Workplace Giving

Why Workplace Giving?

Minnesota’s environment is under threat. Your employees want to help, but they also want to know where their money is going, and that it’s making real change. That’s where we come in. Since 1991, the Minnesota Environmental Fund has empowered employees like yours to support the most important environmental initiatives all across the state.

Adding the Minnesota Environmental Fund as a workplace giving choice builds employee morale, promotes outstanding corporate citizenship, and makes Minnesota a better place to do business. Our workplace giving program supports the efforts of a diverse group of carefully selected member organizations that not only protect, conserve and restore Minnesota’s environment, but are legitimate and effective change makers in our community! Discover what the Minnesota Environmental Fund can do for your employees, your company, our community, and the environment. 

For your employees

Adding the Minnesota Environmental Fund as a workplace giving choice makes it possible for your employees to help protect and preserve the natural resources that are the lifeblood of our communities. We empower your employees to make a difference in their community while at work. In addition, employee morale increases when employees have giving options that reflect the issues they care about. The Minnesota Environmental Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and employee contributions through workplace giving are tax-deductible.

For your company

Protecting the environment creates a better place for you to do business, and shows your customers and constituents you care about Minnesota and want to protect it for future generations. Companies that offer an environmental giving option support economic development and build bridges to the community. Join our workplace partners from all sectors of Minnesota’s economy!

Sounds great! How does my company join?

If you already offer a payroll deduction plan to your employees, the mechanisms are in place. If not, you can easily add a payroll giving option if you have a process for deducting taxes, payroll savings, or retirement contributions. Our staff will help you every step of the way and will handle disbursement of all funds to the designated environmental organizations.  Campaign Guide & Resource Library>>

What happens after we join?

Our staff will give you everything your company needs to run a successful campaign. We can:  

  • Present the Minnesota Environmental Fund to your employees 
  • Customize the campaign to meet your employee needs 
  • Provide ongoing support for your campaign coordinator or committee and, 
  • Coordinate speakers, materials, trainings, pledge forms, and incentives. 

Ready to join or want to learn more? Contact us at 651-917-1876 or

Our Workplace Partners

Join the more than 60 companies, nonprofit  organizations, counties, cities, and schools that offer the Minnesota Environmental Fund to their employees as a choice for giving and volunteering at work! Over 3,500 people a year choose to give to Minnesota’s environment at work with payroll giving options.

  • BankCherokee 
  • Carlson 
  • CH Robinson Worldwide 
  • Fredrikson & Byron 
  • Gray Plant Mooty 
  • HGA (Hammel Green & Abrahamson) 
  • IBM 
  • IC System, Inc. 
  • Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle (MSR Designs) 
  • Owens Companies 
  • Piper Jaffray 
  • Pohlad Family Companies 
  • Audi of Minneapolis 
  • Audi of St. Paul 
  • BMW of MinnetonkaCarousel Motor Group 
  • Chevrolet of Delano 
  • Coon Rapids Chrysler Jeep 
  • CRP Holdings 
  • Inver Grove Hyundai 
  • JB Hudson 
  • Marquette Capital Partners 
  • Marquette Companies 
  • Mercedes Benz of Maplewood 
  • Minnesota Twins Baseball 
  • North Branch Chevrolet 
  • Northern Lights Broadcasting 
  • NorthMarq Capital 
  • NorthMarq Companies 
  • Pohlad Family Foundation 
  • Porsche of Minneapolis 
  • Porsche of St. Paul 
  • River Road Entertainment 
  • St. Cloud Hyundai 
  • StarWest Motorsports 
  • United Properties 
  • Prudential Insurance 
  • Robins Kaplan 
  • Schwegman Lundberg Woessner 
  • Terrapin Technologies 
Nonprofits & Healthcare 
  • Children’s Dental Services 
  • Environmental Initiative 
  • Friends of the Mississippi River 
  • HealthPartners, Inc. 
  • Land Stewardship Project 
  • League of Minnesota Cities 
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation 
  • UnitedHealth Group 
  • Women’s Environmental Institute 
Schools, Colleges, and Universities
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District 
  • College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University 
  • Macalester College 
  • Minneapolis School District 
  • Minnetonka School District 
  • Saint Paul School District 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth 
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
  • City of Apple Valley 
  • City of Bloomington 
  • City of Duluth 
  • City of Edina 
  • City of Richfield 
  • City of Saint Paul 
  • City of Shoreview 
  • Combined Federal Campaign 
  • Dakota County 
  • Hennepin County 
  • Metropolitan Council 
  • Ramsey County 
  • State of Minnesota 
  • Washington County