Sierra Club Foundation

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Sierra Club Foundation
Motto Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
Formation 1960
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA
Exec. Dir. Peter Martin


The Sierra Club Foundation's mission statement is: To help educate, inspire, and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment. They sponsor many organizations that are environmentally friendly, this includes: the Climate Recovery Partnership, the Environmental Law Program, Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships, the Sierra Club Outdoors, and many more.

The Sierra Club Foundation is a public charity based in San Francisco, founded in 1960, in the U.S. state of California, whose mission is to provide financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations for tax deductible work. The Sierra Club Foundation funds a range of environmental projects which fall into the three general categories of public education, litigation, and training i.e. zero emission vehicles or carbon pollution protectors.


Since 1960, the foundation has funded tens of millions of dollars' worth of important work, from small local projects costing a couple of hundred dollars, to large, multi-year campaigns which require millions of dollars to support. 90% of all of their funds are spent on these projects. The Foundation has over $100 million in assets according to Charity Navigator.

The financial support for the foundation comes from individual donors and foundations who recognize the foundation as an effective means to sponsor important environmental work. Because they are a public charity the Foundation is tax exempt and is governed by an independent Board of Directors.


Board of Directors[edit]

Larry Keeshan - Chair

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