Tax Deductible Donations to support RCA Activities

The Rose City Astronomers (RCA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to its members and the general public. RCA relies on donations to fund special projects and activities such as:

  • Youth Education and Scholarship Fund
  • Observing Site Fund
  • General Fund Outreach and Education

Donations can be made in a variety of ways.


  • Please do not put cash in the US Mail. If you wish to make a cash donation please contact the RCA Treasurer


  • Please note which Fund you wish the donation to go to and Mail to:
              Rose City Astronomers Treasurer
              % OMSI
              1945 SE Water Avenue
              Portland, Oregon 97214-3356

One-time or Monthly donations via Credit Card or PayPal:

  • Click HERE for more information

Other financial asset (such as stock certificate, life insurance policy, estate gift)

Corporate Loyalty Programs

  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Click HERE for more information
  • Amazon Smile Foundation: Click HERE for more information
  • Some companies will pay for volunteer time. Click HERE for more information.

Payroll Deductions

In-kind services (such as printing, legal, bookkeeping)

New or used books/videos **

New or used telescope equipment **

** NOTE donations must be in good working condition and acceptance is subject to current needs and plans of RCA; and may subsequently be donated to another club or organization, or sold to produce income for RCA.

 Our Mailing Address is:
Rose City Astronomers
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214-3356

The RCA was qualified by the IRS on May 31, 2000, as a Non-Profit  (EIN 93-1205364) entitled to exemption from federal income tax under the provision of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donors may deduct contributions to the RCA from federal income taxes as provided in section 170 of the Code.

RCA will happily furnish a receipt for donations.

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