How to Contribute

Portland Mountain Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that is funded entirely through individual donations, grants and other fundraising methods. None of our members are compensated for their work and we do not receive funding from the government.

Whether the economy is booming or slumping we want to be able to provide excellent training for our members, technical rescue resources and expertise for those who need our services and preventative education to the public. To that end, we have established an endowment fund with the Oregon Community Foundation to secure our long-term financial sustainability. A portion of donations received goes to the endowment to help us continue to provide rescue services in the up years as well as the down years.

Our Needs

Our funding needs fall into three categories: operating expenses, field equipment and educational resources. PMR maintains an operations vehicle, utilizes specialized mountain rescue equipment and performs a number of valuable community services free-of-charge. Though all members must have their own basic mountaineering and climbing equipment, the PMR-owned technical equipment is often quite expensive to purchase and maintain.

Though we occasionally accept donations in the form of goods or services, our main need is cash to fund ongoing operations.

How to Donate to PMR

To make a tax-deductible contribution to Portland Mountain Resuce using either a credit card or PayPal account, please click below to be taken to our secure URL for payment.

Additional ways to contact us regarding making a donation include

By Phone – Call 503-222-PMRU (PMR Answering Service)
By E-Mail – Send your message to General Email
By Standard Mail – Send your letter to:

Portland Mountain Rescue
Fundraising Chair
PO Box 5391
Portland, Oregon 97228-5391

Please make checks payable to Portland Mountain Rescue.

If you choose to donate and would like a receipt for tax purposes, please indicate that at the time of your donation, as well as provide us a way to contact you. Thank you for your support.