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Global Exchange

Burma Project
A NODOG Cluster Group

Global Exchange - Burma Project
2017 Mission St., Ste 303
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://www.globalexchange.org

Phone: (415) 255-7296
FAX: (415) 255-7498
Email: mary@globalexchange.org
EIN:
94-3066686
Founded: 1988
Exempt since 1988

Self-description: Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting political, social and environmental justice globally.

Actual: Rabid anti-capitalist, anti-corporate attack group, generally opposes United States policy on any issue.

NoDOG Connection: Global Exchange's Burma Project Assisted the Oil and Gas Accountability Project and the Dogwood Initiative to prepare the 2004 Denver, Colorado workshop, Corporate Energy Campaigning: Using financial pressure for conservation.

Global Exchange describes its Burma Project in a 2004 grant application to The Threshold Foundation for its anti-oil and gas "Unocal Corporate Accountability Campaign":
 

Burma Project/Global Exchange $20,000
Unocal Corporate Accountability Campaign

Burma Project works to support the people of Burma in their struggle for human rights and the protection of their environment. It uses strategies inspired by the anti-apartheid movement to provide US support for the Burmese democracy movement including: coordinating corporate campaigns to reduce the financial support for Burma's military regime and creating political pressure on the regime to force them to move towards
democracy

Profile: Global Exchange, a combination human rights NGO, travel agency, and coffee store, was incorporated December 28, 1987, in San Francisco, California, Kirsten Moller, executive director.

Co-founders were Kevin Danaher and his wife Medea Benjamin. Danaher (Ph.D. Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz) is a noted anti-globalization activist and author of Globalize This! The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and Corporate Rule (2000) and Insurrection: The Citizen Challenge to Corporate Power (2003). Medea Benjamin, born Susie Benjamin, renamed herself in college after the Greek mythological character Medea, sorceress who murdered her three sons to spite her husband Jason for taking a new wife (Masters, Public Health., Columbia University; Masters, Economics, New School for Social Research) and is a high profile anti-war, anti-corporate, pro-Cuba activist.

Global Exchange began by providing “reality tours” to human rights problem areas such as Cuba, Palestine, and Zapatista-held Mexico, hoping to recruit travelers as activists against the Cuban Embargo and for other anti-American issues. They have built a substantial cadre of activists.

Global Exchange spent $1.2 million of its $4.1 million 2005 revenue on reality tours and sold $1.8 million in coffee and other goods at a profit of over $950,000. Socialist ideology, capitalist methodology.

The group is highly networked, with ties to Joshua Mailman’s Social Venture Network, the Energy Action anti-oil coalition, and the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, where “reality tours” boomed.

Global Exchange Revenue and Expenses  2007

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $1,958,403
Government Grants $0
Program Services $1,583,746
Investments $19,424
Special Events $135,137
Sales $1,062,027
Other $7,552
 
Program Services $3,915,949
Administration $295,540
Other $658,273
Total Expenditures $4,869,762
Total Revenue $4,766,289   NET GAIN/LOSS $(103,473)

Global Exchange Officers and Directors, 2007

Name Title Compensation
Ted Lewis Director $65,000
Kirsten Irgens-Moller Executive Director $52,905
Medea Benjamin Director $48,600
Kevin Danaher Secretary $28,125
Kate Raven Director $26,625
Michele Frank, MD Director $0
Tony Newman Director $0
Isao Fujimoto Director $0
Delvis Fernandez Director $0
Walter Turner President $0
Wanda Whitaker Vice President $0
Jason Mark Director $0
John Harrington Treasurer $0
Pierre Labossiere Director $0
Walter Riley Director $0
Bob Wing Director $0
Deborah James Director $0
Thuyen Nguyen Director $0
Rick Tejada-Flores Director $0
Bama Athreya Director $0
Tran Tuong Nhu Director $0
Randy Durband Director $0
Clare Campbell Director $0

Global Exchange Foundation Grants Chart

Global Exchange Foundation Grants, 2004-2007

Donor Foundation

Amount

Year

Grant Description

CLOUD MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$30,000

2007

News and information

ANGELICA FOUNDATION
La Jolla
California

$5,000

2006

2006 Grant Mexico program collaborative

GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
Aspen
Colorado

$10,000

2006

Post election observation mission to the 2006 Mexican Presidential election

MARY, MARTHA & EMMETT J. DOERR CHARITABLE TRUST
Milwaukee
Wisconsin

$7,500

2006

Guatemala Relief Fund, a project of Maya traditions

WALLACE GLOBAL FUND
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$75,000

2006

General support

LEF FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$10,000

2006

Funds in support of Global Exchange

BENJAMIN FUND INC
San Francisco
California

$60,000

2006

Peace and social justice

NEW PRIORITIES FOUNDATION
Spokane
Washington

$12,500

2006

General support

THE IARA LEE & GEORGE GUND III FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$5,000

2006

Humanitarian / edu women say no to war campaign

CLOUD MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$20,000

2006

News and information

ANGELICA FOUNDATION
La Jolla
California

$17,000

2006

Year 2006 program

ANGELICA FOUNDATION
La Jolla
California

$5,000

2006

2006 grant John Hgibbler other campaign in Mexico

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Portland
Oregon

$5,000

2005

Livability through citizen involvement

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$5,000

2005

Center for Micro Finance Training

LISA AND SIDNEY LONG FOUNDATION
Alamo
California

$5,000

2005

Support current social & environmental justice programs worldwide

SCHUMANN CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY INC
Montclair
New Jersey

$140,000

2005

A grant of $140000- To fund the public education campaign on the United Nations to improve global, social, economic and on-line reporting of environmental issues

CLOUD MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$15,000

2005

News and information

CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$30,000

2005

Cuba program

NEW PRIORITIES FOUNDATION
Spokane
Washington

$10,000

2005

General support

BENJAMIN FUND INC
San Francisco
California

$94,700

2005

Peace and social justice

ALBERT KUNSTADTER FAMILY FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$10,000

2005

Support trien beach rbsto

ANGELICA FOUNDATION
La Jolla
California

$10,000

2005

Capise program grant

WILLIAM H DONNER FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$18,303

2005

Project support

EL NORTE FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$5,000

2005

Guatemala relief

COMMON COUNSEL FOUNDATION
Oakland
California

$5,000

2005

Community, civil liberties & economic justice issues

NEW PRIORITIES FOUNDATION
Spokane
Washington

$12,500

2004

General support

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York
New York

$80,000

2004

To provide support for operational expenses

LEF FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$10,000

2004

Funds in support of Global Exchange

EL NORTE FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$5,000

2004

Charitable and educational

CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$22,500

2004

Cuba

CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$5,000

2004

NYD

CLOUD MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$15,000

2004

News and information

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$5,000

2004

Parwaz micro lending institution

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Portland
Oregon

$5,000

2004

Livability through citizen involvement

THE COTSWOLD FOUNDATION
Broomall
Pennsylvania

$5,000

2004

General purposes

THE THRESHOLD FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$20,000

2004

Burma Project

NoDOG grant

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