Sierra Club Foundation

Oakland, CA • Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.

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Sierra Club Foundation


Sierra Club Foundation is a nonprofit focused on natural resources conservation and protection. With $71.5m in revenue and 17 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1962, Sierra Club Foundation is headquartered in Oakland, CA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 87% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $72.9m.

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Mission and Work


Educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment.

Beyond Coal

$26.7m annual program spend • The long-term goal of this program is to reverse the social, economic and environmental damage caused by global climate change by reducing U.S. Carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050, eliminating reliance on coal as the largest source of fuel for power generation, and fostering U.S. energy Independence through a transition to a thriving, clean, renewable energy economy. The program's specific goals, working in partnership with other environmental organizations, are to retire existing coal plants, prevent construction of new coal-fired power plants, stop infrastructure projects designed to facilitate and increase overseas exports of coal, and promote clean energy alternatives such as wind and solar.

Our Wild America

$7.6m annual program spend • The goal of this program is to protect, conserve, and restore public and private lands to retain natural systems and benefit present and future generations, especially in a climate-changing world. The campaign continues the sierra club's legacy of protecting public lands and wild places, getting people who need it most out in nature, giving grassroots volunteers the knowledge and resources needed to protect the environment nationally and in their own communities, and expanding and diversifying the environmental movement. The our wild America campaign is advancing four strategic initiatives: (1) protect public lands and wild special places, (2) keep dirty fuels in the ground, (3) protect and connect forests and other landscapes, and (4) engage new and diverse people with exploring, enjoying and protecting nature nearby their homes and communities.

Program 3

$7.6m annual program spend • Chapter and group education project (cgep) - this project supports the state and local chapters and groups of the sierra club in their work to educate the public about the threats to the environment and potential solutions available to them. The overarching goals of the cgep are to protect the natural and human environment for the benefit of the general public, to enforce local and federal laws in the public interest; and to train and prepare activists for public advocacy on behalf of environmental protection. It is a project through which the SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION works to achieve its mission to educate, inspire and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment.

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Grants made

These are some of the grants Sierra Club Foundation has made in recent years to other charities.


Vermont Energy Investment Corp

Burlington, VTVEIC is dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy use.
1 grant(s) totaling $50k


Conservation Legacy

Durango, COConservation Legacy is a national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs.
1 grant(s) totaling $20k

Religious Organization


Highland Park, NJGreenfaith is a religious organization focused on environmental education and outdoor survival programs. Founded in 1997, Greenfaith is headquartered in Highland Park, NJ.
1 grant(s) totaling $50k


EHC San Diego

National City, CAEHC San Diego is a nonprofit focused on advocacy related to environmental issues. With $4.2m in revenue and 41 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $100k


Earth Island Institute

Berkeley, CAEarth Island Institute is a nonprofit focused on natural resources conservation and protection. With $14.4m in revenue and 252 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $194k


New Florida Majority Education Fund

Miami, FLNew Florida Majority Education Fund is a nonprofit focused on voter education and registration. With $7.3m in revenue and 70 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $50k


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Saint Paul, MNMCEA has created a website to lay out the case against PolyMet that we've filed on behalf of the people of Minnesota.  Thanks to your generous support of our work at the Minnesota Center for...
1 grant(s) totaling $71k


Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CASEE can help your organization run and grow as a non-profit
1 grant(s) totaling $250k


Bluegreen Alliance Foundation

Minneapolis, MNBluegreen Alliance Foundation is a nonprofit focused on natural resources conservation and protection. With $6.8m in revenue and 9 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $100k


Virginia Organizing

Charlottesvle, VAReal People. Real Change.
1 grant(s) totaling $30k


Climate Solutions

Seattle, WAClimate Solutions is a nonprofit focused on preservation of natural resources. With $3.0m in revenue and 27 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $30k

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