including Nike and Intel, match donations made by their employees. If you are a member of the Alliance Française de Portland or give to it already, see if your organization will match your generosity. Ask your human resources department or benefits office for a matching gift form.

Make a Pledge to the Alliance Française de Portland

Making a pledge on a flexible payment schedule is another way to keep giving. Set up a pledge schedule today!

Make a Gift of Securities or Other Investments

Appreciated securities including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is another way you can help. Read this pdf to learn more about the benefits of non-cash giving, donating stock certificates, transferring shares electronically, the effective date and value of your gift, and mutual funds. The Alliance may also accept gifts of real estate, patents, collections, and other less traditional gifting vehicles.

Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift

Giving a gift in tribute of a loved one or a special occasion is a wonderful way to honor someone while supporting the Alliance Française de Portland. Opportunities include: providing books for our library; help our médiatheque grow; sponsoring a classroom or professor; or other naming opportunities. All memorial and honor gifts will be acknowledged through a personal note sent by the Alliance Française de Portland to the honored person(s) or their family and, if appropriate, with a plaque. 

Make a Deferred Gift, Legacy Gift, or Bequest

A deferred gift to the Alliance Française de Portland ensures the continuation of promoting and enhancing the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture while creating your own legacy of support. Consider making the Alliance part of your trust, bequest, or endowment.

Questions? Please contact the Executive Director Sherry Charles at 503.223.8388 to discuss giving possibilities.
All contributions to the Alliance Française de Portland are tax-deductible and are made with the understanding that the Alliance Française de Portland has complete discretion and control over the use of these donations unless otherwise directed by the donor at the time of the gift.



Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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during the COVID pandemic.
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