Water is the resource that covers almost three-quarters of the planet, and upon which all life depends. Throughout the history of the natural world, water sources have been the centers of life, providing habitat and sustenance for animals and plants alike. The groups that follow are doing important work to protect our waters - rivers, oceans, aquifers and vernal pools - from the destructive effects of damming, development and pollution.
Grants given to groups in this category totaled $277,250.
Interested in finding out more about environmental actions in your area, volunteering your time or donating money? Search our enviro grants recipients database for groups working in your neck of the woods.