Category: World Wide Initiatives

Ocean Recovery Alliance: Global Alert – Floating Trash

The Lewis Family Foundation provided funding to Conservation Media Group to support the creation of this video – to spread the awareness about the Global Alert app and platform,  as well as how best to engage stakeholders in their communities to build collaborations focused on cleanup, prevention, and better management of watersheds and coastlines. Each… Read more »

Mermaids Against Plastic

Help the Mermaids Finish their Film & Campaign! Mermaids Against Plastic, a short film currently in post-production, follows two incredible women -designated as Mermaids- in their quest to protect the ocean they love from marine plastic pollution. These Mermaids persuade and inspire local business owners, visiting tourists, and decision-makers to stop plastic from reaching the… Read more »

Protect Our Winters

The Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation began a partnership with Protect Our Winters in 2011 and have donated $210,000 to support their efforts to educate and advocate on climate change issues. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, Protect Our Winters (POW) turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads… Read more »

Foundation Update: World Water Day

In 2015, we launched our WASH Initiative (Water and Sanitation, Hygiene) to bring clean water and toilets that meet or exceed the local standard to all schools and villages supported by Grand Circle Foundation. At that time, only 14% of schools and villages rated water and sanitation as “Excellent”; 45% had clean water; and 65%… Read more »

Wine to Water: Combating the world water crisis, one filter at a time

Since 2015, as part of our W.A.S.H. (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) initiative, Grand Circle Foundation has funded $787,000 toward 102 water projects including wells, water tanks, and water filters, impacting 17,000 people. Today, 97% of schools and 70% of villages supported by the Foundation have an adequate supply of clean water. The need, however, extends far… Read more »