Who We Support

We support leading nonprofit organizations that protect our environment every day, right here in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Environmental Fund supports organizations that share one common goal: protecting Minnesota’s natural resources and quality of life for future generations. Our members are leading the charge on all of Minnesota’s most pressing environmental issues – clean water, climate change, environmental justice, protecting wildlife and wild places, access to the outdoors, healthy food and farming and more. Giving to the Minnesota Environmental Fund makes it easy to support all of these causes with just one gift. Learn more about our members by clicking on their logos below, and learn about the impressive impact of their work on our Impact page.

Member Organizations

Audubon protects birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biodiversity. Our legacy is built on science, education, advocacy and on-the-ground conservation.


The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota uses advocacy, education, and encouragement to fulfill its mission of making Minnesota a place where bicycling is easy, safe, and fun for everyone.


Through grassroots organizing, training, research and education, Clean Water Fund protects Minnesota’s drinking water by addressing issues of safe and affordable drinking water, the health impacts of toxic and hazardous pollution, renewable energy sources and sustainable agriculture.

Environmental Initiative builds partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems by creating opportunities for dialogue, convening stakeholders to seek solutions, and implementing solutions.


Freshwater Society educates and inspires people to value, conserve and protect all freshwater resources.


Through advocacy and education, Friends of the Boundary Water Wilderness works to protect, preserve, and restore the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico-Superior ecosystem.


Friends of the Mississippi River engages citizens to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.


The Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League of America conserves and promotes the sustainable use and enjoyment of our water, woods, air, soil, and wildlife, finding common sense solutions that support the long term health and well being of all people.


Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance is a citizen-driven organization which brings together education, science, and collaborative action to sustain Lake Pepin’s ecosystem for the long-term wellbeing of all who use and visit the area.


The mission of the Land Stewardship Project is to foster an ethic of stewardship on farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. 


The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) is a nonprofit organization using law, science, and research to protect Minnesota’s natural resources, wildlife and the health of its people. 


Mississippi Park Connection strengthens the enduring connection between people and the Mississippi River by enriching the life of the river and the lives of all who experience our national park.


The North American Water Office connects energy development with environmental protection, local economic development, public health and social justice.


Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota helps to ensure all Minnesotans have access to high quality parks and trails and the accompanying environmental, health and social benefits.


The Sierra Club North Star Chapter carries out the Sierra Club Foundation’s mission across Minnesota — to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment.


The Trust for Public Land Minnesota Office creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring health, livable communities for generations to come.


Tree Trust provides community forestry education and tree planting and distribution programs throughout Minnesota, and employment training for young adults in the Twin Cities metro.


Voyageurs Conservancy’s mission is to connect people to Voyageurs National Park, enhance the visitor experience, and protect the park for present and future generations.


Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, we inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration.


WEI is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues relevant to women, children, and communities especially affected by environmental injustices; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.