John Merck Fund donations made to Earthjustice

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Websitehttps://www.jmfund.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.jmfund.org/about-us/
Grant application process pagehttps://www.jmfund.org/for-grantseekers/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/john-merck-fund

Full donor page for donor John Merck Fund

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Earthjustice in our system.

Full donee page for donee Earthjustice

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 35,000 57,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000
Environment 5 35,000 31,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Clean Energy 2 65,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Health and Environment 3 100,000 91,667 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 1997 1996
Health and Environment (filter this donor) 3 275,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environment (filter this donor) 5 155,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00
Clean Energy (filter this donor) 2 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 570,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 35,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.0012018-12Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To press the EPA to interpret, implement, and enforce the Chemical Safety Act in the most health-protective manner the revised law allows.
100,000.0012017-09Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To ensure that the Chemical Safety Act is interpreted, implemented, and enforced in the most health-protective manner, promoting public transparency and equity in the process.
75,000.0032016-10Health and Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To participate in regulatory rulemaking so that the Chemical Safety Act is interpreted, implemented, and enforced in as health-protective, transparent, and equitable a manner as possible.
75,000.0032011-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo promote federal regulations on coal ash disposal and upgraded EPA rules for controlling water pollution from coal plant scrubbers and ash handling systems.
65,000.0052010-03Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo persuade state and federal government agencies to issue the strongest possible requirements for safe disposal of waste ash from coal-fired power plants.
35,000.0062008-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support legal work seeking to prohibit the use of food crops in biopharmaceutical production, protect the public’s right to know about the locations of potentially harmful biopharm test plots, and phase out open air testing of biopharm crops.
35,000.0062007-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To compel the US Department of Agriculture to comply with federal environmental laws concerning field testing or commercialization of experimental, genetically engineered crops, particularly “biopharm” crops genetically engineered to produce drugs and industrial compounds; and to seek full public disclosure of information regarding crop tests and test sites.
35,000.0062006-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To seek environmental review and regulation of open-air field tests of genetically engineered crops in Hawaii.
25,000.0091997-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide legal representation to the Penobscot Indian Nation in its attempt to force the Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company to stop emitting dioxin into the Penobscot River.
25,000.0091996-01Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide legal representation to the Penobscot Nation in their efforts to stop the Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company from emitting dioxin in the Penobscot River.