Great Lakes Community Foundations Water System Collaborative

Timeline
2016 - Present
Awarded
$137,000
Team Leader
Robert Collier
Council of Michigan Foundations
rcollier@michiganfoundations.org

This project design support will result in an implementation proposal for a network of new water initiatives led by community foundations on the coasts of the Great Lakes. The team expects to launch initiatives in 12-18 coastal cities and will emphasize “water literacy” as a means to increase the appetite for new water investments. The team plans to create new volunteer programs to assist local water authorities and/or watershed organizations and create a series of new funds to expand investment in local enterprises servicing green and distributed infrastructure.

This work builds on past Fund-supported Community Foundation Network which created environmental endowments in 26 communities, made successful by this team’s leadership.

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