HOW YOUR MONEY SUPPORTS US
All the Wyland Foundation’s programs add up to one very big, important goal — a world of clean water and a healthy ocean for future generations. By making a donation, sponsoring a program, or simply shopping with us, you help us continue to inspire communities everywhere about the health of our ocean, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
How we’re making a difference
Last year, the foundation and its partners encouraged people across the nation to make more than 600,000 water conservation pledges, delivered mobile water science education to over 30,000 children, donated art supplies to schools in 100 cities, and launched our newest program, the Wyland World Water Pledge in partnership with the United Nations Environment program.
How we measure our impact
As part of our ongoing commitment to quality programs, the Wyland Foundation partnered with EVALCORP Research last year to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of our acclaimed Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience. Over 700 students in 4h and 5th grade took part in the study. After participating in the program, students showed:
- 20% increase in knowledge of source pollution
- 30% increase in knowledge of issues related to eutrophication
- 21% increase in knowledge of estuaries
Willingness to change their behavior
- 87% of students intend to change their behavior at school.
- 85% of students intend to change their behavior at home.
How you can help us do more
The foundation’s achievements are made possible by a talented support group of staff, volunteers, board members, and committed supporters. The foundation, for example, underwrites 50% of the costs of the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience to make this powerful exhibit affordable for schools with limited resources.
By supporting the Wyland Foundation through monthly or annual giving or by purchasing our gift products, you’ll help us inspire thousands of people to become caring, solution-oriented stewards of our blue planet.