Grant Deadlines – Helping You Protect The Great Lakes

Grant Deadlines – Helping You Protect The Great Lakes

Freshwater Future Fall 2009 Grants Available

Our lakes, rivers, wetlands and Great Lakes have never needed citizen and community involvement more. Fortunately, more and more citizens are getting involved to help protect and restore the waters in their community, watchdog the enforcement of environmental laws, and create change through civic engagement. Realizing the importance of grassroots involvement, Freshwater Future provides financial assistance through our grants program to grassroots projects working to protect inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Organizations must be a member of Freshwater Future to be eligible for our grants program.

NEW!!!! Insight Services Grants: Growing Success

This program is a competitive program to receive financial assistance for Freshwater Future’s professional organizational development and technical assistance. The Insight Services Grants: Growing Success Program provides grant awards be used for assistance from Freshwater Future to build capacity of grassroots organizations, which could include training, board development, membership expansion, fundraising, and strategic planning. Grant funds will be used for Freshwater Future staff time to provide professional assistance to your project or organization, no monetary award will be made to your organization. A 25% match by your organization is required for this program.


Our priority funding areas include:

Program and Technical Assistance Grants Priority Funding Areas Include:


  • Projects to protect and restore wetlands
  • Restoration activities
  • Land use planning and zoning
  • Development, implementation and enforcement of local, state, provincial and federal habitat protection regulations

NEW—Insight Grants Funding Areas Include:

  • Financial management
  • Board Development
  • Fundraising planning
  • Membership tracking

Deadline: September 30, 2009.
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