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Alliance for the Great Lakes

Our Grantees (2019)

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Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL
To support the Alliance's work to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes, advocating for additional protections from reaching Lake Michigan through the Chicago Area Waterway System.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills
Southern Pines, NC
To support teens to obtain the necessary skills and/or credentials to be employed within STEM organizations in the region upon completion of High School and/or college.

Boulder Crest Retreat for Veteran and Military Wellness
Bluemont, VA
To support the Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) a breakthrough combat stress recovery program for veterans.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills
Southern Pines, NC
To support a three-year project with the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership (KFP) and The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (TFI) to design, implement, and study the outcomes of innovative, year-round Out-of-School Time (OST) STEM programming on BGCS’ middle school members.


Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Annapolis, MD
To support the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network that aims to harness the power of a peer-to-peer network of shellfish farmers who will help mentor & educate others in the logistics and benefits of sustainable aquaculture, while providing technical assistance to new growers.


Doorways for Women and Families
Arlington, VA
To support 25 transition-aged youth in an estimated 18 in shelter and 7 in the HomeStart Supportive Housing Program, as well as 18 young children ages 0-5 in these households.


Focus Points Family Resource Center
Denver, CO
To support workforce development and the Comal Heritage Food Incubator. The contribution will support the Workforce Development Specialist’s salary; funding for bus passes to remove the barrier of transportation during job searches and the first few months of employment; and a contribution to Comal’s scholarship fund for seed capital to help entrepreneurs launch their food businesses.


Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, WI
To purchase the "Skills Boss" training system. This equipment will be used to educate and train Gateway students and faculty as well as high school technology education teachers throughout Southeast Wisconsin in manufacturing skills.


Self Help Africa
New York, NY
To support the long-term health of the Lake Bunyonyi Region in Uganda supporting 1,000 farmer leaders (primarily youth, women and, indigenous community members) to develop the low-carbon economic transformation of the region, stimulating sustainable economic growth and management of their environment.


St. Louis, MO
To support the training of 15 new SDI Scubility Open Water and SDI certified instructors to provide ongoing therapy and increase community interest in adapted scuba diving for veterans and those with disability.


The Miracle Foundation
Austin, TX
To support systematic and innovative change in the child protection area within India and collaborate with leaders to work together to change mindsets. This will be done through partnering with and training government officials, and collaborating with world experts and other NGOs in the childcare ecosystem. In addition, funds will provide 135 children with high quality academic education, scholarships, tutoring, computer literacy, aptitude testing, career counseling, vocational training, transportation fees, and supplies.


Southern Environmental Law Center
Charlottesville, VA
To support urgent outreach, advocacy, and litigation efforts to defend the critical protections of the Clean Water Act against ongoing deregulation and changes from the EPA.


Town of Gibraltar
Gibraltar, WI
To purchase a vortecnic stormwater treatment system to effectively remove suspended solids from storm runoff to protect the town's park and beach facilities from adverse rain events.


Village Heritage Foundation
Pinehurst, NC
To support the Village Heritage Foundation in building a Pollinator Structure, which will serve as the focal point for the ground's gardens.


Year Up Puget Sound
Seattle, WA
To support Year Up’s programming in the Puget Sound region. To expand the organization's footprint within the Puget Sound market to include a new college-embedded site. This grant will enable Year Up Puget Sound to increase the number of young adults it serves and create more positive outcomes that prepare Opportunity Youth for quality careers.


*Discretionary and Special Committee grants – directed by individual board members or special committees, are not reported here.