John R. Hunting

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John R. Hunting is a philanthropist who is the son of David D. Hunting, a founder of Steelcase, an office furniture manufacture based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2006 he was noted as a major contributor to liberal or progressive 527 organizations.[1][2][3] He was also the President of the Beldon Fund,[4] which was an environmental fund whose expiration he planned.[5] He is particularly active on environmental causes,[6][7] and also funds other progressive causes including EMILY's List.


  1. ^ Stephanie Simon (October 30, 2006). "Unregulated Groups Wield Millions To Sway Voters". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ The Campaign Finance Institute Archived 2016-09-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Open Secrets
  4. ^ Beldon Fund trustees list Archived 2007-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Stephanie Strom (May 29, 2009). "Environmental Foundation Expires, as It Always Wanted". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Will Evans (September 9, 2008). "Profile: League of Conservation Voters". NPR. 
  7. ^ Glen Elsasser (October 18, 1996). "Washington house is study in 'green'". The Free Lance-Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia.