• Challenge: The Great Lakes
    are under threat
    response: addressing pollutants that
    threaten drinking water and ecosystem health
    ENVIRONMENT | GREAT LAKES PRESERVATION | the alliance for the great lakes
  • Challenge: Climate change
    harms human health, the
    economy and the natural
    environment
    response: pooling non-profit and foundation
    resources to reduce global warming pollution
    ENVIRONMENT | climate change and clean energy | re-amp

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Environment

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: