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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. 

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. EIN: 01-0743018

Make a gift below:

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 thousands of companies match donations made by their employees to organizations like Save the Boundary Waters? 

Visit our matching gift page to see if your company will match your gift and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit your match.


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.


Support Save the Boundary Waters with the convenience of a Venmo donation today. Your contribution will help protect this beautiful Wilderness for future generations.



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.