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

The Minnesota Environmental Fund supports organizations that share a common goal: protect, conserve and restore Minnesota’s environment. Since 1991, people in Minnesota have given over $13 million to make a difference for future generations: planting trees, recycling, advocating for smarter energy policy. Learn more about each of our members here.

Participating Members

Audubon Minnesota
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.


Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
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.


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


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


Izaak Walton League of America, Minnesota Division
The Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League of America is dedicated to conserving and promoting 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
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.


Land Stewardship Project
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. Rural and urban members work together to build a better food and farming system that is good for people and the land.


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
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. It works with state agencies, local governments, in the courts, and at the legislature to protect and improve the environment.


Mississippi Park Connection
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.


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


Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota
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.


Sierra Club Foundation
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. Working to inspire, equip, and connect citizen leaders to continually grow the circle of citizens with the know-how, education, and motivation to take action is integral to our goal of ensuring a healthy environment for all Minnesotans.


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


Tree Trust
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 National Park Association
Voyageurs National Park Association’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
Wilderness Inquiry believes that inclusive outdoor experiences have the power to transform individuals and communities. Our core value is inclusion, and we operate on a model that facilitates full participation by everyone, including people from different physical, cultural, or socio-economic backgrounds. Adventure is our medium, inclusion is our method, and full community integration is our mission.


Women’s Environmental Institute
The Women’s Environmental Institute at Amador Hill 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.