Delta Institute works with communities throughout the Midwest to solve complex environmental challenges.

We envision a region in which all communities and landscapes thrive through an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social challenges.

As a 501c3 nonprofit with a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, Delta serves as a trusted advisor, technical provider, and project implementation expert for partners across the public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors. We rely on both philanthropic and earned revenue, specifically through grants, charitable contributions, and fee-for-service contracts.

Our work takes us to cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Milwaukee; to communities such as Hobart, Indiana; to Great Lakes coastal towns like Sebewaing, Michigan; and to rural communities with thousands of acres of farmland and waterways.

 

Delta Institute exists because environmental and economic issues hit communities—both urban and rural—through disinvestment, inequity, and policy decisions. We collaborate to solve legacy environmental and economic issues at the community level by focusing on the self-defined goals our partners share with us. It’s quite likely that you—or someone you know—live, work, or pass through a community that Delta has helped since our founding in 1998.

Taking action now is not only a pressing climate change issue, but also an issue of equity and environmental justice. Join us today.

200+

Partners
This Year

4X

Funds
Catalyzed

$165M

Invested In
The Midwest

200+

Partners
This Year

4X

Funds
Catalyzed

$165M

Invested In
The Midwest

What We Do

Delta Institute’s two primary drivers to enact environmental and economic change in our home region are centered on Thriving Landscapes and Communities.

Thriving
Communities

Resiliency and Community Planning
Brownfields and Coal Plant Redevelopment
Deconstruction
and Waste Reduction
Green Infrastructure
Sustainable Buildings

Thriving
Landscapes

Land Stewardship

Regenerative
Agriculture

Support Us

Create a thriving Midwest for tomorrow by supporting Delta today.