Natural Resources Council of Maine donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Natural Resources Council of Maine 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 48 25,000 30,923 3,300 15,000 20,000 24,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 60,000 75,000
Environment 33 25,000 25,964 3,300 15,000 20,000 24,000 24,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 40,000
Health and Environment 5 25,000 20,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 15,000 15,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000
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 9 60,000 55,000 35,000 35,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 65,000 75,000 75,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Natural Resources Council of Maine

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 1,324,300.00 75,000.00 90,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 97,500.00 65,000.00 65,000.00 45,000.00 45,000.00 24,000.00 42,500.00 44,000.00 44,000.00 64,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 65,000.00 28,300.00 40,000.00 0.00 20,000.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 160,000.00 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00
Total 1,484,300.00 75,000.00 90,000.00 60,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 97,500.00 65,000.00 65,000.00 45,000.00 45,000.00 24,000.00 42,500.00 44,000.00 44,000.00 64,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 65,000.00 108,300.00 80,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (48 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 48)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund75,000.0012019-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expand support for and investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and climate action in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00172018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop and implement a new membership outreach program.
John Merck Fund60,000.0032018-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase and implement energy efficiency investments, renewable energy, clean transportation, and climate action in Maine and create a new climate action plan for Maine.
John Merck Fund60,000.0032017-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo increase and implement energy efficiency investments, defend solar power and renewable energy policies, strengthen the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and promote electric vehicles in Maine.
John Merck Fund60,000.0032016-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo increase energy efficiency investments, establish a comprehensive solar policy, and continue Maine’s involvement in and strengthening of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Merck Fund50,000.0062015-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo build and strengthen support for statewide clean energy policies and programs that increase investments in renewable energy and efficiency, while reducing fossil fuel use in Maine.
John Merck Fund40,000.0082013-12Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo ensure that new Maine efficiency programs are well designed, securely funded, and implemented; and to defend existing efficiency programs against attempts to undermine them.
John Merck Fund25,000.00242012-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures everywhere Mainers live, work, and play.
John Merck Fund65,000.0022012-12Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo increase investments in energy efficiency, promote renewable energy, and strengthen support for regional climate initiatives.
John Merck Fund50,000.0062011-12Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo promote and defend energy efficiency and clean energy policies in Maine.
John Merck Fund25,000.00242011-12Health 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 Fund15,000.00422011-02Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend Maine’s strong environmental health standards and programs against efforts to weaken them.
John Merck Fund7,500.00472011-01Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch Citizens Reinventing and Advancing Design Leadership for the Environment and Economy (CRADLE2), a national movement to establish extended producer responsibility as the dominant US approach to product and packaging waste management.
John Merck Fund35,000.00142010-12Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo promote energy efficiency in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00172010-12Health 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 Fund30,000.00172009-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund35,000.00142009-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To boost energy efficiency, advance wind power development, and build support for climate action and other clean energy initiatives in Maine.
John Merck Fund15,000.00422008-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct public education on wind energy and promote wind energy projects in Maine.
John Merck Fund30,000.00172008-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund30,000.00172007-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund15,000.00422007-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To secure approval for wind power projects in Maine, and to improve state policies and regulatory processes for wind power.
John Merck Fund24,000.00332006-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund18,500.00412005-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To prevent human exposure to mercury through the virtual elimination of mercury emissions in New England by 2010.
John Merck Fund24,000.00332005-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund20,000.00382004-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To coordinate the New England-wide effort to achieve the virtual elimination of mercury emissions in the region by 2010 and prevent human exposure to mercury.
John Merck Fund24,000.00332004-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund20,000.00382003-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- As part of the New England Zero Mercury Campaign, to achieve the virtual elimination of mercury emissions in New England by 2010, thereby preventing further human and wildlife exposures to this persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemical known to cause serious neurological defects.
John Merck Fund24,000.00332003-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund25,000.00242002-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend the new state policy requiring the removal and recycling of mercury-containing components before cars are scrapped.
John Merck Fund24,000.00332002-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund15,000.00422002-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To achieve the virtual elimination of mercury use and emissions in New England by 2010, thus preventing future human exposures that result in damage to neurological functions.
John Merck Fund30,000.00172001-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To coordinate the New England-wide effort to achieve the virtual elimination of mercury emissions in the region by 2010 and prevent human exposure to mercury.
John Merck Fund15,000.00422001-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- In collaboration with Clean Water Fund, MASSPIRG Education Fund and Toxics Action Center, to achieve major improvements in air quality in New England by reducing pollution from the region’s dirtiest coal- and oil-fired power plants.
John Merck Fund25,000.00242000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop a regional model for reducing and ultimately eliminating human and wildlife exposures to mercury, an endocrine-disrupting heavy metal known to cause developmental disabilities even in infinitesimal quantities.
John Merck Fund25,000.00242000-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To clean up or close down the fourteen most polluting coal- and oil-fired power plants in New England. (collaboration with Clean Water Fund, MASSPIRG Education Fund, and Toxics Action Center).
John Merck Fund25,000.00241999-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue for a third year public education, advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts aimed at cleaning up or closing down New England’s most polluting older coal-fired power plants that represent a major component of the region’s air pollution problems including ozone smog, soot, haze and mercury contamination. The campaign brings together four organizations working collaboratively in five New England States to aggressively improve air quality in the region.
John Merck Fund25,000.00241998-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the public information and grassroots organizing campaign aimed at cleaning up or closing down New England’s most polluting, antiquated power plants, which contribute significantly to the region’s poor air quality due to ozone smog, soot, haze and mercury contamination.
John Merck Fund25,000.00241998-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To continue building public support for protecting Maine’s forests and for reducing toxic pollution, particularly from dioxin and mercury, into the state’s lakes and rivers.
John Merck Fund30,000.00171997-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To mount public information and grassroots organizing campaigns aimed at cleaning up or closing down New England’s fifteen most polluting, antiquated power plants, which contribute to the region’s poor air quality due to ozone smog, soot, haze and mercury contamination.
John Merck Fund35,000.00141997-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct a public information campaign about the health hazards to humans and wildlife from the dioxin being emitted into Maine’s rivers and lakes by pulp and paper mills.
John Merck Fund25,000.00241996-08Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build public support and citizen activism for environmental protection in Maine, with an emphasis on dioxin contamination, air quality and Northern Forest stewardship.
Nathan Cummings Foundation40,000.0081996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Transportation reform in Maine and the nation,.
John Merck Fund3,300.00481996-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To convene a statewide gathering of diverse stakeholders for the purpose of creating, in cooperation with the Citizens’ Clearinghouse on Hazardous Waste, a coalition for action to reduce dioxin emissions in Maine.
Nathan Cummings Foundation40,000.0081996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Transportation reform in Maine and the nation,.
John Merck Fund40,000.0081995-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase involvement of NRCM’s members in environmental debates, and to build media coverage and public awareness of environmental issues in Maine.
Nathan Cummings Foundation40,000.0081995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- STATE transportation reform efforts,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation40,000.0081994Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- To support the Council's participation in implementing Maine's Sensible Transportation Policy Act and developing clean, cost-effective transportation alternatives as a model for the nation.
John Merck Fund20,000.00381993-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To build public support for ensuring sustainable management of Maine’s North Woods by hiring a public outreach coordinator.