Annual & Monthly Giving

You give. We make it count.

From keeping our rivers full and flowing to protecting valuable wildlife habitat, we understand that the impact we make originates with our donors. Besides the personal satisfaction of giving to a cause close to your heart and making a difference for our rivers, our wildlife and our communities, you can directly impact our ability to fix more rivers through annual giving.

Your contribution will help fund:

  • Habitat restoration projects to improve water quality and protect fish and other wildlife;
  • Flow restoration projects to ensure more water is kept in rivers;
  • Long-term monitoring to ensure our on-the-ground actions are achieving the outcomes we intended; and
  • Development of new science, technology and research to accelerate the pace and scale of freshwater conservation.

Annual and monthly contributions help The Freshwater Trust go the distance.

Many of the things we do that sets us apart – our in-house scientists and research, our continued monitoring of projects, the hours it takes to roll up our sleeves and figure out how to do restoration better and more efficiently – are supported by private gifts from our close-knit community of annual and monthly donors.

While grant dollars cover a significant portion of our on-the-ground restoration work, other aspects such as site selection, watershed modeling, research and analysis, and monitoring are not typically covered. We rely on the continued, consistent support of donors to close the gap so that we can advance the field of freshwater restoration faster. Every month, every year, every gift helps us go the distance for rivers and restoring critical habitat.

Join the Upstream Society

You are invited to join The Freshwater Trust’s giving circle—the Upstream Society. The Upstream Society honors donors who contribute $1,000 or more to The Freshwater Trust within one calendar year. Members belong to a distinctive community of generous and conservation-minded friends who share an understanding for the need to protect and restore freshwater.

Benefits include:

  • VIP invitations for you and a guest to attend exclusive events throughout the year
  • Updates from leadership about our current and future projects
  • Name recognition in our annual report

Not ready to join the Upstream Society? Instead, consider becoming a monthly sustainer and know your continued dedication plays a vital role in our ability to enact powerful, practical and lasting impact for our rivers.


Did you know you can make a gift of securities?

Contact your financial advisor to learn more about the benefits of donating appreciated stock to The Freshwater Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Tax ID number:  93-084 3521

Stock transfer information:        
DTC #221, Account # LL24808
1000 SW Broadway, 21st Floor
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 221-5814
ATTN: John Schlendorf

EarthShare Workplace Giving

Oregonians are concerned about the environment, but only a small percentage of them have the ability to support conservation organizations like The Freshwater Trust through a payroll deduction contribution at their workplace. EarthShare provides a convenient way to support its 80 member groups through its workplace giving campaign. Learn more.

Get in touch

Interested in supporting The Freshwater Trust on an annual or monthly basis?
Ben Wyatt, Strategic Philanthropy Director

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