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Protect Minnesota's beauty for future generations

The Minnesota Environmental Fund engages individuals and workplaces to support leading nonprofit organizations that protect, conserve and restore Minnesota’s environment.




We Protect

Minnesota’s clean air and water by developing renewable energy resources. People, by helping to reduce mercury levels in fish. Public natural areas by fostering responsible use of trails and roadways. Soil and water with conservation farming practices. Minnesota’s environmental legacy by informing and engaging community residents in public policy issues that affect their lives.

We Conserve

Natural areas on the urban fringe, with development planning that addresses short and long-term ecological concerns. Important natural habitat for birds and other wildlife. Valuable open space for future generations to enjoy.  Human health by expanding consumer access to locally grown organic and sustainable food products.

We Restore

Lakes and streams for safe swimming and fishing. Native prairie in roadside plantings. Water quality through buffer zones, greenways and plantings along streams and waterways. Parks and native landscapes along the Mississippi River by removing buckthorn and other invasive species.

Giving to the Minnesota Environmental Fund is the easiest way to support the state’s environment in a holistic way.

Gifts support 20 leading nonprofit organizations working on all of the the state’s most important environmental challenges. From clean water, climate change and environmental justice to protecting iconic Minnesota places like the Boundary Waters and the Mississippi River – support all of this work and more with just one gift.


dollars raised to support Minnesota's environment since 1991.

There are
10,000 reasons
to protect
Minnesota’s environment –

and one easy way
to do it. 

The Minnesota Environmental Fund is proud to support the state’s environment in partnership with local workplaces, leading nonprofit organizations, and our fellow Minnesotans! In 1991, MEF began as an avenue for workplaces to offer their employees the chance to give at work for the good of the environment. We have since expanded our mission to engaging Minnesotans in all venues in the movement to protect this Land of 10,000 Lakes. Our membership has also grown from six to twenty nonprofit organizations that are making a difference for clean water, natural areas and a healthy environment right here in Minnesota. We hope you’ll join us and help shape the future of MEF and our state’s environment!
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Who We Support

To see all organizations associated with Minnesota Environmental Fund, click here.