Ways to Give

As a nonprofit organization, the Oregon Coast Aquarium relies on tax-deductible contributions, admission fees, membership dues, grants and café or gift shop sales to meet our operating expenses. Capital campaign improvement projects are only made possible with a grant from the State, and many contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations. There are many ways you can support the Aquarium’s Capital Campaign goal.
For more information, call 541-867-4931

Many Ways to Support the Aquarium

Donation or Pledge

Leave a Legacy

Trusts, wills, or insurance policies that make the Oregon Coast Aquarium a beneficiary ensure growth and strength for future generations. Click here to learn more about estate gifts, charitable gift annuities, and remainder trusts.

Double your Donation

Companies large and small support charities that are important to their employees (and retired employees) by matching contributions and volunteer hours. Ask your employer if they have a Matching Gift Program. Click here for a partial list of businesses that match charitable donations.

Other Ways to Give

  • IRA-Rollovers (tax benefits for seniors age 70 1/2+).
  • Join the Rockfish Society.
  • Stock Transfers are deductible at that day’s value, and require no capital gains tax.
  • In-Kind donations of products used in programs.
  • Property, Art, or Antiquities (Subject to review and approval by the Aquarium Board of Directors. Valuation/appraisals are the donor’s responsibility).
  • Volunteer for our campaign, or learn about more volunteer opportunities here.

Our Generous Donors

Thank you to all who have supported our efforts, past and future.


2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365


The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.