Donating to Nongame Wildlife

Donating is easy! 

Your donations will support projects to protect birds, animals and their habitats, conduct surveys, and fund research for nongame species now and into the future.

Below are three easy ways to donate:


1. Donate online

Make a donation right now! Donations can be made with Master Card or Visa and are made via a secure (US Bank) website.

To begin enter amount you wish to donate:


2. Nongame Wildlife Checkoff

  • Donations are tax deductible
  • Success stories made possible by your contributions.
  • Your donations fund 80% of the Nongame Wildlife Program, not taxes or license fees!

Loon illustration.

The loon marks the line where you can help preserve Minnesota s wildlife! Your donation makes a difference!

How does the checkoff work? On your Minnesota tax form (M-1) or property tax form (M1-PR), look for the line with the loon symbol. Write in the amount of the donation you wish to make (for example, $10). If you are entitled to a refund, your refund is reduced by the amount of the donation, and your donation is tax deductible on the following year's tax return if you itemize deductions. If you owe money, your donation is added to the balance due.

So look for the loon on your state tax form This link leads to an external site. and fill in your contribution. It's easy, it's fast, and it's tax deductible!

Information for Tax Preparers

3. Mail in a donation

A gift of any amount can be sent directly to:
DNR Nongame Wildlife Fund
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155
Make checks payable to: DNR Nongame Wildlife Fund.

A lasting legacy for Minnesota's wildlife

Create a lasting legacy for wildlife in Minnesota by designating the DNR Nongame Wildlife Program as a beneficiary when doing your estate planning. Your gift will be used for wildlife preservation, conservation and land protection. For more details email Carrol Henderson or call 1-888-MINNDNR.

Minnesota's Nongame Wildlife Program is a non-profit organization.