Changemakers, working with changemakers

We help community-based organizations with bold visions create and execute impactful social development projects in the nature and social justice space.

We first started with a fellowship in India, helping socioeconomically backwards farmers with sustainable agriculture and community development.

Officially established at the end of 2022, we have grown immensely to support projects around the world.

Ecology, Solidarity, Justice

Saltwater Stories works at the intersection of environment and human rights, focusing on distressed conditions and conflict areas.

We strive to serve as bridges, connecting communities' resilience work and traditional knowledge with contemporary solutions to foster a more just and sustainable world for future generations.

Green, Blue, and Brown

True progress centers the leadership of the communities we serve, especially communities of color, indigenous people, forest-dependent communities, and traditional stewards of the land.

Our projects center their presence and work, amplifying their voices and supporting their needs.

projects completed

Our work currently spans natural resource management, water conservation, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and forestry. We also have experience in fundraising strategy.


While we are proudly based in Michigan (traditional Anishinaabe land), we have worked with prestigious organizations from India to Mali.

combined years of experience

Our small but mighty team ideates, designs, and implements the most creative and resourceful place-based projects.

Preservation and Progress

Our holistic approach to development combines the needs of nature and humans

We recognize the intrinsic interconnectedness of humans and nature. We approach each project with a deep understand that environmental sustainability and human wellbeing are not separate goals but mutually reinforcing.

As we navigate the challenges posed by climate change, it becomes increasingly clear that sustainable community development must integrate environmental stewardship and climate resilience.

Projects that incorporate natural resource management, conservation, and justice empower communities to thrive in harmony with their surroundings and enhance their quality of life while protecting the planet.