Give Today

You can help build a courageous and resilient world.

Powerful maritime experiences are the building blocks of what we all hope to see in the world. You are part of the work to make stronger citizens, inspire lives, and preserve places. Let us help you realize the good you want to see in the world—together let’s build the next generation’s courage, empathy, and resilience. Every dollar counts, and whether you give $10, $100, or $1,000, your gift is put to work every single day.

Ways to Give Today


Support the Innovation & Excellence Fund

Make a gift to support our greatest needs. Learn more here.

Support the Give Like a Girl Fund

Inspire, educate, and empower women and girls. Learn more here.

Make a Gift of Appreciated Securities

Support powerful maritime experiences by donating stocks or other assets. Learn more here.

Give from your IRA

If you’re over 70½, you can make distributions of up to $100,000 directly to your charitable causes. Learn more here.

Give In-Kind

Other ways to support our mission include donating your boat, contributing to our library, or shopping with Amazon Smile. Learn more here.

Become a Member

Help engage, educate, and inspire people to adventure (and get great benefits!). Learn more here.

“It is true: ‘you can’t take it with you’—but you can pay it forward. We won’t leave a grand legacy or be remembered in any history books, but we can help a child now and hopefully children in the future, too.”
—Garry & Jamie Wohlgemuth

Support the Innovation & Excellence Fund

Perhaps you’re a long-time Wooden Boat Festival fan or an R2AK Tracker Junkie (an actual title!). Maybe your greatest passion is to sail or teach young people real-life skills that were valuable in your own career. Or you might simply love to come to our campus, sit on the beach, and watch the world go by. All of these are terrific reasons to give to the Innovation and Excellence Fund—and support one of the region’s most innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofits.

You can donate via credit card, PayPal, check, or stock transfer all through our secure online form.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution may therefore be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Support Our Give Like a Girl Fund

Gifts to Give Like a Girl will provide the funding needed for women and girls to discover their most authentic and strongest selves. Together our philanthropy will provide much-needed scholarship and maritime-related education program support.

You can donate via credit card, PayPal, check, or stock transfer all through our secure online form.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution may therefore be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Magnify the impact of your gift while supporting powerful maritime experiences by donating stocks or other assets that (a) have gone up in value and (b) you’ve owned more than 12 months.

Information to give your broker:

Investment Firm Name: Gale Investment Management
Firm Mailing Address: 425 Washington St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Firm Contact Name, Number, and Email: Stephanie Gale, 360.385.5044, stephanie@galeim.com
Account Title: Northwest Maritime Center
Account Number: 0QF364541
DTC Number: 0226
NWMC Tax ID Number: 91-1931643

Don’t forget these two things:
  1. Remind your broker to include your name and contact information in the DTC comment field.
  2. Please alert us when you donate securities. It’s the only way we’ll know of your generous gift.

A note on valuation: The value of a gift of stock is the mean between the high and low stock price on the date the gift is made. The value of gifts of mutual fund shares is the fund’s closing price on the date the gift is made.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution may therefore be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Port Townsend Maritime Discovery Program by James Cook

Give from Your IRA

If you’re over 70½, you can direct your IRA custodian to make distributions of up to $100,000 directly to your charitable causes. Transfers are tax-free and can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Information to give your custodian:

Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
FEIN: 91-1931643

You can also request to receive your own checkbook for your IRA account. That way, you can write and send the check yourself, and your gift would still be an eligible RMD.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution may therefore be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Give In-Kind


Donate Your Boat

When you donate your boat, your boat will either be added to our fleet or sold to raise funds. Either way, you get a tax deduction, and programs that connect people to the water are all the better for your generosity.

Donate Used Boat Hardware

Donate your used boat hardware to the Marine Thrift. You get a tax deduction, boaters get amazing deals, and we all do our part to reduce the waste stream.

Contribute to Our Library

Nautical books, charts, magazines, and journals find new life on the shelves of the H.W. McCurdy Library and in the hands of avid readers of all things nautical. Our collection is a public service to our community: the McCurdy Library is part of the Cooperative Libraries of the Eastern Olympics.

Shop on Amazon Smile

Shop on SmileAmazon.com, and 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to us. Your shopping helps keeps our programs shipshape!

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution may therefore be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Have check, will give.

Make your check payable to NWMC and mail it to 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. We embrace technology, but also appreciate traditions like receiving letters in the post!

Questions?

We’d love to help make giving easy for you. Call 360.385.3628 x127 or email lisa@nwmaritime.org.