Gifts and Donations

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Individuals and groups pride themselves in their ability to contribute in a worthwhile and meaningful manner to Pullman’s good.

Civic contributions take many forms, including volunteer work efforts, cash contributions, land donations, and gifts of all kinds.

For ideas, suggestions and general information about giving gifts of money or property to the City of Pullman Parks, Facilities & Recreation Department call (509) 338-3227, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.


  • According to RCW 35.21.100, cities have the authority to accept and use donated money or property. By Pullman City Code 4.05, donations of $20,000 or more are accepted by ordinance by the city council. 
  • To facilitate giving in any amount, various budget categories have been established. You may donate undesignated monies to the general fund for any government need, designate your gift for a specific department, or a specify a restricted use.
  • Prior to offering a non-cash donation, you may want to discuss your intentions with the Parks Parks and Facilities Maintenance Director,  the Recreation Manager, Mayor or City Supervisor. You may also contribute through the Inland Northwest Community Foundation and indicate that you would like your donation to be for city of Pullman projects.
Care to Share Youth and Adults
Care-to-Share Donations: You can help a Pullman Youth or Sr. Adult participate in our recreation programs by donating to the “Care to Share” program which is for low income individuals or those individuals with disabilities. All funds received go directly to assist those who otherwise could not participate in our activities. Donations can be made online at anytime by clicking here, by mail, or in our office.
City Cemetery
Donations may be made to the Pullman City Cemeteries. Donations are taken for fencing, benches, trees, plantings, and other items used to improve the cemetery. Donations for the Cemetery fence can be made online at anytime by clicking here, by mail, or in our office.If you would like to have a bench, tree, planting or other please fill out the Memorial/Recognition form and return to the main Parks, Facility, and Recreation office.

Memorial_Donations_Parks_and_Recrecreation.pdf

Memorials & Recognitions
Parks, Facilities & Recreation offers a variety of memorial/ recognition options for you to choose from. We can work with families, friends, or groups who would like to provide funding for benches, trees, bushes or even pathways in memory/recognition of someone. We would like to work with you in providing a fitting memorial or recognition, so please call us at (509) 338-3227 to discuss possible options and make arrangements for placement. 

If you would like to have a bench, tree, planting or other please fill out the Memorial/Recognition form that can be found in Department Downloads and return to the main Parks, Facility, and Recreation office.

Memorial_Recognition_Donations_Form.pdf

Parks & Facilities
Downtown Hanging Baskets: The City would appreciate any donation you might make to the Downtown Basket Project. Baskets are displayed on Main Street and Grand Avenue. Donations from Pullman citizens and area businesses help defray the annual planting and maintenance cost of each basket, which totals approximately $130 per basket per year.
Grand Avenue Greenway Project: Donations will go to enhance our city's entrance signs on Grand Avenue at the city's north and south boundaries.
Mary's Park: New all inclusive play equipment is being placed at Mary's Park. We are taking further donations for this parks improvement as we continue advancing toward completion. Donations can be made online at anytime by clicking here, or by mail or in our office. 
Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center
Before the Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center existed, swim lessons were taught outdoors at Reaney Pool. Since opening the Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center in September 2000, which was built through a generous donation from Edmund O. Schweitzer and Mary Schweitzer, thousands of people have learned to swim in the safety and comfort of the indoor aquatic center.  

Donations may be made to support our Care-to-Share program for low income youth or active adults. In addition, we accept donations for equipment for the fitness room or for use during swim lessons.

Donations can be made online at anytime by clicking here, by mail, or in our office.

Recreation Programs
Parks & Recreation Preschool: Donations help purchase special equipment, educational materials, and other supplies for children in the Parks & Recreation Preschool, Discovery Zone, and summer camp participants.
Middle School Soccer: We accept donations for our Middle School Soccer Program where donations help purchase team shirts, goals, and awards. 

Donations can be made online at anytime by clicking here, by mail, or in our office.