To our supporters in these uncertain times — THANK YOU

Our collective response to create social distance to minimize the impact of COVID-19 has been painful. Businesses across the city have closed, many people are out of work, there is elevated anxiety, and we are feeling disconnected from each other by the very act of minimizing risk, creating physical distance from each other. 

The Mazamas, like many others, prioritized our social responsibility and contract, and temporarily suspended all operations. The Mazama Mountaineering Center is closed, the Mazama Lodge is closed, and all activities are suspended. The financial impact of this decision for the Mazamas, although the right one, is substantial. With uncertainty that still lies ahead and with the financial impact of suspending all programs, we are working to figure out how and when to move forward.    

While donations cannot replace lost opportunities to educate, build community, and advocate for our outdoor spaces, your support will provide funds to lessen the deep financial impact on the Mazamas. With your support, we look forward to re-opening the MMC and continuing programming as soon as it is safe.

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Inspiring Everyone to Love the Mountains

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Annual Fund

The Mazama Annual Fund supports all of our programs and allows us to offer education opportunities, advocate for access to natural areas, and create community with our members and non-profit partners. Donations allow us to direct funds to where they are needed most.

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Scholarship Fund

The Mazama Scholarship Fund supports diverse programming at the Mazamas, and allows us to offer educational outdoor experiences to everyone in our community.

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Youth Outdoor Education

The Mazamas believes that youth are an integral part to realizing our mission of inspiring everyone to love and protect the mountains.

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Stewardship & Advocacy

We believe in protecting natural areas so that future mountaineers, hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers can enjoy the same experiences that we cherish.

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Library & Historical Collections

Established in 1915, the Mazama Library is nationally recognized as holding one of the top mountaineering collections in the country. 

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Mazama Lodge

Our home on Mt. Hood and our base for immersive mountain education.

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Estate & Planned Gifts

Estate and planned gifts create a lasting legacy and opportunities for future generations of Mazamas. Opportunities include bequests, charitable gift annuities, retirement assets, IRA distributions, and more. To learn more about how you can make an impact, contact our Development Coordinator, Laura Burger.

If your estate plan already includes the Mazamas, please let us know. We want to thank you and make sure your gift can be used as you envision it. 

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Workplace Volunteer & Donor Matching Programs

If you want to make your donation or volunteer hours go farther, your workplace may be able to help! Many companies, like Apple, Intel, and Microsoft, will match your charitable donations or match your volunteer hours with a donation. Ask your company if they have a program in place, or contact us to find out. 

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AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Mazamas every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Mazamas.

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Oregon BottleDrop

Donate to Mazamas through your online BottleDrop account. Search for Mazamas and click "Donate" to transfer your funds from your BottleDrop account directly to Mazamas.

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Gear Donations

Mazamas may be able to accept donations of new or like-new gear. Please contact us before bringing in any new gear to see if we can accept your donation. You can also sell your used gear at the Used Equipment Sale, and a portion of your proceeds will support Mazamas.

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Library & Historical Collections Donations

The Mazama Library accepts book donations and is looking for hiking, climbing, and mountaineering guide books, biographers of mountaineers, climbers, and explorers, and technical climbing guides. The Historical Collection also welcomes the donation of historically important climbing and outdoors equipment, as well as archival documents and photos relating to mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest.

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Check Payments

If you prefer to make a donation using a check, you can mail it directly to the Mazama Mountaineering Center. 

ATTN Development Coordinator

527 SE 43rd Ave.

Portland, OR 97215


Mazama Gift Acceptance Policy

The Mazamas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our mission is to inspire everyone to love and protect the mountains. Donations given to Mazamas will be used to fulfill this mission and to support its core programs, capital projects, and special projects.

Mazamas reserves the right to refuse a donation that (a) would result in Mazamas violating its bylaws, (b) would result in Mazamas losing its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, (c) are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, (d) would result in any unacceptable consequences for Mazamas, or (e) are for purposes outside the Mazama mission. Decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Executive Director. Certain forms of gifts or donated properties may be subject to review prior to acceptance.