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Great Lakes Islands Alliance

Northland College

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2019–December 31, 2020
  • Location Ashland, WI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, Wisconsin

About this grant

There are nearly 30 year-round island communities in the Great Lakes. Though independent by choice, they are facing economic, social, and ecological challenges that require a greater degree of collaboration and cooperation. Northland College in Wisconsin has provided administrative support for the formation of the Great Lakes Islands Alliance. The project is a voluntary network connecting individual island leaders and developing tools to aid collaboration. With support from the Mott Foundation, the grantee will lead a team of collaborators to establish the Great Lakes Islands Alliance as a legal entity, an influential voice for policies to protect the interests of Great Lakes islands, and a support network for year-round island communities.