About Us

OASTL Bylaws-12-13-2022.pdf

This PDF contains the most recent set of Bylaws for OASTL. They were modeled largely after the bylaws used by the national non-profit, Advocates for School Trust Lands.

IRS 501C(3) letter.pdf

This PDF shows the IRS determination that OASTL qualifies as a 501 C(3) charity.


OASTL, or Oregon Advocates for School Trust Lands, is a non-profit private foundation recognized by the IRS as a 501 C(3) charity. It's mission is to promote the effective and prudent management of Oregon’s School Trust Lands and Common School Fund for the financial support of common schools. 

OASTL is the Oregon affiliate of the national non-profit, Advocates for School Trust Lands.

OASTL is run by volunteers: board members receive no compensation for their services. We do this because we care about Oregon's schoolchildren. Please consider helping us.

Barb Sullivan created this logo for our new organization. 

Advocates for School Trust Lands

Advocates For School Trust Lands is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation organized under the laws of the State of Utah in 2000. It is funded by grants from the United States Department of Education and donations from corporations, individuals, educational organizations, and those who generate the revenue for schools. 

Their motto is: Working to ensure trust lands remain an endowment for today’s and future generations of schoolchildren as intended since the founding of our country.