Follow the Money: Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is no friend to America’s farmers and ethanol producers.

The radical organization argues that ethanol is responsible for “increasing the cost of food, harming consumers, and wasting taxpayer money. Corn ethanol is neither environmentally nor socially sustainable and cannot be a part of any clean energy future.”

Furthermore, the group opposes the Biden administration’s biofuels mandate, despite the mandate’s strong support of farmers and ethanol producers. FOE attacks the mandate as “a toxic plan directly at odds with the Biden Administration’s commitment to Environmental Justice.”

Perhaps it should come as no surprise then that Energy Foundation China has provided $1,155,000 in grants to Friends of the Earth since 2003. Energy Foundation China has praised the communist Chinese government for its “efforts to achieve modernization by upgrading its economy and decarbonizing its energy system with high productivity and much lower emissions of carbon and other pollutants.”

Below are organizations that have provided grants of more than $40,000 to FOE since 2003.

GrantmakerCity, StateAmount Funded
Foundation For The CarolinasCharlotte, NC$22,576,100
Charles Stewart Mott FoundationFlint, MI$3,785,000
Ford FoundationNew York City, NY$3,745,000
David And Lucile Packard FoundationLos Altos, CA$2,671,550
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.New York City, NY$2,107,500
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundBoston, MA$2,072,515
Energy Foundation ChinaSan Francisco, CA$1,155,000
Vanguard CharitableMalvern, PA$1,015,750
Greater Kansas City Community FoundationKansas City, MO$860,350
CS FundSebastopol, CA$840,000
Oak FoundationCointrin,$710,298
Silicon Valley Community FoundationMountain View, CA$601,200
Park FoundationIthaca, NY$532,500
The Marisla FoundationLaguna Beach, CA$530,000
Gordon E And Betty I Moore
Palo Alto, CA$511,500
Climateworks FoundationSan Francisco, CA$500,000
Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.Washington, DC$500,000
Turner Foundation, Inc.Atlanta, GA$492,997
Tides FoundationSan Francisco, CA$455,413
New York Community Trust Aka Community Funds, Inc.New York City, NY$450,263
The Oak Foundation U.S.A.San Francisco, CA$434,649
Educational Foundation Of AmericaWilmington, DE$420,000
Scherman Foundation IncNew York City, NY$400,000
Arca FoundationWashington, DC$395,000
The Ceres TrustChicago, IL$370,000
The Schmidt Family FoundationPalo Alto, CA$350,000
Dr. Bronners Family FoundationVista, CA$337,500
Gould Foundation, Inc.New York City, NY$325,000
Marty And Dorothy Silverman FoundationNew York City, NY$310,000
Appleton FoundationSanta Cruz, CA$308,000
Arcus FoundationNew York City, NY$300,000
Schwab Charitable FundSan Francisco, CA$291,352
Cassiopeia Foundation, Inc.Charlottesville, VA$250,000
John D. And Catherine T. Macarthur FoundationChicago, IL$250,000
PACCAR FoundationBellevue, WA$250,000
The Partnership Project Action FundWashington, DC$250,000
Margaret A Cargill FoundationEden Prairie, MN$234,932
The Paul G. Allen Family FoundationSeattle, WA$223,958
Resources Legacy FundSacramento, CA$215,000
Columbus FoundationColumbus, OH$210,200
Warsh-Mott LegacySebastopol, CA$210,000
The Boston FoundationBoston, MA$166,550
Fraternal Order Of EaglesWapakoneta, OH$163,626
Gary E Milgard Family Foundation
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Tacoma, WA$150,000
Surdna Foundation IncNew York City, NY$150,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. Dba Rsf Social FinanceSan Francisco, CA$126,500
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation Inc.New York City, NY$125,000
Arkay FoundationBerkeley, CA$120,000
Roy A. Hunt FoundationPittsburgh, PA$119,000
Rose Foundation For Communities And The EnvironmentOakland, CA$107,593
Donald C. Brace FoundationNewtown, CT$105,000
Greater Washington Community FoundationWashington, DC$103,750
Corio FoundationLos Ranchos, NM$100,000
Marin Community FoundationNovato, CA$100,000
The Rockefeller FoundationNew York City, NY$100,000
The Morris And Gwendolyn Cafritz FoundationWashington, DC$95,000
Greater Cedar Rapids Community FoundationCedar Rapids, IA$92,500
Network For Good, Inc.Washington, DC$90,685
The Partnership Project, Inc.Washington, DC$88,900
Saint Paul & Minnesota FoundationSt Paul, MN$85,522
ImpactAssetsBethesda, MD$85,309
Bullitt FoundationSeattle, WA$85,000
The John Merck FundBoston, MA$85,000
Wallace Global Fund IIWashington, DC$85,000
The Nathan Cummings FoundationNew York City, NY$80,000
Lisa And Douglas Goldman FundSan Francisco, CA$77,500
San Francisco FoundationSan Francisco, CA$75,000
J.M. Kaplan FundNew York City, NY$75,000
Tides AdvocacySan Francisco, CA$75,000
The Sigrid Rausing TrustLondon,$70,325
Moriah Fund, Inc.New York City, NY$70,000
The Keith Campbell Foundation For The Environment IncBethesda, MD$60,000
TSCFort Mill, SC$60,000
Jewish Community Federation Of San Francisco, The Peninsula , Marin & Sonoma CountiesSan Francisco, CA$57,563
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.New York City, NY$56,000
Wiancko Charitable Foundation Inc.Seattle, WA$54,029
Northwest Fund For The EnvironmentSeattle, WA$53,000
Compton Foundation IncSan Francisco, CA$52,500
Chorus FoundationBoston, MA$50,000
The Christensen FundSan Francisco, CA$50,000
CMR FoundationStanwood, WA$50,000
Frank Mchugh- O’Donovan Foundation, Inc.Wilmington, DE$50,000
Open Society InstituteNew York City, NY$50,000
The Wyss FoundationWashington, DC$50,000
The New- Land Foundation, Inc.San Francisco, CA$48,000
The Prentice Foundation, Inc.Wilmington, DE$47,000
Lawrence FoundationSanta Monica, CA$45,000
Merck Family FundMilton Village, MA$44,986
Minneapolis Jewish FederationHopkins, MN$42,500
EarthshareWashington, DC$42,126
The Community Foundation Of Western North CarolinaAsheville, NC$40,500
The Streisand FoundationSanta Monica, CA$40,500
The Orchard FoundationCharlestown, MA$40,000
Edwards Mother Earth FoundationWilmington, DE$40,000
Ludington, Inc.Roanoke, VA$40,000
Threshold FoundationSan Francisco, CA$40,000