Donate To Our Mission

Your gift directly supports our work to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.

Your support is key in the fight against copper-sulfide mining, helps us send more kids on their first trip to the Boundary Waters, and works toward preserving the clean water of this pristine wilderness for generations to come.

Make a Donation

Give back to the wilderness that has given you so much! Your donation ensures the future of this magical place.


Learn about our different membership levels and how to receive exclusive member-only benefits.

Workplace and Stock Donations

Find out about matching gifts through your workplace and stock donations.

Honor Someone Special

Whether you wish to honor a special paddler or celebrate the memory of a loved one, making an honorarium or memorial gift in their name is a meaningful way to express your gratitude for the important people in your life.

Legacy Giving

Make the Boundary Waters part of your legacy. By including the Friends in your estate plans, you will be enrolled in our Forever Wild Society of legacy supporters. You will receive special updates, invitations to private events, and the knowledge that your contribution will help ensure the lasting protection of the BWCAW.

Give With Confidence

At the Friends, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical and financial standards. We are regularly reviewed and evaluated by independent organizations so you can be confident that your gift has the greatest possible impact on our beloved wilderness.

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax ID: 36-3414821. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.