EIN 13-2654926

Natural Resources Defense Council

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Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth, its people, its plants & animals, on which all life depends. They aim to change systems that impact people directly and indirectly by addressing unsafe drinking water systems, decreasing chemicals in consumer products, and advocating for infrastructure improvements. This fiscal year, NRDC has continued its mission to preserve a livable climate and protect human health, biodiversity, and the environment in the United States and abroad through their programs, litigation, science, advocacy and communication efforts.
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Internationalfrom china to india to the americas, nrdc's international work leverages our scientific, economic, and policy expertise to advance key environmental and climate programs with far-reaching impacts across the world. Our highlights from this past fiscal year are as follows:nrdc endeavored to help curtail greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy while preparing for climate impacts worldwide. In one notable achievement that stemmed in part from decades-long nrdc advocacy, india announced that it will ratify the kigali amendment to the montreal protocol, a global pact to phase down climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (hfcs)-a potent greenhouse gas used in industrial refrigerants and air conditioners-and that it plans to develop a national strategy for phasing down hfcs. At the united nations conference of the parties 26 in glasgow (cop26), nrdc held events on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change, including an event on the role of green banks and the development of finance institutions in mobilizing private investments into climate action; and panel discussions about opportunities for implementing the kigali amendment in india as well as building climate resilience that focuses on the most vulnerable people in the country. Nrdc also worked across its many functions to continue protecting primary forests in the canadian boreal, which absorb significant amounts of the world's carbon dioxide and house the planet-warming gas within their soil. Efforts included campaigns with partners to push procter & gamble's ceo to stop sourcing from the boreal forests to make charmin toilet paper and other tissue products and coordinating and releasing an open letter to canada's prime minister justin trudeau, signed by 100 leading scientists across the world, to call for an end to logging in the forests and for canada to fully account for the logging industry's carbon emissions. We also worked with other organizations to hold investors and board of directors of big corporations accountable for continuing to log primary forests; as a result of our advocacy, lowe's, one of the world's largest home improvement retailers, committed to evaluating and disclosing the impact of its sourcing on primary forests and indigenous rights in order do its part in addressing deforestation and primary forest degradation.nrdc sustained its pursuit of helping other key parts of the world transition to cleaner energy and become more prepared for the effects of climate change. Examples include recommending solutions to expand charging infrastructure in countries, such as working with a nonprofit organization to optimize charging infrastructure construction and charging operations in shanghai and releasing publications on how to optimally select sites for electric vehicle charging stations in india. Nrdc also continued to help build climate resilience in india, a country at the forefront of extreme climate effects, by presenting information workshops on how to strengthen heat adaptation efforts at the state and local levels. Additionally, nrdc coordinated a letter signed by u.s. environmental, justice, foreign policy, and trade groups to pressure the biden administration to address actions by mexico that are undermining clean energy progress, and advocated for the opening of a formal consultation with the country to assess the ability of its energy policies in meeting emissions reductions targets as well as air quality standards.
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Grants made by Natural Resources Defense Council

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Movement Strategy CenterEnv. Advocacy$11,713,000
the Rose Foundation for Communities the EnvironmentEnv. Advocacy$2,400,000
NRDC Action FundEnv. Advocacy$1,825,000
...and 152 more grants made totalling $24,286,466

Who funds Natural Resources Defense Council

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesAccelerate Transition To Clean Energy$6,400,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$6,379,675
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$6,379,675
...and 741 more grants received totalling $86,573,095

Personnel at Natural Resources Defense Council

Manish BapnaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$238,031
Daniel KimChief Operating Officer$0
Veronica FooChief Financial Officer$371,286
Jenny PowersChief Communications Officer
Ed YoonChief Policy Advocacy Officer$290,372
...and 32 more key personnel

Financials for Natural Resources Defense Council

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$178,965,564
Program services$3,282,725
Investment income and dividends$360,246
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,760,137
Net income from fundraising events$-341,605
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$158,771
Total revenues$186,185,838

Form 990s for Natural Resources Defense Council

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-11990View PDF
2021-062022-05-04990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-11-10990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $79,289 from Jewish Communal Fund
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 260 new grant, including a grant for $6,400,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 73 new grant, including a grant for $528,100 from The Chicago Community Trust
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 579 new grant, including a grant for $24,477,500 from Bloomberg Philanthropies
August 9, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
40 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 727-2700
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C30: Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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