Why Give, Ways to Give...
As a non-profit, we rely on supporters like you to help us connect individuals to nature through education. We believe this is extremely important, especially now in this age of technology and dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels. We believe it is crucial to the survival of our planet to educate about environmental responsibilities to create a community of environmental stewards. And the best way to do this is through hands-on experiential learning in the environment.
"I would like to thank you for the scholarships you give that make this trip possible for us. Without it, I know we would not be able to attend. The kids have stopped me in the halls (I am their Science Specialist, not a classroom teacher) and said thank you. It brings tears to my eyes. I could go on but I will end with a big THANK YOU! You made a trip possible for us and we are very grateful." Pam Schilling, Science Specialist, Sky Oaks Elementary, Burnsville, MN
We also believe that is the right of every individual to experience and learn about our environment. Because of this we keep our cost to individuals as low as we can, to keep it as affordable as we can. We only charge $105 per student for a three day, two night stay. This fee includes their room, seven meals, four educational classes, two naturalist programs and two evening activities. Your gifts allows us to keep this fee low by making up the difference in our expenses, and also provides scholarships so no child is denied the Eagle Bluff experience.
Your gift helps over 15,000 learners of all ages connect with the environment every year at Eagle Bluff. You're creating leaders for tomorrow. You're creating an environmental movement. Just think about it. Each student takes back to their hometowns, big and small, all they learned at Eagle Bluff. They share what they learned, change their behaviors, become leaders, and in the process help ensure their own futures. Visit our Financials page to see how your gifts are being put to work »
Working together we will make a difference.
- Join our Circle of Friends
For a donation of $5 or more, you can become a friend of Eagle Bluff.
As a Friend you receive:
Our “Soarings” newsletter for donors mailed quarterly. “Soarings” lets you see how your gift is making a difference, lets you know about upcoming events before the general public and other fun things such as quizzes or family activities, etc.
Your name in our Annual Report.
A tax deduction.
But more importantly you can feel good knowing that you are joining with others to ensure the health of our environment and the well-being of our children.
As a Friend you give:
Your gift to the Program Support Fund makes learning possible every day at Eagle Bluff.
Your gift to the Scholarship Fund helps ensure all children who want to participate in Eagle Bluff’s programming are able to regardless of their ability to pay.
Your gift to the Endowment Fund helps stabilize Eagle Bluff’s financial future over the long term. Under the terms of our Endowment Fund a minimum gift of $10,000 is required. The corpus must remain intact and only the earnings can be utilized.
Your gift to the Raptor Program helps offset food and medical costs for our birds
- Employer Matching Gifts Program
You can double your gift if your employer has a Matching Gifts Program! Make your hard earned donation to Eagle Bluff go further with your employers Matching Gift. Most employers will match your contribution even if you are retired. This means your gift will do twice the work.
- Join our Monthly Giving Program
You can make a difference every day for children and our environment when you join our monthly giving program!
You will be providing a consistent contribution each month with your pre-authorized monthly gift. Your contribution will ensure that students will be able to explore, discover and learn about the environment in the environment at Eagle Bluff. You will be shaping the future by helping to create environmental stewards who will continue to safeguard the health of our environment. Our online form allows you to select monthly, quarterly or one time gifts.
- Give a Tribute or Memorial Gift
Now you can mark unique and important occasions in a memorable way and help ensure the future health of our environment and well being of our children at the same time! Celebrate the lives of loved ones, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation or just because with a gift that will make a difference—a donation to Eagle Bluff.
- Your gift can be for any amount, and you will be officially thanked by Eagle Bluff as the donor.
- The person you’ve honored with your gift (or his/her family) will receive a special, personalized card.
- The amount of your gift will not be revealed.
- Also both you and your honoree will receive our “Soarings” newsletter for donors only, sent periodically throughout the year, to share with you just how your gift is making an impact.
- Both your honoree and you, as the donor, are also recognized by Eagle Bluff in our year-end print material. For example: Diane and Jack Keenan in honor of the birth of their grandson Owen John Schoepski.
- Leave A Living Legacy with Planned Giving
“A society grows great when men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek Proverb
Leave a living legacy that represents the values you believe in. Once you have taken care of your loved ones in your will, please consider including a bequest to Eagle Bluff. Charitable bequests are deductible from your gross estate and can therefore offer estate tax savings. Also, there is no limit on the amount you can leave to Eagle Bluff. You may specify a particular use for your bequest or leave it undesignated. If you wish to designate your bequest please contact us.
- Buy a Brick
Help build environmental pathways for future generations! Your tax-deductible donation per engraved brick will help make environmental education available to people of all ages including every child in Minnesota’s schools.Your personalized brick will be a part of the pathways for Eagle Bluff’s residential environmental education facilities. These permanent pathways will connect one building to another and provide visible display of your support.
Your gift will stand the test of time for yourself, your club, your business and forever cement your thoughts and feelings. It’s a unique way to honor a dear friend, to show someone your love for them and provide a vehicle to celebrate life's great moments. › Download an Order Form
- Request a Donation
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center supports community causes benefiting children and or the environment through in-kind donations for special events, silent auctions, and raffles.
While we cannot make monetary donations, we are glad to provide two (2) tickets to one of our popular events - The Summer High Ropes Challenge, Haunted High Ropes and Dinner on the Bluff.
In order to be as fair and effective as possible with our support, please be sure you meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Located in one of the following counties: Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Winona
- Currently participate in our Residential School Program
Unfortunately, we cannot donate to fundraisers for specific individuals or third-party fundraisers
To submit a request please send an email with your information to Sara Sturgis at firstname.lastname@example.org