Thank you for supporting Freshwater

We hope this finds you safe and healthy this holiday season. Things we are particularly grateful for in the face of a global pandemic are safe drinking water and healthy lakes and streams. If you are able, we invite you to invest in Freshwater as we continue to deliver our mission for clean and healthy waters for Minnesotans. Or please consider investing in the community organizations at the front-lines of COVID-19.

Freshwater’s work for water is funded by a diverse group of individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and community organizations committed to preserving healthy waters in our region. Individual donations are a significant part of our annual operating budget of $1.3 million per year. In light of the rapidly changing environment regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Freshwater, like many individuals and organizations, faces dramatic revenue loss while maintaining our commitment to delivering critical programs and services. We will rely on community support more than ever at this time. If you are able, please consider a charitable donation today to help sustain freshwater for Minnesotans and communities downstream. With your support, we remain 100% committed to our mission to inspire and empower people to value and preserve freshwater.

Please choose your investment level on the form below.




There are many ways to support safe drinking water and healthy lakes and streams for Minnesotans.

Donate online using the links at left

Send a check made payable to Freshwater at 2424 Territorial Road, Suite B, St. Paul, MN 55114

Other ways to give:

Gift of stock

Through your IRA

Through a Donor Advised Fund

Through a planned or estate gift


Workplace giving or MEF

Set up a fundraising page

Please contact Development Officer Mary Salisbury anytime at 612-619-7136 or to make a gift over the phone or if there is anything she can do to assist you.

"Freshwater continues to bring value to many organizations working to protect our priceless water resources."     -- Met Council Staff

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Accountability and transparency are important to us. Freshwater is proud to be a Meets Standards organization with the Charities Review Council. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. Read our privacy policy.

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Freshwater is proud be an associate member of the Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF). MEF makes it possible for employers and employees to participate in workplace giving activities such as payroll deductions and volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment. MEF supports leading nonprofit organizations that protect clean water and more – now and for future generations.