Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Pledges $30 Million to The Nature Conservancy

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has announced a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy. The donation extends the foundation’s “Routes and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project,” which assists The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to support the protection, restoration and sustainable management of rivers and other freshwater ecosystems globally.

The “Routes and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project” was first established in 2017, when the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation pledged an initial five-year, $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy. This latest donation, which will also be distributed over a five-year period, will further benefit many of the world’s most vital rivers, watersheds and streams.

Over the next five years, The Nature Conservancy will use the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation’s donation to continue conserving rivers and other freshwater ecosystems around the world. Geographical focus areas include:

  • The United States – Funding will support many U.S. rivers, with particular emphasis on the Colorado River Basin and Mississippi River Basin.
  • Canada – Funding will support Indigenous-led conservation of lands and waters, including in the Canadian boreal and coastal British Columbia.
  • Europe – Funding will help ensure The Nature Conservancy’s proven, science-based approaches for river protection are shared throughout the continent to help create more resilient watersheds and protect and restore rivers.

“Businesses have a critical role to play in protecting nature and Enterprise has demonstrated their commitment to this work over the past five years–and now is ensuring it continues for the next five,” said Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy. “This generous gift will continue the work to not only protect fresh water but also the communities that depend on it.”

“Giving back is part of our DNA,” said Carolyn Kindle, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation. “Since its establishment in 1982, our Foundation has contributed more than $520 million to thousands of nonprofit organizations focused on community improvement, education and environmental stewardship.”

For more details, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com/en/corporate-social-responsibility/philanthropic-initiatives.html.

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