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Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Release distributed by Freemont Area Community Foundation.

Ice Mountain Grant Applications Due July 15

The application for grants from the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund is now open. Completed applications are due July 15.

The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund was established in 2002 by what is now Nestlé Waters North America with an intial investment of $500,000. Grants are made from the fund to sustain the waters and water-dependent natural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed by supporting conservation, enhancement, and restoration projects. The fund provides up to $50,000 annually and typical grants are from $5,000 to $20,000.
“The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund has supported numerous projects throughout the Muskegon River Watershed for the past 17 years,” said Arlene Anderson-Vincent, Natural Resource Manager in the Midwest for Nestlé Waters North America.
“The success of the IMESF would not be possible without the dedication of Fremont Area Community Foundation, which has managed the fund since it was established. It has been an absolute privilege to work with an organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for current and future generations of Michiganders,” said Anderson-Vincent. 

Grant requests are accepted for projects or programs that conserve, enhance, or restore the watershed and demonstrate collaboration among organizations. Past grants have supported erosion control projects, restoration of habitats and natural areas, cleanups, river bank stabilization, research, and more. 

For more information or to apply, visit

Fremont Area Community Foundation
4424 W 48th Street
Fremont, MI 49412
Contact: Jessica Folkema 
Director of Marketing and Communications