The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working across the region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes.
Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC. Our Board of Directors represents a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region. Our work is made possible by our generous supporters.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes has earned three top charitable ratings in recognition of our organization’s financial health, accountability and transparency, and feedback from volunteers and donors: Charity Navigator’s Four-Star Rating, Guidestar’s Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, and GreatNonprofits’ Top-Rated Nonprofit Award.
The Great Lakes hold almost 20% of the world’s fresh surface water. Learn about how we work to protect our region’s most important resource.
Alliance for the Great Lakes staff have deep roots throughout the region. Our staff bring a wide range of expertise and skills to our Great Lakes protection programs.
Board of Directors
Board members provide critical strategic guidance to the organization and represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.
The Alliance has been working to protect the lakes and our communities since 1970. Read about our impact and our history.
The Alliance is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. See our IRS Form 990, 501(c)(3) letter, most recent financial audit, and other financial information.
Our 2021 annual report contains a message from Alliance President & CEO Joel Brammeier, a review of our accomplishments, a financial review, and donor list.
Our newsletter keeps supporters up to date on critical Great Lakes issues.
Ways to Give
There are many ways businesses, foundations, and individuals can donate.
Looking for a job that rewards your passion for the Great Lakes? Check here regularly for new full- and part-time position and internship listings.