Support our Work

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FMR is a proud member of the Minnesota Environmental Fund! Visit to find out more about choice in workplace giving in Minnesota.

There are many reasons for you to support FMR, and numerous ways to do so! To support cleaner drinking water, enhanced recreation, restored habitat and more visit one of the links below. Make a difference for the river today!

Ways of Giving

Individual Giving

Annual membership

When you become an FMR member, you add strength to our local role as the community voice for the river. You also get up-to-date info, advanced registration for fun events, and your choice of some great member premiums. And best of all, you get the satisfaction of knowing you are making a tangible difference for your river and your community.

Membership levels:

$25 - $49Student or Senior
$50 - $99River Steward
$100 - $249River Sponsor
$250 - $499River Supporter
$500 - $999River Sustainer
$1,000+Mississippi Riverkeepers
Tribute Gifts

Give a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one and we will send them a notification of your thoughtfulness.

Planned Giving

Join the Mississippi River Legacy Society!

Corporate/Foundation Giving

Options include:

  • Annual membership
  • Sponsorship
  • In-kind

Other ways to support our work

Make a planned gift
Join the Mississippi River Legacy Society by building support for Friends of the Mississippi River into your future giving plans. There are a number of ways to make a gift with lasting impact and anyone can do it. Find out more…
Host a houseparty or fundraising event!
Make a gift of stock
Make an in-kind donation
Be creative!
Many of FMRs supporters have come up with some fun and creative ways to raise funds to support our work. Have a bake sale, put on a play, or come up with other ways to let your friends and neighbors know about our work.

How to Give

You can make a contribution on-line right now via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover — A great way to join as a member, make a special donation, or give a gift membership, a memorial gift or a gift in honor of someone.

If you prefer to donate by mail, download and complete the membership form below. Enclose it with your donation and drop it in the mail.

FMR Membership Form (189 KB PDF)

Contact Us

Heather Haynes, Director of Development:, or 651-222-2193 x20 (for general donation and membership inquiries, corporate membership, giving or sponsorship and foundation grants).

Jeanine Holden, Development Officer:, or 651-222-2193 x22 (for Mississippi Riverkeeper and Mississippi River Legacy Society inquiries).

Our commitment to accountability

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Friends of the Mississippi River has been awarded the Charities Review Councils Meets All Standards Seal indicating that it meets all 27 of the Councils Accountability Standards in the areas of Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and Fundraising.

You can read their full report at our page on their web site.

GuideStar Partners in Trust

Friends of the Mississippi River has also been recognized by the GuideStar Exchange for following best practices in non profit disclosure and accountability.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights