Welcome to the Listening Point Foundation
We are dedicated...
To preserving Listening Point and advancing Sigurd Olson's legacy of wilderness education.
Listening Point Foundation works to create strong connections with our community and supporters near and far. Our volunteer tour guides take visitors to Ely out in all seasons to experience the coziness of the Olson family home, the historic Writing Shack, and the wonder and beauty of Listening Point. Here in Ely, we now offer annual scholarships to the local high school and community college, and enjoy welcoming teachers and student groups to guided tours that explore Sig's national impact on wilderness preservation in Minnesota and across North America.
Keep the legacy alive by donating
We are working hard to create a sustainable financial future for the Listening Point Foundation.
Your donation helps us keep the mission alive and the Foundation moving forward. You can also make a lasting impression by donating a brick to our patio engraved with a message of your choice. Learn more by clicking below!
Our Community & Volunteers
We are grateful!
Tour guiding, service projects, building maintenance, garden tending, office organization, event volunteering, and so much more! Giving their time, efforts, and energy, Listening Point Foundation volunteers are an important and cherished part of our organization.