Strengthening Our Capacity for Global Freshwater Conservation and Restoration

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The Future of Fresh Water Initiative is a special gifts program to strengthen our capacity for global freshwater conservation and restoration. Five major aspects are identified with an overall goal of $20 million.

We gratefully acknowledge the more than 280 individuals and entities that have supported the Future of Fresh Water Initiative from 2017 to date.

Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative

Our remaining goal is $11 million and an investment from you in our mission is deeply vital and appreciated! You can designate your gift or multi-year pledge to one or more funds:

  • Bernard W. Sweeney Executive Director’s Fund. Exciting update! We are one-third of the way to achieving the $1M challenge match grant generously sponsored by Rod and Alice Moorhead. Please partner with us to raise $667,000 to achieve our goal.
  • Scientific Research Fund
  • Environmental Education Fund
  • Watershed Restoration Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund

You may make a gift or multi-year pledge online or contact Executive Director David Arscott, Ph.DThank you!

Challenge Matches

Similar to the Bern Sweeney Fund, we are eager to develop a challenge match(es) for any of the above-mentioned funds. If you would like more information about the Future of Fresh Water Initiative offerings, please contact Executive Director David Arscott, Ph.D.

Give the Gift of Fresh Water

As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Clean drinking water, good health, happy trout, productive soil, clean air, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible.

Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.