Friends of the Kaw is funded by Memberships, donations, fundraisers such as Beers of the Kaw and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and grant funded projects. We are an independent non-governmental public advocate for the Kansas River.

Making a tax-deductible charitable donation to Friends of the Kaw is easy.  You can make your donation online or you can always mail a check to: 

Friends of the Kaw, PO Box 1612, Lawrence, KS 66044


Kansas Riverkeeper, Dawn Buehler, receiving a donation from the Manhattan Konza Rotary Club

Please consider donating to our program for the river….

  • cleanups
  • enforcing the Clean Water Act
  • educating about the impacts of stormwater
  • representing the river in community discussions
  • and more!

It’s not too late to get a tax deduction by doing something good for the Kansas River. Donate online today, all donations go to our work for the river!  Thank you for your support!

Consider becoming a Sustaining Member. Over 800,000 Kansans depend on the Kaw for drinking water, and the river is home to many native plants and animals. The river has been designated a National Water Trail and is arguably the superior outdoor experience for the region.  We are funded entirely from memberships, donations and grants, so please donate today!Thank you for your continued support of Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper. Together we are protecting our river for present and future generations.