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Common Ground United
An unincorporated affiliate of Earthworks
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Common Ground United
(an unincorporated affiliate of Earthworks, fiscal sponsor)
P.O. Box 23150
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502

http://www.commongroundunited.org
Phone:
(505)474-3061
Email contact: 
info@commongroundunited.org
EIN: No Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Founded: 2007
Exempt since: Not an exempt organization listed in IRS Publication 78.

Linked to: Drilling Santa Fe; Oil and Gas Accountability Project; New Mexico Wildlife Federation; National Wildlife Federation; Concerned Citizens of Cerillos
 

Self-description: Protecting the Land and Heritage of New Mexico. Support the fight for local self-determination by donating to Common Ground United. Your generous contribution will help ensure that all citizens have a meaningful role in developing local policies to protect their environment, health, culture, and economy from the adverse impacts of extractive resource development. Common Ground United is an affiliate of EARTHWORKS and uses EARTHWORKS credit card processing system to accept your donation - as a result, your tax deductible donation will appear on your credit card statement as Democracy In Action. [Democracy in Action is funded by George Soros and wealthy foundations.]

Actual: Aggressive campaigning to destroy all resource use in New Mexico, viciously demonizing oil and gas development. Influenced New Mexico's Oil Conservation Division (OCD) to promulgate Special Provisions for Santa Fe County and the Galisteo Basin, orchestrated OCD hearings in December 2008. Operates specific projects to destroy all resource use in Galisteo Basin, Rio Chama, Le Bajada Mesa, Mora County and West Mesa / Atrisco Land Grant. 

In August 2008, Common Ground United joined with Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Oil and Gas Accountability Project, Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action, and Wild Earth Guardians and protested the BLM August 26, 2008 lease sale to the states of Montana and North Dakota totaling 25,274 acres on the BLM land for failing to address global warming and climate change and adverse consequences.

History: Common Ground United appeared on the Web in April 2008 as a collection of 64 separate organizations and individuals. CGU is not incorporated and has no accountable officers. It is headed by rancher Johnny Micou, executive director. He is a member of CGU's three-person Executive Committee with Gwen Lachelt (Earthworks' Oil and Gas Accountability Project) and Oscar Simpson (New Mexico Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation). Micou is also the founder of Drilling Santa Fe.

Common Ground United has no financial statement of its own and does not report income to the state of New Mexico or the United States Internal Revenue Service. It has access to the resources of its fiscal sponsor, Earthworks.

Earthworks financial condition 2007

Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $1,485,248
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $24,448
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $20,924

 

Program Services $1,612,253
Administration $115,363
Other $146,697
Total Expenditures $1,874,313
Total Revenue $1,530,620   NET GAIN/LOSS ($343,693)

Earthworks Officers, Directors, and Key Employees

Name Title Compensation
STEPHEN D'ESPOSITO PRESIDENT & CEO $123,848
GLORIA FLORA BOARD MEMBER $0
SHARON BENJAMIN SEC/TREAS $0
DR. KARIN SHELDON CHAIRMAN $0
BILL MCNEILL BOARD MEMBER $0
KERRY ANDERSON BOARD MEMBER & MAJOR DONOR $0
WILMA SUBRA BOARD MEMBER $0
JAY HALFON BOARD MEMBER $0
MICHAEL CONROY BOARD MEMBER $0
GLENN MILLER VICE CHAIRMAN $0
KIMBERLEE SMITH-DINN DIRECTOR OPERATIONS & DEV $68,581
GWEN LACHELT OGAP PROGRAM DIRECTOR $63,000
ALAN SEPTOFF RESEARCH & IT $54,000

Most recent foundation grants to Earthworks

Grant Total: $4,003,550 

Number of Grants: 87


Donor Foundation
 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

HAROLD WHITWORTH PIERCE CHARITABLE TRUST
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2007

 

PAUL AND EDITH BABSON FOUNDATION
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2007

 

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington

$20,000

2007

Clean energy

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$350,000

2007

General support

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$5,000

2006

For the New Mexico circuit rider program

PAUL AND EDITH BABSON FOUNDATION
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2006

 

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2006

 

STARBUCKS FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$7,500

2006

Giving Voice Program

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2006

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$100,000

2006

 

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$30,000

2006

No Dirty Gold' Campaign

WYSS FOUNDATION
West Chester
Pennsylvania

$55,000

2006

 

NEW-LAND FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$15,000

2006

 

SCHERMAN FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$30,000

2006

Support for environmental projects

WOLFENSOHN FAMILY FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$20,000

2006

In response to 10/27/06 application in support of oil and gas accountability's campaigns to protect threatened lands in the Rocky mountain West and Alaska from mounting impacts of oil and gas development

LIZ CLAIBORNE & ART ORTENBERG FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$10,000

2006

Oil & gas accountability project

TEMPER OF THE TIMES FOUNDATION INC
Rye
New York

$8,000

2005

 

RICHARD AND RHODA GOLDMAN FUND
San Francisco
California

$150,000

2005

No Dirty Gold Campaign, a collaborative campaign to promote the highest environmental, human rights and social standards in mining operations worldwide

WOLFENSOHN FAMILY FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$20,000

2005

 

WYSS FOUNDATION
West Chester
Pennsylvania

$55,000

2005

 

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$50,000

2005

Media work

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$135,000

2005

Western campaign circuit riders

ECOTRUST FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

$5,000

2005

General support

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$25,000

2005

NO Dirty Gold' Campaign

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$30,000

2005

Environmental preservation

PAUL AND EDITH BABSON FOUNDATION
Boston
Massachusetts

$5,000

2005

 

PRINCETON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC
Lawrenceville
New Jersey

$6,000

2005

 

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$5,000

2005

For the New Mexico Circuit Rider Program

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON HOLE
Jackson
Wyoming

$20,000

2005

 

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$350,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2004

To ensure that recent scientific research on mining is brought to the attention of government and corporate decision-makers.

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$350,000

2004

To protect the West's pristine landscapes by promoting reform of the mining industry in the US.

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$7,500

2004

For continuation of the mining reform work in New Mexico

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$30,000

2004

Environmental preservation

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2004

 

CABOT FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2004

 

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$135,000

2004

Western campaign

WYSS FOUNDATION
West Chester
Pennsylvania

$110,000

2004

 

SCHERMAN FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$30,000

2004

Support for environmental projects

LAZAR FOUNDATION
Portland
Oregon

$10,000

2004

 

ANNA B STEARNS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2004

 

ANNA B STEARNS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC
Boston
Massachusetts

$10,000

2003

General Purposes

MARK AND HELENE EISNER FOUNDATION INC
Boca Raton
Florida

$5,000

2003

 

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$18,000

2003

Protecting and restoring the environment of the Pacific Northwest

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$46,500

2003

Environmental preservation

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$30,000

2003

Environmental preservation

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$350,000

2003

To protect the West's pristine landscapes by promoting reform of the mining industry in the U.S

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$240,000

2003

To use scientific and economic research to expose the vulnerabilities of the mining industry and provide research necessary for mining reform

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Plymouth
Indiana

$4,500

2002

 

NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION
Beverly
Massachusetts

$5,000

2002

 

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