Toxics Action Center donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Toxics Action 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 49 50,000 70,367 4,000 10,000 12,500 12,500 30,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 100,000 120,000 600,000
Health and Environment 5 12,500 9,800 4,000 4,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 15,000 15,000
Environment 27 40,000 39,537 5,000 10,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 40,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 80,000 120,000
Clean Energy 11 100,000 85,909 20,000 30,000 30,000 90,000 95,000 100,000 100,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 150,000
Capacity Building 3 61,500 53,833 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 61,500 61,500 61,500 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
FIXME 3 325,000 408,333 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 325,000 325,000 325,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Toxics Action Center

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 2,223,000.00 140,000.00 210,000.00 210,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 94,000.00 92,500.00 15,000.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 62,500.00 62,500.00 72,500.00 77,500.00 85,000.00 199,000.00 55,000.00 230,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 130,000.00 50,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 1,225,000.00 600,000.00 325,000.00 300,000.00 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
Total 3,448,000.00 740,000.00 535,000.00 510,000.00 150,000.00 100,000.00 94,000.00 92,500.00 15,000.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 12,500.00 62,500.00 62,500.00 72,500.00 77,500.00 85,000.00 199,000.00 55,000.00 230,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 130,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (49 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 49)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund30,000.00282018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop a unified “brand” identity that best articulates the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic direction.
John Merck Fund110,000.0062018-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo close New England’s remaining coal-fired power plants, secure appropriate redevelopment of sites, prevent overbuilding of natural gas, and mobilize grassroots support for clean energy.
Barr Foundation600,000.0012018-03-22FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To organize grassroots groups to inform the development of clean energy policies across New England.
John Merck Fund110,000.0062017-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo work toward closure of New England’s remaining coal-fired power plants, prevent expansion of natural gas infrastructure, and mobilize grassroots support for clean energy.
Barr Foundation325,000.0022017-03-08FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To engage grassroots groups across New England to inform clean energy policies and programs.
John Merck Fund100,000.0092017-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Efficiency/RenewablesTo support Massachusetts Power Forward, a statewide grassroots campaign that calls on Massachusetts policymakers to commit to clean energy and avoid unnecessary expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
John Merck Fund110,000.0062016-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo support the Campaign for a Fossil Free New England, specifically focused on closing coal plants, preventing expansion of natural gas infrastructure, and ensuring that these objectives are incorporated into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Merck Fund100,000.0092016-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo support the Mass Power Forward grassroots campaign on behalf of clean energy policy in Massachusetts, which excludes major expansion of the fossil fuel infrastructure.
Barr Foundation300,000.0032016-02-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To organize campaigns that bring together community and faith-based groups across New England to inform clean energy policies.
John Merck Fund150,000.0042015-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo continue the coal campaign, which includes hiring two temporary organizers focused on achieving closure of Connecticut’s Bridgeport Harbor plant and expanding the grassroots movement for clean energy by connecting it to local opponents to natural gas infrastructure.
John Merck Fund5,000.00472014-12Health 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 Fund95,000.00122014-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo work toward the closure of the five remaining coal plants in New England by 2020 and support permanent retirement, just transition for workers and communities, and appropriate redevelopment or repowering at each site.
John Merck Fund4,000.00492013-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures everywhere Mainers live, work, and play.
John Merck Fund90,000.00132013-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo build and support strong grassroots groups to retire coal-burning power plants and secure a just transition for affected communities in New England.
John Merck Fund12,500.00352012-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect human health from toxic chemical exposures everywhere Mainers live, work, and play.
John Merck Fund30,000.00282012-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo retire the Brayton Point coal plant and ensure that Massachusetts is coal free.
John Merck Fund30,000.00282012-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo retire the Bridgeport Harbor coal plant.
John Merck Fund20,000.00322012-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo support Action for a Healthy Holyokes campaign to retire the Mt. Tom coal plant and secure a clean and sustainable use for the site.
John Merck Fund15,000.00342011-12Health 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 Fund12,500.00352010-12Health 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 Fund12,500.00352009-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund12,500.00352008-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund12,500.00352007-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund50,000.00222007-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reduce pesticide exposures through banning aerial pesticide spraying in Maine and through changing ChemLawn’s pesticide practices; and to strengthen the Neighborhood Assistance Project in Rhode Island to work with ten communities to prevent and reduce toxic threats.
John Merck Fund12,500.00352006-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund50,000.00222006-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect Maine communities from aerial pesticide spraying over blueberry barrens; to curb herbicide spraying on rights-of-way in Massachusetts; to reduce aquatic pesticide treatments in Massachusetts; and to continue the Rhode Island Neighborhood Assistance Project.
John Merck Fund12,500.00352005-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund60,000.00182005-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To reduce aerial pesticide spraying on the blueberry fields in Maine; establish Toxics Action Center’s Neighborhood Assistance Project in Rhode Island; and strengthen the citizen and organizational base in New Hampshire to fight toxic pollution.
John Merck Fund10,000.00432004-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund7,500.00462004-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To partner with groups in six of twelve states to reframe pesticide exposure as a critical and solvable environmental health problem at the state and national levels using body burden evidence, community monitoring, state campaign activities, and strategic outreach and networking with health-affected groups, health professionals, parents’ organizations, and the learning and developmental disability communities.
John Merck Fund60,000.00182004-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect northern New England neighborhoods from pesticide and toxic chemical exposure by helping communities impact local, state and national pesticide policy.
John Merck Fund10,000.00432003-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- As part of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, to promote reforms in Maine that phase out the unnecessary use of the entire class of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund75,000.00152003-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist residents and communities in Maine and Vermont in reducing their exposures to toxic chemicals.
John Merck Fund12,500.00352002-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund5,000.00472002-12Environmenthttps://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 Fund120,000.0052002-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To begin providing assistance to communities in Vermont faced with toxic contamination problems by opening an office in Montpelier; to strengthen the equivalent program in Maine; and to assist residents and neighborhood groups fighting toxic hazards in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
John Merck Fund61,500.00172002-02Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enhance fundraising capacity with a full-time development director and fundraising training for the development and organizing staff.
John Merck Fund55,000.00212001-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- In collaboration with Clean Water Fund, MASSPIRG Education Fund and Natural Resources Council of Maine, 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 Fund70,000.00162000-11Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To increase membership and donor base by hiring a full-time fundraiser. This effort will be complemented in the first year with a fundraising consultant to help craft a donor development plan and to train the new fundraiser.
John Merck Fund10,000.00432000-11Environmenthttps://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 Fund50,000.00222000-09Environmenthttps://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 Natural Resources Council of Maine).
John Merck Fund100,000.0092000-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen the assistance provided to local groups and activists confronted with toxic contamination in their communities; and to establish a new program to help residents fight local pesticide use.
John Merck Fund60,000.00181999-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To open an office in Maine providing technical assistance, organizational development services, information and outreach to grassroots activists throughout the state working on toxics and environmental health issues. The Center has gotten the blessing of Maine’s principal environmental groups working on toxics to expand its services into the state.
John Merck Fund40,000.00271999-09Environmenthttps://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 Fund50,000.00221998-09Environmenthttps://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 Fund80,000.00141997-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the New England Dioxin Campaign, which strengthens local efforts to eliminate dioxin sources throughout the region, with a special emphasis on dioxin produced in medical and municipal waste incinerators.
John Merck Fund50,000.00221997-07Environmenthttps://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.
John Merck Fund20,000.00321996-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To serve as the local contact organization in preparing for the New England Dioxin Roundtable, and to build and maintain a New England dioxin network.
John Merck Fund30,000.00281996-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To report on the relationship between medical waste incinerators and dioxin emissions in Massachusetts and to encourage hospitals and other medical facilities to reduce the dioxin-producing substances in their waste stream.