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GCF partners

Citizens Count

In the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, voters are serious about their role on presidential politics. But while the vote for president is important, there are also down-ballot races and issues that are equally important because they impact lives on a daily basis. Citizens Count is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, New Hampshire-based organization whose mission… Read more »

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

For a small state, New Hampshire has a whole lot of forest. In fact, 82% of the state is forested. And there’s one organization that’s determined to make sure that forest is protected until the end of time: the aptly named Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.   Founded in 1901, the Forest… Read more »

International Funders for Indigenous People

With a population of more than 370 million in 90 countries—and a culture of self-help, innovation, and sharing—indigenous peoples can be invaluable contributors toward solving today’s most pressing problems, including climate change, biodiversity preservation, and sustainable management of natural resources. For 17 years, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) has sought to build mutually beneficial… Read more »

Shake Hands with the World

Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) partners with Shake Hands With the World to provide additional support to the Duc Son Orphanage in Hue, Vietnam, also known as the Minh Tu Orphanage. GCF has funded projects at the orphanage since 2002, and was happy to collaborate with Shake Hands with World on a project to provide a… Read more »

Hurricane Island

Hurricane Island was established 50 years ago as Outward Bound‘s first sea-based school. Hurricane Island, a remote island approximately 75 miles northeast of Portland, Maine, served as the summer base camp for sailing, sea kayaking, and rock climbing programs. Today, the Hurricane Island Foundation provides a venue for many different groups using the island for… Read more »

Great Old Broads For Wilderness

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Started in 1989 on the 25th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by a feisty bunch of lady hikers who wanted to refute Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s notion that wilderness… Read more »


Assisting indigenous and traditional communities in the creation of sustainable development projects that help to generate income without jeopardizing their biological and cultural resources. We have partnered with One Planet NGO to support the Maijuna community to raise stingless bees in the Amazon. Amazonian stingless bees produce a type of honey that is highly valued for… Read more »


The Lewis Family Foundation, with its interests in empowering emerging leaders, building strong partnerships, and using storytelling to drive action and impact, is excited to partner with the media organization Grist to build a New England hub for the Fix  program. Fix will facilitate events that convene Fixers from diverse backgrounds to generate surprising, “that-just-might-work”… Read more »

Sacred Earth Solar

Sacred Earth Solar empowers front line Indigenous communities with renewable energy. The Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation have partnered with Sacred Earth Solar to support the Tiny House Warriors in their fight against Trans Mountain Pipeline camps by providing the funding required to build four tiny homes. One of the core tenets that… Read more »

ReVision Energy

As a full service renewable energy contractor, ReVision provides a complete range of engineering, design, installation and equipment services for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits, and is a company driven by a mission to reduce fossil fuel use in Northern New England. ReVision’s mission aligns with the Lewis Family Foundation’s mission to be a… Read more »