Please help us preserve and restore the historic Knight Foundry. After an unprecedented fundraising effort the City of Sutter Creek can proudly say that it owns the property, the buildings, and the contents of this historic jewel. Now the real work is under way to reach our long-term goal: to turn Knight Foundry into a world-class interactive museum and educational center. The irreplaceable, invaluable, and unique historic equipment and machinery that is still in place in its original context is being cleaned, catalogued, and restored. Your donation of any amount will make a positive difference to current and future generations. Please help.

If Knight Foundry is lost, along with it go technologies that may never be replicated.

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Knight Foundry was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places. Please take this all-important opportunity to give this unique treasure a new life. Whether you can donate directly or help us find other funding, your support is greatly appreciated.

We invite you to contact us to discuss the plans for Knight Foundry and other support opportunities such as evergreen donations, endowments, estate planning, and sponsorship.

Thank you! Together we can preserve this industrial crown jewel, the Historic Knight Foundry.

Very truly yours,
Wade Worsham
Knight Foundry Alliance

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Your donations will help preserve and protect this industrial crown jewel, the Historic Knight Foundry. Knight Foundry Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID #83-2165652. Donations will be eligible for all applicable tax deductions.

Legacy Donor Levels:

GOLD $25,000
SILVER $10,000
BRONZE $1,000

While these are suggested donations, we welcome donations in any amount. Please contact us if you are interested in donating from your donor-advised fund, a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA, securities (stock or bonds), or for further information on how you can support Knight Foundry. Thank you.

Donations may be made securely online by using the button below.

Donate to Knight Foundry


Prefer to send a check? Please click the button below for a PDF (print version) of the donation submission form.

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Knight Foundry is still almost 100% volunteer-run. Help us keep it that way, so more of our funding can be used to complete our preservation, restoration, and education projects. We have a wealth of volunteer opportunities, both on site and online, for individuals and groups, including hands-on historic restoration, research, preservation, and education, as well as numerous administrative, marketing, and digital projects. Adults, students, scout troops, service groups, and others are welcome. Sound interesting? Let us know how you’d like to help via or 209-560-6160.