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Top 10 Donors in 2013

The donations in this visualization reference the 2013 calendar year only.
Organization profile information panels display all known donations from 2012-2016.

List of Top 10 Donors in 2013

This list changes when the selections on the interactive donation network map above are changed.

NAME (Click "+" for donation breakdown)LEVELTOTAL DOLLARSTYPEFEATURED PROFILEDESCRIPTIONVISUALIZATION
Bloomberg Family Foundation IncLevel 3*43,079,900Donated
SUMMARY

Level 3*: No specific GMO campaign activity, but general support
Location: USA

2016 Total: $7079900
2015 Total: $16000000
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $5000000
2012 Total: $15000000
Grand Total: $43079900

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $316000 donated to CERES
2016: $1763900 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $5000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2015: $16000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2013: $5000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2012: $15000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
Columbia FoundationLevel 229,621,227Donated
SUMMARY

Level 2: Involved in GMO campaigns along with other advocacy causes
Location: USA

2016 Total: $0
2015 Total: $0
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $28846227
2012 Total: $775000
Grand Total: $29621227

DONATION DETAILS

2013: $28846227 donated to Gaia Fund
2012: $82000 donated to Ag Innovations
2012: $80000 donated to California Climate & Agriculture Network
2012: $103000 donated to Center for Food Safety
2012: $1000 donated to Cornucopia Institute
2012: $8000 donated to Cultural Conservancy
2012: $100000 donated to Ecology Center
2012: $80000 donated to Food and Environment Reporting Network
2012: $5000 donated to Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
2012: $60000 donated to Organic Seed Alliance
2012: $50000 donated to Oxfam America
2012: $150000 donated to Roots of Change
2012: $56000 donated to Wild Farm Alliance
David and Lucile Packard FoundationLevel 228,534,045Donated
SUMMARY

Level 2: Involved in GMO campaigns along with other advocacy causes
Location: USA

2016 Total: $15948895
2015 Total: $12585150
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $28534045

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $400000 donated to Action Aid
2016: $600000 donated to California Environmental Associates
2016: $155000 donated to Center for Rural Affairs
2016: $505000 donated to CERES, Inc
2016: $135000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2016: $350000 donated to David Suzuki Foundation
2016: $250000 donated to Dogwood Alliance
2016: $300000 donated to Dogwood Alliance
2016: $1450000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2016: $200000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2016: $2306000 donated to Greenpeace
2016: $500000 donated to Groundswell Fund
2016: $250000 donated to Health Care Without Harm
2016: $50000 donated to International Union for the Conservation of Nature
2016: $49820 donated to MELCA-Ethiopia
2016: $600000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $50000 donated to New Venture Fund
2016: $500000 donated to Oakland Institute
2016: $150000 donated to Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
2016: $250000 donated to Oregon Environmental Council
2016: $500000 donated to Rainforest Action Network
2016: $272000 donated to Rainforest Alliance, Inc
2016: $100000 donated to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
2016: $250000 donated to Spitfire Strategies
2016: $919000 donated to Surfrider Foundation
2016: $1600000 donated to Tides Center
2016: $1465075 donated to Trust for Conservation Innovation (Multiplier)
2016: $1667000 donated to Trust for Conservation Innovation (Multiplier)
2016: $125000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
2015: $55000 donated to Agriculture and Land Based Training Association
2015: $965000 donated to California Environmental Associates
2015: $105000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2015: $85000 donated to EcoTrust
2015: $1300000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2015: $70000 donated to Environmental Grantmakers Association
2015: $350000 donated to Environmental Working Group
2015: $20000 donated to Fair Food Network
2015: $60000 donated to Food and Environment Reporting Network, Inc
2015: $400000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2015: $1250000 donated to Greenpeace
2015: $35000 donated to Groundswell Fund
2015: $650000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $380000 donated to New Venture Fund
2015: $186150 donated to Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
2015: $500000 donated to Rainforest Action Network
2015: $415000 donated to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
2015: $360000 donated to Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE Inc)
2015: $360000 donated to Spitfire Strategies
2015: $200000 donated to Stichting FERN
2015: $425000 donated to Surfrider Foundation
2015: $2489000 donated to Tides Center
2015: $1750000 donated to Trust for Conservation Innovation (Multiplier)
2015: $175000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
Chicago Community TrustLevel 3*25,182,000Donated
SUMMARY

Level 3*: No specific GMO campaign activity, but general support
Location: USA

2016 Total: $5532000
2015 Total: $0
2014 Total: $7000000
2013 Total: $5650000
2012 Total: $7000000
Grand Total: $25182000

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $5532000 donated to Tides Center
2014: $7000000 donated to Tides Center
2013: $1150000 donated to Food and Water Watch
2013: $4500000 donated to Tides Center
2012: $7000000 donated to Tides Center
Bobolink FoundationLevel 3*11,931,500Donated
SUMMARY

Level 3*: No specific GMO campaign activity, but general support
Location: USA

2016 Total: $3836500
2015 Total: $6500000
2014 Total: $1595000
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $11931500

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $15000 donated to EarthJustice
2016: $20000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2016: $2301500 donated to Nature Conservancy
2016: $1500000 donated to The Rockefeller Foundation
2015: $15000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $20000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2015: $3465000 donated to Nature Conservancy
2015: $3000000 donated to The Rockefeller Foundation
2014: $15000 donated to EarthJustice
2014: $15000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2014: $1565000 donated to Nature Conservancy
Clif Bar Family FoundationLevel 211,500,750Donated
SUMMARY

Level 2: Involved in GMO campaigns along with other advocacy causes
Location: USA

2016 Total: $3790250
2015 Total: $3544000
2014 Total: $4166500
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $11500750

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $5000 received from Color Box
2016: $5000 received from American Packaging
2016: $10250 received from Kerry Ingredients
2016: $5000 received from Bank of America
2016: $10000 received from National Coopertive Grocers
2016: $5000 received from US Bank
2016: $3750000 received from Clif Bar Company
2015: $10000 received from Annie's Homegrown Organic
2015: $11750 received from Kerry Ingredients
2015: $20000 received from National Cooperative Grocers
2015: $10000 received from Presence Marketing
2015: $5500 received from Rabobank
2015: $6750 received from Vert Advisors
2015: $5000 received from Vitalis Organic SeedEnza Zaden
2015: $20000 received from Whole Foods Market
2015: $5000 received from Cafe Mam Royal Blue Organics
2015: $3450000 received from Clif Bar Company
2014: $5000 received from Eileen Fisher Inc.
2014: $15000 received from Annie's Homegrown Organic
2014: $7000 received from Glanbia Nutritionals
2014: $7000 received from KERRY INGREDIENTS
2014: $6000 received from LES ALIMENTS MULTIBAR INC
2014: $7000 received from Bank of America
2014: $25000 received from Organic Valley
2014: $10000 received from Presence Marketing
2014: $9500 received from Protein Research
2014: $5000 received from ROYAL BLUE ORGANICSCAFE MAM
2014: $10000 received from Blackie Foundation Trust
2014: $5000 received from Vitalis Organic SeedEnza Zaden
2014: $15000 received from Whole Foods Market
2014: $4040000 received from Clif Bar Company
Clif Bar CompanyLevel 211,240,000Donated
SUMMARY

Level 2: Involved in GMO campaigns along with other advocacy causes
Location: USA

2016 Total: $3750000
2015 Total: $3450000
2014 Total: $4040000
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $11240000

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $3750000 donated to Clif Bar Family Foundation
2015: $3450000 donated to Clif Bar Family Foundation
2014: $4040000 donated to Clif Bar Family Foundation
Columbus Foundation, TheLevel 3*9,241,350Donated
SUMMARY

Level 3*: No specific GMO campaign activity, but general support
Location: USA

2016 Total: $6941350
2015 Total: $0
2014 Total: $2300000
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $9241350

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $5000 donated to ASHOKA
2016: $5850 donated to EarthJustice
2016: $6150000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2016: $105000 donated to Groundswell International
2016: $250000 donated to Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2016: $241500 donated to Institute of Noetic Sciences
2016: $100000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $64000 donated to New Venture Fund
2016: $20000 donated to Tides Center
2014: $1150000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2014: $1150000 donated to Food & Water Watch
Ceres Trust, TheLevel 27,732,040Donated
SUMMARY

Level 2: Involved in GMO campaigns along with other advocacy causes
Location: USA

2016 Total: $2138519
2015 Total: $3088237
2014 Total: $2505284
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $7732040

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $380000 donated to Beyond Pesticides
2016: $30000 donated to Beyond Toxics
2016: $500000 donated to Center for Food Safety
2016: $80000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2016: $100000 donated to Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
2016: $110000 donated to Hawaii Seed
2016: $52363 donated to Iowa Organic Association
2016: $55000 donated to Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
2016: $10000 donated to Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
2016: $35000 donated to Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
2016: $10000 donated to Organic Farming Research Foundation
2016: $370000 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2016: $100000 donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility
2016: $126156 donated to Practical Farmers of Iowa
2016: $30000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
2016: $10000 donated to Sustainable Agriculture Education Association
2016: $40000 donated to The Cornucopia Institute Inc.
2016: $100000 donated to Xerces Society
2015: $450000 donated to Beyond Pesticides
2015: $35000 donated to Beyond Toxics
2015: $707500 donated to Center for Food Safety
2015: $40000 donated to Dogwood Alliance
2015: $97881 donated to Environmental Working Group
2015: $90000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2015: $90000 donated to Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
2015: $120000 donated to Hawaii Seed
2015: $130800 donated to Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
2015: $59956 donated to Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
2015: $100000 donated to Organic Processing Institute
2015: $760000 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2015: $75000 donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility
2015: $192100 donated to Practical Farmers of Iowa
2015: $40000 donated to The Cornucopia Institute Inc.
2015: $100000 donated to Xerces Society
2014: $400000 donated to Beyond Pesticides
2014: $20000 donated to Center for Environmental Health
2014: $630789 donated to Center for Food Safety
2014: $100000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2014: $50000 donated to Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
2014: $163281 donated to Hawaii Seed
2014: $58694 donated to Iowa Organic Association
2014: $165645 donated to Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
2014: $59775 donated to Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
2014: $35000 donated to Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
2014: $10000 donated to Organic Processing Institute
2014: $365000 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2014: $100000 donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility
2014: $50000 donated to Polaris Institute
2014: $132100 donated to Practical Farmers of Iowa
2014: $15000 donated to Sustainable Agriculture Education Association
2014: $40000 donated to The Cornucopia Institute Inc.
2014: $10000 donated to The Organic Center
2014: $100000 donated to Xerces Society
East Bay Community FoundationLevel 3*4,465,000Donated
SUMMARY

Level 3*: No specific GMO campaign activity, but general support
Location: USA

2016 Total: $0
2015 Total: $2815000
2014 Total: $900000
2013 Total: $750000
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $4465000

DONATION DETAILS

2015: $2000000 donated to Healthcare Without Harm
2015: $815000 donated to Tides Center
2014: $900000 donated to Tides Center
2013: $750000 donated to Healthcare Without Harm

Note that there are three “levels” of both donors and recipients.

Donors
Donations to advocacy groups are sometimes designated to support a specific cause, such as organic agriculture or mitigating climate change. There is no way for us to know from publicly-available documents on what the money will be spent, as we can only see the total amount donated. When we assign the levels below to donors and recipients, we assume that all donations are available to the recipient for all advocacy, including anti-GMO advocacy.

  • Level 1: Donates primarily to dedicated anti-GMO organizations
  • Level 2: A large portion of donations go to anti-GMO organizations; some donations go to organizations without a position on GMOs
  • Level 3: A small portion of donations go to anti-GMO organizations
    * Most donations go to organizations without a formal position on GMOs but which have aligned themselves with anti-GMO activists

Recipients
For Level 1 recipients, all donations are used for anti-GMO advocacy. For Level 2 and 3 recipients, we don’t know how much of each donation is used for anti-GMO advocacy.

  • Level 1: Dedicated to anti-GMO advocacy
  • Level 2: Involved in anti-GMO advocacy along with other causes
  • Level 3: No specific anti-GMO advocacy, but general support
    * Organizations without a formal position on GMOs but which have aligned themselves with anti-GMO activists
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Note that there are three “levels” of both donors and recipients.

Donors
Donations to advocacy groups are sometimes designated to support a specific cause, such as organic agriculture or mitigating climate change. There is no way for us to know from publicly-available documents on what the money will be spent, as we can only see the total amount donated. When we assign the levels below to donors and recipients, we assume that all donations are available to the recipient for all advocacy, including anti-GMO advocacy.

  • Level 1: Donates primarily to dedicated anti-GMO organizations
  • Level 2: A large portion of donations go to anti-GMO organizations; some donations go to organizations without a position on GMOs
  • Level 3: A small portion of donations go to anti-GMO organizations
    * Most donations go to organizations without a formal position on GMOs but which have aligned themselves with anti-GMO activists

Recipients
For Level 1 recipients, all donations are used for anti-GMO advocacy. For Level 2 and 3 recipients, we don’t know how much of each donation is used for anti-GMO advocacy.

  • Level 1: Dedicated to anti-GMO advocacy
  • Level 2: Involved in anti-GMO advocacy along with other causes
  • Level 3: No specific anti-GMO advocacy, but general support
    * Organizations without a formal position on GMOs but which have aligned themselves with anti-GMO activists
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