Donating to Nongame Wildlife

Donating is easy!

The Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program works to help thousands of species of Minnesota wildlife like bees, butterflies, songbirds, eagles, loons, frogs, turtles, and bats thrive through habitat restorations, surveys & monitoring, technical guidance, and outreach and education - including the Eagle and Falcon cams!

The Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program is funded almost entirely through grants and donations. We do not receive money from hunting & fishing license sales or state taxes (general fund).

Donations are tax deductible and matched dollar for dollar by the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) license plate fund. So a $10 donation provides $20 for nongame work. Double your impact, donate today!


Three ways to donate

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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. 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:

Nongame Wildlife Checkoff

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.

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!

Resources are available for tax preparers.

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


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.

Donations to the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program are tax deductible!

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