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Friends of the Earth

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Friends of the Earth is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1969. As of 2018 they had $10 million in revenue and $15 million in assets.

Friends of the Earth fights to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. They are part of a federation of grassroots groups in 76 countries.

(877) 843-8687
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Program areas at Friends of the Earth

Outreach & membership program:our outreach program educates members and activists as well as the greater public through online action alerts, online advertising, mailings print newsletters (to members), as well as social media sites like facebook, twitter, youtube, and flickr. We also seek opportunities to educate the public through tv and radio interviews.

Food and technology:the food and technology team conducts policy advocacy, market campaigns and scientific research to promote a more just and sustainable food system. In fy2018 the team won victories in getting leading garden retailers to stop selling plants with toxic pesticides, advocated for public policies to phase-out bee-killing pesticides, mounted a campaign to convince grocers to stock more bee-friendly and organic foods, and began a study on pesticides in food. It also helped institutions such as schools to adopt more climate-friendly purchasing policies, and advocated for better regulation of products made with synthetic biology.

Economic policy:friends of the Earth (foe)'s economic policy team aims to create a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world by transforming financial and economic systems. Activities include efforts to end subsidies for polluting industries, making polluters pay for the damage they cause and encourage investments in clean alternatives. During fy2018 it worked to alter lending practices at large financial institution that fund polluting activities and harm communities in developing countries. the team also educated the public and policymakers about the environmental dangers and undemocratic nature of trade agreements, such as the trans-pacific partnership. It engaged in campaign finance reform efforts, and began an effort to address gerrymandering in north carolina. This team also worked to get institutional investors to adopt policies to defund deforestation, particularly related to palm oil production.

Form 990s for Friends of the Earth

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jul 5, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 7, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 26, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 15, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Friends of the Earth

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,510,858
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$99,356
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$31,717
Net rental income$182,502
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$221,236
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,770
Total revenues$10,051,439

Vendors for Friends of the Earth

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Engaging NetworksFundraising software; Advocacy software2020-09-05
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-09-05
█████████Content management system software2020-09-05
██████████████████ ███Tax accounting2019-07-05
██ ██████ ███Printing$299,5172018-06-01
██████ ████ ██████████ ███Printing and Mailing$120,3942018-06-01
████ █████ ██████████ ███Online Advertising$365,0002018-06-01
███████ ██████ ███Lists$203,1602018-06-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Friends of the Earth

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Julie StudiedChief Organizer-July 17, 2019
Liz ButlerVice President of Organizing and Strategic Alliances-Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ███████Vice President of Membership and Development$111,395Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ████Vice President of Administration and Organizational Culture-Oct. 4, 2020
████████ ████Vice President of Programs$112,475Oct. 4, 2020
███████ ███████Finance Director$81,200Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ████Director of Digital Membership and Advocacy-Oct. 4, 2020
████ ██████Food and Agriculture Program Director-Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ██████Oceans and Vessels Program Director; Legal Director-Oct. 4, 2020
███████ ██████Art Director-Oct. 4, 2020
...and 19 more key personnel

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