Each year thousands of people use the
Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). This number will continue to grow
as the B2B is expanded. Trails ensure a future of sustainability
and health. Trails provide access to nature and the outdoors.
Trails connect our cities and towns.

We need your help to build free, accessible trails in our region.

Donate Online

Did you know the Federal Coronavirus Tax Relief Bill allows taxpayers to claim up to $300 of charitable contributions as a tax deduction on their 2020 taxes even if they are not itemizing? This is known as an “above-the-line deduction,” which means the donation is deducted from your taxable income before it is taxed. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%. For corporations, the law raises the annual limit from 10% to 25%.

Donate by Mail

If you don’t wish to donate online, or you are donating an amount over $1000, please mail your check and completed donation form to the following address:

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative
14800 East Old US-12
Chelsea, MI 48118

Please make all checks out to the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative. Please be sure to include a completed donation form so we can mail your gift acknowledgement and tax receipt.

We also offer the following giving options:


Click the banner to go to AmazonSmile and set HWPI as the charity you want to support with all your Amazon purchases.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to HWPI.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts are a convenient way to provide ongoing support for the trails. With your online donation, you can choose to have your credit card automatically charged monthly.

Employer Matching

Employer Matching is a great option to increase the value of your gift. Please enclose your (or your spouse/partner’s) matching gift form with your donation or online donation receipt.

Retirement Plans

HWPI will accept IRA rollover contributions from donors ages 70 ½ and older, pursuant to the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. Donors are encouraged to talk to their financial planners to learn more about tax advantages. Contributions can only be accepted directly from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee payable to HWPI.

Pledges and Major Gifts

If you or your organization wishes to become a Major Donor or a Business Sponsor, please contact the HWPI Chair, Jeff Hardcastle or HWPI’s Executive Director, Susan Faulkner. If you are ready to make a pledge, please download our pledge form. Please make all checks out to the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative.

The Karen’s Trail Campaign

Our public fundraising effort for 2018 was centered around the Karen’s Trail Campaign. This effort honors the life and legacy of Karen McKeachie. Karen was a pioneer in women’s sports, a world-class triathlete, a community leader, and a beloved friend of many. Tragically, Karen was killed in August 2016 while biking on Dexter-Chelsea Road. It is the wish of Karen’s husband, family and friends to honor her memory by providing safe, non- motorized pathways for all. To learn more about the exceptional life of Karen McKeachie, please visit the Karen’s Trail website.

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity (ID 82-1605735). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.