We support efforts to value, preserve, and restore natural ecosystems, including air, land and water, which are essential to the well-being of humanity and life on earth.
Intensifying environmental challenges demand immediate and creative strategies to address them. The Midwest is a key player in our nation's clean energy future and home to one-fifth of the world's fresh water. This region offers critical opportunities for game-changing investments. We have launched a series of strategies aimed at reducing the region's reliance on coal, spurring investments in alternative energy, and protecting the Great Lakes. Recognizing that local and global are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, we are funding projects that:
- Employ science-based approaches in innovative ways
- Harness the power of collaboration
- Deliver measurable, on-the-ground results
Our grantmaking portfolio builds on our long-standing commitment to the vitality of Midwest's human and natural communities and our particular interest in Israel. Our current work falls within three areas: