Ways to Give

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're making a tangible difference for your river and your community.

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 house party or fundraising event!
Make a gift of stock
Make an in-kind donation
Be creative!

Many of FMR’s 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.

Become a workplace giver!

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

FMR is a proud member of the Minnesota Environmental Fund


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!

How to Give

Contribute online 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 check, contributions can be made payable to "Friends of the Mississippi River," and mailed to FMR, 101 East 5th St., Ste. 2000, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

Contact Us

For inquiries about general donations and membership, corporate membership, giving or sponsorship and foundation grants, Sara DeKok, Director of Development, can be reached at sdekok@fmr.org, or 651-222-2193 x20.

For Mississippi Riverkeeper and Mississippi River Legacy Society inquiries, Tessa Enroth, Individual Gifts Officer, can be reached at tenroth@fmr.org, or 651-222-2193 x22.

Our commitment to accountability

GuideStar Partners in Trust

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