About MEF

we protect - we conserve - we restore


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


Shaping a sustainable and just future for Minnesota’s environment – clean water, clean air, clean energy, healthy food and natural places for wildlife and all people.


The Minnesota Environmental Fund values and prioritizes:

    • the prevention of human health problems from air, water and toxic pollution.
    • the preservation and conservation of fresh water, marine and land resources.
    • the development of educational programs which promote a sound and balanced use of natural resources.
    • the preservation of biological diversity and wildlife habitat.
    • the monitoring of governmental enforcement of environmental laws.
    • general purposes that support maintenance of the natural environment.

Since 1991, the Minnesota Environmental Fund has directed more than 14 million dollars to protecting Minnesota's environment, engaging thousands of donors in the movement for our planet each year.