Minnesota Trout Unlimited is the leading voice, and YOUR VOICE, advocating for coldwater fisheries and watersheds in Minnesota and the region.

On average each year, we put over $1 million in state and federal grants to work restoring streams and improving habitat in Minnesota.  Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to cover internal staff expenses required to obtain these vast public funds.  That means your gift will be multiplied 10 times and put directly to work improving Minnesota habitat.  Talk about powerful leverage!  You would be hard-pressed to find a better deal for your conservation dollar than Minnesota Trout Unlimited.

Minnesota Trout Unlimited is responsible for our own fundraising to support our operations.  We receive nothing from TU’s national fundraising campaigns and depend entirely upon direct donations from supporters like you.   

Please click Donate to make a secure donation at our partner site today, or mail your check to:

Minnesota Trout Unlimited

968 Fairmount Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105-3119

Will your employer match your gift?

Thank you!

Riverkeepers Council

Donors making an annual donation of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or more join the Riverkeepers Council.  Riverkeepers Council donors receive dedicated communications, invitations to fishing opportunities, special events, and more.  For information please see the Riverkeepers tab here.  We welcome your gift online or by check to the mailing address above.

Create Your Conservation Legacy Through Minnesota Trout Unlimited

You can celebrate all that fishing means to your life and have a real impact on keeping Minnesota’s streams healthy forever by remembering Minnesota TU in your estate plan, will or by making MNTU a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Here is the official language for your attorney or to help with your beneficiary form:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Minnesota Trout Unlimited, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, presently at P.O. Box 845, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0845, [EIN# 52-1766036] the sum of $________________ or __________% remainder of my estate to be used at the discretion of the MNTU governing board for maximum conservation impact in Minnesota.”


Gifts from your IRA
If you meet the age requirement per Federal Tax Laws (70 ½ as of 2019), you may be able to make a tax-free charitable gift to Trout Unlimited from your IRA. A “Qualified Charitable Distributions” (QCD) allows individuals to donate up to $100,000 each year, subject to deductible contributions made to your IRA.  Several donors find this to be an effective way to support Minnesota Trout Unlimited while achieving your philanthropic goals. Please consult your tax advisor or financial planner for more details.

Questions?  Contact Mark Abner, mark.abner@mntu.org or cell (202) 573-1832.