Your contribution–in any amount–is vitally important to work we do to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Your donation to the Friends, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is completely tax-deductible. Thank you for your support.

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Please note: If you choose “I would like to make this donation anonymously,” the Friends will not receive your name or contact information. You will receive a receipt, but we will not be able to send you our quarterly newsletter, our e-mail communications, or event invitations. You will be recognized as “Anonymous” in our annual report.

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Print and fill out the contribution form and mail it to:

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
401 North Third St.
Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness won the 2016 Minnesota Nonprofit Award for Advocacy, recognizing our advocacy work to protect, preserve and restore the Boundary Waters Wilderness. This award is presented annually to one nonprofit organization that is nominated, evaluated by a panel of nonprofit leaders, and then the finalists are voted on by the 2100 members of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.







Friends follows best practices in philanthropy and charitable giving. We keep our administrative and fundraising costs low so that we can utilize our resources to protect the place that you love. We have been recognized by Guidestar with their Gold designation, and meet all of the standards of the Charities Review Council. Click on the links in this sentence to go directly to the Guidestar and Charities Review Council pages for the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.