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Ways to give

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, parent organization of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax ID: 01-0743018. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. EIN 01-0743018.

More ways to give

Become a Sustainer

To make a recurring gift, please visit our Campaign Sustainer page. You can select the duration of your recurring contribution, or you can contact us whenever you would like it to end.

Become a Sustainer

Write a Check

You can make your check out to "Save the Boundary Waters" and send it to:
Save the Boundary Waters
P.O. Box 625
Ely, MN 55731

Donor Advised Fund

Please remember to name Save the Boundary Waters or Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness a successor beneficiary to your donor-advised fund to ensure that your gift supports our work.

Commemorative Giving

Visit our commemorative giving page if you are interested in making a gift in honor or memory of someone.

If you are interested in giving through your will or estate planning, or in memory of a loved one, please contact

Commemorative Giving

Give with Stocks or Mutual Funds

Please contact Kelsey Polcher for more information on giving through mutual fund shares or stocks.

Give Through Your Employer

Did you know that many employers will also match gifts even if you are now retired?

You can help protect the Boundary Waters by giving to the Campaign through payroll deductions or by participating in your employer's matching gift program.

Don't know if your employer has a matching gift program? Simply ask and your contribution could be doubled! You will then receive a matching gift form. From there, fill out your portion, send it to us, and we will do the rest.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you have an IRA and are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to protect the Boundary Waters without it costing you more. With an IRA Charitable Rollover, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Save the Boundary Waters without having to pay the federal income tax that would otherwise be owed. 

If you're interested in making your gift today, you can use this sample letter to request a direct charitable distribution from an individual retirement account.


This fight is far from over, and we need you to stay with us.
Please make a contribution today to make sure we can protect the one-of-a-kind Boundary Waters once and for all.