The Great Lakes One Water Partnership, originally led by the Council of Michigan Foundations with seed funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, is a multiyear, basinwide initiative focused on engaging shoreline community foundations as a force multiplier to advance a new era of water management to benefit people and businesses in the Great Lakes basin.

Generous contributions to the One Water partnership and its work from the Kresge Foundation, and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation have allowed the creation and advancement of strategies that support and innovate financial investments in green and gray infrastructure.