In addition to federal funding for the cost of daily operations and special projects, Mount Rainier National Park also receives important financial support in the form of donations. This comes directly from private donors as well as from our partnering non-profit organizations Washington's National Park Fund (WNPF) and Discover Your Northwest (DYNW). Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. At Mount Rainier, donations are a critical source of support for volunteers, youth conservation crews and education programs, search and rescue, meadow protection and restoration, trail maintenance, and citizen science.
Donors may also choose to contribute directly to Mount Rainier National Park without donating through one of our partner organizations. These donations may be monetary, or of other types such as property or objects that have historic value relative to Mount Rainier. For information on donating directly to Mount Rainier National Park, please contact the Park Superintendent's office at 360-569-6501, or e-mail us.
Please read this legal notice regarding payment of donations by check.
It's even possible to show your support for Washington's national parks on your vehicle! The Washington State Department of Licensing offers national park license plates for your automobile, trailer or motorcycle, with a portion of each sale benefiting Mount Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks through Washington's National Park Fund. More information is available at their website. (Washington State residents only.)
Thank you for your interest in supporting Mount Rainier National Park!
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding donations:
Can I donate to specific programs or projects at Mount Rainier?
Can I donate directly to Mount Rainier National Park, without going through a partner organization?
Can I make a donation in-person on my next visit to Mount Rainier?
Which forms of payment are accepted when donating?
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Can I make a general donation to the National Park Service (not to a specific park)?
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What are some special ways in which I can make a donation?
What if I want to donate something other than money?
The park may also accept other types of donations such as property or objects that have historic value relative to Mount Rainier. Items donated in the past include paintings, journals, photographs, and most recently, a 1937 Kenworth Touring Motor Coach. The Park Superintendent's office (360-569-6501; e-mail us) has further information and, if appropriate, can put potential donors in contact with the Park Curator.
Last updated: January 12, 2018