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General Purposes

Freshwater Future

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2024–December 31, 2025
  • Location Petoskey, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

Freshwater Future, a Great Lakes regional organization founded more than 20 years ago, helps communities address pressing water issues by providing grants, capacity building and technical expertise to local groups and leaders. Over the past two years with partial Mott Foundation support, the grantee has undertaken a range of activities including making more than 80 small grants to community-based organizations, providing organizational capacity-building assistance to 30 groups and helping over 300 community groups engage in a range of policy issues including Great Lakes restoration and access to safe and affordable drinking water. With renewed support from the Mott Foundation, Freshwater Future will continue to assist community-based organizations with small grants and technical assistance while also building its organizational strength by expanding and diversifying its revenue sources.