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Giving Options

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Your donation matters!

When you give, you become a partner in our work of preserving land to protect water.

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.

Tax Savvy Ways To Give

We offer several tools to help maximize your donation's impact for lake country conservation.

Give from your IRA

If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can make a donation directly from your IRA account without it being considered a taxable distribution. Learn more. 

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations.              Learn more.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. Learn more. 

Gifts of Cryptocurrency

If you have a gift you would like to make using Bitcoin or another form of crypto, that is an option that can provide you with extra tax benefits. Learn more. 

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. Learn more.

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. Learn more. 

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Initiative Foundation Funds

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

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. Learn more.

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Matching Gifts

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.

Business Sponsorships

Raise your business profile

Help keep northern Minnesota a great place to live, work, and play by sponsoring a program, event, or conservation publication.

Our corporate partnership program offers creative ways for companies to show their commitment to conservation and to the communities they serve.



~ 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


Conservation Circle

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.

Other Ways To Help

Turn everyday activities into charitable donations.


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Donate through Meta

When you donate on Instagram or Facebook, Meta covers the processing fees, so 100% of your donation goes to Northern Waters Land Trust.

Meta also offers a variety of payment options including PayPal and MetaPay.

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Online Fundraisers

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. 

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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 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