The TurfMutt Foundation encourages outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of our green spaces, and care for living landscapes for the benefit of all. By teaching about the outdoors and educating citizens about sustainability, we are helping sustain a greener, healthier quality of life for this and future generations. We promote urban habitats and ways everyone may save the world one yard at a time. Mutt Mulligan is the symbol and spokesdog of this mission.
The TurfMutt Foundation all began with the life of a dog, Lucky. There wouldn’t be a TurfMutt Foundation without him. Lucky led a purpose-driven life. TurfMutt was created by the OPEI board and founded by the industry, but Lucky was the dog force. Predicated on a dog’s life, the program was designed to educate kids and to teach the world to look at backyards and urban habitats differently. Through the eyes of Lucky, we see that these living outdoor spaces have a greater purpose for pollinators, ecology, climate, and wildlife.
Mulligan is the spokesdog for the TurfMutt program. Rescued by the Kentucky Humane Society and adopted by Foundation President Kris Kiser at the second-annual Lucky's Mutt Madness adoption event at GIE+EXPO, Mutt Mulligan has grown into the cape to become the superhero voice for the TurfMutt Foundation. She continues the decade-long legacy of the TurfMutt Foundation, the first rescue dog to represent the program.
The TurfMutt Foundation focuses its mission on these areas:
The TurfMutt Foundation supports educational opportunities aligned with STEM for K-8 educators and students, through non-profit organizations such as Scholastic and the U.S. Green Building Council Learning Lab.
The TurfMutt Foundation promotes its mission through information, resources and data on the green spaces around us.
The TurfMutt Foundation provides charitable outreach to related non-profit organizations and events such as Lucky’s Mutt Madness.