The Friends of Cerro Gordo (FOCG) is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes and operated exclusively for exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Directors and officers are volunteers who dedicate their time, passion and knowledge to the operations of the charity.
The specific purpose of the Friends of Cerro Gordo corporation is to assist in the preservation, interpretation, and public enjoyment of the former mining town known as Cerro Gordo, Inyo County, California, USA.
If you would like to join or support Friends of Cerro Gordo, please use the links on the left column or click HERE to download a membership application.
We are working on a weekend volunteer caretaker training program which will be held at Cerro Gordo during the late spring or early summer months. Please contact us using the “Contact” link in the left column for additional information. Once vetted and trained, volunteer caretakers will have the opportunity to “town sit” Cerro Gordo for several days (or more).
Donations of wood, drinking water, maintenance and cleaning supplies are always needed and appreciated. Donations may be tax deductible (consult your tax adviser). Please contact us for additional information.