Environment

A Grantmaking Priority

We believe that effective outreach should extend not only to our social community, but to our physical community as well. Priority will be given to environmentally focused projects that:

  • Center on the preservation of natural green space and “smart land use” planning. Priority will also be given to those projects that promote multi-government initiatives on local and regional scales.
  • Address critical water quality issues, including: near shore health, sustainability of wetlands, and non-source pollutants. Lake Michigan, the Grand River Watershed, Spring Lake, and local creeks and streams are of special concern.
  • Promote environmental sustainability through alternative energy initiatives and recycling projects.

Youth Advisory Council

YAC gives priority to projects that support the environment within our community in the following ways:

  • Promote an appreciation and care for the natural resources existing in our community
  • Connect area youth to the community and natural environment around us

If your project aligns with the above grantmaking goals, we’d love to hear about it!

For questions about the grant portal or our grantmaking process and guidelines, contact our Grants & Program Officer, Lauren Grevel.

For questions about the grant portal or our grantmaking process and guidelines, contact our Grants & Program Officer, Lauren Grevel.

Grantmaking Priorities

It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for everyone living in our community. We consider grants that will support a healthy, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community, and that fit our grantmaking priorities. Our environment is just one of our five grantmaking priorities. Click below to learn more about each of our individual priorities!