Sunday, May 23, 2010

WildAid, EIA and the Ruckus

Two other generous contributors to Peter Knight and the Environmental Investigation Agency are the Body Shop Foundation and the Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation (now called Ruffod).  Both of these foundations are instrumental in the infrastructure of the green web.

Sir John Maurice Laing was a senior executive of British construction company. He was the first president of the Confederation of British Industry in 1965-6.  After his death, his son took over the administration of this foundation. The Body Shop Foundation was founded in 1990 by Anita Roddick, a British businesswoman whose health care product company was valued at 250 million pounds.

The Body Shop gave $40,000 to the Ruckus Society  to "develop a Direct Action Training Center." The Ruckus Society is based in Oakland CA. Notice their logo - a monkey wrench in the gears. They list Earth First!, Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network among their supporters and allies so that should tell you a little bit about them.

Check out their manuals - Ruckus Scouting, Eco-Justice Action Ideas, Bird-Dogging, Media Manual and Action Planning.  Some of this information is very informative, especially as far as using the media to further one's political agenda.  It boggles the mind to see what is considered PC these days.

I think that some of our readers will be very interested in this Ruckus news release posted on May 10th in "Support of Arizona"!  It begins, "Arizona’s racist SB 1070 anti-immigration law signed by Governor Jan Brewer April 23, 2010, has of course sparked a wave of protests in Arizona and around the U.S., as other states like Minnesota have already started proposing similar laws . . . . Ruckus sent [one of their trainers] . . . to Phoenix immediately on April 23 after a call out for support by local Phoenix organizers . . . Ruckus continued strategizing with folks about the lead-up to the big May 29th Mass Action against SB1070." Take a look at their partners and supporters in this campaign.

This is an interesting tactic they use. It's called "Bird-dogging." Another name for the tactic is called "hounding." [No offence to actual bird dogs or hounds is intended.] The ruckusters advise their followers and drones to "use to pressure on candidates or elected representatives to take a public stance on an issue, or to question a stance that they have already taken. It usually consists of one or more bird-doggers who go to a public event where a candidate or elected representative, such as a Member of Congress or a U.S. Senator, will appear. The bird-doggers ask pointed questions about issues they care about in order to elicit a response and educate the media and voters. Because members of the media often attend these events, bird-dogging plays an important role in getting candidates’ positions “on record.” We all know that politicians don’t always keep their promises once they’re elected, so this is a vital part of holding them accountable to their constituents."

That doesn't speak well for the politicians we have voted for, does it? Our tax dollars pay their salaries and we better send that message Loud and Clear!  But sometimes I wonder just how much louder and clearer we have to get before we are heard.  

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Follow That Web

Spidey's friend BZB sent some information that needing some looking into. I decided to take a quick spin through a section of the green web that began with one Peter Knights. Knights was formerly the program director and undercover investigator for the Global Survival Network [EIN52-1934148] - which later morphed into WildAid [20-3644441] ] and he was the senior investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency [52-1654284]. Actress Bo Derek also sits on the EIA BOD. In the mid-1990s Knights created the Active Conservation Awareness Program (ACAP) which is part of WildAid. Does this guy wear a lot of hats or what?

Knights is also the executive director of the Wildlife Alliance [EIN 20-3644441], making a 6 figure salary with this organization for his non-profit work. Its Washington DC office is just 5 blocks east and one block south of the HSUS office. The Alliance is a member of the IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the International Ecotourism Society and various other conservation and sustainable development organizations. They have worked closely with Fauna and Flora International, Conservation International and the Traffic conservation program.

OK. Let me get this straight. The Wildlife Alliance [EIN 52-1934148] was originally founded in 1994 by a group of American and British conservationists under the name Global Survival Network [EIN52-1934148], and later reorganized in 1999 as WildAid. The organization restructured itself again in 2006, dividing the organization's programs between two organizations - a new separate WildAid conducting the Active Conservation Awareness Program, Shark Conservation, and Galapagos Islands programs and the Wildlife Alliance conducting field operations in Southeast Asia and Russia. Even Spidey finds it hard to keep up with all the threads in this web.

WildAid's supporters are divided into foundations, corporate partners and government and non-profit partners. The following is a very short list that includes the Barbara Delano Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, David Shepherd Conservation Foundation (England) the US FWS, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Homeland Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Tiger Foundation, and the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation, but be sure to check out the website. KaChing!

Next we'll look at The Barbara Delano Foundation. Delano was the granddaughter of Dr. William E. Upjohn, founder of the well known pharmaceutical company. This foundation has also made generous donations to the Environmental Investigation Agency and guess who just happens to be their Program Director - why it is none other than Peter Knights!

Suwanna Gauntlett is the daughter of Barbara Delano, and is also a director of the Wildlife Alliance. Both she and Charles C. Goodfellow are directors of the Alliance and both sit on the board of the Barbara Delano Foundation. So is it any surprise that over the past decade, the Barbara Delano Foundation has given millions of dollars to the Wildlife Alliance and to WildAid?

PS They also gave millions to the Humane Farming Association.   Thousand$ upon thousand$ more dollars have been donated to the Environmental Investigation Agency (of course), Active Conservation Awareness (ACAP) (yep),  Flora and Fauna International, the Environmental Justice Resource Network, David Shepherd Conservation, African Wildlife Foundation, Global Witness, the World Parrot Trust, Phoenix Fund, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, the Cheeta Conservation Fund and other similar non-profits.

Some of the Delano Foundation's stock holdings include shares in 3M Co, Abott Laboratories, Accenture LTD, Aflac Inc, Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Akamai Technologies Inc, Allstate Corp, American Express Company, Apple Inc, AT & T Inc, Avon Products Inc, Cardinal Health, Inc, Carnival Corp, Caterpillar Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Citigroup Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, Comcast Corp, Conocophillips, Corning Inc, Costco Whsl Corp, CVS Caremark Corporation, Digital Realty Trust Inc, DU Pont De Nemours, Duke Energy, Eaton Corp, Electronic Arts, Emerson Electric Co, Exelon Corp, Fairpoint Communications, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, General Electric Company, Goldman Sachs Group Inc , Home Depot Inc, Honeywell Intl Inc, Intel Corp, International Business Machines, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Kohls Corp, Medtronic Inc, Merck & Co Inc, Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Nabors Industries, National Semiconductor Corp, Nokia Corp, Oracle Corp, Pepsico Inc, Pfizer Inc, Philip Morris International Inc, Plum Creek Timber Co Inc., Qualcomrn Inc, Schering Plough Corp, Schlumberger LTD, Spectra Energy Corp, Staples Inc, State Street Corp, Target Corp, Teva Pharmaceutical Inds LTD, Textron Inc, The Procter & Gamble Company, The Travelers Companies Inc , The Walt Disney Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Time Warner Inc., United Technologies Corp, Urban Outfitters Inc, US Bancorp, Vanguard Intl Equity, Verizon Communications Inc, Wachovia Corp, Wal Mart Stores Inc, Wellpoint Inc., and Williams Cos Inc.

She owns the Gauntlett Group LLC in San Francisco that is listed under Environmental and Eco Services and which is involved with commercial and residential construction. According to the website, "The firm assisted multi-national corporations with policy decisions, strategic planning and management programs that reduce pollution and excessive consumption of natural resource in all areas of operations. Clients included Pfizer, Ciba-Geigy, Fujitsu, Xerox, Boeing, Alcoa, LVMH, and Nike."  Seems she is making money left and right.

A quick internet search revealed that WildAid does not meet the following seven BBB Standards for Charity Accountability:

Standard 1 : Oversight of Operations and Staff - Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

          WildAid does not meet this Standard because it does not have a board-approved conflict of interest policy.

Standard 3 : Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

          WildAid does not meet the meeting frequency provision of this standard for meetings held in the past fiscal year. The organization reports having one meeting of it board of directors in 2005.

Standard 4 : Compensated Board Members - Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board's chair or treasurer.

          WildAid does not meet this Standard because two (2) members of the seven (7) member board of directors (or 29%) are paid staff.

Standard 6 : Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

          WildAid does not meet this Standard because the board of directors does not have a written policy stating that, at least every two years, an appraisal be done assessing the organization's performance and effectiveness and determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Standard 7 : Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

           WildAid does not meet this Standard because the board of directors did not receive a written report outlining the organization's previous effectiveness assessment.

Standard 16 : Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

          WildAid does not meet this Standard because the organization states it did not produce an annual report covering activities conducted in 2004.

Standard 17 : Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

          WildAid does not meet this Standard because its website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include the most recent financial information. The website also does not provide electronic access to the organization's most recent IRS Form 990.


Interestingly, the International Wildlife Management Coalition (IWMC) president, Eugene Lapointe, wrote an article about Peter Knights and WildAid entitled Extremists Make Poor Champions of Sharks or of The World.

Then again, be sure to check out this interesting article entitled The International World Exploiters which denounces the IWMC! Lapointe is also the president of the World Conservation Trust Foundation  [EIN 74-3125270] . There are no 990s for the Foundation and they report their balance as zero. Yet, the website states they are in relationship with the World Conservation Trust (aka IWMC) but how is that organization being funded???

We are told on the website that the IWMC is a registered charity in Canada but Spidey has yet to find it in the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency unless it has yet another name. There was an International Wildlife Coalition Foundation, but it's charity status has been revoked.

It will take more time to untangle this vast and confusing web, so until next time . . . keep sending your tips, leads and ideas and I will keep roaming the web in search of more information and answers!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

More Ways to Make Money

Many non-profit organizations routinely receive grant money from large Foundations such as the Animal Charities of America Federation and its member organizations or from state and local Community Funds.

The United Way makes it possible for military and federal employees to give to various charities of their choice through Combined Federal Campaigns, or CFCs.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, this non-profit works with hundreds of local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. Search this page  for "animals" to find the non-profits. You can also search for charities on this website.  See left column for types of charities such as animal/wildlife protection or environmental protection

For instance, the HSUS's CFC number is 11894.  HSUS also pays HEP Development Services for research materials and database information like this Matching Gift Resources Register  for employers who will match their employees' donations. Type an "A" in the search box to see 6,471 companies and corporations that can be set up to make matching fund donations to HSUS via this service.

You can find the entire 2008 list of CFCs at this link in either MS Word or MS Excel formats.

The following is a partial list of Animal and Environmental non-profits. We have run across many of these on our treks through the web and no doubt we will learn more about others in the future.

Animal Charities of America Federation and Member Organizations

10264 Animal Charities of America (800)626-5892 EIN#943193389 Protecting pets, wildlife, and endangered species. Teaching people to treat animals with respect. Humane training of animals as helpmates and companions to people in need. 1.8% D,P,E

10964 Alley Cat Allies (240)482-1980 EIN#521742079 Advocates to stop the killing of stray and feral cats through nonlethal methods like Trap-Neuter-Return as a compassionate alternative to killing. 15.7% D,W,Z

10472 Alley Cat Rescue (301)277-5595 EIN#522279100 Dedicated to helping stray, abandoned and feral cats. Your contribution brings us closer to ending feline overpopulation and the killing of healthy cats in shelters. 12.9% D,W,Z

12379 Alternatives for Research and Development Foundation (215)887-8076 EIN#232740843 Provides research grants to develop alternative, non-animal methods in biomedical research, testing, and education. Promotes use of alternatives by sponsorship and participation in science conferences. 7.3% D,U,H

10965 American Anti-Vivisection Society (800)SAY-AAVS EIN#230341990 America's first advocacy organization dedicated to effectively fighting cruel experimentation on animals used in testing, research, and education. 11.2% D,B,R

11896 American Humane Association (303)792-9900 EIN#840432950 America's only organization actively protecting both children and animals from abuse, neglect and cruelty through advocacy, training and support of child- and animal-welfare professionals. 4.3% D,M,S

10966 Animal Legal Defense Fund (707)795-2533 EIN#942681680 Animals need love -- and lawyers! Unimaginable acts of cruelty must end. In courtrooms across America, ALDF is winning the case against Cruelty! 18.5% D,I,R

11977 Animal Rights Institute (Animals and Society Institute Inc) (301)963-4751 EIN#222527462 Speaking out for animals! Advancing the moral and legal status of animals and promoting animal rights as part of a just, compassionate and peaceful society. 22.6% D,F,O

10474 Animal Welfare Institute (703)836-4300 EIN#135655952 Horses brutally slaughtered. Dogs and cats stolen for experimentation. Farm animals confined in coffin-like crates. Wildlife caught in brutal traps. Help us protect these animals. 2.7% D,K,T

11653 Animals for Adoption (Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption Inc) (845)687-7619 EIN#223584869 Animals are abandoned daily, starving and neglected. To prevent this, our programs educate pet owners, assist the impoverished, promote adoptions and improve shelter conditions nationwide. 4.6% D

10466 Ape and Monkey Rescue and Sanctuaries (International Primate Protection League) (843)871-2280 EIN#510194013 Tracks down smugglers who are decimating the last remaining primates, assists primate rescue centers overseas, and operates its own sanctuary for rescued gibbons--adopt one! 11.4% D,C,Q

10461 Apes Alive: The Primate Rescue Center (Primate Rescue Center Inc) (859)858-4866 EIN#611325369 Unseen, they suffer- unheard, they cry. Saving lives and providing a safe haven for chimpanzees and monkeys in need. Let's give them a better future! 2.4% D,W,B

11645 ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (212)876-7700 EIN#131623829 Staged dog fights to the death. Puppy factories with overcrowded and unsanitary breeding pens. Kittens tortured for amusement. Help stop these acts of animal cruelty. 14.1% D,I,M

10766 Big Cat Rescue Corp. (813)920-4130 EIN#593330495 Tigers confined to circus wagons. Lions bred for photos then to be shot in cages. Lynx farmed for their fur. Help us save big cats. 5.0% D,R,C

10473 Born Free USA, united With Animal Protection Institute (Animal Protection Institute) (800)348-7387 EIN#946187633 Working to ban ownership of exotic "pets," to win protections for elephants and other circus animals, and providing care to primates at our animal Sanctuary. 32.9% D,Z

10468 Compassion Over Killing (301)891-2458 EIN#522034417 Cruel, inhumane, unimaginable suffering of farm animals must end. Help us bring awareness to consumers and ultimately stop this horrific mistreatment of animals. 6.4% D,K,C

11897 Days End Farm Horse Rescue (877)442-1564 EIN#521759077 Starvation, parasite-infestation, deformed-hoofs; We care for these unwanted, abused or neglected horses. Dedicated to fostering compassion and responsibility for horses through intervention, education and outreach. 15.8% D,B,Z

10968 Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals (661)269-4010 EIN#953759277 Only organization in America rescuing dogs and cats abandoned in wilderness areas, housing over 1500 of them at its care-for-life, no-kill sanctuary. 7.3% D,W,T

10470 Elephant Sanctuary (The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee) (931)796-6500 EIN#621587327 The nation's only natural habitat refuge for endangered female elephants rescued from circuses and zoos. Improving elephant lives through sanctuary, education, research and overseas assistance. 6.3% D,B,H

11338 Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM) (888)FARM-USA EIN#521302627 FARM fights the cruel confinement, mutilation and slaughter of helpless factory farmed animals, while reducing global warming and improving health in America and worldwide. 4.4% D,K,C

11898 Friends of Animals (203)656-1522 EIN#136018549 Free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation. Working to stop euthanasia with our spay/neuter programs. Promoting animal rights. Promoting vegetarianism. Protecting animals in need! 16.9% D,C,K

10471 Greyhound Foundation (National Greyhound Foundation Inc) (352)628-2281 EIN#650491973 They live in cages, die in desperation. Thousands of retired racing greyhounds a year. We rescue and find them homes. Your gift saves their lives. 6.6% D,P,E

10971 Hearts United for Animals (402)274-3679 EIN#470773858 No-kill shelter and sanctuary taking in the creatures who are lost, afraid, and hungry. Giving them comfort, medical care, food, love and good homes. 3.0% D,Z

10464 Humane Farming Association (415)485-1495 EIN#680087989 Rescuing farm animals from extreme cruelty, protecting the public from dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals used on factory-farms. Working to stop slaughterhouse torture. 9.2% D,C,K

11648 In Defense of Animals (415)388-9641 EIN#680008936 IDA fights animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse nationally and internationally through our undercover investigations, grassroots activism, lobbying, lawsuits, and sanctuaries in Mississippi and Cameroon, Africa. 15.1% D,K,C

11649 International Fund for Animal Welfare (800)932-4329 EIN#311594197 Help protect cats and dogs from cruelty, rescue pets and wildlife from manmade and natural disasters, and save seals, tigers, elephants and whales from slaughter. 20.1% D,C,Z

12381 Labs4Rescue, Inc. (203)605-9634 EIN#141920939 Dedicated to providing a better life for rescued or displaced labrador-retrievers and mixed-labs. We provide veterinary care, we spay/neuter and promote responsible pet ownership. 5.6% D,W,S

11657 Last Chance for Animals (310)271-6096 EIN#954013155 Help us fight animal cruelty! Since 1984, LCA has been doing ground-breaking undercover investigations to expose animal abusers and promoting cruelty-free lifestyles. 16.6% D,R

50633 Marin Humane Society (415)883-4621 EIN#941156562 We work to protect animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation. Our programs also help sustain elderly and disabled individuals with animal companions. 6.4% D,P,Z

10467 Marine Mammal Center (415)289-SEAL EIN#510144434 Rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals and educates thousands of school children each year about marine mammals and ocean ecology. 20.3% D,B,C

11548 New York Horse Rescue Corporation (631)874-9420 EIN#113449108 NYHR's mission is to prevent the inhumane slaughter of injured, abused, and unwanted horses and to place these horses in qualified adoptive homes. 20.1% D,C,N

10973 Orangutan Foundation International (323)938-6046 EIN#954112467 Studies wild orangutans, rescues and rehabilitates ex-captive orangutans to the rainforest in Indonesia, protects and reforests rainforest habitat on which the orangutans depend. 15.0% D,C,Z

11901 Paws With A Cause (800)253-PAWS EIN#382370342 Trains Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support. Promotes awareness through education. 7.3% D,P,W

69280 Pet Life Line (Hemopet) (714)891-2022 EIN#954063237 We rescue greyhounds from the race tracks and place them into a unique rescue/donor/adoption program. The country's largest nonprofit pet animal blood bank. 14.8% D,E,W

11650 Pet Partners (Delta Society) (425)679-5500 EIN#911158281 Your yearly contribution helps therapy animal teams comfort over 1-million men, women and children in hospitals, physical therapy, or those who've lost loved ones. 21.3% E,W,P

11651 PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (757)622-PETA EIN#521218336 Help us save animals' lives! We fight cruelty and defend the rights of all animals through our education, advocacy, and investigative campaigns. 15.8% D,Z

10460 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (202)686-2210 EIN#521394893 PCRM protects animals by developing and promoting alternatives to animal experiments. We also promote disease prevention through research and education programs about diet and lifestyle. 18.7% D,H,K

11902 Puppies Behind Bars (212)680-9562 EIN#133969389 Teaching inmates to contribute to society by training them to raise dogs to assist disabled children, adults and veterans or detect explosives to protect America. 19.8% D,P,J

11655 Release Chimpanzees (New England Anti-Vivisection Society) (617)523-6020 EIN#042104756 Working to end experimentation on Chimpanzees. Promoting non-animal research and teaching methods. Providing a sanctuary for chimpanzees rescued from laboratory research. 14.2% D,Z

11654 Search Dog Foundation, National Disaster (888)459-4376 EIN#770412509 If you love dogs and respect firefighters, support our canine/firefighter teams, searching for people buried alive during disasters. 15.0% D,M,P

10027 Siamese Cat Rescue Center (540)672-6373 EIN#541888444 We rescue abandoned, abused and neglected Siamese and Siamese mix cats from shelters and owners throughout 20+ states and find them new, permanent homes. 21.3% D,Z

10462 Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) (800)762-7762 EIN#760608925 Homeless cats and dogs wander every neighborhood--destined for suffering or euthanasia. Please help us reduce the overpopulation of unwanted animals through sterilization and education. 20.3% D,W,M

10463 United Animal Nations (800)440-3277 EIN#680124097 Ever found an animal, injured and alone? Worried about pets abandoned during disasters? Help us bring animals like these out of crisis and into care. 15.3% D,M,Z

11656 United Poultry Concerns (757)678-7875 EIN#521705678 We stick up for chickens - the most abused land animals in the world - and we are dedicated to the compassionate treatment of them. 17.4% D,K,C

11331 Vegan Outreach (530)495-0503 EIN#860736818 Many farmed animals cannot turn around or stretch a wing. Ammonia from excrement burns their lungs and eyes. We are persuading students to go vegan. 10.5% D,C,K

11097 WildCare (415)453-1000 EIN#510172331 Showing people how to coexist with wildlife; offering practical, respectful and humane solutions in a complete range of programs, including a wildlife hospital and hotline. 26.9% D,B,C

10976 Wolf Center, International (800)ELY-WOLF EIN#411543539 Teaching humans about wolves, so wolves and humans can co-exist. 16.7% D,C,B

11904 World Society for the Protection of Animals (800)883-9772 EIN#042718182 The world's leading international federation of animal welfare, WSPA develops campaigns and rescue projects with more than 823 member societies in over 147 countries. 24.5% D,B,W

Conservation & Preservation Charities of America Federation and Member Organizations

11782 Conservation & Preservation Charities of America (800)626-6685 EIN#943217738 Overpopulation, deforestation, pollution, and the reckless waste of our natural resources must be met and addressed. Join us in saving our world. 3.9% C,W,Z

12050 American Wildlands (406)586-8175 EIN#840750616 Keeping the U.S. Northern Rockies ecologically intact by restoring and maintaining connections between key habitats for healthy populations of native wildlife. 31.6% C,D,U

11247 Center for Food Safety (202)547-9359 EIN#522165893 Protecting human health and the environment by working to change harmful methods of food production and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. 14.0% K,C,D

10417 Center for International Environmental Law (202)785-8700 EIN#521633220 Protecting human health and the global environment, defending human rights, and empowering local communities through international law to create a just and sustainable world. 9.2% C,Q,R

11249 Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (800)851-0203 EIN#521118866 Saving gorillas and their habitats through anti-poaching patrols, technical assistance and capacity building. Our work also supports local communities thru education, health-services and clean-water initiatives. 16.2% D,S,C

10626 Earthwatch Institute (978)461-0081 EIN#237168440 Our volunteer-based scientific research expeditions provide valuable data while engaging the public in environmental education, inspiring lifelong change towards a sustainable way of life. 19.7% C,V,S

10419 Floresta Tropical Reforestation Fund (800)633-5319 EIN#330052976 Help stop deforestation! We plant trees and provide sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn farming for poor people living in developing countries. A project of Floresta USA. 12.3% X,C,S

85207 Gorilla Foundation (800)634-6273 EIN#942386151 To bring interspecies communication to the public in order to save gorillas and inspire our children to create a better future for all species. 37.8% D,U,B

11802 Green Seal (202)872-6400 EIN#133553974 Helps protect the environment by encouraging the purchase of goods and services that are less harmful to people, wildlife, forests, air and water. 13.5% C,U,W

11369 Greenpeace Fund (800)326-0959 EIN#953313195 An independent campaigning organization that takes action, peacefully and creatively, to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions essential to a green and peaceful future. 18.4% C,D,M

11260 Grist Magazine (206)876-2020 EIN#061664153 The country's leading source for environmental news and commentary. Irreverent, incisive, intelligent, and entertaining, Grist reports serious green news spiked with a sense of humor. 13.9% C,R,K

10423 Leave No Trace, Inc. (800)332-4100 EIN#841303335 Promoting environmental awareness by educating outdoor enthusiasts of the impact their outdoor activities may have on the environment and how to reduce any negative effects. 17.4% C,W,N

12417 Nature and Culture International (858)259-0374 EIN#330773524 Saving nature and species by buying land and protecting parks in Latin America, with education and development programs to serve the surrounding communities. 3.5% C,D,Q

12055 Negative Population Growth (703)370-9510 EIN#132727625 We advocate first halting, then reversing, U.S. and world population growth, so that population can eventually be stabilized at a lower, more sustainable level. 17.1% Z

10430 Population Institute (800)787-0038 EIN#520899578 The Population Institute is an international, educational nonprofit seeking to reduce rapid population growth and achieve world population in balance with a healthy global environment. 48.6% C,B,E

10421 Rainforest Renewable Light Network (Green Empowerment) (503)284-5774 EIN#931230409 Light up someone's life! Bring water to rural villages! Community-based, renewable energy projects protect rainforests and improve health and education globally. Support sustainable, long-lasting change. 15.2% C,S,E

12189 Solar Electric Light Fund (202)234-7265 EIN#521701564 Improve life conditions and save the environment! Bring solar power to villages in developing countries -- enhancing health, education, and micro-enterprise, while combating global warming. 10.0% C,Q,S

10000 Tread Lightly!, Inc. (800)966-9000 EIN#870481456 National nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through ethics education and stewardship initiatives. 6.3% C,N,Y

10409 Tropical Forest Foundation (703)518-8834 EIN#541562639 It's not too late to save the rainforests! We show how by conducting on-site training and demonstration projects in proper forest management techniques. 25.4% C,B,S

10406 WILD Foundation (International Wilderness Leadership Foundation) (303)442-8811 EIN#237389749 Working with both contemporary and traditional cultures, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness and wildlife through on-the-ground field projects, policy and research initiatives and communications. 8.6% D,C,S

80226 WildAid Inc (415)834-3174 EIN#203644441 Every year thousands of endangered animals are killed for their skins, ivory, fins, and other body parts. Help us end illegal wildlife-trade within our lifetimes! 10.5% D,C,W

24968 Wilderness Watch, Inc. (406)542-2048 EIN#810457646 Keeping it wild! Wilderness Watch is America's leading citizens' voice for protecting and ensuring the proper stewardship of our nation's Wilderness and Wild Rivers. 10.4% C,Z,D

10403 Wildlands CPR (406)543-9551 EIN#810512261 Help us protect and revive America's wild places by promoting watershed restoration through road removal, preventing new road construction and stopping off-road vehicle abuse. 8.1% C,W,R

11327 Wildlife Habitat Council, Inc. (301)588-8994 EIN#521558579 Uniting corporations, communities and conservation organizations in the spirit of conservation to actively enhance and restore wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. 10.8% C,Z

11257 World Land Trust - US (603)284-6200 EIN#133500609 Your gift buys and protects rainforests and other critical habitats for rare and endangered species - irreplaceable natural treasures vital to the our planet's health. 2.0% C,D,Q

Earth Share Federation and Member Organizations

10252 Earth Share (800)875-3863 EIN#521601960 Donations are shared among our member groups to protect our environment, health, wildlife, and natural resources. One environment, one simple way to care for it. 5.3% C,S,D

11219 African Wildlife Foundation (888)4-WILDLIFE EIN#520781390 Foremost authority on African wildlife dedicated to protecting elephants, mountain gorillas and other unique species through innovative, practical programs developed with the people of Africa. 14.4% C,D,S

12062 Alaska Conservation Foundation (907)276-1917 EIN#920061466 Premiere link between individual donors nationwide and Alaska's conservation organizations. Protects Alaska's wilderness and wildlife habitats by funding the best local environmental groups and programs. 22.5% C,D,T

10410 Amazon Conservation Team (703)522-4684 EIN#541915987 ACT works in partnership with indigenous peoples across Amazonia to conserve biodiversity, traditional culture, and human and ecological health. 15.4% C,S,E

10631 American Farmland Trust (800)431-1499 EIN#521190211 Stopping the loss of America's farmland to sprawling development. Working with communities on smarter growth that includes local family farms. Advocating environmentally healthy farming practices. 20.3% C,K,S

10632 American Forests (800)368-5748 EIN#530196544 Funds private and public land reforestation projects; provides satellite imagery of tree loss to cities; educates the public on the value of trees and forests. 22.2% C

12063 American Rivers (877)4-RIVERS EIN#237305963 Working to protect and restore healthy, natural rivers for the benefit of people and wildlife; ensuring clean drinking water, natural flood protection, and recreational enjoyment. 22.0% C

10414 American Solar Energy Society, Inc. (303)443-3130 EIN#591768923 Educates consumers, professionals and policy makers about environmental health, security, and economic benefits of deploying renewable energy technologies. Organizes the National Solar Tour every October. 17.7% C,U,Y

11429 Beyond Pesticides (202)543-5450 EIN#521360541 Prevents pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. 2.3% C,E,R

12231 Center for a New American Dream (877)68-DREAM EIN#521984782 Helps Americans consume responsibly to enhance quality of life, protect the natural environment, and promote social justice. Live consciously, buy wisely, make a difference! 23.3% C,W,K

10633 Center for Health, Environment and Justice (703)237-2249 EIN#521219489 Protects the health of communities and children through grassroots organizing, coalition-building, and consumer campaigns to eliminate dangerous chemicals in water, air, homes and schools. 13.1% C,S

10630 Conservation Fund, The (703)525-6300 EIN#521388917 Nation's most effective and efficient conservation organization - protecting working landscapes, wildlife habitat and recreation sites - with 97% of funds going directly to mission. 3.5% C,N,D

11430 Conservation International (Conservation International Foundation) (800)406-2306 EIN#521497470 Applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of biodiversity, major tropical wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems. 16.6% C,K,S

10624 Defenders of Wildlife (202)682-9400 EIN#530183181 Working since 1947 to save America's endangered animals and their threatened habitat for future generations through public education, citizen advocacy, legal action and scientific research. 22.0% C,D

10625 Earth Day Network (202)518-0044 EIN#133798288 Helps people in diverse schools and communities around the world improve the health of their children and the environment. Charity Navigator's highest rating: 4 stars. 44.3% C,W,

12065 Earth Island Institute (415)788-3666 EIN#942889684 Supports 40 projects worldwide dedicated to protecting Earth's environment. Projects include marine mammal protection, wildlife and habitat restoration and wilderness training for inner-city youths. 13.0% C,D,K

11432 EcoLogic Development Fund (800)JAG-GUAR EIN#251704582 Advances conservation of threatened ecosystems in rural areas of extreme poverty; promotes sustainable livelihoods that affirm local cultures and community participation in natural resource management. 15.3% C,S,K

10627 Environmental and Energy Study Institute (202)628-1400 EIN#521268030 Protecting the climate by educating Congress, developing innovative solutions, and building broad coalitions to move America to efficient and renewable energy for a sustainable future. 13.6% C,U,K

10628 Environmental Defense (800)684-3322 EIN#116107128 Environmental Defense's scientists, economists and attorneys design practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water and human health. 16.5% C,W,D

11433 Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (541)687-8454 EIN#943116602 E-LAW environmental advocates in 70 countries are winning victories for human rights, healthy communities, and the natural environment. 21.8% C,Q,R

10629 Environmental Law Institute (202)939-3800 EIN#520901863 Environmental law that works for you: community-based education + research on national problems = solutions to protect people and nature. Independent and non-partisan. 20.0% C,S,Q

12067 Friends of the Earth (877)843-8687 EIN#237420660 Strives to preserve our natural resources, advocate for public health protection and work for environmental justice for all peoples throughout the world. 25.1% C,D,Y

11434 Friends of the National Zoo (202)633-3044 EIN#520853312 Supports Zoo renewal, wildlife education and conservation programs by the Smithsonian's National Zoo that enrich the lives of animals and save endangered species and habitats. 15.1% D,C,B

11342 Green Corps, Inc. (617)426-8506 EIN#232687791 Training a new generation of environmental leaders by working in communities with local groups to preserve forests, clean up our air and promote cleaner energy. 11.5% C,O,S

10620 Izaak Walton League of America (800)IKE-LINE EIN#361930035 From hunters to hikers, our members protect America's outdoors through community-based conservation, education, commonsense public policy, and a commitment to strong outdoors ethics. 19.6% C,S,N

11103 Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation, The (800)592-JANE EIN#942474731 Works to create healthy ecosystems, promote sustainable livelihoods and nurture new generations of committed, active citizens around the world. 10.9% D,O,S

11435 Land Trust Alliance (202)638-4725 EIN#042751357 Leads 1,700 conservation groups across America to save the forests, farms, waterways and natural areas that you love in communities where live, work and travel. 17.7% C,S,W

10621 League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (202)785-0730 EIN#521379661 Working with groups across the country, we use technology, training and grassroots organizing to convey to policymakers Americans' demand for clean air, water and energy. 3.3% C,S,W

10267 National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (202)857-0166 EIN#521384139 Dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and the habitat on which they depend. 5.0% C,D

10622 National Wildlife Federation (800)332-4949 EIN#530204616 America's conservation organization dedicated to protecting endangered species and habitats for our children's future and connecting people with nature through education and action opportunities. 16.8% C,D,O

10623 Natural Resources Defense Council (212)727-2700 EIN#132654926 NRDC defends embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts and wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja's whales, Canada's Spirit bears, and California's sequoias. 18.1% C,D,Z

10643 Nature Conservancy, The (703)841-5300 EIN#530242652 The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. 14.5% C

11437 Pesticide Action Network North America (Pesticide Action Network North America Regional Center) (415)981-1771 EIN#942949686 Works to eliminate poisonous pesticides. Links consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups internationally to advance safer, ecologically sound pest control alternatives. 12.4% C,K,Q

10640 Physicians for Social Responsibility (202)667-4260 EIN#237059731 Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. 37.0% C,M,Q

11353 Rainforest Alliance (888)MY-EARTH EIN#133377893 Works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. 7.4% C,S,R

10962 RARE (formerly RARE Center for Tropical Conservation) (703)522-5070 EIN#237380563 Conserves imperiled species and ecosystems around the world by inspiring people to care for and protect nature. 12.6% C,S,Q

11438 Rocky Mountain Institute (970)927-3851 EIN#742244146 Delivers practical information that helps citizens, businesses and governments save energy and natural resources, prevent pollution and strengthen communities through increased efficiency and innovative technologies. 24.2% C,U,W

12071 Sierra Club Foundation, The (800)216-2110 EIN#946069890 Fights to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing and litigation. 12.4% C,R,W

11441 U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Inc. (202)546-9707 EIN#521384240 PIRG protects the environment and public health. We organize citizens to ensure clean air and clean water; to prevent global warming and preserve natural resources. 4.1% C

10637 Union of Concerned Scientists (800)666-8276 EIN#042535767 Scientists and citizens working on solutions to reduce air pollution and global warming, protect biodiversity, prevent nuclear proliferation, and ensure a sustainable, safe food system. 15.9% C,U,Q

10638 Wilderness Society, The (800)THE-WILD EIN#530167933 Works to protect special wild places from development so that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy America's natural heritage. 22.0% C,D

10898 Wildlife Conservation Society (718)220-6891 EIN#131740011 Saves endangered species and threatened ecosystems in 61 countries; teaches ecology and inspires care for wildlife through the Bronx Zoo and national science education programs. 11.4% C,D,B

11352 Wildlife Trust (212)380-4460 EIN#311726494 Wildlife Trust empowers local conservation scientists to protect nature and safeguard ecosystems and human health. 33.7% C,D,G

12072 World Wildlife Fund (202)293-4800 EIN#521693387 Protects endangered wildlife and their threatened habitats by providing emergency assistance and long-term support to parks, nature preserves, and anti-poaching activities on five continents. 15.2% C,D,Q