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Top 25 Donors in 2015

The donations in this visualization reference the 2015 calendar year only.
Organization profile information panels display all known donations from 2012-2016.

List of Top 25 Donors in 2015

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

NAME (Click "+" for donation breakdown)LEVELTOTAL DOLLARSTYPEFEATURED PROFILEDESCRIPTIONVISUALIZATION
Foundation for the CarolinasLevel 3*126,034,500Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $41860000
2015 Total: $30165000
2014 Total: $54009500
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $126034500

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $3000000 donated to 350.org
2016: $3005000 donated to Center for Biological Diversity
2016: $850000 donated to Dogwood Alliance
2016: $11420000 donated to EarthJustice
2016: $2000000 donated to Environmental Working Group
2016: $5000000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2016: $3000000 donated to Greenpeace
2016: $13085000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $500000 donated to Rainforest Action Network
2015: $11010000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $2600000 donated to Environmental Working Group
2015: $7055000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $9500000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2014: $26000000 donated to EarthJustice
2014: $18000500 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $10009000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
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
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationLevel 233,999,659Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $17874709
2015 Total: $12389250
2014 Total: $3735700
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $33999659

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $10700000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2016: $1315000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $5000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2016: $529709 donated to Tides Center
2016: $60000 donated to Trust for Conservation Innovation (Multiplier)
2016: $270000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
2015: $5350000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2015: $1085000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $5000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2015: $399250 donated to Tides Center
2015: $110000 donated to Trust for Conservation Innovation (Multiplier)
2015: $445000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
2014: $2300000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2014: $250000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2014: $610000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $575700 donated to Tides Center
Greater Kansas City Community FoundationLevel 3*30,473,830Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $2892630
2015 Total: $6750000
2014 Total: $4615000
2013 Total: $2245000
2012 Total: $13971200
Grand Total: $30473830

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $50000 donated to Corporate Accountability International
2016: $25000 donated to EarthJustice
2016: $50000 donated to Farm Aid
2016: $2300000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2016: $105000 donated to Friends of Family Farmers
2016: $210100 donated to Friends of the Earth
2016: $28770 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $13760 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2016: $60000 donated to Sustainable Food Alliance
2016: $50000 donated to Tides Center
2015: $6750000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2014: $4615000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2013: $2245000 donated to Food & Water Watch
2012: $6471200 donated to Food & Water Watch
2012: $3600000 donated to GRACE Communications Foundation
2012: $3900000 donated to GRACE Communications 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
Gaia FundLevel 3*28,846,227Donated
SUMMARY

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

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

DONATION DETAILS

2013: $28846227 received from Columbia Foundation
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
Frances Fund, TheLevel 3*25,615,000Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $23105000
2015 Total: $2510000
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $25615000

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $5000 donated to Grassroots International
2016: $23100000 donated to Solidago Foundation
2015: $2510000 donated to Solidago Foundation
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
Ford Foundation, TheLevel 3*16,492,241Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $5249286
2015 Total: $5238693
2014 Total: $6004262
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $16492241

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $1537500 donated to Center for American Progress
2016: $150000 donated to Consumers Union of the United States Inc.
2016: $100000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2016: $100000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2016: $415000 donated to Greenpeace
2016: $1500075 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $100000 donated to Oxfam
2016: $1100075 donated to Oxfam America Inc.
2016: $146636 donated to Rainforest Alliance Inc.
2016: $100000 donated to Slow Food
2015: $3070000 donated to Center for American Progress
2015: $177500 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2015: $100000 donated to Friends of the Earth
2015: $140000 donated to National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda
2015: $570000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $466000 donated to Oxfam America Inc.
2015: $171193 donated to Rainforest Alliance Inc.
2015: $272000 donated to Slow Food
2015: $272000 donated to Slow Food
2014: $2797350 donated to Center for American Progress
2014: $200000 donated to Center for International Environmental Law
2014: $65000 donated to Environmental Defense Fund
2014: $128500 donated to Friends of the Earth
2014: $155000 donated to National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda
2014: $975000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $734957 donated to Oxfam America Inc.
2014: $384455 donated to Rainforest Alliance Inc.
2014: $282000 donated to Slow Food
2014: $282000 donated to Slow Food
John Merck FundLevel 212,683,000Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $4610500
2015 Total: $5417000
2014 Total: $2655500
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $12683000

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $75000 donated to Center for Environmental Health
2016: $5000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2016: $75000 donated to EarthJustice
2016: $100000 donated to Ecology Center
2016: $90000 donated to Environment America Research and Policy Center
2016: $125000 donated to Health Care Without Harm
2016: $100000 donated to International Chemical Secretariate
2016: $350000 donated to Kitchen Table Campaigns
2016: $65000 donated to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, PC Assoc
2016: $40000 donated to National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
2016: $100000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $8500 donated to New Venture Fund
2016: $650000 donated to New Venture Fund
2016: $70000 donated to Northeast Organic Farming Association
2016: $75000 donated to Oregon Environmental Council
2016: $75000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2016: $80000 donated to Silent Spring Institute
2016: $90000 donated to Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
2016: $200000 donated to Third Sector New England
2016: $35000 donated to Tides Center
2016: $325000 donated to Toxic-Free Future
2016: $210000 donated to Toxics Action Center
2016: $50000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
2016: $50000 donated to Vermont Public Interest Research Group
2016: $1250000 donated to Vermont Public Interest Research Group
2016: $107000 donated to Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
2016: $10000 donated to Virgina Organizing (Environmental Funders Network)
2016: $150000 donated to Washington Toxics Coalition
2016: $50000 donated to Wheelock Mountain Farm
2015: $75000 donated to Alaska Community Action on Toxics
2015: $230000 donated to BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
2015: $75000 donated to Breast Cancer Fund
2015: $60000 donated to Center for EcoTechnology
2015: $40000 donated to Center for Rural Affairs
2015: $320000 donated to Clean Production Action
2015: $242000 donated to Clean Water Fund (w/ Silent Spring)
2015: $275000 donated to Coming Clean
2015: $9000 donated to Connecticut Citizen Research Group
2015: $5000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2015: $30000 donated to Ecology Center
2015: $90000 donated to Environment America Research and Policy Center
2015: $250000 donated to Environmental Health Strategy Center
2015: $260000 donated to Health Care Without Harm
2015: $100000 donated to International Chemical Secretariate
2015: $450000 donated to Kitchen Table Campaigns
2015: $33000 donated to Land for Good
2015: $65000 donated to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, PC Assoc
2015: $55000 donated to National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
2015: $100000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $650000 donated to New Venture Fund
2015: $75000 donated to Northeast Organic Farming Association
2015: $75000 donated to Oregon Environmental Council
2015: $75000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2015: $125000 donated to Silent Spring Institute
2015: $3000 donated to The Kohala Center (HI)
2015: $425000 donated to Third Sector New England
2015: $35000 donated to Tides Center
2015: $150000 donated to Toxics Action Center
2015: $175000 donated to Vermont Public Interest Research Group
2015: $240000 donated to Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
2015: $10000 donated to Virgina Organizing (Environmental Funders Network)
2015: $50000 donated to Virgina Organizing (Science Communicators)nders Network)
2015: $50000 donated to Virginia Organizing (HEFN)
2015: $465000 donated to Washington Toxics Coalition
2015: $50000 donated to Wheelock Mountain Farm
2014: $50000 donated to Alaska Community Action on Toxics
2014: $55000 donated to BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
2014: $90000 donated to Breast Cancer Fund
2014: $20000 donated to Center for an Agriculgtural Economy
2014: $310000 donated to Clean Production Action
2014: $132000 donated to Clean Water Fund (w/ Silent Spring)
2014: $5000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2014: $75000 donated to Ecology Center
2014: $15000 donated to Endocrine Society
2014: $90000 donated to Environment America Research and Policy Center
2014: $37500 donated to Fair Food Network
2014: $200000 donated to Farm to Institution New England
2014: $60000 donated to Green Blue Institute
2014: $235000 donated to Health Care Without Harm
2014: $75000 donated to Just Food
2014: $70000 donated to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, PC Assoc
2014: $55000 donated to National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
2014: $75000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $5000 donated to New Venture Fund (Sustainable Ag & Food Sys Funder)
2014: $75000 donated to Real Food Challenge
2014: $125000 donated to Silent Spring Institute
2014: $100000 donated to Toxics Action Center
2014: $150000 donated to Vermont Public Interest Research Group
2014: $171000 donated to Virgina Organizing (var)
2014: $340000 donated to Washington Toxics Coalition
2014: $40000 donated to Wheelock Mountain Farm
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
Energy FoundationLevel 3*10,019,000Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $0
2015 Total: $1081000
2014 Total: $2900000
2013 Total: $2604000
2012 Total: $3434000
Grand Total: $10019000

DONATION DETAILS

2015: $1081000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2014: $535000 donated to EarthJustice
2014: $615000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $1750000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2013: $840000 donated to EarthJustice
2013: $570000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2013: $594000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2013: $600000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2012: $725000 donated to EarthJustice
2012: $597000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2012: $650000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2012: $900000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2012: $562000 donated to Union of Concerned Scientists
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
Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the EnvironmentLevel 3*7,000,000Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $0
2015 Total: $0
2014 Total: $1000000
2013 Total: $3000000
2012 Total: $3000000
Grand Total: $7000000

DONATION DETAILS

2014: $1000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2013: $3000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2012: $3000000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
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
Cedar Tree FoundationLevel 24,009,350Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $2461378
2015 Total: $762972
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $785000
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $4009350

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $90000 donated to Center for Environmental Health
2016: $50000 donated to Center for Rural Affairs
2016: $75000 donated to Children's Environmental Health Network
2016: $250000 donated to Healthy Schools Campaign
2016: $15000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $35000 donated to Red Tomato
2016: $140000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
2016: $140000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
2016: $72000 donated to Seventh Generation Fund
2016: $181994 donated to Silent Spring Institute
2016: $1352384 donated to Society for Conservation Biology
2016: $60000 donated to Virginia Organizing
2015: $50000 donated to Center for Rural Affairs
2015: $150000 donated to Children's Environmental Health Network
2015: $100000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
2015: $140000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
2015: $150000 donated to Seventh Generation Fund
2015: $172972 donated to Silent Spring Institute
2013: $60000 donated to Beyond Pesticides
2013: $270000 donated to Center for Rural Affairs
2013: $225000 donated to Environmental Working Group
2013: $130000 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2013: $100000 donated to Rural Advancement Foundation International
Brainerd Foundation, TheLevel 3*3,412,500Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $0
2015 Total: $3312500
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $100000
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $3412500

DONATION DETAILS

2015: $125000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $125000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $400000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $463000 donated to EarthJustice
2015: $2061000 donated to Ecojustice Canada Society
2015: $138500 donated to Northern Plains Resource Council
2013: $100000 donated to Sierra Legal Defence Fund Society
Christensen FundLevel 23,289,250Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $2904250
2015 Total: $385000
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $3289250

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $150000 donated to Biodiversity International
2016: $150000 donated to Bioversity International
2016: $20000 donated to Collective Heritage Institute-Bioneers
2016: $9750 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2016: $220000 donated to Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia
2016: $220000 donated to Earth Island Institute
2016: $14250 donated to Environmental Grantmakers Association
2016: $50000 donated to Fahamu Trust
2016: $50000 donated to Global Diversity Foundation
2016: $75000 donated to Indigenous Information Network
2016: $35000 donated to International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
2016: $580600 donated to Kivulini Trust
2016: $30000 donated to Labata Fantalle
2016: $40000 donated to Mashvarati Ecology
2016: $232000 donated to Natural Justice – Lawyers for Communities and the Environment
2016: $345500 donated to New Venture Fund
2016: $40000 donated to Rudolf Steiner Foundation, dba RSF Social Finance
2016: $29150 donated to Seed Programs Inc.
2016: $25000 donated to Seventh Generation Fund
2016: $74000 donated to Slow Food
2016: $74000 donated to Slow Food
2016: $10000 donated to Thousand Currents
2016: $430000 donated to Zan va Zamin
2015: $20000 donated to Collective Heritage Institute-Bioneers
2015: $25000 donated to Earth Law Center
2015: $15000 donated to Labata Fantalle
2015: $50000 donated to Natural Justice – Lawyers for Communities and the Environment
2015: $110000 donated to New Venture Fund
2015: $100000 donated to Rudolf Steiner Foundation, dba RSF Social Finance
2015: $65000 donated to Slow Food
California Endowment, TheLevel 3*3,145,485Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $1413014
2015 Total: $1732471
2014 Total: $0
2013 Total: $0
2012 Total: $0
Grand Total: $3145485

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $465122 donated to California Center for Public Health Advocacy
2016: $100000 donated to Commonweal
2016: $25000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $105500 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2016: $145412 donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility
2016: $114980 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2016: $25000 donated to Slow Food
2016: $432000 donated to Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project
2015: $833471 donated to California Center for Public Health Advocacy
2015: $125000 donated to Commonweal
2015: $15000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2015: $95000 donated to Pesticide Action Network
2015: $107000 donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility
2015: $75000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2015: $482000 donated to Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project
Garfield FoundationLevel 3*2,966,750Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $771750
2015 Total: $485000
2014 Total: $430000
2013 Total: $480000
2012 Total: $800000
Grand Total: $2966750

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $90000 donated to Center for Environmental Health
2016: $392750 donated to Clean Production Action
2016: $35000 donated to Clean Water Fund
2016: $7000 donated to Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
2016: $2000 donated to Greenpeace
2016: $130000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2016: $25000 donated to Sierra Club Foundation
2016: $90000 donated to Tides Center
2015: $145000 donated to BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
2015: $210000 donated to Clean Production Action
2015: $130000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $130000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2014: $300000 donated to Rockefeller Family Fund
2013: $130000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2013: $350000 donated to Rockefeller Family Fund
2012: $130000 donated to Natural Resources Defense Council
2012: $500000 donated to Rockefeller Family Fund
2012: $170000 donated to Tides Center
Comic Relief UKLevel 3*2,949,000Donated
SUMMARY

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

2016 Total: $592000
2015 Total: $347000
2014 Total: $414000
2013 Total: $633000
2012 Total: $963000
Grand Total: $2949000

DONATION DETAILS

2016: $582000 donated to ActionAid UK
2016: $10000 donated to Rainforest Alliance
2015: $347000 donated to ActionAid UK
2014: $414000 donated to ActionAid UK
2013: $633000 donated to ActionAid UK
2012: $963000 donated to ActionAid UK

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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