Why We Exist

Researching solutions for sea level rise

This is an issue that affects everyone

125 Million People

As sea levels rise, our coastal communities are experiencing more intense flooding more often. The 125 million Americans living in coastal areas are already seeing flooding in the streets, in their homes, and in their communities.


We're already experiencing the destructive effects of rising sea levels and flooding, which is why we need to act now. First Street Foundation is here to promote solutions to sea level rise and protect our coastal communities.

We exist to solve this problem

First Street Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to educate citizens and elected officials on the risks, causes and solutions to sea level rise and flooding. We do this by leveraging our expertise in data science, digital marketing and communications to create tools that break down this complex subject into easy to understand topics and visualizations.

With the horrific flooding events of hurricane Harvey and Irma matched with the ever-worsening high tide flooding experienced throughout the East Coast it's clear that solutions are needed.

First Street's goal is to unlock national solutions to sea level rise and flooding that can ensure all of our coastal communities will not only survive as our sea levels rise but thrive.