Phase III – Great Lakes Community Foundation Environmental Collaborative
Council of Michigan Foundations
This final phase of the project expanded the membership and work of the Great Lakes Community Foundation Environmental Collaborative projects. It also provided foundations with a set of innovative tools and a network to share best practices for environmental grantmaking.
The team approved 14 grants of $10,500 each to shoreline community foundations and 2 grants of $10,500 each to non-shoreline community foundations. Grants were made to 7 foundations on Lake Michigan (IL, IN, MI, WI); 4 foundations on Lake Huron (MI, Ontario), and 5 foundations on Lake Ontario (NY, Ontario). A web-based training program was developed to promote and leverage environmental grant making and a pilot workshop was held for the advisory committee.
This work built upon two previous phases of the project, which created environmental grant-making programs in 21 of the basin’s shoreline community foundations.