The Green Infrastructure Foundation partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient and sustainable places through living green infrastructure.


The Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) was founded in 2007 to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association and the leading entity for promoting the Green Roof and Wall industry in the U.S. and Canada.

The Green Infrastructure Foundation works with partners including the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition to deepen and broaden public awareness of the multiple benefits of green roofs, urban forests, and other forms of green infrastructure as part of the built environment.

GIF’s programs and activities are designed to promote the positive contributions green infrastructure can make in communities while addressing barriers to green infrastructure, including out-dated regulations, the lack of awareness among policymakers and their constituencies, and the lack of technical knowledge about green infrastructure among contractors and consultants.