For donors

This site will help you find charities that meet your interests and connect you to them. You can learn about a charity, learn about us, donate online, and help us spread the word about these worthy charities!

For charities

This site will help you learn how your organization can become a member, as well as inform you of our mission and what it means for you. We suggest starting with this page, followed by the Membership link to get your answers quickly.

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About our federation

Local Independent Charities of Minnesota (LICMN) is a federation of America's finest local organizations working to protect and enhance the lives of our citizens.

Community is very important to us. LICMN is proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations dedicated to making Minnesota communities compassionate and caring places to live. We strive to do this through education, caring for the homeless with food and shelter, strengthening families, rescuing animals in need, and much more.


All LICMN agencies are screened annually to ensure that they meet the highest standards of substantive program services, management and fiscal responsibility.


LICMN is governed by a board of directors that includes representatives from member charities, donor groups, and other constituencies. All board members are volunteers serving without compensation. The board of directors oversees the administration of services to LICMN member agencies and ensures that high eligibility standards are maintained. It does NOT determine how much money each agency will receive - that decision is left to the contributor. Gifts made directly to LICMN are shared among all its member agencies in the same proportion as each has received donor-designated gifts.

Our most recent IRS 990 Form is available for your review as a PDF documents.

Form 990