The Everglades Foundation’s success is the result of the generosity of people who believe in our mission of protecting and restoring one of the world’s unique natural ecosystems.
Our partners ensure that our scientists continue leading major initiatives to save the Everglades. Our capacity to preserve and protect the Everglades as a natural source of drinking water for 8 million Floridians is a direct result of your financial support.
Meet Our Corporate and Foundation Partners
We are pleased to share stories about a few of the generous friends who support the Everglades Foundation. To view a complete list of our partners, please download our Annual Report.
Lacoste is proud to support the Everglades Foundation and their efforts to restore America’s Everglades. The crocodile has been the iconic Lacoste logo since 1933. For the Everglades, the endangered American Crocodile is an indicator species that reflects the health of the Everglades ecosystem.
Celebrating 81 years, the LACOSTE brand is symbol of relaxed elegance since 1933. Built on its genuine sporting roots, the brand offers a unique and original universe through a wide range of products for men, women and children.
In the 114 countries where the brand is present, two LACOSTE products are sold every second through LACOSTE boutiques, corners in department stores, and a selective distribution network. For more information, please visit www.lacoste.com
The Everglades Foundation is the proud recipient of a Peacock Foundation, Inc. grant, in support of its Everglades Literacy Program, which will help carry out the work of the Foundation’s Everglades curriculum for the Miami-Dade County 2016-2017 school year.
Through this program, teachers are equipped with the necessary skills and tools needed to help students understand the ecological and economic impact of Everglades restoration, and the importance of saving this national treasure for all Floridians and more than 70 endangered species that call it home.
Founded in 1947 by Henry B. Peacock, Jr., Peacock Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to enhance and promote the good health and well-being of children and families through grants to nonprofit organizations primarily in Miami-Dade County. Please review peacockfoundationinc.org for additional information. To learn more visit: www.peacockfoundation.org.
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has made a major commitment to the Everglades Foundation’s projects for restoration and preservation of Florida’s unique Everglades. Through their philanthropic investment, FPL is helping to ensure the future health of Florida’s water supply for over 7 million people.
As one of the largest electric utilities in Florida, FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customers and is a leading employer in the state with over 10,000 employees. As a clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide.
FPL is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). To learn more, visit: www.fpl.com
The Crawford Taylor Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri has provided a major investment in the restoration of America’s Everglades National Headwaters Wildlife Refuge.
The Crawford Taylor Foundation’s mission is to enable and enhance programs that create long-lasting legacies within communities. The Foundation, which has a proud family tradition in St. Louis and beyond, was founded by entrepreneur, Jack Taylor, who was the founder of Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent a Car. Today, the Crawford Taylor Foundation is guided by a Board of Directors that includes three generations of the Taylor family.
A primary focus of the Board of the Crawford Taylor Foundation is to support the environment through the preservation of parks and places of natural beauty, along with education and development of long-term environmental solutions. Click through to www.crawfordtaylorfoundation.org
The Batchelor Foundation is proud to support the Everglades Foundation’s efforts to engage K–12 students on the restoration and conservation of the Everglades ecosystem through its Everglades Literacy Program.
Based in Miami Beach, the Batchelor Foundation supports food banks and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, animals and wildlife, health, human services, and economically disadvantaged people. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to engage in medical research and provide care for childhood diseases as well as promote study, preservation, and public awareness of the natural environment. For more information, visit: http://tbfinc.org/
The Jim Moran Foundation awarded $70,000 to The Everglades Foundation in support of its Everglades Literacy Program. This grant will help The Everglades Foundation deliver its curriculum in Broward County during the current school year. Through this program, teachers are equipped with the necessary skills and tools needed to help students understand the ecological and economic impact of Everglades restoration, and the importance of saving this national treasure for all Floridians and more than 70 endangered species that call it home. Additional focus will be to take the students into the environment along with other partners.
Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested nearly $80 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 — with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation’s significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. To learn more, visit: www.jimmoranfoundation.org.
The Orvis Company is helping The Everglades Foundation’s efforts to increase storage, treatment and movement of water south of Lake Okeechobee into America’s Everglades, through the Orvis Company’s Customer Matching Grant Program. Orvis is partnering with its customers to help the Everglades Foundation to save America’s iconic wetland, and will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $45,000 for a total contribution of $90,000. This supports scientists, educators, researchers, policy analysts and communications experts who are leading major initiatives, to convince Florida elected officials to preserve and restore America’s Everglades. To learn more, visit: www.orvis.com.
The Foundation has a partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment focused on educating young Floridians about the importance of saving America’s Everglades. Through the Everglades Literacy Curriculum, teachers help students understand the immeasurable ecological and economic impact of the Everglades ecosystem and why saving this national treasure is important to all Floridians and more than 70 threatened and endangered species that call it home.
The Everglades Literacy Program is a vital part of the Everglades Foundation’s mission to preserve and restore “America’s Everglades” – the source of drinking water for almost 8 million Floridians. Over 1,500 teachers and approximately 60,000 students from 11 counties in Florida have completed the coursework and are implementing the Everglades Literacy Program in their classrooms. To learn more, visit: seaworldentertainment.com.
Hawks Cay Resort, a resort destination in the Florida Keys, is partnering with The Everglades Foundation to raise awareness of its initiative to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. The heart of the partnership lies in the resort’s Environmental Education program for children at Camp Hawk, which will provide a new Everglades Literacy curriculum for campers to learn about the ecosystem and its importance to South Florida. As the partnership’s goal is to educate, this component focuses on teaching the upcoming generations about the importance of preserving the Everglades. Visitors will also find messaging throughout the resort that educate on best practices for conserving water and being more eco-friendly while on vacation. To learn more, visit: www.hawkscay.com.
Each year during the month of April, we team up with AVEDA to celebrate Earth month and our clean water initiatives. Our partnership with AVEDA is unique and allows us to have fun with a range of various events while simultaneously raising funds and awareness about the importance of protecting America’s Everglades–the water supply for 8 million Floridians.
To learn more, visit: www.aveda.com.
Suzie and Bruce Kovner
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