Since inception, the Great Lakes Protection Fund has awarded more than $72 million to support 258 projects with the goal of improving the health of the Great Lakes region. The Fund has supported more than 1000 institutions and thousands of innovative individuals that test new ideas, take risks, and share what they learn.

Teams of talented individuals are discovering, creating and designing new ways to use the natural resources of the Great Lakes while benefiting the ecosystem. They are achieving positive results and inspiring others to replicate their successes—taking on the region’s toughest challenges and creating opportunities to change the world.

The Fund seeks innovative thinkers and doers throughout all sectors of our society to examine problems, and their root causes, from multiple perspectives. Teams include representative end-users of the proposed solutions, increasing chances for results to be implemented at a scale that will benefit the entire Great Lakes basin ecosystem.  

Search or browse through the Fund’s interactive library of projects to explore the Fund’s diverse portfolio of work.

Please note - as we continue to build profile pages for all of our funded projects, you may encounter pages that contain only basic information. Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these projects.


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