EIN 13-3976062

NRDC Action Fund

IRS 501(c) type
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The NRDC Action Fund builds political support for advancing the goals of the Natural Resources Defense Council, working to protect the planet and its people. The organization furthers the policy goals of the NRDC through federal advocacy efforts, including lobbying and media campaigns. Initiatives include advocating for federal legislation committing the United States to transitioning to clean energy and prioritizing sustainability.
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Program areas at NRDC Action Fund

Sustainable communitiesthe NRDC Action Fund supported campaigns to enact leading edge climate-friendly transportation and building policies in municipalities including denver, new york and chicago. We also advocated to eliminate dangerous pesticides in a number of states, including new jersey, new york and California.
Wildlife and wildlandsthe NRDC Action Fund lobbied against legislative efforts to weaken key national environmental laws and supported efforts to restore national monuments. The Action Fund also lobbied to reverse legislation opening the arctic national wildlife refuge to oil drilling, and worked to lay the groundwork for significant policy reforms to address illegal fishing and related labor abuses.
Clean energy futureexamples of the NRDC Action Fund's federal advocacy include lobbying and media campaigns to advocate for federal legislation that would commit the united states to transitioning to clean energy, and for legislation that prioritized sustainable infrastructure projects. The NRDC Action Fund also engaged in advocacy and accountability on the state level, supporting public engagement and advocacy efforts to advance clean energy solutions to the climate crisis.

Grants made by NRDC Action Fund

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
League of Conservation VotersEnviron. Advocacy$1,000,000
Natural Resources Defense CouncilEnviron. Advocacy$204,998
BlueGreen Alliance FoundationEnviron. Advocacy$75,000
...and 16 more grants made

Who funds NRDC Action Fund

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Sixteen Thirty FundEnvironmental Programs$2,000,000
The Horn FoundationGeneral$2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense CouncilEnv. Advocacy$1,825,000
...and 121 more grants received totalling $10,174,559

Personnel at NRDC Action Fund

Gina McCarthyFormer President and Chief Executive Officer$0
Manish BapnaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$0
Daniel KimChief Operating Officer$0
Veronica FooChief Financial Officer$0
Jennifer BernsteinChief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer$0
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for NRDC Action Fund

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,520,221
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$13,247
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-884
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$15,532,584

Form 990s for NRDC Action Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-09990View PDF
2020-062022-03-29990OView PDF
2019-062020-10-22990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-09-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 6, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
June 26, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 16, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
May 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Political advocacyNational levelNo full-time employees
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
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C60: Environmental Education
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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