The GLSI is funded primarily by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT), with key support from the Wege Foundation. Over the years, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Frey Foundation have also provided funding. The GLSI's regional hubs receive significant additional support from a variety of sources, including local and regional organizations, as well as state and federal agencies.
In July 2014, the GLSI and its hubs received a two-year grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With this grant, the GLSI is (1) supporting exemplary place-based education projects in select Michigan schools served by GLSI hubs; (2) developing media-rich case studies of some of these exemplary projects; (3) creating a set of guiding principles for place-based stewardship education; and (4) writing a white paper describing how the focus and form of place-based stewardship education varies in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
Four national consultants have served as advisers to the GLSI:
- David Sobel, Center for Place-based Education at Antioch New England Institute
To learn more about the GLSI, please read Overview of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (PDF), or contact us for more information.