Water, the resource upon which all life depends, covers almost three-quarters of the planet . 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, wetlands, aquifers and vernal pools – from the destructive effects of damming, diversion, development and pollution.
Total given in this category in fiscal year 2013: $1,257,738
7 Nelson Street
Plymouth, Massachussetts 2360 United States
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society supports the welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises by campaigning to stop threats to cetaceans, funding conservation work, investigating abuses of regulations and educating decision-makers and the public.
4480 Orion Road
Rochester, Michigan 48306 United States
Conserving, sustaining and connecting the natural areas, lands and waters that make Michigan special is the goal of the Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy, which carries out land conservation, protection and stewardship campaigns.
P.O. Box 5
Big Bay, Michigan 49808 United States
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve organizes at the grassroots level to preserve and protect the Yellow Dog River and its surrounding watersheds for the benefit of present and future generations.
360 North Robert Street, Suite 400
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 United States
Friends of the Mississippi River engages citizens to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region through conservation and land use programs and volunteer stewardship events.
Search our 2013 environmental grants recipients database to learn about environmental actions in your area, find groups to volunteer with, or causes to donate money to.