Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Alliance. Your contribution protects the Great Lakes and preserves their legacy of clean water. Your generosity is essential in ensuring the future of our lakes. The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a wise investment, maintaining its top-rated charity status in recognition of the organization’s financial health, accountability, and transparency. 

There are a number of ways to give back to the lakes:

Corporate & Business Partnerships

The safe, clean waters of the Great Lakes are essential to the success of your business. Sponsoring the Alliance is an ideal way to show your company’s commitment to this unique regional asset. Interested in a corporate sponsorship, employee engagement, cause-related marketing, workplace giving, or in-kind support? Contact Jonathan Heuring, Senior Foundation & Corporate Giving Manager, at jheuring@greatlakes.org.

Private Foundations

Foundations are critical champions of the Great Lakes. We depend on institutional and family foundations for long-term, multi-year support. If you are a foundation leader, please contact Jonathan Heuring, Senior Foundation & Corporate Giving Manager, at jheuring@greatlakes.org.

Online Donations

Giving has never been easier! Use our giving portal to give a one-time or monthly gift online. The Alliance uses Double the Donation, which allows you to search corporate gift matching for more than 5,000 companies nationwide – chances are your employer is one of them. Every gift makes a difference!

Donating by Mail

Another easy way to give is the old-fashioned way, by mail! To donate by mail, send your check to Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N Michigan Ave, Ste 750, Chicago, IL 60601.

Employee Volunteer Grants

Multiply the impact of your volunteer time with a donation from your employer! Did you know that some companies match employee volunteer time with donations to the Alliance? Use our search tool to see if you can turn your volunteer time into financial gifts to protect clean water!

Hosting an Event

Want to host an event to benefit the Great Lakes? We specialize in great experiences on the Great Lakes. For events big and small, educational and engaging, think of the Alliance. Contact Genevieve Fletcher, Individual Giving Manager, at gfletcher@greatlakes.org.

Estate Planning & Gifts of Stock

Planned giving is a great way to ensure your legacy and love for the lakes continues for years to come. To discuss long-term charitable giving, transfer stocks, or include the Alliance in your estate plans, contact Matt Altstiel, Vice President of Development at maltstiel@greatlakes.org

Thank you to our generous supporters!

Donate Today

We work hard every day to make sure the Great Lakes are healthy and safe for everyone. But we can’t do it without YOU. Give today with the knowledge that your gift will protect our region’s most precious resource.