Fund For Lake Michigan

Ten Years of the Fund

A decade is like the blink of an eye in the million-year lifespan of a Great Lake, but as the Fund for Lake Michigan marks its 10-year anniversary, it’s clear just how much can change in such a short span of time. The Fund is celebrating its ten-year anniversary and we’re looking back on a decade of success stories and community partners.

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Acres Restored



Jobs Created

Grantees Then and Now

Westlawn Gardens at Ten

A decade ago, Westlawn, a 75-acre public housing development in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Creek Watershed, was ripe for improvement. A combination of public and private funding launched an ambitious community planning process overseen by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), laying the groundwork for what would be an award-winning sustainable development and the highest LEED-rated neighborhood project in the world.

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Featured Story

Responding to a need: the Land Restoration School

Do you know people with a passion for healing the earth? They’ve got ideas for change. They embody and are committed to diversifying environmental fields. What they need: ecological restoration knowledge and skills. Enter the Land Restoration School (LRS) at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

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Project Update

Leading with Equity

Communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately affected by every major environmental problem we face. But Racine is now the only city in Wisconsin and the smallest in the country to receive a grant from The Funder’s Network to begin tackling these issues of environmental justice with four incredible Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Fellows.

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