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
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