National Loon Center Project Fund

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

The Initiative Foundation and its Partner Funds

The NLC is an educational destination for loons and freshwater everywhere.


raised by 32 people

$10,000 goal

2 years left

The National Loon Center 's mission is to be an interactive educational destination that transforms visitors into champions for loons and freshwater everywhere.

As a leader in loon preservation and freshwater conservation, the National Loon Center will reside in the heart of our nation's lake country and will be an educational, family-friendly destination for nature-lovers and conservationists alike.  Through our work, we will build a place where everyone can transform into champions for loons and our shared waters everywhere.

  • Scientific Loon Council and National Freshwater Institute
  • We will partner with the University of Minnesota to educate, inspire and the public through our freshwater initiative
  • National research collaborative
  • Hands-on learning and citizen science
  • State-of-the-art 15,000 square-foot facility
  • Lakeshore docks and boardwalks
  • Floating classroom
  • Outdoor exhibits and demonstration areas
  • Bird sanctuaries
  • Interpretive Center

Visit the National Loon Center website

Thank you! Your generous gift will be available immediately to support the operations of the National Loon Center.

Thinking of a larger donation or legacy gift? Send an email to or call (320) 632-9255 for one-on-one guidance to maximize the return on your investment.

Making your donation by check? Make checks payable to the Initiative Foundation, and mail to Initiative Foundation - 446122, P.O. Box 64182, St Paul, MN 55164-0182. Please note "National Loon Center" in the memo line. 

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