In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County.
The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Barnes Environmental Education Endowment was created and supported by friends and family of John N. Barnes, who died tragically at 24 years old, and had a love for the beauty of Benzie County.
Grant awards provide support for environmental education activities for Benzie County residents.
2017 Amount Available: $2,475