The Valentine Fund
The Valentine Fund was initiated in 1987 to provide financial assistance to members of the Portland-area theatre community in times of medical or personal emergency.
PATA is proud to have supported our artists in times of need for more than 30 years. The Valentine Fund is made possible by donations from the community, businesses, and PATA members. We hold an annual fundraising drive and accept donations throughout the year.
Are you a PATA theatre artist in need?
Valentine Fund FAQs
How long does the application process take?
Is my information confidential?
Can I find out the names of the people on the Valentine Fund panel?
What kind of documentation should I provide?
What kind of situations qualify?
If my application is denied, can I apply at a later date?
What is the process for applying?
Please, fill out your online application here. Attach any information to support your application. Once your application is received, your application will be reviewed by the anonymous Valentine Fund panel, and the Board will make the final decision. You will be contacted about the Board's decision.
How often can I apply for funds?
After the PATA Board of Directors makes a decision in response to your application, if they grant you funds, you must wait 6 months before you may submit another application. If they do not grant you funds, you must wait 2 weeks before you may submit a followup application with answers to additional questions and more supporting documents.
I do not have reliable Internet access and need a printed application. How can I apply for help from the Valentine Fund?
Please, contact the Office Manager (phone: 503-449-6270, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a mailed application. Include your mailing address in your request.
Checks written to "Portland Area Theatre Alliance Valentine Fund" accepted via mail at the Portland Area Theatre Alliance Mailbox, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.
The Portland Area Theatre Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
If you run into any issues, please contact us at either of the following:
Call (503) 449-6270