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“The mouse that roars, frequently and effectively!  Clearwater Country would not be such a special place without FOC.” – Linwood Laughy, FOC Member


Wild Clearwater Country, Gerry Snyder Photo credit

When you give to Friends of the Clearwater, you are supporting the only conservation group solely dedicated to protecting the vast wildlands, waterways and native species of the Clearwater Basin in rugged north-central Idaho.

Friends of the Clearwater runs on an extremely tight budget funded primarily by generous yearly membership dues, one-time donations, and through partnerships with like-minded foundations. We strive to foster new relationships and build upon established alliances based on our proven ability to hold agencies accountable. Contributions help us engage our active membership, but they also help disseminate information to a larger audience. Please consider supporting our work by becoming a member, giving monthly, and through one-time donations.

Ways you can support wild places:

Summer home gathering, FOC File photo

Host a Home Gathering
Help us grow our membership by hosting an event in your home. In 2016, Friends of the Clearwater facilitated several successful gatherings to share the beauty of Clearwater country with our member’s friends and neighbors. Our staff will tailor a program to meet your audience’s interests. Maybe you took a recent trip into the Clearwater Basin and would like to share your experiences with your friends.

Grundy’s Fund
Bill Caldwell, a long time member, established the Grundy’s Fund for Friends of the Clearwater after his father passed away. Consider donating a portion of your estate to this endowment program to ensure wild Clearwater country has a protector for years to come. Learn more by contacting our office or the Inland Northwest Community Foundation.

Consider other ways you can help protect wild places:

      • Honor a loved one or friend through a tax-deductible memorial or tribute gift to protect the Clearwater Basin
      • Give the gift of stock to support Friends of the Clearwater’s work
      • Volunteer your time and energy by participating in an internship or monitoring opportunities
      • Are you 70 1/2 or older? You may be eligible through your IRA to directly transfer, tax-free up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity such as Friends of the Clearwater

FOC is a 501(c)3 and contributions are fully tax-deductible. Our IRS EIN number is 82-0481875.