Osprey Wilds

Osprey Wilds logo

Support Osprey Wilds

Together we can make a real difference, nurturing stewards of the Earth who will help ensure that future generations have a healthy planet to enjoy and call home.

Your generous gifts touch the lives of literally thousands of children, young people, and adults each year. Contributions support our wide array of programs, keeping costs affordable for the scores of schools that take advantage of our environmental learning offerings, as well as for participants in camps, family and adult programs, and community activities. Gifts to our scholarship fund allow us to target financial assistance where it’s most needed, reaching a larger, more diverse student population. Your support is also a vital investment in the care of the lands, waters, and creatures on our beautiful 780-acres.

Donate Online

One-time donation using your credit or debit card (via Paypal).

Pledge Your Support: get in touch with our development team to submit a pledge. 

Become a Sustainer

Make your donation monthly and become a sustaining donor. Your recurring gifts provide Osprey Wilds with an ongoing source of funding while reducing administrative costs.

Monthly donations using your credit or debit card (via Paypal).

Monthly donations via automatic bank withdrawals.

Create a Lasting Legacy

Your generosity can continue to have an impact for generations to come. Include Osprey Wilds in your estate planning and provide long-lasting support for a cause you believe in, often while enjoying financial benefits

Volunteer

Supporting Osprey Wilds isn’t limited to just monetary donations. By volunteering your time and talents, you can make a big difference to a non-profit like us. We do not have a minimum hour requirement.  

Other Ways to Support Us

  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Gifts of Stocks & Bonds
  • Matching Gifts
  • Memorial & Honorary Gifts
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Shop with Purpose

If you are 70-1/2 or older, contributing from your IRA may be a great way for you to support Osprey Wilds.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also know as an IRA rollover gift, allows donors 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to charities like Osprey Wilds each year.  An IRA rollover gift is a tax-exempt distribution. Qualifying individuals can make charitable gifts using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a taxable direct distribution. An IRA rollover gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution.

Click here to download the Charitable Distribution Request Form

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift that furthers our mission.

By making a gift to Osprey Wilds using appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the donated asset and may benefit from claiming an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the donation.

For information about transferring securities from your brokerage or investment account to Osprey Wilds, please contact our Development Director (320-245-2648development@ospreywilds.org),

Want to increase your impact? Please check with your company’s HR office about its matching gift program.  The impact of your gift to Osprey Wilds could be doubled or possibly tripled!  Some companies also match gifts made by retirees or spouses.

If your Osprey WIlds contribution qualifies for a company match, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift, or use your company’s online match request system.  We will do the rest.

When a simple “Thank You’ is inadequate to convey your gratitude for someone who profoundly affected your life, consider a memorial or honorary gift to Osprey Wilds. Your gift will honor the person with a tangible commitment to a positive environment for future generations. All memorial and honorary gifts are acknowledged to both the donor and the family or designated representative of the person being recognized.

You can make a memorial or honorary gift online or by mail, addressed to Osprey Wilds, P.O. Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072. Please include the name and address of the person being recognized or, if the gift is a memorial, the name and address of the family member or the designated representative of the person being recognized. Please contact our Development Director (320-245-2648development@ospreywilds.org), for special gift designation opportunities if your gift is $2,500 or greater.

Donating needed items is another way to support Osprey Wilds. We are often in need of program supplies, equipment, tools and other items, and welcome donations of those needed items. If you have something you are interested in donating, please call us first at 320-245-2648, ext. 101.  

Amazon Smile and iGive give back a percentage of your online purchases to Osprey Wilds – automatically and at no cost to you. Every time you shop in-store or online as a Target Circle member you earn chances to vote on which local charities Target supports.

Just shop at smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com), select Osprey Wilds as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us. Same products, same prices, same service.

Install the iGive Button or App, choose Osprey Wilds as your charity and shop online. This tiny browser addition automatically gives back a portion of your purchases at over 2400 online stores.

Online or in-store, you can help Osprey Wilds by enrolling in Target Circle (circle.target.com), a community giving program. You will not only support nonprofits, but will earn 1% back, get access to special savings, and receive a gift on your birthday.

Each purchase earns you one vote. Osprey Wilds will receive a grant proportional to the number of votes we receive!  Participating stores: Alexandria (56308), Baxter (56425), Bemidji (56601), Buffalo (55313), Cambridge (55008), Duluth (55811), Grand Rapids (55744), Monticello (55362), Moorhead (56560), Saint Cloud (56301 and 56304), Virginia (55792), Willmar (56201)

If you are 70-1/2 or older, contributing from your IRA may be a great way for you to support Osprey Wilds.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also know as an IRA rollover gift, allows donors 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to charities like Osprey Wilds each year.  An IRA rollover gift is a tax-exempt distribution. Qualifying individuals can make charitable gifts using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a taxable direct distribution. An IRA rollover gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution.

Click here to download the Charitable Distribution Request Form

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift that furthers our mission.

By making a gift to Osprey Wilds using appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the donated asset and may benefit from claiming an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the donation.

For information about transferring securities from your brokerage or investment account to Osprey Wilds, please contact our Development Director (320-245-2648, development@ospreywilds.org)

.

Want to increase your impact? Please check with your company’s HR office about its matching gift program.  The impact of your gift to Osprey Wilds could be doubled or possibly tripled!  Some companies also match gifts made by retirees or spouses.

If your Osprey WIlds contribution qualifies for a company match, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift, or use your company’s online match request system.  We will do the rest.

When a simple “Thank You’ is inadequate to convey your gratitude for someone who profoundly affected your life, consider a memorial or honorary gift to Osprey Wilds. Your gift will honor the person with a tangible commitment to a positive environment for future generations. All memorial and honorary gifts are acknowledged to both the donor and the family or designated representative of the person being recognized.

You can make a memorial or honorary gift online or by mail, addressed to Osprey Wilds, P.O. Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072. Please include the name and address of the person being recognized or, if the gift is a memorial, the name and address of the family member or the designated representative of the person being recognized. Please contact our Development Director (320-245-2648development@ospreywilds.org), for special gift designation opportunities if your gift is $2,500 or greater.

Donating needed items is another way to support Osprey Wilds. We are often in need of program supplies, equipment, tools and other items, and welcome donations of those needed items. If you have something you are interested in donating, please call us first at 320-245-2648, ext. 101.  

For more information or if you have questions about supporting Osprey Wilds, contact our Development Director: Phone: 320-245-7791 | Email: development@ospreywilds.org 

We are a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID (EIN): 23-7044164.

Information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. To learn how any gift may affect your tax situation, please consult with a professional advisor.

Award-winning Maple Syrup! 

Each year, Osprey Wilds collects sap from our maple tree and boils it into delicious maple syrup for you to enjoy! If you want to learn more about the process, check out our virtual Maple Syrup Day videos on YouTube:

Part 1: Identification and Collection  

Part 2: Sap to Syrup 

Handcrafted Holiday Wreaths

This winter, Osprey Wilds is selling handcrafted Holiday wreaths. These beautiful decorations are made from pine trees at Osprey Wilds and are great gifts or additions to your home. Wreaths cost $55 and will be ready during the first week of December. Order by November 25, 2002.