Tag: Great Lakes

Twitter Chat Summary: Inflation Reduction Act
October 18, 2022October 18, 2022
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Twitter Chat Summary: Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 11 am – 12 pm ET, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation hosted a Twitter chat using #GreatLakes and #InflationReductionAct. The chat posed seven questions about the recently signed federal Inflation Reduction Act and how investments in climate change will impact the Great Lakes. Here’s a...

September 26, 2022September 26, 2022
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Building a Community with the #GreatLakes500

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the #GreatLakes500 ranking of influencers on Twitter. Published every Tuesday, the listing has come to be regarded as a go-to source for making connections, building relationships, and spreading awareness about the Great Lakes. So, what have we learned from its success in year one, and...

Erb Family Foundation Announces 61 Detroit Arts Support Grantees
September 23, 2022September 23, 2022
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Erb Family Foundation Announces 61 Detroit Arts Support Grantees

Today we announced $7.3 million in new and ongoing grants during our September grant cycle. See the complete grants list here. As part of our continuing participation in Detroit Arts Support, we made three-year general operating grants totaling $5.2 million to 61 Detroit area and Erb family legacy arts and cultural institutions. The Foundation’s increased...

Inflation Reduction Act – Great Lakes Twitter Chat
September 15, 2022September 21, 2022
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Inflation Reduction Act – Great Lakes Twitter Chat

On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The law will authorize $369 billion in spending on energy and climate change – the largest investment into addressing climate change in United States history. How will investments in climate change impact the Great Lakes? Join the conversation on Twitter on October 4th where...

August 5, 2022August 5, 2022
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Webinar Recording: Technical Tools that Focus Ag Conservation for Clean Water Results

Having the right tools in the toolbox is necessary to address tough challenges like the toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie. Partnering with the Joyce Foundation, the Erb Family Foundation made a grant to Environmental Working Group to use geospatial tools to identify where phosphorus might be most concentrated in Michigan. Throughout the process, Environmental...

Nat Lichten Joins Foundation as Associate Program Officer for Great Lakes
April 29, 2022April 29, 2022
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Nat Lichten Joins Foundation as Associate Program Officer for Great Lakes

The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation welcomes Nat Lichten to its team. Nat was named associate program officer for Great Lakes and Environment. He brings seven years of experience in watershed management, green infrastructure, and water and environmental research. Nat will work with current grantees, future applicants, and partners to help the...

Foundation Shares Study About Keeping Sewage Out of Rivers
January 13, 2022September 6, 2022
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Foundation Shares Study About Keeping Sewage Out of Rivers

For over 10 years, the Foundation supported programs and projects to improve Great Lakes water quality and reduce untreated combined sewer overflows, which pollute the region’s rivers and lakes. In total, the Foundation’s support for combined sewer overflow reduction efforts amounted to more than $20 million over the last decade. The Foundation recently commissioned a...

Erb Family Foundation Awards $1M Transformational Grant to Michigan Opera Theatre
December 10, 2021December 21, 2021
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Erb Family Foundation Awards $1M Transformational Grant to Michigan Opera Theatre

Today we announced $4.9 million in new and ongoing grants during the December grant cycle. See the complete grants list here. The Foundation awarded two new transformational arts grants. One to Michigan Opera Theatre, the premier producer and presenter for opera, musical theatre, and dance in the Great Lakes Region, for $1 million to broaden audiences through...