Ways to Help Support the Western Folklife Center:

Become A Member

As a member, you join an extended family of friends and neighbors from around the world who are inspired by and devoted to this region and are committed to ensuring that it remains a culturally unique, rich and vital place. Questions about benefits? Contact Carolyn Trainor at 775-738-7508x222 or membership@westernfolklife.org.

Donate OVER $275

We all have a favorite event, program or service. Make a donation over $275 and choose a program or service of your choice to receive the benefits of your investment. Remember, being a Stakeholder is separate from our Membership program.

Donate UNDER $275

Every amount helps! We appreciate the dedicated recurring donations and one-time donations by our many fans.


Volunteering with us is a great way to contribute directly to these goals, as well as meet wonderful people, support rural culture, and become part of a community.

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts to the Western Folklife Center are vital to the future of our mission and programs. These opportunities provide an avenue for forward-thinking donors to make a meaningful gift that extends philanthropic influence beyond the donor's lifetime. Please contact Kristin Windbigler at 775-738-7508x246 (toll free: 888-880-5885), or email kwindbigler@westernfolklife.org to discuss your gift.

Thank you for helping us preserve and share the cultural heritage of the American West.

The Western Folklife Center is a non-profit 501c(3) organization based in Elko, Nevada. Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for the various tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your specific situation. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your contribution.