Fund for Lake Michigan Grant

Fund for Lake Michigan


Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $250,000

Next anticipated deadline: Sep 22, 2018 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 23, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Wisconsin: Adams County, Ashland County, Bayfield County, Brown County, Calumet County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Fund for Lake Michigan

The mission of the Fund for Lake Michigan is to improve the health of Lake Michigan, its shoreline and river systems, for the benefit of the people and communities that depend on it for water, recreation and commerce. 

The Fund is seeking projects that improve the water quality of Lake Michigan through habitat restoration, pollutant reduction, stream restoration, or improvements to coastal areas in Wisconsin.

Grant Focus

Priority will be given to on‐the‐ground projects that have near‐term , direct and quantifiable impacts on water quality in the Lake Michigan watershed, including protecting critical natural habitats and making water resources more swimmable, fishable and drinkable.  

The Fund may consider applied research projects that provide information important in advancing on‐the‐ground conservation. Similarly, education might be considered as a component of outreach plans embedded in larger watershed or coastal projects. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Grants are made only to 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations and to governmental agencies.
  • Geographically, Fund for Lake Michigan grants are targeted to the Lake Michigan shoreline, near shore areas and watersheds within the Lake Michigan basin in Wisconsin.
  • The Fund for Lake Michigan will also consider a small number of grants outside the Lake Michigan watershed and within the Madison Gas and Electric’s service territory. 

Preferences:

  • Special consideration will be given to projects that leverage significant public and private investments from other Lake Michigan and Great Lakes donors.
  • Priority will be given to projects in southeast Wisconsin. 

Ineligibility:

  • The Fund typically does not support stand-alone advocacy efforts, general research projects, or education.
    • The Fund may consider applied research projects that provide information important in advancing on-the-ground conservation or restoration.
    • Similarly, education might be considered as a component of outreach plans embedded in larger projects.
  • The Fund generally does not support grey infrastructure projects or provide general operational support.