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.

Make a significant contribution and receive special benefits. Learn more about the Sigurd Olson Circle»

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.

Donate by Mail

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

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy and help protect the BWCAW for future generations.

One of the most effective environmental organizations in Minnesota

Friends was included in Philanthropedia’s 2011 list of the most effective conservation nonprofits operating in Minnesota. Philanthropedia interviewed experts throughout the state to develop its list. This is what people said:

  • “Have had a very strong impact on the mining issue, which they have attacked with zeal and dedication.”
  • “Staff is dedicated and impressively efficient given their small size. They strategically target their resources and communications to make the most impact.”
  • “This scrappy little nonprofit has long had an large impact on policies and decisions that affect the BWCAW.”
  • “The staff is a great group of individuals with a dedication to the Boundary Waters and to Minnesota’s environment in general.”
  • “They achieve high visibility with a quite modest budget.”
  • “The staff is strong, and the organization’s communications are significant, including good utilization of a variety of social media.”

Please see our 2014 Annual Report for a detailed list of accomplishments, and the audit of our FY 2013 Financial Statements.