Your donations help us keep the Park well-maintained –
and complete projects that add new authenticity and interest


Donations are combined with proceeds from the Gift Shop and other special events and remain within the park, where they are used by the all-volunteer Empire Mine Park Association (EMPA) to support its primary function of providing funds for historical restoration and visitor enhancement projects.  Virtually 100% of the funds go directly to support the park. EMPA has no paid employees and a high percentage of the labor is donated by the volunteers of the Over-the-Hill Gang.

Your tax-deductible donations are both welcome and encouraged.  A plaque located in the Visitors Center (see below ) recognizes those donors who have made contributions of $5000 or more. 

Please consider donating to help pay for our upkeep and improvements. You can mail your check to

Attn: Treasurer
10787 East Empire Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945

If you’d prefer, you can click here to email our treasurer directly with questions or payment information. Or, you can use PayPal – which is a very secure online method of paying using a credit card, bank account, or other source.  PayPal keeps your financial information private:  we never see your credit card or bank account number. 

If you would rather donate through PayPal, just fill out the following information and click the “submit” button; you will be directed to PayPal where you can fill out your desired donation amount and then complete the transaction.

Thank you in advance!



Major Gifts and Donations

John and Lucille Antonowitsch
Bohemia Incorporated
Gary Brace
Elsie A. Cooper
Barbara and Forrest Cureton
Family of  Jim and Nancy Curry
El Dorado Limestone Company
Rhoads Grimshaw
Russell and Rosie Hadel
Hansen Brothers Enterprises
Marcella D. Hardt
Wm. Alston and Elliott Hayne
Phillip Keast
Frank McQuiston
Mike Miller
The Nobs family
Margaret Nygren Trust
Lowell Robinson
Neil Robinson
Wanda L. Robinson
Frieda Simmons
Richard and Robert Svendsen
L. A. Walters
Morton and  Ethel White
William and Marylouise Willert