“Someone’s sitting in the shade today
because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”


World Forestry Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to create and inspire champions of sustainable forestry.

Your donation helps us build upon existing programs to drive problem‐solving by professionals, create events and experiences to connect the public to its interdependence on forests, and steward a place that supports a community of sustainable forestry champions.

Questions about donating?

Merrit Thompson

Contact Us

For more information on donating or matching your gift to World Forestry Center, contact Merrit Thompson, Development Director at 503-488-2122 or

Other Ways to Give

  • Bequests – simple to set up and made through your beneficiary designation in your will, living trust, retirement plan, or life insurance plan.   
  • Gifts of Liquid and Illiquid Assets – these gifts take advantage of asset appreciation would help you to avoid capital gains tax, while also receiving a tax deduction for the appreciated security, property, or interest.
  • Endowment – a transformational gift made to our endowment fund at The Oregon Community Foundation will help support our mission for generations.
Outside of the Discovery Museum at World Forestry Center

Corporate Membership

Is your company or foundation interested in supporting a sustainable forestry future? Learn more about our Corporate Membership program and its many benefits.

Donor Privacy Policy

World Forestry Center
Tax ID 93-6034757

World Forestry Center respects the privacy of its donors and is committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in all fundraising efforts.

Tax laws require World Forestry Center to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file. We do not sell, trade, or share personal information with other organizations or individuals at any time. Access to donor information is password protected and limited to specific World Forestry Center employees who need to know such information to fulfill our mission.