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Ways to Support The Friends of the Front Range Wildlife

The Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges depends on support from individuals, businesses, governments, and the foundation community in order provide resources to our beloved Refuges. Your contributions directly support the operations of the Refuges including environmental education, habitat restoration, and support of black-footed ferrets, eagles, bison and all of the wildlife at our Refuges.

The mission of FFRWR is to support and promote the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in their efforts to conserve and restore native habitat and wildlife, as well as to provide meaningful opportunities for the public to experience wildlife and nature near a major metropolitan area.

Financial Support

There are many ways to financially support Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges. Your contribution will make a big difference to our beloved Refuges.

Buy a membership for FFRWR and donate by:

Mailing a check made out to Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges, RMANWR, 6550 Gateway Road, Bldg. 121, Commerce City, CO 80022

Donating through the Colorado Gives website, coloradogives.org

Buying a ticket to our fundraisers. See our events page (http://ffrwr.org/events/) for details when the events are scheduled.

Making a direct transfer from your checking or savings account by setting up a weekly or monthly donation. A little goes a long way!

Making a gift of appreciated stock. If a gift of stock is made directly to the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges, any capital gain in the value of the stock is not taxed and the FFRWR get the full value of the stock at the time of donation. Please check with your account for details.

Making a gift from your IRA, if you are over 70-1/2 years of age. You can make a gift directly to the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges from your IRA. The IRS allows the direct contribution of up to $100,000 per year from an IRA to qualified organizations like the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges. Please check with your account for details.

Donating for a loved one by making a bequest or other form of planned giving. Creating a simple financial bequest in your will, a charitable gift annuity or a gift of appreciated stock may offer significant tax benefits. Please check with your account for details.
As the lands at the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge are managed and owned by the federal government, federal regulations and restrictions may apply for acknowledgement of donations. Please note the FFRWR Gift Acceptance policy as well.

All financial gifts to the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please check with your account for details.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership fees are used to support member programs and the needs of our two refuges.  As a member, you will have the power to ensure others, especially children, have an opportunity to experience the outdoors and develop a love of nature. The Friends Group is a vital community that offers advance information, special discounts and exclusive events and experiences to its members.

Membership dues are tax-deductible contributions. The benefits offered at each level of membership are shown below. Become a member online today! Or, complete a membership form and mail it to the address listed with a check.

Here are the benefits of membership at each level:

Individual – $40, Senior – $30, Full-time Student – $20

  • Membership welcome package
  • Newsletter
  • Free participation in members-only events throughout the year
  • Early notification of events sponsored by the Friends Group for a limited number of participants but open to the public through quarterly newsletters
  • Voting privileges
  • 10% discount on purchases every day at the bookstore
  • 20% discount on special members-only shopping nights
  • Connection with a like-minded environmental community
  • An investment in the future of the refuge system and its wildlife

Family – $60

  • Includes all benefits stated above
  • Membership of all immediate family members
  • Voting privileges – only one vote per membership

Business – $500

  • Membership welcome package
  • All employees receive 10% discount every day at the bookstore
  • Business member recognition at Friends Group events
  • Business member recognition in one quarterly newsletter – the newsletter which mails out nearest to the date the business becomes a member
  • Connection with unique community treasures that draw numerous visitors who participate in the local economy
  • An investment in the future of the refuge system and its wildlife

Lifetime – $1000

  • Includes all benefits stated above
  • 20% discount on purchases every day at the bookstore
  • Choice of one merchandise item from the bookstore under $50

To purchase your membership online, click here.