The Hunter Family Foundation

The Hunter Family Foundation supports the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund, which aims to restore the health, vitality, climate resilience and accessibility of the waterways in Chicago and the Calumet region.


The Hunter Family Foundation and NFWF began working together to improve the health of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers through the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund. The Fund achieves its impact by supporting projects that enhance fish and wildlife habitat, reduce stormwater runoff with green infrastructure and improve public-use opportunities and access to natural areas. To date, the program has added more than 8.6 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity; enhanced 2,970 acres of riparian, wetland and upland habitat; and added or improved 95 acres of public green space. This conservation partnership supports NFWF’s efforts to sustain, restore and enhance wildlife habitat and protect vital public lands.