More ways you can help

Donate to the Martin Hanson Conservation Endowment Fund

The Martin Hanson Conservation Endowment Fund (MHCEF) was established by an anonymous donor in November of 2008 as a tribute to the late Martin Hanson. It was through Hanson’s tireless efforts, working in conjunction with Gaylord Nelson and Bud Jordahl, that the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was conceived and came into being. Hanson also helped to found the Friends.

Martin Hanson – Mark Weller photo

The Trustor of the Endowment, a great admirer of Martin, directed that the net earnings from the Fund be distributed to FRIENDS, as the sole beneficiary, annually to help carry on with their mission. The MHCEF is professionally managed through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF).

Contributions to the MHCEF are another great way for people to support FRIENDS and to honor Martin’s legacy. If you would like to make a contribution to this Fund, please contact the DSACF at 218-726-0232, send them an email or give online to the MHCEF on the DSACF Web Site


Shop with Amazon Smile

If you shop Amazon, you can choose to shop through smile.amazon.com or through AmazonSmile in the Amazon app. When you do, you can designate the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore as your charity and Amazon donates a portion of the sale to the Friends at no cost to you.

For Amazon app users, simply follow the instructions below to select “Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. 

How it works: 
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features 
3. Select “Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Inc” as your charity 
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app 


Donate directly to the Friends

Friends of the Apostle Islands appreciates your support at any level of giving. Suggested support levels include:


$1,000+ Legacy
$500 Stockton Island
$250 Oak Island
$100 Sand Island
$50 Golden Anniversary
$25 Friend

If you wish to donate by sending us a check by mail, please download this form and include it with your check.

We welcome business memberships too!

All our supporting contributors will receive our newsletter, E-Blasts, notification of special events, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support the beautiful islands that we all love. 

Thank you in advance for your donation.

Donate now with a debit card or credit card or with PayPal

If your gift is in honor or memory of a person, please enter that information on the PayPal form immediately after the donation $ field. Click on the the plus sign for “What’s this payment for” and add your details. 

Learn about how the donation process works.

All our supporting contributors will receive our newsletter,
E-Blasts, notification of special events, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support the beautiful islands that we all love. Thank you for your support.

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