Investing in healthy waters for Minnesotans

Freshwater is a Minnesota nonprofit on a mission to inspire and empower people to value and preserve water. Financial support from individuals and businesses is crucial to our success. We welcome people of all ages, identities and abilities to join us.

 Thank you to everyone who has invested in our $1 million annual operating budget!


Freshwater can accept donations through tribute gifts, IRAs, through your will or estate—and many more! Check out other giving options.


For our 2021 fiscal year is linked here! Thank you donors!

"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.