Maine People’s Resource Center donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Maine People’s Resource Center 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 34 30,000 37,787 10,000 15,000 21,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 50,000 68,609 150,000
Environment 25 30,000 31,344 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 35,000 53,500 81,500
Health and Environment 6 25,000 31,025 11,000 11,000 24,000 24,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 66,150 66,150
Cross-Program 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Civic Engagement 1 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000 115,000
Special Projects 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Maine People’s Resource Center

Donor Total 2018 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 1,134,759.00 0.00 50,000.00 11,000.00 24,000.00 30,000.00 55,000.00 66,150.00 73,500.00 93,609.00 226,500.00 60,000.00 55,000.00 51,000.00 54,000.00 95,000.00 40,000.00 70,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 150,000.00 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
Total 1,284,759.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 11,000.00 24,000.00 30,000.00 55,000.00 66,150.00 73,500.00 93,609.00 226,500.00 60,000.00 55,000.00 51,000.00 54,000.00 95,000.00 40,000.00 70,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (34 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 34)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation150,000.0012018-09-21Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/maine-peoples-resource-center-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
John Merck Fund50,000.0072016-07Cross-Programhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate Maine citizens about the undue influence of out-of-state corporate interests on social equity issues like raising the minimum wage and moving the state’s economy toward clean energy solutions to climate change.
John Merck Fund11,000.00332014-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To hone a market-focused advocacy strategy to reduce exposures to toxic chemicals and search for safer alternatives.
John Merck Fund24,000.00262013-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures everywhere Mainers live, work, and play.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112012-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures everywhere Mainers live, work, and play.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112011-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To engage in advocacy and market campaigns in Maine to promote policies at the state and federal levels that protect human and environmental health.
John Merck Fund25,000.00212011-02Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To engage the Maine Small Business Coalition in defending Maine’s strong environmental health standards and programs against efforts to weaken them.
John Merck Fund66,150.0052010-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures where we live, work and play by ensuring strong implementation of Maine’s precedent-setting safer chemicals policy, and participating in a national coalition to comprehensively reform federal chemicals policy based on the Maine model.
John Merck Fund20,000.00292009-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To collaborate with Maine’s Native American leaders to build support for reform of federal chemicals policy among Native communities nationally.
John Merck Fund53,500.0062009-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures where we live, work and play, in 2010 by: ensuring strong implementation of Maine’s precedent-setting safer chemicals policy; participating in a national coalition to comprehensively reform federal chemicals policy based on the Maine model; and cultivating a new generation of state leadership as safer chemicals champions.
John Merck Fund25,000.00212008-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To undertake a final push to ensure the thorough cleanup of the HoltraChem chloralkali plant in Orrington, Maine, by increasing grassroots pressure for an environmentally sound solution for retired mercury including eliminating its commercial use.
John Merck Fund68,609.0042008-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures by phasing out use and release of persistent toxic chemicals and enacting comprehensive chemicals policy reform in Maine.
John Merck Fund81,500.0032007-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To participate in the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, which protects human health from toxic chemical exposures where we live, work and play by advocating elimination of persistent toxic chemicals and comprehensive chemicals policy reform in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112007-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and corporate polluters accountable for their failure to protect the Penobscot River from severe mercury contamination and other pollutants.
John Merck Fund115,000.0022007-04Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To implement an organizing campaign that brings together key Maine nonprofit and community leaders to rebuild the power of progressive social change organizations in the state. The project will develop a jointly conceived and executed long-term plan, operations strategy, and fundraising approach that enable local, regional and national funders to invest in progressive social change in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112006-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures by phasing out use and release of persistent toxic chemicals and enacting comprehensive chemicals policy reform in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112006-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and corporate polluters accountable for their failure to protect the Penobscot River from severe mercury contamination and other pollutants.
John Merck Fund25,000.00212005-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote reforms in Maine that phase out the unnecessary use of the entire class of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112005-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and corporate polluters accountable for the Penobscot River’s severe contamination from mercury and other pollutants.
John Merck Fund21,000.00282004-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote reforms in Maine that phase out the unnecessary use of the entire class of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112004-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and polluters accountable for their 34-year failure to protect the Penobscot River from severe mercury contamination and other pollutants.
John Merck Fund24,000.00262003-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- As part of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, to promote reforms that phase out the unnecessary use of the entire class of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112003-10Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and polluters accountable for their 33-year failure to protect the Penobscot River from severe mercury contamination and other pollutants.
John Merck Fund25,000.00212002-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To form a coalition of health and environmental organizations that will promote reforms to phase out the use of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund40,000.0082002-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist Maine citizens in holding state and federal regulatory agencies and corporations accountable for their failure to protect the Penobscot River from severe mercury contamination.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112002-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate Maine citizens about the new Toxics Use Reduction law, organize them to fight for genuine change in corporate toxic chemical practices, and maintain a leadership position concerning Maine toxics management policy to ensure the smooth implementation of the new program.
John Merck Fund25,000.00212001-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To hold state and federal regulatory agencies and polluters accountable for their failure to protect the Penobscot River from mercury contamination and other pollutants; to educate and organize Maine’s citizens around the dangers of mercury and other persistent toxic compounds present in the Penobscot River; to strengthen citizen involvement in the decisionmaking processes concerning the contaminated Penobscot River sediments and HoltraChem site cleanup; and to build a powerful regional citizen’s organization to advance environmental interests.
John Merck Fund15,000.00312001-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general support.
John Merck Fund40,000.0082000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To address the multiple toxics threats confronting Maine’s Penobscot Valley and its residents, emphasizing the HoltraChem plant, which has seriously degraded the Penobscot River and Penobscot Bay, as well as soil in the surrounding area, with years of mercury emissions and leaks.
John Merck Fund30,000.00112000-02Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To ensure effective implementation of new Maine’s Toxics Use Reduction law by educating citizens about its potential to spur changes in corporate practices that will result in reducing their use of toxic chemicals; and by assisting citizens in monitoring its enforcement by state agencies.
John Merck Fund35,000.00101999-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Penobscot Valley Toxics Action Project with its focus on education, organizing and media work to support an upcoming lawsuit to be filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council aimed at compelling mercury polluters of the Penobscot River to clean up mercury contamination which is the most serious in Maine and possibly the United States.
John Merck Fund15,000.00311999-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To educate Maine citizens about the importance of a strong state policy for reducing toxic chemical use and preventing pollution.
John Merck Fund10,000.00341998-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general support.
John Merck Fund20,000.00291997-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To eliminate chlorine bleaching in Maine’s paper industry, a practice that produces dioxin, by promoting the use of alternative paper products among small businesses and consumers.