Nongame Wildlife Checkoff
You can donate to the state Nongame Wildlife Fund through the checkoff box on Form M1, Individual Income Tax, or Form M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund (for Homeowners) and Renter's Property Tax Refund.
The Nongame Wildlife Fund supports activities such as habitat protection, conservation research, and coordinating volunteers. These donations account for more than 80% of the funding for nongame wildlife programs run by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
To donate, you may either:
- Enter your donation amount on the appropriate line next to the loon symbol on Form M1 or Form M1PR.
- Make a direct donation through Donating to Nongame Wildlife on the DNR website.
Your donation is tax deductible.
Note: The amount you donate on your Minnesota return will lower your refund or raise the amount you owe.