Your Idea

The Fund always welcomes ideas for action-oriented projects that will drive positive ecological change in the Great Lakes. We’ve supported a number of expansive projects that were not directly responding to a topic of interest or an illustrative strategy that we highlighted. Many of these projects have proven to be transformational, and of significant value to the Great Lakes.

In fact since 2005, half of our awards have been to teams who have submitted outside of a topic-specific request for proposals.

As you review our funding guidelines, we encourage you to contact our program staff to discuss your idea. We welcome the chance to learn from our conversation.