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Council of the Great Lakes Region Foundation

Solving for Sustainability

Cleveland, OH   |  http://COUNCILGREATLAKESREGION.ORG

Mission

The CGLR Foundation brings Great Lakes leaders from government, business, academia, and the nonprofit sector together from across the eight Great Lakes states to find new ways of harnessing the region's economic strengths and assets, improving the well-being of the region's citizens, and protecting the environment for future generations through educational events, public policy research and programs, and awareness building activities.

Ruling year info

2019

President and CEO

Mark Fisher

Main address

11075 East Boulevard Canada-US Law Institute, Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

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EIN

82-4736237

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Solving for Sustainability -- advancing the environmental and economic health of the Great Lakes region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Circular Great Lakes

In the Great Lakes economic region, which spans eight states, from New York to Minnesota, it is estimated that 80% of the region’s post-consumer waste is lost to landfills, including valuable materials like plastic packaging and films. Worse, studies estimate that roughly 20 million pounds of plastic pollution could be entering the Great Lakes, one of the largest surface freshwater systems in the world, through a variety of sources and pathways.

Shifting to, and realizing the full socioeconomic and environmental benefits of, a circular economy is a monumental task facing the United States and the Great Lakes region. And, like elsewhere, no one level of government or sector in the region can close the loop and achieve a future without waste and litter on their own.

Circular Great Lakes provides a forum for pursuing the targeted multi-sector / stakeholder actions required to realize a circular economy in the region, starting with plastics.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of projects showing an upward trend in the number of conservation actions at site

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Circular Great Lakes

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups with whom communication has been achieved and expectations shared

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Circular Great Lakes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Council of the Great Lakes Region Foundation plays an essential role in advancing sustainable economic growth in the region.

1. We convene key sectors -- industry, government, academia, and nonprofits -- to solve for sustainability at our annual, bi-national forum.
2. We engage representatives from all sectors in conversations about the urgent issues around sustainable economic growth in the region -- at the annual Forum, in webinars, and through CGLR Foundation's multiple initiatives.
3. We act as an incubator for pilot projects and demonstration projects, agreed upon and supported by the community we engage, to solve for sustainability and advance innovative industries and technologies.

The CGLR Foundation brings the Great Lakes region's key actors and sectors together as one, so that we can solve for sustainability together, and create the world's first bi-national, sustainable region.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Council of the Great Lakes Region Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Ames

Individual

Term: 2020 - 2024

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.