The Museum’s source of operational funds are Membership dues, earned income from events and cash donations. It is easy to make a cash donation anytime. You can make an online donation using the form below. You can mail a check to the Museum, at PO Box 55, Government Camp, OR 97028. You may also call the museum at 503-272-3301 and make a Credit Card donation. Whatever works for you works for us. All donations are tax deductible, and qualify as an Oregon Cultural Trust matching donation. Our IRS non-profit 501 c 3 ID# is 93-1243747.
The Museum has several funds and each has a specific purpose. Donors can specify which fund they would like to donate to. The funds and purposes are:
General Fund: Unless otherwise specified, all donations will be credited to the General Fund. The General Fund is used to pay the day-to-day operating cost of the Museum. Staff salaries, utilities, insurance and office supplies are general fund expenses.
Donations made In Memory of or In Honor of are directed to the General Fund. These donations are published in our newsletter, and are a nice way to recognize individuals while supporting the Museum.
Annual Fund: An annual campaign, near the end of the calendar year, has been very successful for many years. The Board of Directors may set a goal and a specific purpose yearly. This is a good time to promote the benefits of making a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Capital Campaign: Funds donated to the Capital Campaign are used only for capital improvements to the museum building. Often these funds are used to match grant funds from Government or Private Foundations.
The 2021-22 Capital Campaign goal is $1,000,000.00. An anonymous donor will match the first $25,000.00 donated to this campaign by June 1, 2022. Donations of any amount will be matched. Additionally, the first 50 individuals who donate $1,000.00 or more will receive an art print valued at $200.00. The art print is by local artist Carrie Moore. The print is a signed, numbered, titled, original linocut print, matted, framed and ready to hang.
Steiner Cabin Fund: This fund will be used to construct a replica Steiner Cabin on the Museum grounds as a full-scale museum exhibit.
Endowment Fund: By policy, bequests from wills and estate trusts are invested in the Endowment Fund. The goal is to grow the Endowment Fund to an amount that the annual interest would cover a major portion of the annual operating expense.
Donation Incentives: All donors of $5000.00 or more to any fund will have their name engraved on the Honor Plaques. A name may be added to the In Memory of plaque for a $5000.00 donation.
Donate, Match, GET THE WHOLE MATCH BACK!
It’s as easy as one, two, three.
- MAKE A DONATION to Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
- Donate on our website
- Call 503-272-3301
- MAKE A MATCHING GIFT to the Cultural Trust.
- CLAIM YOUR ENTIRE CONTRIBUTION to the Trust as a tax credit.
The cultural tax credit is generous: up to $500 for individuals, $1,000 for couples filing jointly, and $2,500 for corporations.
Donate, match, get the whole match back!
After you’ve so kindly donated to us, match the donation at CulturalTrust.org
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum is run by people like you, who support our Mission Statement and would like to help preserve the history of Mount Hood. We depend on donations of many kinds to run, expand, and enhance the museum. There are many ways to give a gift to support Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum.