Ways to Give

Re-Opening 2021 - Annual Operating Giving

All of our programs (both at the Center and off-site) rely on the support of our generous donors and volunteers. Their work, sincere effort, and financial resources, make it possible for Blue Deer to bring healing in nature to participants. We strive to keep our programs as low as possible. The revenue from our retreats, classes and virtual offerings, only covers 40% of the operating cost. Due to our closure this year, our revenue from programs has dropped to less than 5%.

Monthly Giving

Our community of monthly supporters help sustain the life of Blue Deer Center. Every contribution is a beautiful commitment to tend to the sacred land.

River of Peace Scholarship Fund

The River of Peace Scholarship Fund helps participants come to the center and receive its medicine by decreasing barriers to participation.

Finishing Capital Projects- The Lodge

We have implemented a guest services approach that gives each individual or couple a single room, while also adding commuter and camping options. This policy provides the necessary physical distancing to keep participants, staff and volunteers safe, but at the same time limits our capacity.

By renovating the ‘Lodge’ you would help to increase program capacity and continue to keep everyone safe during this pandemic.

Expansion of our Digital Infrastructure and Online Programming

Blue Deer Center has hosted traditional Elders from five continents, who steward the sacred knowledge of our connection with the natural world. COVID-19 has limited the travel of many of these Elders, for example Mohawk Elder Tom Porter. Now, we have the opportunity to virtually bring the wisdom of the Elders into our homes.

Legacy Giving

Including Blue Deer Center in your estate plans is a transformative way to give. When you make the center a beneficiary, you can ensure the long-term benefit of healing for many generations. If you have named us in your will or living trust, retirement plan, life insurance, bank, or real estate, please let us know by contacting Amanda Kerner at executivedirector [at] bluedeer [dot] org. We would like to offer you our gratitude.


Amazon Smile is a way to support Blue Deer Center when you are making your online purchases: AmazonSmile.

Blue Deer is a social benefit organization, 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit. Our tax ID number is 22-3741704