Every dollar has a ripple effect of impacts on the river.

More Ways to Give
Join or renew your membership

Members provide critical funds to support our work to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities metro area.

Anyone who donates during the course of a year can choose to be a member, regardless of the amount of their donation.

Become a Mississippi Riverkeeper

FMR honors donors who provide $1,000 or more in annual operating contributions as members of the Mississippi Riverkeepers recognition circle.

Gift membership

Share your love for the river with a friend or loved one. Your recipient will receive an annual FMR membership.

Give in honor or memory of someone

Make a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. Your honoree will be notified of your gift but will not receive ongoing communications from FMR.

Make a legacy gift

FMR donors who envision a future river restored to health and vibrancy can express this by creating a planned gift through our Mississippi River Legacy Society.

FMR can be named as a direct beneficiary of specific assets, a portion of your estate, or your residual estate after payment of other bequests. 

Give stock

Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds are a surprisingly straightforward way to support FMR. In addition to helping the river, such gifts may also offer tax advantages. 

If you plan to donate stock to FMR, please help us more efficiently process your gift by completing this form to let us know your stock contribution is on the way. 

Give through your workplace

Donate to FMR through your workplace's giving campaign to help us conserve the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities.

Support our annual fall celebration

Support the Big River’s biggest night, FMR's annual Evening Celebrating the River!


Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID #41-1763226, which means your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul