Ways To Give

By donating to the Museum, you are helping us sustain our long running educational programs, grow our collection, and create unique experiences.

Opportunities For Individuals

Donations of any amount are appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific program or exhibit please contact Joseph O’Neill. For more info on our Adopt-a-Mineral program click here.

Giving is Easy and Tax Deductible

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 continue to learn from us!

Click the button above to make a one time donation, or set up a recurring gift. You can also mail a check to 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124, made out to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. 

More Ways To Give

Tribute or Memorial Gifts

Gifts of Stocks

Planned Giving

Donor Advised Funds and IRA Distributions

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.
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.
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.
  • Donations to the Rice Museum qualify you for Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit. Learn more.
  • Donor Privacy Policy: The Rice Museum does not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us to find an option that meets your needs!

Joseph O’Neill, Development Manager

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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