Never before has our children’s relationship with nature been so at risk, and so important for the future of our region. Thanks to you, over 1,400 students this year will have educational experiences in wilderness that will lead to a lifetime of conservation and a love of wild places.

Ways to Give

Contact info | Membership | Monthly giving | Workplace giving | Rewards giving | Planned giving | Giving stock | In-kind giving

You make a difference.

$25 provides supplies for students to use in field studies like tree plotting and water monitoring.

$50 subsidizes a 2-night outdoor school program for a student from a low-income school.

$100 provides regular service on 2 microscopes for students to use in lichen, mushroom, botany, and geology studies.

$250 provides a year’s worth of owl pellets for students to dissect.

$500 provides a weeklong backpacking trip to a child who can’t afford one.

$1000 provides field journals for an entire year of outdoor school and Opal Creek Expeditions.

See what your support achieved this year!


Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 236
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 892-2782
Tax ID: 94-3112973

Monthly Giving – the Pelton Program

By joining the Pelton Program, your monthly gift sustains Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center year-round, even during the off-season when Jawbone Flats is closed but we’re still hard at work getting ready for the programs you love. Your gift through the Pelton Program entitles you to all the same membership benefits as a one-time annual donation.

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To join the Pelton Program without a Paypal account, please fill out this form (PDF) and mail to our office with a voided check.

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Workplace Giving

Many workplaces have giving campaigns through United Way or other third-party organizations. The benefits of workplace giving include a simple automatic payroll deduction, and many larger employers offer the opportunity for a matching donation, doubling the impact of your gift. Ask your HR department if your employer will match your gift.
A partial list of Oregon employers who match donations are:

  • Aetna
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Honda
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Black & Decker
  • Boeing Company
  • BP
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Foundation
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chevron
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Costco
  • Countrywide
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Eli Lilly
  • ExxonMobil
  • First Tech Federal Credit Union
  • Gannett
  • Gap
  • GE
  • Geico
  • General Mills
  • The Gillette Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grainger
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Home Depot
  • Hood River Distillers
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • John Hancock Life Insurance
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KEEN
  • KeyBank
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Kraft Foods
  • Laika
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Macy’s
  • Mazda
  • McDonald’s
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi
  • Monstanto
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motorola
  • Nike
  • NW Natural
  • Pacific Continental Bank
  • Pacific Power
  • PacifiCorp
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Portland General Electric
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sprint
  • The Standard
  • Starbucks
  • The Statesman Journal
  • Subaru
  • Texas Instruments
  • Timber Press
  • Time Warner
  • Union Bank of California
  • Union Pacific
  • UPS
  • US Bancorp
  • Vernier Software and Technology
  • Verizon
  • Welch Allyn
  • Wieden + Kennedy

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is a founding member of EarthShare Oregon. EarthShare Oregon engages people at the workplace to support environmental causes in their communities, across Oregon, and around the world.

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Rewards Giving

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Opal Creek under their Community Rewards program and Fred Meyer will make a donation for every purchase!

Support Opal Creek by shopping at and selecting Opal Creek as your non-profit to support! Amazon will make a small donation for every eligible purchase!

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Planned Giving

You can help ensure that the Opal Creek legacy lives on through future generations with a gift through your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement account.

We would love to hear from you if Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is one of your beneficiaries. While it places you under no financial obligation, this gives us the opportunity to thank you and welcome you to our family of supporters. Please contact Development & Communications Manager Gabrielle Haber with any questions or to notify us of your intentions.
Our financial statements are audited annually and our volunteer board of directors is strongly involved in our financial leadership and vision, so you can be confident that your gift will be considered strategically and put to use in the best possible way to further our educational mission. Opal Creek’s tax identification number is 94-3112973.

Bequest Information

A bequest to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center will qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount you bequeath.

Sample language:

I give to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, whose current legal address is 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 236, Portland, OR 97209, the sum of $______ [or specifically state the percentage of the estate or residual], to be used for its general charitable purposes as the Board of Directors of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center shall determine.

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Give stock

Make a gift of stock! Stock donations are tax-deductible and not subject to capital gains tax.

RBC Wealth Management
Acct # 309-66831
DTC # 0235

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In-kind Giving

In-kind donations are fully tax-deductible and can meet some of our most urgent needs. We are currently looking for:

  • twin or queen mattresses and 3-4” full or queen futon mattresses (in good condition)
  • kitchenware for our cabins and dining room – unchipped dinner plates, soup bowls, stovetop tea kettles, and trash cans
  • a commercial-size dehydrator for preparing snacks for outdoor school students and Expeditions campers
  • playing card decks
  • linens for our cabins and dormitories in good condition – twin and queen fitted sheets, standard pillow cases, hand towels
  • shower curtains
  • vacuums in good working order
  • floor coverings—bathmats, door mats, area rugs
  • furniture—8-person dining table sets, love seats in good condition
  • 4WD trucks or SUVs – did you know that donating a vehicle to a non-profit that will make full use of the vehicle entitles you to a deduction of its full fair market value?

Please contact Gabrielle Haber with any in-kind donation offers so we can arrange for pick-up or drop-off.

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