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Greenpeace
includes Greenpeace, Inc. [501(c)(4)]
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. [501(c)(3)]
Stichting Greenpeace Council (Greenpeace Intl.)

Greenpeace Fund, Inc. (c3)
702 H St NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeacefund.org
Phone: (800) 326-0959
Email contact:
sarah.vito@greenpeace.org
EIN 95-3313195
Founded 1971
Exempt Since 1979

Greenpeace, Inc. (c4)
702 H St NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeacefund.org
Phone: (800) 326-0959
Email contact:
sarah.vito@greenpeace.org
EIN 52-1541501
Founded 1971
Exempt Since 19
88

Description: Anti-corporate activist organization hijacked from its original mission by extremists who have turned it into a shakedown group, according to Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder. The rift in Greenpeace may be seen in the 1985 split between the original Greenpeace, now called Greenpeace Foundation, and the entities it created and were hijacked, consisting of Greenpeace, Inc., and Greenpeace Fund, Inc., comprising Greenpeace USA and profiled here. 

Greenpeace national and regional offices are licensed to use the name "Greenpeace" by Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Brussels, Belgium which performs central coordinating functions.  

STICHTING GREENPEACE COUNCIL
Trustees from National Offices elect 7 member Stichting Greenpeace Council
Board of Directors

Cornelia Durrant (Chair)

Peter Barnes

Aileen Micko Smith

Judy Henderson

Fernando Furriela

Cornelis Otterman

Antoni Font Gelabert

A lead attack group in the anti-Exxon Mobil campaign: Chris Doran, creator of PressurePoint, arrested in the 1999 Seattle WTO riots, headed up the Greenpeace 2002 Campaign Exxon Mobil initiative.

Anatomy of Greenpeace shakedowns:

  • Greenpeace activists unlawfully occupy buildings, ships in harbor, and other private facilities to prevent others from going where they have a right to go.
  • Greenpeace activists use their media and internet capabilities to denounce their targets and bring pressure using opinionated claims.
  • Greenpeace activists negotiate with the target, usually a large corporation, either directly or through a public relations agency that employs or contracts with Greenpeace activists.
  • Greenpeace gains a position of influence within the target.

Greenpeace tactics are covered in depth in Nick Nichols' book, Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to Fight and Survive Attack Group Shakedowns.

Greenpeace is profiled in Ron Arnold and Alan Gottlieb's book, Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism is Wrecking America.

Exempt since: Jan 1988
Employer ID: 52-1541501
 
Financial condition, 2000, Greenpeace Fund, Inc. [c3]
  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $7,490,882
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $426,534
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0
 
Program Services $8,984,276
Administration $347,832
Other $1,277,995
Total Expenditures $10,610,103
Total Revenue $7,917,416   NET GAIN/LOSS $(2,692,687)
Financial condition, 2000, Greenpeace, Inc. [c4]
  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $14,997,480
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $33,585
Special Events $0
Sales <$156,304>
Other $291,990
 
Program Services $10,375,661
Administration $254,366
Fundraising $4,522,937
Total Expenditures $15,152,964
Total Revenue $15,166,751   NET GAIN/LOSS $(2,839,785)

COMBINED GREENPEACE REVENUES (2000): $23,084,167
 
Board of Directors, Greenpeace Fund, Inc.
David Chatfield, Chairman Karen Topakian, Member
Sebia Hawkins, Member  
Board of Directors, Greenpeace, Inc.
David Chatfield, Chairman Karen Topakian, Member
Sebia Hawkins, Member  

Greenpeace is very open about destroying free enterprise. "I don’t believe in the market approach.... It results in treating toxics or pollution as a commodity... When companies have a bottom line of profit you won’t have them thinking about the environment." So said former Greenpeace USA Executive Director Peter Bahouth in the left-wing newspaper In These Times in April 1990.

Anti-capitalist rhetoric shouldn’t come as much of a surprise from a group reconstituted from the 1969 Don’t Make a Wave Committee, a bunch of American Vietnam War draft dodgers who fled to Vancouver, British Columbia, and, with some Canadian supporters backed by American Quaker money, tried to stop U. S. nuclear tests on the Aleutian island of Amchitka with a halibut seiner renamed Greenpeace. Various West Coast Quaker groups gave money, including the Palo Alto Meeting of Friends and the Eugene Meeting of Friends.

Canadians were worried about possible tidal waves and earthquakes from the underground atomic blast and American Quakers had tried to stop nuclear tests twice before by sending the boats Phoenix and Golden Rule into test zones but were quickly arrested and their boats seized. However, if a Canadian boat were to sail into a test zone and stayed outside the actual territorial limit, American authorities could do nothing about it.

The Don’t Make a Wave Committee had talented planners and fundraisers, for all their radicalism—but the radicalism stuck in the public’s mind. As Robert Hunter wrote in his official history of the organization, one of the original patriarchs of Greenpeace was former Philadelphia lawyer Irving Stowe, "a Jew who had joined the Quaker religion" and rabid America-hater.

Stowe’s reasons for leaving America were, of course, Vietnam, refusal to pay taxes that went into the war effort, anger over corruption of the political system, and "creeping fascism." He tended to let all his personal views spill out in his interviews. His public denunciations of American imperialism and atrocities were beginning to embarrass other members of the committee. There were fears that he was stirring up anti-Americanism for its own sake, not because of the specific issue of Amchitka. In fact, Irving Stowe’s attacks on America were to leave such a lasting impression in Vancouver that for years afterward, Greenpeace would be viewed as a tool of Peking or the Kremlin, a reputation that was not helped much a few years later when Stowe traveled to China and came back singing its praises.

When early Greenpeace radical Rod Marining said, "I’m not a Red, I’m a Green," he was not expressing tender love toward free enterprise.

The Quaker principle to "bear witness" was not enough for Greenpeace, which tries to make everybody bear witness—with the Greenpeace point of view, of course. Confrontation, civil disobedience, staged films of animal abuse, inflammatory lies and physical harassment are Greenpeace’s methods despite its avowed adherence to Quaker principles of non-violence. It was for many years entwined with the radical organization, Earth First!, quietly sharing staff, activists and offices.

"The secret to [the late Greenpeace co-founder] David McTaggart’s success is the secret to Greenpeace’s success: It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true. You are what the media define you to be. Greenpeace became a myth, and a myth-generating machine."

So said Paul Watson, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace. That squib from a long 1991 article in Forbes magazine gives us the aromatic top-note of what Greenpeace is all about—perception is reality and the facts don’t matter.

Grants to Greenpeace Fund:

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: For efforts to encourage corporate demand for sustainably managed forest products in
North America and Europe

Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2001  

Foundation Name: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Abstract: For continued support to encourage development of philanthropy in Russia through market research, development of fundraising strategies and dissemination of information to Russian nongovernmental organizations
Amount: $49,000             Year Authorized: 2002
 

Foundation Name: The Trust for Mutual Understanding
Abstract: For travel to Lake Baikal by Russian and American participants in project designed to draw increased national and international attention to environmental problems affecting the lake and watershed
Amount: $25,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: Toward efforts to support expansion of sustainable agriculture in China
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 2001
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Reiman Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: The Scherman Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $80,000             Year Authorized: 2001
Duration: 2-year grant
 

Foundation Name: The Overbrook Foundation
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Columbia Foundation
Abstract: For True Food Consumer Action Network, San Francisco-based pilot initiative to educate consumers about transgenic crops and sustainable agriculture
Amount: $75,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Abstract: For general support
Amount: $14,000             Year Authorized: 2001
 

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: For Global Warming Campaign, which raises awareness of global warming
Amount: $75,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: The New York Community Trust
Abstract: To engage college students in global warming campaign
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2001

Foundation Name: HKH Foundation
Abstract: For environmental protection program
Amount: $35,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: The John Merck Fund
Abstract: To conduct strategically designed public education and media campaigns that increase support for abating climate change
Amount: $30,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: The Wilburforce Foundation
Abstract: For Transforming the Market: Pressure to Protect
British Columbia
's Coastal Temperate Rainforest
Amount: $35,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For World Heritage Forests program to achieve protection for primary forests in
Russia

Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: To map old-growth forest areas in Western Russia, and encourage paper mills to forego old-growth wood, and to provide monitoring and testing information through Toxics Rapid Response Laboratory for communities in Volga River Basin; for national toxics campaign, Global Dioxin Elimination Project to develop state, national and international support for elimination of dioxin generating products
Amount: $150,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
Abstract: To help build European buyer pressure for sustainable forestry practices in
British Columbia

Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Abstract: To increase potential of fundraising from the general public in Russia by implementing successful Western fundraising techniques appropriate to Russian culture and society
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 2000
 

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: To conserve, sustainably manage, and independently monitor forest resources
Amount: $300,000             Year Authorized: 2000
Duration: 3-year grant

Foundation Name: The Trust for Mutual Understanding
Abstract: For travel and related expenses for series of seminars on forestry issues to be held in Russia for representatives of small regional NGOs, and to support Russian and American participation at conference on issues of chemical pollution and ecological education held in Volga River Basin
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Abstract: For Global Pirate Fishing Project
Amount: $450,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Foundation Name: Wallace Global Fund
Amount: $60,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1998
 

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: For project, Double Standards in the Oil Production Industry of
Russia

Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1999
 

Foundation Name: The Trust for Mutual Understanding
Abstract: For international travel by Russian and American environmental specialists participating in workshops held in connection with Greenpeace 's Russian Ecological Hotspots project
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $60,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: To form committee of scientists to analyze COGEMA's (nuclear processing company) petition for new permit to discharge radioactive and toxic wastes into sea and air from La Hague and to publish peer-reviewable critique before French government decides whether or not to issue a new permit
Amount: $120,000             Year Authorized: 1998

Foundation Name: Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation
Abstract: For Solar Mediterranean Project
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1998  

Foundation Name: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Abstract: To encourage development of philanthropy in Russia through market research, development of fundraising strategies and dissemination of information to Russian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Foundation Name: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Abstract: To identify and map large old-growth forests in European
Russia and Ural Mountains

Amount: $90,066             Year Authorized: 1998
Duration: 1 1/2-year grant
 

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 1997

Foundation Name: Lannan Foundation
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: Turner Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $40,000             Year Authorized: 1996
 

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Abstract: For continued support to encourage transition to non-chemical drycleaning
Amount: $120,000             Year Authorized: 1997
Duration: 2-year grant

Foundation Name: The Rockefeller Foundation
Abstract: Toward
Oxford Solar Investment Summit
Amount: $20,000             Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: HKH Foundation
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 1995 

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Abstract: To encourage transition to new drycleaning process that does not rely on toxic chemicals and to develop similar projects in other industries
Amount: $60,000             Year Authorized: 1996

Foundation Name: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 1995
 

Foundation Name: Lannan Foundation
Abstract: For unrestricted support
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 1995
 

Foundation Name: Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Abstract: Toward The Solar Century, project to encourage corporate investments in solar energy as alternative to fossil fuel use
Amount: $30,000             Year Authorized: 1997
 

Foundation Name: Town Creek Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1993
 

Foundation Name: Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.
Abstract: For Women, Health and the Environment project helping to define public health as environmental issue. Project's initial focus is on epidemic proportions of breast cancer in industrialized world
Amount: $75,000             Year Authorized: 1994
 

Foundation Name: The Joyce Foundation
Abstract: To explore commercial potential of non-chemical dry cleaning
Amount: $20,000             Year Authorized: 1993

Foundation Name: Foundation for Deep Ecology
Abstract: For native anti-nuclear activities
Amount: $15,000             Year Authorized: 1992
 

Foundation Name: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1989
 

Foundation Name: Town Creek Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1990
 

Foundation Name: Town Creek Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000             Year Authorized: 1988

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