By donating to the Museum, you are helping us sustain our long running educational programs, grow our collection, and create unique experiences. Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to connect visitors to the splendor of the natural world through rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils. Your donation helps educate future generations, giving our visitors something that lasts forever.
Donations of any amount are appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific program or exhibit please contact Kim Vagner.
Opportunities for Individuals
Giving is easy and tax-deductible
Make one time or recurring gifts to the Museum to support programs, exhibitions, and events. Click the button above to make your contribution now! Or mail a check to the Rice at 26375 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Planned Gifts and Giving
The Museum offers many different giving opportunities, providing both immediate and long-term impact that allows you to direct your support in a way that is most meaningful to you and your family. You have the power to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy and learn from the Rice Museum.
Tribute or Memorial Gifts
A tribute or memorial gift is a meaningful way to recognize or remember a friend, family, or special occasion.
Gifts of Stocks
Gifts of appreciated securities are excellent ways to support the Museum.
Your planned gift can help grow the Museum’s endowment or can support a specific project or interest. The Museum offers many planned giving opportunities to meet your specific financial and estate–planning needs.
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Gifts of Real-estate
You can also make a gift from your donor-advised fund or through a charitable IRA distribution. See below for more information or call 503-647-2418 to choose the option that is best for you.
Making a gift from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
A donor-advised fund can be a great tool to manage your philanthropy. Distributions from your DAF are made directly through the managing organization. We advise entering our employer identification number (EIN) 93-1217856 when searching a charity database to ensure that you are directing your gift to our museum.
There are some restrictions when giving through a DAF. Since the tax-deduction was made at the time the amount was given to the managing organization, your distribution to the Rice must be 100% tax-deductible and you cannot receive goods and/or services in exchange for your gift. This means that your DAF cannot be used to pay for membership or event tickets.
Making a non-taxable gift from your IRA
Those who are 70½ years or older can give up to $100,000 directly to a qualified nonprofit organization from your IRA without counting the gift as taxable income.
Your IRA custodian must send the sum directly to the charity, rather than you giving the money to the non-profit organization yourself. No income tax will be due on this money if gifted as a transfer. You don’t have to itemize your tax deductions and it can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution from your IRA for the year or even reduce your adjusted gross income.