The newly renovated Furnace Creek Visitor Center includes a Donor Wall and flipbook to recognize Death Valley National Park supporters!  The Donor Wall design emulates Death Valley’s salt pan polygons, and the exhibit can grow as donors show their support for Death Valley National Park.

Gifts designated to support Death Valley National Park can be made directly to the Death Valley Natural History Association. Names are updated annually after each Fiscal Year's donations have been accounted for. 

Donors listed represent donations received after September 1, 2011. Giving can be a cumulative or one-time gift. Individuals announcing their intention to make a planned gift as part of their estate planning can also be recognized.

Special funds have been established to give donors the ability to specify where their contributions are utilized based on significant needs identified by the National Park Service. Recognition opportunities are available on the Donor Wall for donations over $1,000.

Donor Wall Giving Levels:

  • Badwater: $1,000-$4,999
  • Golden Canyon: $5,000-$9,999
  • Zabriskie Point: $10,000-$49,999
  • Wildrose: $50,000-$99,999
  • Telescope Peak: $100,000+
  • Bristlecone Society: Planned Gifts
  • $100-$999 are recognized within the flipbook.  


Donor Designated Funds

  • Scottys Castle Preservation Fund
  • Death Valley R.O.C.K.S. Education Fund
  • Wilderness Preservation Fund

Scotty's Castle Historic Preservation Fund

Presenting daily living history tours for the public and preserving a 1930's landmark on the National Register of Historic Places is a remarkable undertaking in any location, but in a remote region of Death Valley National Park it is truly an extraordinary challenge. Scotty's Castle has many un-funded preservation projects. Your donations will keep this amazing and mysterious story alive into the future.


Death Valley R.O.C.K.S. Education Fund

Since 2008, the R.O.C.K.S. (Recreation Outdoors Campaign for Kids through Study) program has brought over 1,000 students to Death Valley National Park for a three-day, education adventure. These students get a rigorous environmental education curriculum led by Park Rangers. They can see the clear night sky for the first time in their lives, learn about Death Valley's geologic secrets, and participate in exploring the many ways plants and animals have adapted to the desert environment. This life-changing experience exposes students to public lands and National Park Service careers. The next generation of Death Valley and National Park stewards is counting on you to support learning in Death Valley.

Death Valley Wilderness Preservation Fund

Death Valley National Park is approximately 91% wilderness. Death Valley National Park has un-funded park projects to remove non-historic debris from the park's wilderness and backcountry. There are several more backcountry sites that need cultural assessments to determine how best to return the spaces to wilderness character. The Wilderness Preservation Fund will support these types of projects as well as the further implementation of Death Valley's Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan, making a difference for generations to come.


Please support these Death Valley National Park Programs!

Download the Donor Wall Donation Form below and mail it to:

Death Valley Natural History Association
PO Box 188
Death Valley, CA 92328



If you'd like to make a donation to our Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Fund


If you wish to make an unrestricted donation to DVNHA




To donate by telephone please call 800.478.8564 ext. 10

DVNHA also accepts gifts in Memorial, Corporate Donations, Matching gifts, and other Special Gifts.  If you'd like to discuss any of these options please call David Blacker, Executive Director, at 800.478.8564 ext 11.  

Planned Giving – You can provide extraordinary support to Death Valley National Park t hrough your estate plan. You should contact your professional tax or legal advisor for specific information for structuring a gift if you wish to include the Death Valley Natural History Association in your Estate Plan. Please notify David Blacker, Executive Director, at 800.478.8564 ext 11 if you plan to include DVNHA in your estate planning.

Contact Us

Death Valley Natural History Association
PO Box 188
Death Valley, CA 92328

1-800-478-8564 ext. 10
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