Financial Information

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.

We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of our donors, who provide the resources that make our work to protect the Great Lakes possible. And, we work hard to manage our financial resources responsibly to ensure your donations support our Great Lakes protection programs as directly as possible.

Our sound strategy and commitment to looking ahead has positioned the Alliance as a solid investment for your charitable gift. In addition, the Alliance has built a base of reserves that assures our ability to weather the unexpected and make smart choices for the future. You can be certain your gift will be put to good use.

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 RatingGuidestar’s Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, and GreatNonprofits’ Top-Rated Nonprofit Award.

Annual Reports, 990, and Financial Audit

Learn more about the Alliance by reading our annual reports, reviewing our IRS Form 990 and 501(c)(3) letter, and our most recent financial audit.

501(c)(3) Letter

Annual Reports

IRS Form 990

Audited Financial Statement

For additional information, please contact Genevieve Fletcher, Individual Giving Manager at or 312-445-9736.

Donate to Protect the Great Lakes

As home to 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface freshwater, the Great Lakes benefit all of us in so many ways. Your support will help protect these lakes and preserve their legacy of clean water for generations.