With your help, we’ve protected 24,439 acres of Bog for future generations!

Give Your Gift

Thank you for your interest in protecting the Sax-Zim Bog for future generations!

See below for the many ways that you can help.

All unrestricted charitable gifts are used to support our mission to preserve and protect the Sax-Zim Bog through land preservation, education, research, and communication.
For more information, please contact
Sara Blanck at info@saxzim.org or
Sparky Stensaas at sparky@saxzim.org

Become a BOG BUDDY

Any gift of $25 or more gives you free field trips for a year, access to our e-newsletter, and the knowledge that you are helping to protect valuable habitat in Sax-Zim Bog. Gifts in any amount are tax-deductible.

Donate by check to:
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, PO Box 3585, Duluth, MN 55803
…or donate online here.

You might be able to double your gift
Many employers offer matching gift programs to effectively double your donation. Check in with yours today.

Interested in becoming a sustaining member?
It’s easy to set up a recurring donation at a frequency of your choosing. Click on the donate button below, to set up today.

Not sure what to buy that special someone this holiday season?
Give the gift of a Friends of Sax-Zim Bog membership. Just note their name and address in the donation form and we’ll send them their own Bog Buddy card.

Acres for Owls LAND FUND

Gifts to our ACRES FOR OWLS FUND have allowed us to purchase over 24,439 acres of diverse bog habitat, protecting that land for future generations of birds and birders. Check out our ABOUT SAX-ZIM BOG tab and click on OUR TRACTS of LAND to learn more.

Leave your legacy in land. With any gift of $1,000 or more we’ll add your name to an acre of bog that we’re currently working to protect. You can donate here by credit card.

To discuss larger donations and legacy giving, please contact Sparky Stensaas at sparky@saxzim.org or 218-341-3350.

Give through another GIVING PLATFORM

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is set up to receive charitable gifts through GiveMN.org, Thrivent Financial, Benevity Giving Fund, YourCause, Network for Good and the PayPal Giving Fund.
PayPal Giving Fund does not charge a fee for their credit card transactions, so your full donation benefits Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Other giving platforms also offer the option to “cover the fee” to enable your full donation to be received as well.

Give Directly through your IRA

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can donate directly from your IRA as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. This is a great option for managing your Required Minimum Distribution and lowers your gross taxable income. As long as your gift comes directly from your IRA plan administrator to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, your gift is considered a qualified charitable distribution. Contact Sara Blanck at info@saxzim.org if you have questions.

Donate STOCK

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is now set up to receive gifts of stock via Stock Donator. Click on the link below for more information.

Donate Stock To FriendsofSaxZimBog

ESTATE Planning

Join with our incredible circle of friends to leave a lasting legacy by designating a gift or percentage of your estate through your will or living trust. Your intent to make a bequest can be made clear with the following language:

“I bequeath $_________ (or all or _____% of the residuary of my estate), to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, a not-for-profit entity under the laws of Minnesota State, with its legal address at 2515 Garthus Rd, Wrenshall, MN 55797.”

Tax ID #: 27-4631890

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have already named Friends of Sax-Zim Bog in your will or trust, please let us know so that we may welcome you into the Legacy Society. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

If you would like to set up a meeting, contact Sara Blanck at info@saxzim.org.

Donor Advised Funds

We will assure that grants from your donor advised fund are used in compliance with IRS regulations.

Tax ID #: 27-4631890

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please contact Sara Blanck at info@saxzim.org with any questions or to set up a meeting.

Designate Friends of Sax-Zim Bog as a BENEFICIARY

Consider naming Friends of Sax-Zim Bog as a beneficiary in your IRA, life insurance, or donor-advised fund.

Please contact Sara Blanck at info@saxzim.org with any questions or to set up a meeting.

BENCH & PLAQUE Memorials

This is a limited option depending on availability of locations to put a bench or plaque.

Minimum donation for a plaque is $2,000: (High Quality Lifetime cast bronze 8″ x 5″ plaque: Two to 4 lines of text (about 20 letters per line allowed)

Minimum donation for a bench is $2,000 (Wooden “Aldo Leopold” style bench placed on a wood platform)

Minimum donation for a bench plus plaque is $5,000

Email Sparky to discuss sparky@saxzim.org


The GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND was fund established by the Hoeg Family for projects/events that benefit both the local residents of the Bog area and visiting birders and photographers. Our goal with this fund, as the name implies, is to help Friends of Sax-Zim Bog be a good neighbor to the area residents while still helping visitors enjoy the Bog. This is a revolving fund so we gladly accept donations to this fund.