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Foundation for
Deep Ecology


Foundation for Deep Ecology
1062 FORT CRONKHITE
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
phone: (415) 229-9339
facsimile: (415) 229-9340
email: info@deepecology.org

website: www.deepecology.org/

EIN: 94-3106115

Established 1989 as Ira-Hiti Foundation, exempt since April 1991

Foundation for Deep Ecology is mapped on Muckety

Self-description: The Foundation for Deep Ecology is a private foundation whose mission is to support education and advocacy on behalf of wild Nature through its publications and public programs.
Over the years, however, our focus has shifted to our in-house publishing program, and we no longer accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time.

Background: Established by Douglas Tompkins with his share of the Esprit clothing fortune. Intensely anti-capitalist and anti-corporate grantmaker who made his fortune as a hypercapitalist, making clothes in California and Third World sweatshops.
Primary funder of International Forum on Globalization and many of its its constituent groups.

FDE's portfolio has held stocks or bonds of Allstate, which insures fossil-fuel-using cars; Citicorp, and three foreign banks, which fund the globalization Tompkins tries to stop; Fannie Mae, funder of bubble-bursting subprime mortgages; Grupo Televisa, the Mexican TV network, ironic since program director Jerry Mander wrote a book against TV; HCA-Hospital Corp. of America; Telefonos de Mexico, a NAFTA bonus-baby; and Wal-Mart,
not-so-local presence across America.
Kristine Tompkins, wife of Doug Tompkins, is a director of the foundation.

 

 

Officers, Directors, Trustees, Foundation Managers:
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009

Name Title Compensation
DOUGLAS R. TOMPKINS PRESIDENT $0
ESTHER LI FINANCIAL CONTROLLER $91,933
DEBRA B. RYKER DIR/SEC/TREASURER $0
KRISTINE M. TOMPKINS, DIRECTOR

Highest paid employees, 2009

Name Title Compensation
GEORGE WUERTHNER PROGRAM DIRECTOR $59,886
MARITA ALBERT CONTROLLER $57,500
TOM BUTLER PROGRAM DIRECTOR $55,077


 

FOUNDATION STAFF:
Tom Butler, Editorial Projects Director
Esther Li, Vice President of Finance
Fay Li, Staff Accountant
George Wuerthner, Ecological Projects Director
Marita Albert, Controller

Neil Li, Accounting Clerk

Carolyn Jaeger, Programs Assistant


 

Foundation for Deep Ecology Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $7,500
Government Grants $0
Dividends $763,348
Sale of assets <$6,366,783>
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other <$1,045,987>
 
Grant payments $1,073,027
Administration $1,240,420
Other $0
Total Expenditures $2,313,447
   
Total Assets $44,222,971
Total Revenue <$6,641,922>   NET GAIN/LOSS <$6,366,783>

FDE funds attack groups in the anti-Exxon Mobil campaign:

As of 2010, the Foundation for Deep Ecology
has paid 676 grants worth $127,580,284 since it was formed in 1990.
However, it no longer accepts applications for grants,
and funds only in-house projects and by invitation only to outside groups.

Top Grants
Courtesy ActivistCash.com
links go to ActivistCash.com pages

Funding To Activist Groups Total Donated Time Frame
Conservation Land Trust $113,460,139.00 1998 2000
Foundation on Economic Trends $1,812,500.00 1994 2001
Center for Food Safety $1,670,080.00 1996 2003
International Center for Technology Assessment $1,343,000.00 1997 2003
Tides Foundation & Tides Center $1,244,016.00 1991 2006
Turning Point Project $1,233,000.00 1999 2000
Consumers Association of Penang $1,063,000.00 1996 2001
International Forum on Globalization $1,054,857.00 1997 2003
Research Fdn. for Science, Technology, and Ecology $665,000.00 1997 2003
Public Citizen $645,500.00 1991 2002
Earth Island Institute $545,000.00 1994 2001
Wildlands Project $502,500.00 1997 2003
Rainforest Action Network $464,080.00 1997 2001
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy $417,500.00 1991 2001
Land Institute $375,000.00 1997 2003
Food and Water $275,000.00 1997 2001
Public Media Center $270,000.00 1997 2001
Adbusters $235,000.00 1992 2001
David Suzuki Foundation $190,000.00 1997 1998
Friends of the Earth $182,000.00 1998 2001
Sierra Club $160,000.00 1994 2001
A SEED $155,630.00 1997 2001
Institute for Food & Development Policy $152,000.00 1998 2003
Rural Advancement Foundation International $125,000.00 1999 2001
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society $116,500.00 1997 2002
Community Alliance with Family Farmers $115,000.00 1999 2003
Organic Consumers Association $114,000.00 2000 2003
Pesticide Action Network North America $110,000.00 1998 2001
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity $103,500.00 1998 2001
Edmonds Institute $60,840.00 1998 2000
Farm Folk/City Folk Society $60,000.00 1997 2001
Council of Canadians $58,500.00 1997 2001
National Family Farm Coalition $55,000.00 1997 2000
Redefining Progress $55,000.00 1994 1994
Green Guide Institute $50,000.00 1997 1998
Californians for Pesticide Reform $50,000.00 1998 1998
Center for Ecoliteracy $50,000.00 1997 1997
Council for Responsible Genetics $50,000.00 1999 2001
Center for Media & Democracy $41,000.00 1997 2000
League of Wilderness Defenders $37,500.00 1993 2002
Fund for Wild Nature $31,000.00 1991 1996
Alliance for Global Justice $30,000.00 1999 2001
Wildlands Center for Preventing Roads $30,000.00 1998 2001
EarthSave International $30,000.00 1991 1993
Humane Society of the United States $30,000.00 2002 2002
Food Alliance $30,000.00 1998 1999
Worldwatch Institute $26,000.00 1998 1999
Ecology Center, Inc. $25,000.00 1997 1998
Ruckus Society $20,000.00 1999 2000
Center for Rural Affairs $20,000.00 1997 1997
Environmental Research Foundation $20,000.00 1998 1998
Land Stewardship Project $15,000.00 2001 2001
Foundation for Global Sustainability $15,000.00 1997 1999
Free Agency $15,000.00 1999 2000
Consumer's Choice Council $15,000.00 1998 1998
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture $15,000.00 2001 2001
Greenpeace $15,000.00 1992 1992
Natural Resources Defense Council $15,000.00 1993 1993
Northwest Earth Institute $15,000.00 1997 1999
TV Turnoff Network $15,000.00 1998 2001
Sustain $12,000.00 2001 2001
Rural Coalition $10,000.00 1998 1998
Soil Association $10,000.00 1998 1998
Center for Commercial-Free Public Education $10,000.00 1998 1998
Essential Information $10,000.00 2000 2001
Oregon Natural Resources Council $10,000.00 1998 1998
Chez Panisse Foundation $10,000.00 1997 1997
Mothers for Natural Law $10,000.00 1998 1998
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters $10,000.00 1998 1998
Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project $10,000.00 1999 1999
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides $7,500.00 2000 2000
Sustainable America $5,000.00 2000 2000
Environmental Defense $5,000.00 1999 1999
Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers $5,000.00 2001 2001
Center for Resource Economics $5,000.00 1999 1999
Dogwood Alliance $5,000.00 1999 1999

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