Our Sponsors

The Center for Sustainable Systems is funded through a combination of sponsored research grants, endowment support, and gifts from a variety of sources including industry, government, foundations, and individuals. The Center acknowledges the following for their support of our research, outreach programs, and activities:

  • 3M Foundation
  • 3M Corporation (*)
  • American Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • AT&T Education Foundation
  • Aurora Organic Dairy Foundation
  • Aveda Corporation
  • Ben & Jerry''s Homemade, Inc.
  • BHP Billiton Marketing V.V.
  • Champion Genesis Homes
  • Chrysler
  • Chrysler Corporate Fund
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CMS Energy
  • Dairy Management, Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • DuPont
  • Energy Foundation
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Ford Motor Company (**)
  • Franklin Associates Ltd.
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Guardian Industries
  • Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation
  • International Iron and Steel Institute
  • Kevin Olmstead Foundation (*)
  • Susan and F. Raymer Lovell, Jr. M.D. (*)
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Mott Foundation
  • National Environmental Trust
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • NextEnergy
  • Optical Imaging Systems
  • Polytainer
  • Prentice Foundation
  • Retzloff Family Graduate Fund
  • Mr. Stuart Rindfusz
  • Steelcase, Inc.
  • Stonyfield Farm
  • Automotive Materials Partnership, US Council for Automotive Research
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention Division
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Region V
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Management Research Laboratory
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of Energy
  • UTC Power
  • Wege Foundation (***)

(*) These organizations and individuals have provided endowment support for the Center.

(**) This organization has provided both endowment and operational support for the Center.

(***) This organization has provided both endowment and operational support for the Center as well as an endowed Chair in Sustainable Systems.