Donating to Nongame Wildlife


We need your help

The Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program is funded almost entirely through grants and donations. Donations are tax deductible and matched dollar for dollar by the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) license plate fund. So a $10 donation gives us $20 for protecting and preserving Minnesota's wildlife! 

There are multiple ways you can donate: 

Donate Online

Make a donation right now! Donations can be made online with Master Card or Visa and are made via a secure (US Bank) website. You now have the option to make a one-time donation or setup recurring donations on a schedule most convenient to you. Login to update your recurring payment options.

To begin enter amount you wish to donate:

Donate with the Nongame Wildlife Tax Checkoff

side profile of a loon

The loon marks the line where you can help preserve Minnesota's wildlife! On your Minnesota's 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.

If you are entitled to a refund, your refund is reduced by the amount of the donation. 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.


Resources are available for tax preparers.

Look for the loon on your state tax form and fill in your contribution. It's easy, it's fast and it's tax deductible!

Mail a Donation

A gift of any amount can be sent directly to the Nongame Wildlife Fund. Please make checks payable to DNR Nongame Wildlife Fund.

DNR Nongame Wildlife Fund
500 Lafayette Road
PO Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155

Create a Lasting Legacy

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 our Information Officer Lori Naumann ([email protected]). 

Donations to the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program are tax deductible!

What do we do?

The Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program preserves and protects Minnesota's wildlife species. We restore habitats, survey and monitor species populations, offer technical guidance, conduct outreach and education, and run the Eagle and Falcon cams. Together, we help Minnesota's bees, butterflies, songbirds, eagles, loons, frogs, turtles, and bats thrive! 

You can read about our work in 2020 or check out our Facebook page  for stories about the work we do.