Sierra Club Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Sierra Club 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 55 150,000 926,727 0 50,000 65,000 75,000 90,000 150,000 250,000 300,000 800,000 1,260,000 15,000,000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environment 12 60,000 58,750 15,000 20,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 130,000
Environmental Protection 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Clean Energy 8 75,000 81,875 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 90,000 90,000 125,000 125,000
Population 4 75,000 162,500 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Environmentalism 25 400,000 591,400 125,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,260,000 1,600,000
FIXME 4 4,000,000 8,537,500 150,000 150,000 150,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sierra Club Foundation

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2001 2000 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 34,000,000.00 0.00 15,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 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
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 15,435,000.00 0.00 425,000.00 1,300,000.00 1,660,000.00 1,710,000.00 1,595,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,020,000.00 3,200,000.00 950,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 975,000.00 90,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 90,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 20,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 60,000.00 25,000.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 385,000.00 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 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 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 0.00
Quixote Foundation (filter this donee) 25,000.00 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 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 50,970,000.00 90,000.00 15,500,000.00 1,525,000.00 1,735,000.00 16,785,000.00 1,595,000.00 6,550,000.00 1,020,000.00 3,325,000.00 1,040,000.00 325,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 425,000.00 75,000.00 265,000.00 20,000.00 230,000.00 130,000.00 60,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (55 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 55)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund90,000.00342019-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the Northeast.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00172018-09-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-our-wild-america-program-0/-- For The Our Wild America Program.
Hewlett Foundation125,000.00322018-07-26Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-focusing-momentum-on-electric-vehicle-solutions-0/-- For Focusing Momentum On Electric Vehicle Solutions.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362018-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Northeast “Clean Transportation for All” campaign to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the New England states, with a particular focus on Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
MacArthur Foundation15,000,000.0012018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support the “Beyond Coal” campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00172017-10-24Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-our-wild-america-program/-- For The Our Wild America Program.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0082017-10-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-5/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362017-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo accelerate adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Connecticut and Massachusetts as part of a nationwide campaign to build a national electric vehicle market.
Barr Foundation150,000.00262017-03-01FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To educate the public and policymakers about bold clean energy policies in Boston and Massachusetts.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00162016-10-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-focusing-momentum-on-electric-vehicle-solutions/-- For Focusing Momentum On Electric Vehicle Solutions.
Hewlett Foundation1,260,000.0062016-08-01Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-4/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362016-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: TransportationTo accelerate adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Connecticut and Massachusetts as part of a national campaign to build the consumer market for  electric vehicles.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00262015-12-02Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-international-climate-and-energy-campaign-0/-- For The International Climate And Energy Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation1,060,000.0072015-11-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-3/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00202015-03-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-oil-campaign/-- For The Beyond Oil Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00202015-03-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-oil-campaign/-- For The Beyond Oil Campaign.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362015-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Increase Efficiency/RenewablesTo accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in Connecticut and Massachusetts as part of a nationwide campaign to build a national electric vehicle market.
MacArthur Foundation15,000,000.0012015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Beyond Coal campaign (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
Hewlett Foundation595,000.00132014-12-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-international-climate-and-energy-campaign/-- For The International Climate And Energy Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0082014-11-04Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-2/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
John Merck Fund50,000.00482013-12Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create public support for trade and investment rules that protect the environment, and to demonstrate how existing trade rules undermine governments’ ability to protect the environment and the health of their citizens, and combat climate change.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0082013-11-11Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-1/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.0082013-11-11Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-1/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation500,000.00142013-03-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-coalition-to-reduce-oil-use-in-transportation-0/-- For The Coalition To Reduce Oil Use In Transportation.
MacArthur Foundation4,000,000.0032013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Beyond Coal campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Oakland.
Hewlett Foundation420,000.00152012-11-12Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-implementation-of-the-india-planning-and-research-project/-- For Implementation Of The India Planning And Research Project.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00172012-08-29Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00262012-08-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-coalition-to-reduce-oil-use-in-transportation/-- For The Coalition To Reduce Oil Use In Transportation.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00262012-03-19Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-india-planning-and-research-project/-- For The India Planning And Research Project.
Hewlett Foundation1,600,000.0042011-11-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-0/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
Hewlett Foundation1,600,000.0042011-11-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign-0/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
John Merck Fund125,000.00322011-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo stop the construction of new coal plants and expedite the retirement of existing coal plants in the Midwest.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00262010-11-16Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-sierra-clubs-natural-gas-regulation-project/-- For The Sierra Club's Natural Gas Regulation Project.
Hewlett Foundation800,000.00122010-11-15Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-beyond-coal-campaign/-- For The Beyond Coal Campaign.
John Merck Fund90,000.00342010-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo stop construction of a new fleet of coal-fired power plants; expedite the replacement of the existing fleet of coal plants with cleaner energy alternatives; and adopt new federal regulations for managing waste and air emissions from coal plants.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00202009-11-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-siting-of-renewable-energy-facilities-and-related-transmission-in-the-west/-- For Siting Of Renewable Energy Facilities And Related Transmission In The West.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362009-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To prevent construction of new coal-fired power plants in the Midwest and begin the orderly retirement of the region’s existing fleet of coal-fired plants.
John Merck Fund75,000.00362008-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants emitted from the electricity sector by 2010 by preventing the construction of new coal-fired power plants and pressing for clean energy alternatives to meet projected energy demand.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00362007-06-11Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-general-operating-support-of-the-sierra-clubs-global-population-and-environment-program-0/-- For General Operating Support Of The Sierra Club's Global Population And Environment Program.
Hewlett Foundation75,000.00362006-02-27Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-general-operating-support-of-the-sierra-clubs-global-population-and-environment-program/-- For General Operating Support Of The Sierra Club's Global Population And Environment Program.
Quixote Foundation25,000.00512004-05-14Environmental Protectionhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- To support the Sierra Club Foundation's Building Environmental Community project.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00202003-04-14Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-general-support-of-the-sierra-clubs-global-population-and-environment-program/-- For General Support Of The Sierra Club's Global Population And Environment Program.
Hewlett Foundation175,000.00252003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-colorado-new-constituencies-project/-- For The Colorado New Constituencies Project.
Nathan Cummings Foundation----2002--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2002_audited_financials.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation75,000.00362001Environment/Habitat---- To support the Sierra Club Foundation’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Campaign to make livestock corporations accountable to the public and the government.; 1 year.
John Merck Fund15,000.00542000-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Connecticut and Rhode Island chapters, 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.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00202000-04-17Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/sierra-club-foundation-for-the-international-population-program/-- For The International Population Program.
John Merck Fund20,000.00531996-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To work with television weather forecasters to educate the public about the effects of climate change and the human activities that are causing it.
John Merck Fund50,000.00481995-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the public education and sustainable economics components of the Great Northern Forest Ecoregion Program.
Nathan Cummings Foundation65,000.00451995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- FUEL ECONOMY campaign for the adoption of higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards,; 1995 payment.
Nathan Cummings Foundation65,000.00451995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- FUEL ECONOMY campaign for the adoption of higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards,; 1995 payment.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00481995Environment/Communicationshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- PUBLIC EDUCATION on the environment,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation130,000.00311994Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- For a grassroots media and public education campaign to raise public awareness and influence decisionmakers to adopt higher national fuel-efficiency standards. (2 years).
John Merck Fund60,000.00471993-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the salary of two new staff positions responsible for community-based public education and media relations in Maine, with a particular focus on the wise management of the Great Northern Forest.
John Merck Fund25,000.00511992-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the work of the Sierra Club’s Senior Trade Fellow.