Kelley House Museum ~ Ways to Give

Monetary Donations

The Kelley House Museum and state-of-the-art research facility would not exist today without the generosity of its community. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, your tax-deductible monetary donations help support historic preservation, education, exhibits, research, and community programs. There are many ways to give to the Kelley House.


Become a Kelley House member today and enjoy a year of membership benefits including complimentary admission, invitations to members-only events, discounts at the store, a free digital photo, and an hour of research.

Donate by Mail or Phone

To make a contribution by check, please make checks payable to “Kelley House Museum” and mail to: Kelley House Museum / Attn: Development / PO Box 922 / Mendocino, CA 95460.

To make a credit card donation by phone, please call (707) 937-5791.

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Estate Planning

Please remember the Kelley House Museum in your charitable estate plans. Our legal name is “Kelley House Museum, Inc.” and our Federal Tax ID is 94-2277534. Name us as the beneficiary, make a financial bequest, or bequeath your unique Mendocino coast historic collection to the Kelley House.

Physical Donations to the Kelley House Museum

Before we can accept a donation, it must be reviewed by our collections committee to ensure all donations are in line with the Kelley House collection plan. If you are interested in donating an item to the collection, please contact us directly.


We are always looking for folks to help with everything from docent work to gardening, so if you have a few hours each month to spare, we would love to have you.

The Kelley House Museum is a 501c(3) non-profit educational corporation, tax ID number 94-2277534. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.