Handling Donations

Methods to submit donations

Within 30 days following your fundraiser, please submit funds payable to "Doernbecher Foundation" or "DCHF" along with donor information and a completed gift form. All donations collected should be sent to (please do not mail cash):  

Doernbecher Foundation
Attn: Community Fundraiser
M/S 20
PO Box 4100
Portland, OR 97208

If you would like to make an appointment to personally deliver your donation, please contact Christina Wood at (503) 220-8342 or wochr@ohsu.edu. The Doernbecher Foundation office is located at: 1121 SW Salmon St. Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205.


Checks and cash donations ($5.00 or greater) clearly labeled with the donors information, will be provided with a tax deductible receipt in accordance with tax regulations. Use the Fundraising Tracking Form to keep track of your donors. 

Best practices

  • Keep checks or cash private and secure during your event or fundraiser. If you are using a bucket or box to collect donations, keep an eye on your collection point for safety.
  • Take care when traveling with donations after your event. 
  • Please inform the of any effort to recruit major financial underwriters to ensure there is no duplication of underwriting efforts already underway.