Ways Businesses Can Give

The Alliance works at the local, state, and federal level across the entire region to advocate for funding and policy changes to protect the Great Lakes for all generations of people and wildlife. Your business and your customers need the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes. There are many ways your business can get involved.

For more information, contact Jonathan Heuring, Foundation & Corporate Giving Manager, at jheuring@greatlakes.org.

Corporate Philanthropy

Does your company give to environmental causes? We protect the Great Lakes and clean water. We offer a variety of sponsorship options. Please review and choose from our many sponsorship package options.

Event Sponsorships

Businesses around the Great Lakes sponsor our Adopt-a-Beach litter clean-up program, our annual Great Blue Benefit gala (our largest annual fundraiser) in Chicago, small supporter events, and experiential and educational gatherings.

Employee Engagement & Volunteering

Make your work team an Adopt-a-Beach team! Grab your co-workers, build community, and clean up your local beaches and shorelines. Our Adopt-a-Beach program removes more than 500,000 pieces of litter from beaches each year because of corporate partners like you!

Workplace Giving

Do you have a workplace giving program? Add Alliance for the Great Lakes to your list of approved charities. We use Double the Donation, with more than 5,000 participating companies. We’re also proud to partner with 1% for the Planet as a top tier environmental organization.

Matching Gifts

Does your organization match donations of volunteer time or cash? Let us know and we’ll reach out to your employees.

Product Sales

Are you interested in donating a portion of your company’s sales to the Alliance? We will help you set up a program to do so and can help drive traffic to your company’s website.

Cause-Related Marketing

Does your mission include a deeper level of social and environmental responsibility? Reach out to us about ways to partner.

In-Kind Support

We’re always looking for in-kind donations of goods and services to support our volunteer programs, advocacy efforts, and fundraising events.

Great Lakes Branded Product Sales

Is your company interested in creating a Great Lakes themed product to benefit the Alliance? Get in touch.

For more information, contact Jonathan Heuring, Foundation & Corporate Giving Manager, at jheuring@greatlakes.org.

See some of the businesses and other organizations that support our work.

Donate Today

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