How We Work

Five Oaks Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Portland, Oregon with an annual budget just over $500,000. We are working on improving our institutional transparency, from finances to the co-director model. Follow along with our journey to becoming an ethical, anti-racist institution.

We believe museums have an active role in activism and social justice, and in shaping how history is remembered and told. As a whole, they stem from projects of colonialism and collection, and must reckon with that legacy and organization framework. Furthermore, the way that organizations allocate their resources communicates their priorities. We put our money behind our ethics by categorizing our expenses by our museum’s five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community.

 

 

Transparency

Museum Bylaws

The museum bylaws define how the Museum Board of Directors operates. They were ratified in April 2022.

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Looking Back at 2021

Happy second birthday to Five Oaks Museum! Although the past two years may have felt endless to many, 2021 was just our second year as Five Oaks Museum. While the doors remained closed, the Museum expanded community access and a sense of openness to those near and far. Here are some highlights!

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2021-22 FY Values-Driven Budget

When creating our 2021-22 fiscal year budget, Five Oaks Museum put our money behind our ethics by categorizing our expenses by our museum’s five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community.

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Earth Day Reflections

April 22, 2021

Lately, we’ve been thinking about the Tualatin River. Slowly, with persistence, the river winds its way to shape the landscape.

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Five Oaks Museum 990 Form 2019

Form 990 is a United States Internal Revenue Service form that provides the public with financial information about a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. This is the museum’s 2019 form for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

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Our Values in Action 2020

The museum began this year with a name change, a rebrand, and the adoption of five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community. How do health insurance, yard signs and a pandemic closure demonstrate our values in action? We looked back at the highlights and changes of this year to share how Five Oaks Museum enacted each of our five values in 2020. 

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2020-21 FY Values-Driven Budget

When creating our 2020-21 fiscal year budget, Five Oaks Museum put our money behind our ethics by categorizing our expenses by our museum’s five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community.

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