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Confluence connects people to the culture, history and ecology of the Columbia River system through art and education. Your contribution today supports the conservation and stewardship of the Confluence River Sites by Maya Lin and the learning programs designed to connect students and adults with a broader understanding of the landscape we call home.

Quite simply, we can only fulfill the Confluence mission because of the financial support of our Friends and Legacy Makers. When you contribute to Confluence, you join a dedicated community of fellow donors who understand the power of rewriting our origin story in order to create a more inclusive and environmentally responsible future. Thank you!

Confluence is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit, EIN 75-3008926 (legal name, Confluences) founded in Vancouver, Washington in 2002 and also registered as a public charity in Oregon (#42669).

Read our IRS designation letter here.

Your tax-deductible donor support is vital to achieving the Confluence mission to connect people to place through art and education. Donate online at the link below, or mail your donation to:

1109 East 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661


When you donate to Confluence with a gift of at least $25, you become a Friend of Confluence. This broad and diverse group of dedicated supporters represents the financial bedrock of our capacity to deliver powerful programming in our schools and communities while caring for the Confluence artworks for generations to come.

We call our community of monthly donors Continuing Confluence Contributors, or CCCs. When a large number of Friends each give just a small amount every month, that adds up to a sustainable future for our work. It’s really true that “many hands make light work!”

Confluence Legacy Makers make a profound mark on our work by contributing $1,000 or more per year. This small group of generous contributors create a personal legacy in the caring for the Confluence River Sites by Maya Lin and in the education programs that elevate Indigenous voices in our understanding of the landscape we love.

Confluence created the Lillian Pitt Education Fund to support the education programming founded by the amazing artist and our dear friend Lillian Pitt. This fund honors her and her legacy by supporting education programs that introduce students to the Indigenous arts, crafts, history and ecology of the Columbia River system.

Confluence volunteers take care of our River Sites through work parties, help us educate people through public outreach events and host casual and thoughtful gatherings we call salons. We also sometimes need help with administrative and fundraising work. Let us know how you would like support the Confluence mission.

The Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale Confluence Art Endowment, established through a generous gift from Arlene Schnitzer, supports the conservation and stewardship of Confluence’s River Sites along the Columbia River system. The fund is managed by the Endowment Partners program at the Oregon Community Foundation. Contact us to learn more.

Leave a legacy in schools, Columbia River communities and in the landscape. Please remember Confluence in your will. All it takes is a quick phone call to your lawyer to add a charitable gift to your will. At Confluence, your legacy will last generations.

You can support Confluence by shopping online through the Amazon Smile program. Just search for “Confluences.” At Fred Meyer your Rewards Card can earn Confluence extra funding and still earn you points and rebates. Look for Confluence and our non-profit number: LP505. Through Bonfire, you can buy t-shirts, mugs, and hats that sport Confluence’s logo or our “You are on Indigenous land” campaign art.

Confluence project sites span 438 miles in Oregon and Washington. Each of our five completed art landscapes was chosen because of its historic and cultural significance to the Indigenous peoples of the Columbia River system. Come experience a “Confluence moment,” where art has a unique power to connect you to to the confluence of history, culture and ecology that have shaped this land. Confluence artworks invite visitors to reimagine our shared ecology as it once was and what it could be. References to the Lewis and Clark journals are reminders of a snapshot in recorded time more than two centuries ago as we look forward two centuries to imagine the future for the Columbia River system.

Visit our sites on your own or with family and friends. Always feel free to contact us for advice and guidance.

River Sites

Confluence sites are "reimagined" places, connecting you to the history, cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system.

For generations, our region’s origin story has been essentially “Lewis and Clark ‘discovered’ this place and the pioneers settled it.” Our mission compels us to replace this tragically oversimplified story with a broader, more holistic view of history that includes the long-neglected voices of Indigenous cultures that still call this place home. This is both an act of justice and a call to action to take better care of our shared environment.

Your contribution to Confluence supports unique education programs that bring Native artists and educators into schools and community gatherings where Indigenous perspectives are the focus. You also support the conservation and stewardship needed to care for our five completed sites along the Columbia River system for generations to come. Become a Friend or Legacy Maker of Confluence today!

Become a Friend of Confluence