Vermont Natural Resources Council donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Vermont Natural Resources Council 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 15 40,000 46,900 5,000 10,000 13,500 25,000 25,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 136,000 174,000
FIXME 1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Environment 14 40,000 49,893 10,000 13,500 20,000 25,000 30,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 55,000 136,000 174,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vermont Natural Resources Council

Donor Total 2014 2007 2006 2005 2004 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995 1993 1990 1987
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 698,500.00 0.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 30,000.00 45,000.00 55,000.00 13,500.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 136,000.00 174,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 703,500.00 5,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 30,000.00 45,000.00 55,000.00 13,500.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 136,000.00 174,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (15 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 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Barr Foundation5,000.00152014-03-12FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support two retreats.
John Merck Fund50,000.0042007-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To maintain and advance smart growth gains in Vermont by stopping big-box commercial developments outside community centers; to educate the public about the economic, environmental and community impacts of such developments on the scale proposed by Wal-Mart; and to work with communities to find viable alternatives to big-box development.
John Merck Fund40,000.0052006-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To maintain and advance existing smart growth gains in Vermont by stopping big-box commercial developments from being built outside community centers; and to educate the public about the economic, environmental and community impacts of big-box development on the scale being proposed.
John Merck Fund40,000.0052005-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To maintain and advance existing smart growth gains in Vermont by stopping “big box” commercial developments from being built outside community centers, and to educate the public about the economic, environmental, and community impacts of development on the scale Wal-Mart is proposing.
John Merck Fund40,000.0052004-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To maintain and advance existing smart growth gains in Vermont by stopping big-box commercial developments from being built outside community centers; and to educate the public about the economic, environmental and community impacts of big-box development on the scale Wal-Mart is proposing.
John Merck Fund30,000.0092000-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the High Altitude Sprawl Initiative, an effort to fight sprawl in Vermont ski areas, which represent some of the most fragile ecosystems in Vermont.
John Merck Fund20,000.00121999-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To implement a public education and media campaign that advocates restricting expansions at Vermont’s Killington and Stratton ski resorts because they will promote sprawl and further degrade natural resources.
John Merck Fund25,000.00101999-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conduct public opinion research for developing effective messages in the campaign against sprawl related to Vermont’s ski industry.
John Merck Fund55,000.0031998-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To oppose proposed development project that will contribute to sprawl, particuarly in connection with growth in Vermont’s ski industry; and to continue building a network of activists oriented to local watershed areas.
John Merck Fund13,500.00131997-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To assist in hiring a new executive director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council.
John Merck Fund40,000.0051995-05Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To help build public support for environmental goals in Vermont through active membership programs and community outreach activities.
John Merck Fund25,000.00101993-10Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve public communication skills among environmental organizations in Vermont, and to increase community involvement in environmental issues.
John Merck Fund10,000.00141993-07Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support VNRC’s involvement in legal proceedings to ensure environmentally sound policy in regard to withdrawal from Vermont rivers for use by the ski industry.
John Merck Fund136,000.0021990-11Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To protect critical forestland in northern Vermont.
John Merck Fund174,000.0011987-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To establish a southern Vermont office of VNRC.