Meet the Partners
Sourcing breakthrough solutions that solve the global issue of excess phosphorus in freshwater would not be possible without our generous sponsors.
The mission of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is to inspire, connect and cultivate communities of purpose in the areas of environmental improvement, youth empowerment, and community gardens and greenspaces. The Foundation carries out its mission by funding qualifying charitable entities that support its core initiatives in the form of grants, endowments, and multi-year capital gifts. The Foundation is deeply rooted in preserving our planet, empowering the next generation, and helping create healthier communities.
The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. As the title sponsor, the Everglades Foundation oversees all parts of the competition and prize.
Since their creation by Congress in 1984, NFWF has grown to become the nation’s largest conservation grant-maker. They work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. NFWF supports conservation efforts in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. They believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. As the launch event sponsor, Knight Foundation will aid in awareness and publicity of the George Barley Water Prize.
The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago’s community foundation, partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives and communities. For the past century, we have connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. Since our founding in 1915, the Trust has awarded over $2 billion in grant funding to more than 11,000 nonprofit organizations – including more than $323 million in 2017.Learn More
The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
Xylem is a leading global water technology company with operations in more than 150 countries. They promise to solve their customers’ most challenging water problems, and set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions. As a technological sponsor, Xylem will provide proprietary testing instruments to support field evaluations of the prize applicant technologies.