The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum accepts donations online through PayPal.

You do not have to have a PayPal account. When donating, you may indicate a specific purpose in the Note box, otherwise it goes into a general account. Examples are Operating Endowment Fund or Education Fund. Please include your phone number in case we need to reach you. Are you interested in donating ITEMS to the lighthouse? There are always needs. Please view our 2019 Wishlist and donate towards our ongoing fundraising efforts! For questions please call 231-386-7195 or email Of course we accept mailed donations. Thank you! The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.


Lighthouse Memberships are another great way to help preserve one of Michigan’s historical treasures. To date, the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum has raised and reinvested more than two million dollars in the preservation and restoration of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. We are a 501©3 non-profit organization. Click the links below to view our most recent IRS 990’s: 2013 990 complete 2012-382660645-09ea240a-9 2011-382660645-089bf47d-9 2010-382660645-077b4a72-9 Click below to view our most recent Annual Membership Report: 2013 Annual Members