Ordinary People • Making an Impact

WHALE’s operations and projects are supported by grants, membership contributions and direct donations. We recognize that not everyone wishes to join an organization and may prefer to make a general or specific donation. If you wish to support WHALE with a donation to a specific project or program, please select from the options below. We thank you for helping us make an impact on New Bedford through our mission and project-based work.

Donors will be included on all of our communications and kept updated with our latest projects, programs and events.

‘The inspiring thing is that through WHALE’’s work they’re not just restoring structures of all kinds but restoring spirit to the city, as well. Supporting WHALE is my way of connecting to my growing up years in and around the city and to the legacy of my parents and grandparents and to the visionary, Sarah Delano.”

Demarest Lloyd McDonald, So. Dartmouth

Make a One-time Donation to WHALE:

Annual Appeal

Show your support of WHALE with a year-end donation to our Annual Appeal


Consider joining WHALE as a member and help us save, revitalize and reuse our city’s valuable historic resources.

Become a Partner in Preservation

Our most generous members, WHALE’s Partners in Preservation believe in the transformative impact historic preservation has on the city today and for generations to come. Meet the WHALE Partners in Preservation.

Donors of $1,000 or more receive a 50% MA Tax Credit, reducing your out-of-pocket donation by half. Out-of-State donors receive a 50% cash rebate.