CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION: Environment Grants (Addressing the Freshwater Challenge)



Securing enough clean water to support people and the environment presents what we call the Freshwater Challenge. In areas where freshwater is relatively abundant, the challenge often involves protecting and restoring existing supplies. In other places, it also requires more efficient use of a scarce resource.

The Mott Foundations's grantmaking has two objectives: strengthen the environmental community and inform the development of water quality and water quantity policies. In the Great Lakes region, where most of our freshwater grantmaking is concentrated, they seek a strong, effective and sustainable community of non-governmental organizations dedicated to the long-term conservation of freshwater ecosystems. In the southeast United States, they grantmaking is focused exclusively on policy issues related to water quantity.