ComEd Green Region Grant


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Over 10 Years of Impact in Natural Climate Solutions

Open space in our communities is a crucial element to the quality of our lives. They provide necessary space for respite, reflection, and connection with nature. They also provide vital ecological services that keep our air and water clean, flowering and food-producing plants pollinated, and the climate cool. Too often, communities don’t have the capital needed for planning, restoring, and acquiring open spaces.  The ComEd Green Region Grant was created in 2013 to support open space projects in Northern Illinois.

For over ten years, the ComEd Green Region Grant awards grants of up to $10,000 for conservation projects based in Northern Illinois. New this year, non-profits and educational agencies are invited to apply with a letter of support from a government agency in their community. 

Since the ComEd Green Region Grant began in 2013, 1,079,900 people have benefited from the Grant’s open space improvements. ComEd Green Region funded projects supported 71,091 feet of ADA-accessible trails, 1,181 acres of protected, restored, or improved land, and planted 7,000 trees.  Through the Grant, $1.7 million and counting has been awarded to nearly two hundred conservation projects in Northern Illinois.

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Board Liaison and Executive Coordinator
Conservation Ecologist
Director of Administration
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