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Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock

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Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
A fund of a church not required to file IRS Form 990 reports: its grants have no transparency whatsoever.

48 Shelter Rock Road

Manhasset, New York 11030
Phone: 516-627-6576
Fax: 516-627-6596
Email:
jan@veatch.org
Website: http://www.uucsr.org/veatch

Description: An oil and gas fortune bequeathed by Caroline Veatch to her church, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock. The money came from her husband, Dr. Arthur Clifford Veatch, a noted geologist who owned royalty rights. Caroline arranged for the Shelter Rock Society to receive a percentage of the proceeds from the production of oil and natural gas in the OEG Concession in the North German Plain.
The Veatch Program uses its oil and gas royalties to fund anti-corporate, anti-capitalist organizations and projects. The Veatch Program funded the creation of the
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 1986. It funded efforts to destroy the wise use movement during the early 1990s. It is part of the anti-capitalist International Forum on Globalization and Funders Network on Trade and Globalization.

 

The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program is not required to release any financial information because it is a church.  Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000

  Revenue

 

  Expenses

Contributions

$

Government Grants

$0

Program Services

$0

Investments

$

Special Events

$0

Sales

$0

Other

$

 

Program Services

$

Administration

$

Other

$

Total Expenditures

$

 

 

Total Assets

$30,560,890

Total Revenue

$

 

NET GAIN/LOSS

$

The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program is governed by a 10 person Board of Governors elected to 4-year terms by members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock. Governors for 2001-2002:

 Barbara Grosmark (Chair)

 Allan Shapiro (ex officio)

 Rev. Olav Nieuwejaar
 (Minister Resource)

 Carol Adams

 Bert Napear

 Richard Guilbert

 Judith Hickson (Vice Chair)

 Jill Hyer

 Zed Kesner

 Jim Smith

Staff:

Marjorie Fine, executive director

Victor Quintana, Senior Program Officer

Anannya Bhattacharjee, Program Officer

Bill Dempsey, Program Officer


Marjorie Fine, executive director

Took position in 1993
This job has been a springboard to bigger things for two previous executive directors: Joshua Reichert (1987-1988), who went on to become environment program director of the Pew Charitable Trusts; and Barbara Dudley (1988-1992), who went on to head Greenpeace USA.
 

 

 

 

Sample of recent grants given by the Veatch Program:

Recipient Name: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Amount: $125,000             Year Authorized: 2000

Recipient Name: Western Organization of Resource Councils
Amount: $120,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Recipient Name: Tides Foundation & Tides Center
Amount: $20,000             Year Authorized: 1999

Recipient Name: Western Organization of Resource Councils
Abstract: To strengthen and support grassroots organizing to counter the "Wise Use" movement in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions.
Amount: $35,000             Year Authorized: 1993

Recipient Name: The Tides Foundation, Military Toxics Project
Abstract: To unite activists, peace and environmental organizations, communities, and veterans to protect public health and the environment from pollution generated by the U.S. military, and to advance the transition to a sustainable peacetime economy.
Amount: $50,000             Year Authorized: 1995

Recipient Name: National Toxics Campaign Fund
Amount: $100,000             Year Authorized: 199
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