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Social Network Mapping Project

Sustainability Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2015–November 30, 2016
  • Location Toronto, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

Limited resources, differing organizational priorities, and the sheer size of the Great Lakes Basin make it difficult for freshwater groups to get to know each other and collaborate. The Sustainability Network is a nonprofit organization based in Toronto, Ontario, that provides capacity building services to environmental organizations. With Mott support, the grantee will conduct a social network analysis based on a survey of approximately 200 Great Lakes organizations in the United States and Canada. The results will be shared with all Great Lakes groups to develop strategies to strengthen binational collaboration. The grantee will also use the results to provide targeted coaching, training, and networking opportunities to freshwater nonprofits in the Great Lakes region.