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dvScottysLogoPage 5 HPFCC $40 million, 43 different projects, and at least 3 years—is our best estimate on what it will take to repair the damage and protect Scotty’s Castle from any possible future flooding. Since the flood last October, we have already provided funding for conservation projects including the Castle’s silver collection, the curtains in the Upper Music Room, and the legendary Welte-Mignon Theatre Pipe Organ. These kinds of projects must be done by professional conservators and are not exactly inexpensive. We normally hold the Scotty’s Castle Organ Concert—our major annual fundraising event, but the concerts are canceled for now and we still have a number of projects in need of funding.

Inspired by this and the 100th Anniversary of The National Park Service, we're challenging you to help by donating $100 or an amount of your choice. This can be a one-time donation or you can opt-in to make recurring monthly contributions. We hope to raise $100,000 for even more restoration and conservation work at Scotty’s Castle. The Scotty’s Castle collection gives us a physical connection to this incredible history of a con-man, a millionaire, and this incredible castle in the desert. Now is your chance to  make a difference! Your participation in this Centennial Challenge will help keep this history alive! Show your love for Death Valley and Scotty’s Castle.



Contribute $50 to the

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Fund and receive a complimentary "I Adopted a Pupfish" canvas bag.


-Gift will be mailed to you with your donation acknowledgment.





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



Adopt-a-Bighorn Sheep!

Contribute $35 to the

Death Valley Science Fund today and receive a Bighorn Plush to call your own or give away to a friend. 


-Gift will be mailed to you with your donation acknowledgment. Value of gift will be deducted from your donation amount.



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DVNHA's Greatest Need



To donate to any fund by telephone please call 800.478.8564 ext. 10.


DVNHA also accepts gifts in Memorial, Corporate Donations, Matching gifts, and other Special Gifts.


*Planned Giving – You can provide extraordinary support to Death Valley National Park through 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. If you'd like to discuss any of these options please call David Blacker, Executive Director, at 800.478.8564 ext 11.

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The 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 anticipated to be updated annually. Donors listed represent donations received after September 1, 2011.

Giving can be a cumulative or a one-time gift. Individuals announcing their intention to make a planned gift as part of their estate planning can also be recognized. It's an honor to give donors the ability to specify where their contributions are utilized based on significant needs identified by the National Park Service. This recognition opportunity is available on the Donor Wall for donations over $1,000. Want to be acknowledged in this way?

Please support these Death Valley National Park Programs! Download the Donor Wall Donation Form pdfDonorWallGiftform.pdf and mail it to:

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

or donate online to one of these specific Donor Designated Funds:

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

Scotty's Castle 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.                                                                                                                                                  

Find out more about our Scotty's Castle Adopt-a-Room Program.


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 educational adventure. These students get a rigorous environmental education curriculum led by Park Rangers. They 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 are 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.


DVNHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Tax ID: 95-2083126.

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Death Valley Natural History Association
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Death Valley, CA 92328

1-800-478-8564 ext. 10
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