Conservation Law Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Conservation Law Foundation in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 63 125,000 329,087 30,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 80,000 125,000 150,000 225,000 325,000 700,000 4,520,000
Environment 24 50,000 66,560 30,000 30,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 101,400 150,000 196,050
Capacity Building 1 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Clean Energy 17 150,000 164,412 50,000 50,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 175,000 325,000 325,000 325,000
FIXME 16 600,000 972,813 70,000 200,000 300,000 330,000 450,000 600,000 700,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 2,400,000 4,520,000
Environmentalism 5 150,000 149,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Conservation Law Foundation

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1988 1987
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 15,565,000.00 0.00 4,200,000.00 5,020,000.00 2,050,000.00 1,350,000.00 945,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 4,112,450.00 325,000.00 355,000.00 325,000.00 325,000.00 375,000.00 325,000.00 250,000.00 240,000.00 175,000.00 130,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 45,000.00 95,000.00 130,000.00 80,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 297,450.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 745,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 20,732,450.00 325,000.00 4,555,000.00 5,345,000.00 2,445,000.00 1,725,000.00 1,420,000.00 2,375,000.00 240,000.00 575,000.00 130,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 45,000.00 95,000.00 130,000.00 80,000.00 60,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 297,450.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (63 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 63)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund325,000.00132019-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo decarbonize New England’s energy system in accord with climate imperatives.
Barr Foundation2,400,000.0022018-09-19FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To inform climate policies and practices in the region.
John Merck Fund30,000.00602018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the implementation of software that would improve CLF’s content management system, increasing workflow efficiency and bolstering overall organizational capacity.
Barr Foundation600,000.0092018-03-22FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support advocacy for a regional transportation agreement and to increase representation of equity-based groups in the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition.
Barr Foundation1,200,000.0042018-03-22FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support advocacy and communications efforts to achieve an accessible, equitable, and climate-resilient Boston waterfront.
John Merck Fund325,000.00132018-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Clean Energy and Climate Change Program, which is working to ensure New England decarbonizes the energy system in order to meet climate goals.
Barr Foundation200,000.00202017-10-31FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support research, analysis, and advocacy on energy efficiency programs in New England.
Barr Foundation300,000.00172017-06-17FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To advance waterfront advocacy efforts and to plan for a multi-year waterfront campaign.
Barr Foundation4,520,000.0012017-03-08FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s “Transportation for the 21st Century” campaign.
John Merck Fund325,000.00132017-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo ensure that New England decarbonizes the energy system in order to meet climate goals.
Barr Foundation330,000.00122016-12-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To advance waterfront advocacy efforts and to plan for a multi-year waterfront campaign.
Barr Foundation1,200,000.0042016-12-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support regional climate policy and practice.
Hewlett Foundation70,000.00402016-11-07Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-law-foundation-for-communications-planning-and-organizational-development/-- For Communications Planning And Organizational Development.
Barr Foundation450,000.00102016-09-21FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s transportation advocacy and communication.
Barr Foundation70,000.00402016-06-28FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To search for a new director of the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA).
John Merck Fund325,000.00132016-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To maintain New England’s leadership in decarbonizing the energy system as a means of meeting the region’s climate change goals.
Barr Foundation950,000.0062015-09-16FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s efforts to reform transportation.
John Merck Fund150,000.00252015-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo make New England a coal-free zone and ensure that the proposed buildout of natural gas is consistent with meeting New Englands climate goals.
Barr Foundation400,000.00112015-03-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s strategic planning process to clarify its goals and design strategies.
John Merck Fund225,000.00192015-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To establish New England as the leading region that gets it right in decarbonizing the energy system in order to address climate change.
Barr Foundation250,000.00182014-12-03FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA) to build a grasstops network of leaders in public health, social justice, and climate change who will enliven the conversation around the importance of public transportation and smart growth.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432014-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo advocate for increased deployment of electric vehicles in New England.
John Merck Fund100,000.00342014-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo retire the regions coal-fired power plants and plan for the redevelopment of the sites.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00252014-07-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-law-foundation-for-the-natural-gas-deliverability-advocacy-program/-- For The Natural Gas Deliverability Advocacy Program.
Barr Foundation695,000.0082014-03-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s statewide coalition-building for public transit, walking, biking infrastructure, and smart growth, and to education the incoming state administration.
John Merck Fund175,000.00242014-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote highly efficient use of electricity, oil, and natural gas; increase renewable energy generating capacity while reducing reliance on higher carbon fuels; and ensure that any expansion of the natural gas infrastructure is consistent with long-term climate goals.
Barr Foundation1,300,000.0032013-12-04FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support continued transportation, energy, and climate advocacy in Massachusetts and New England.
John Merck Fund100,000.00342013-10Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo end New England’s reliance on coal-fired power plants and achieve the retirement and redevelopment of the remaining facilities.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00322013-03-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-law-foundation-for-the-clean-energy-project/-- For The Clean Energy Project.
Barr Foundation700,000.0072013-03-07FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA).
John Merck Fund150,000.00252013-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency, clean energy, and the transition away from fossil fuels.
John Merck Fund90,000.00372012-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo accelerate the closure of New Englands five remaining coal-fired power plants.
John Merck Fund150,000.00252012-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo promote energy efficiency, clean energy and transitions away from fossil fuels in New England.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00202011-11-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-law-foundation-for-coal-plant-retirements-and-offshore-wind-advocacy-projects/-- For Coal Plant Retirements And Offshore Wind Advocacy Projects.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00202011-11-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/conservation-law-foundation-for-coal-plant-retirements-and-offshore-wind-advocacy-projects/-- For Coal Plant Retirements And Offshore Wind Advocacy Projects.
John Merck Fund75,000.00392011-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo end New England’s reliance on coal-fired power plants by advancing the retirement or conversion to cleaner fuels of the seven remaining coal plants in the region.
John Merck Fund100,000.00342011-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo advance policies and instigate actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New England to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, the interim goal needed to attain 80 percent reductions by 2050.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432010-09Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo advance a regional low carbon fuel standard in New England in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with petroleum fuels used for transportation and reduce the region’s dependence on oil.
John Merck Fund80,000.00382010-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo reduce energy sector greenhouse gas emissions in New England through state and regional efforts that seek to promote energy efficiency policies and programs, establish renewable energy policies and projects, and reduce reliance on coal-fired power plants.
John Merck Fund60,000.00422009-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions through state and regional activities that: (1) secure the highly efficient use of electricity, oil and natural gas across New England; (2) ensure increased renewable energy generating capacity and infrastructure: and (3) advocate for the full implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432007-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To address greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector in New England by: promoting broad regional initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, advancing energy efficiency policies at the state level, and advocating renewable energy policies and projects.
John Merck Fund40,000.00562006-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To ensure widespread and effective implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative-a proposed cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions from power plants in the Northeast.
John Merck Fund40,000.00562005-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support CLF’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which seeks to substantially reduce global warming pollution from power plants in nine northeastern states from current levels by 2020. CLF will seek to convince governors to adopt strong rules in each New England state that advance the policy objectives of energy advocates, especially regarding consumer costs, energy efficiency, and carbon offsets.
John Merck Fund45,000.00542004-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To design and establish model collaborative decisionmaking processes at several key locations in New England where wind power projects are being proposed. The immediate aim of the collaboratives is to provide a forum where local communities, environmental advocates, wind developers, and state regulators can reach agreement on whether and how to develop specific wind projects. The larger goal of the initiative is to create a collaborative model approach that encourages the development of wind power in the region while ensuring that it takes place in an environmentally responsible manner.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432003-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To oppose a major expansion of the electric transmission system in northwest Vermont, when the energy demand could be more cost effectively met using efficiency and clean, distributed generation.
John Merck Fund45,000.00542003-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To design and establish model collaborative decisionmaking processes at several key locations in New England where wind power projects are being proposed.
John Merck Fund40,000.00562001-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To oppose the proposed sale of Vermont’s Yankee Nuclear Power Facility by Vermont’s utilities to Entergy Corporation, ensure that ratepayers do not continue to subsidize nuclear power, and create a new Vermont clean energy fund.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432001-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To oppose the construction of the Chittenden County Circumferential Highway in northwest Vermont.
John Merck Fund40,000.00562001-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact against efforts to eliminate it.
John Merck Fund30,000.00602000-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To oppose the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station to AmerGen Energy on the grounds that it allows an uneconomic energy source to continue functioning with ratepayer subsidies and prevents it from competing with cleaner sources of power.
John Merck Fund50,000.00432000-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support economic and public relations experts that will assist Conservation Law Foundation in its legal and communications efforts to fight the recently proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont.
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.00601996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Cost-efficient, environmentally sound transportation policies in New England,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation30,000.00601996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Cost-efficient, environmentally sound transportation policies in New England,.
John Merck Fund50,000.00431995-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To collaborate with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development in promoting energy efficiency and demand-side management programs in the United Kingdom and other member countries of the European Union.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00431995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- COST-EFFICIENT, environmentally sound public transportation policies in New England,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00431994Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- To employ legal and administrative procedures to enforce clean air regulations and work to shift state transportation priorities away from road construction; to cooperate with state agencies on post-highway planning; and to involve other groups in envisaging a new sustainable transportation system.
John Merck Fund150,000.00251993-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To collaborate with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development in promoting increased energy efficiency and demand-side management programs in the United Kingdom and the European Community.
Nathan Cummings Foundation150,000.00251992Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000178.html-- To promote energy-efficient transportation throughout New England.
John Merck Fund50,000.00431991-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To require the Department of Commerce to develop a plan for reversing the decline of Georges bank food fisheries.
John Merck Fund50,000.00431991-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve forest management practices in Maine’s Northwoods, much of which is owned by the paper industry, by making sustainable land use a condition for federal relicensing of corporate hydropower facilities.
John Merck Fund150,000.00251988-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To require New England’s electrici utilities to adopt energy efficiency as an alternative to building new power plants.
John Merck Fund101,400.00331987-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To require New England’s electric utilities to adopt energy efficiency as an alternative to building new power plants.
John Merck Fund196,050.00231987-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To establish a legal advocate for environmental protection in Vermont.