Projects Wanted


The Great Lakes Protection Fund welcomes ideas for projects that will create and advance the next generation of actions to protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes.


As Great Lakes issues evolve, so do our investments. The themes which we explore and seek advice shift; we find new areas to enter and make investments; and we exit those areas when we feel our funded strategies have sustainable momentum.

Below are themes we are currently exploring. Please review them for ideas but they should not necessarily limit what you should consider proposing. We are interested in your innovative approaches.

Even if your idea does not seem to fit in these themes but you believe it has a significant value to the Great Lakes, please give us a call or email us at We are always seeking new opportunities and we welcome all project ideas that are consistent with our funding guidelines.

Submitting an Idea

How an idea becomes a grant.

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Are you looking for project ideas?

Here are some potential project ideas we have thought about.

Or browse RFPs we have issued in the past:

Past RFPs