2011 ORS § 130.170¹
UTC 405. Charitable purposes
  • enforcement

(1) A charitable trust is a trust created for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, the promotion of health, governmental or municipal purposes, or other purposes beneficial to the community. A trust is not a charitable trust if the trust contains contingencies that make the charitable interest negligible.

(2) If the terms of a charitable trust do not indicate a particular charitable purpose or beneficiary, the court may select one or more charitable purposes or beneficiaries. The selection must be consistent with the settlors intention to the extent that intent can be ascertained.

(3) The settlor of a charitable trust, in addition to other persons authorized by law or the trust instrument, may maintain a proceeding to enforce the trust.

(4) A court may modify or terminate any trust of property for charitable purposes only if the Attorney General is a party to the proceedings. [2005 c.348 §25; 2009 c.275 §9]