The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
accepts donations online through PayPal.


You do not have to have a PayPal account.

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.

When donating, you may indicate a specific fund in the drop down menu to direct your donation to. You do not have to choose one if you do not want to. If you do not choose a specific fund for your donation to go to, it will go into a general donation fund. Examples are the Education Programs Fund or General Operating Fund. Please include your phone number in the memo box in case we need to reach you.

Other Donation options:

  • Item donation: There are always needs. Please view our 2019 Wishlist and donate towards our ongoing fundraising efforts!
  • Mailed Donations: We always accept mailed donations
  • Membership: Lighthouse Memberships are another great way to help preserve one of Michigan’s historical treasures.

For questions please call 231-386-7195
or email

Thank you!

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Click the links below to view our most recent IRS 990’s:

Click below to view our most recent Annual Membership Report: