Preserving land and protecting water, now and into the future.

Monthly Giving

Make a monthly gift that keeps conservation going all year long.

Become one of our sustaining donors whose generosity makes an ongoing difference when we need it most...

All contributions, of any size, are welcome.



Your donation matters! When you give, you become a partner in our work. Help us preserve land to protect water! We offer several tools to help maximize your donation’s impact for lake country conservation.

Business Sponsorship

Raise your business profile and help make northern Minnesota a great place to live, work, and play by sponsoring a program, event, or conservation publication...

Planned Giving

Your love of the land can live on in the hearts and minds of those you touch through a Planned Gift to the land trust. There are many ways to achieve your goals...

Gifts of Property

Jump start land conservation with a gift of property. You can donate a house, a business property, a vacant parcel. Sometimes it can become...

Tributes & Honors

You can pay tribute to, or honor, someone special to you with a gift that will last for generations to come. We will send a card, as appropriate, to convey your appreciation…

IRA Charitable Distribution

You can make a contribution directly from your traditional IRA without it being considered a taxable distribution...

Initiative Foundation Funds

Donations on behalf of the Northern Waters Land Trust may also be made directly to the Initiative Foundation to help grow these funds...

Gifts of Stock

Donating stock can be a very effective way of reducing your income tax exposure while furthering your desire to conserve what makes northern Minnesota so special...

Gifts of Insurance

Naming the Land Trust as a beneficiary of your life insurance policies gives the insurance proceeds to us and removes them from your taxable estate.

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Maximize your impact with matching gifts.

Whether you are currently employed or retired, your employer may supplement your support with a matching gift. Many companies match the gifts of their employees, board members, retirees, and spouses.

Check with your Human Resources department to determine if your company would support matching gifts to Northern Waters Land Trust.


Turn everyday activities into charitable donations.

Connecting on Social Media

Facebook Fundraisers

Facebook users can easily start a fundraiser for their birthday or any time. Meta covers the transaction fees so 100% of the donation amount will go to Northern Waters Land Trust. How to start a fundraiser on Facebook. 

Shopping Online

Amazon Smile

Shopping at is a simple and automatic way for you to support Northern Waters Land Trust every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Northern Waters Land Trust.

Click here to find simple instructions to designate Northern Waters Land Trust as your charity of choice for your online purchases.

Searching The Web

Give With Bing

Every time you search on Bing, you can earn credits which convert to dollars donated to the charity of your choice. Here's how to select Northern Waters Land Trust as your charity on Bing. Here's how to select a charity on Give With Bing.

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Share Your Time & Talent

As a volunteer for Northern Waters Land Trust your time and talent is what makes conservation and our community programs happen day-in, and day-out. Ready to find out more? Look through volunteer opportunities or Contact us.

  • Community Outreach

  • Fundraising

  • Photography

  • Join a Committee

  • Serve on the Board of Directors

  • Facilitate a Workshop

~ Conservation Circle Members ~

Carl & Kristine Brown

Burnell & Barb Fischer

Martin Cook

Bryan Johnson

Dan & Kari Rasmus, through the Fedje Foundation

James Campbell

Fair Winds Consulting

Cedar Lake Conservancy

David Johnson

Bob Karls

Nate Lundeen

Pete & Pat Fullerton

Maggie McGill

Bruce & Julie Steiner

Terry Tripp

Ten Mile Lake Association



Join the Conservation Circle

Your gift of $1,000 or more makes you a member of our Conservation Circle, the group leading the charge to conserve the waters and woods of northern Minnesota.

Make it monthly and join our Conservation Circle for as little as $84/month.

Give With Confidence

Support preservation of wildlife and water.