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Center for Science
in Public Participation

A NoDog Cluster Group

Center for Science in Public Participation
224 N CHURCH AVE
BOZEMAN , MT 59715
www.csp2.org
Phone: (406) 585-9854
FAX: (406) 585-2260
Email: csp2@csp2.org
EIN: 81-0512321
Founded: 1997
Exempt since 1997

Self-description: The CENTER for SCIENCE in PUBLIC PARTICIPATION provides objective research, education and technical advice to grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, regulatory agencies, businesses, and indigenous communities on natural resource issues, especially those related to mining.

Actual: Provides science-to-order for Earthworks and allied groups at the instigation of the Brainerd Foundation and others.

NoDOG Connection: The Center for Science in Public Participation (CSPP) has been virtually the personal science-to-order organization of Steven D'Esposito, executive director of Mineral Policy Center, since 2001, when he took over the group as chairman of the board of directors. When the Brainerd Foundation arranged the merger between Mineral Policy Center and Oil and Gas Accountability Project in 2004 to create Earthworks, CSPP began to receive Brainerd grants instructing the group "To provide focused technical support to Earthworks and its allied groups seeking to reform federal and state hardrock mining practices." The actual work carried over into anti-oil and gas campaigns, for example:
 

 

Center for Science in Public Participation
 Revenue and Expenses  2007

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $0
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $0
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0
 
Program Services $176,270
Administration $38,617
Other $11,844
Total Expenditures $226,731
Total Revenue $334,262   NET GAIN/LOSS $0

Center for Science in Public Participation Officers and Directors, 2007

Name Title Compensation
David Chambers President $60,000
Don Bachman Secretary, Treasurer $0
Anna Cederstau Vice Chair $0
Steve D'Esposito Board Chair $0

Center for Science in Public Participation Foundation Grants, 2000-2007

Donor Foundation
 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

TIFFANY & CO FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$100,000

2007

In support of its work in developing standards, criteria, and a process for mining certification.

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Anchorage
Alaska

$10,000

2006

Alaska Technical Mining support

LEIGHTY FOUNDATION
Cascade
Colorado

$8,000

2006

Alaska technical regulatory support program

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$15,000

2006

To provide focused technical support to Earthworks and its allied groups seeking to reform federal and state hardrock mining practices.

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2006

 

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2005

To provide focused technical support to Earthworks and its allied groups seeking to reform federal and state hardrock mining practices.

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2005

 

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$35,000

2005

General support/Alaska

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2004

To provide science research and technical support on mining issues to Alaskans for Responsible Mining and to Earthworks.

LEIGHTY FOUNDATION
Cascade
Colorado

$6,000

2004

Aladkan Technical / Regulatory Position

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$20,000

2004

For expenses associated with providing technical assistance on mining issues to several New Mexico groups

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Anchorage
Alaska

$15,000

2004

 

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$25,000

2004

Alaska work

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2004

To provide focused technical support to Earthworks and its allied groups seeking to reform federal and state hardrock mining practices.

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2003

Protecting and restoring the environment of the Pacific Northwest

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$40,000

2003

For expenses associated with providing technical assistance to grassroots groups in New Mexico in their efforts to uphold the New Mexico Mining Act, Water Quality Act, and other environmental laws regulating hard rock and coal mining in the state

LEIGHTY FOUNDATION
Cascade
Colorado

$6,000

2003

Alaskan technical/scientific position

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2003

 

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2002

The center for science in public participation (CSP2) will continue providing technical support to Native and public interest groups on resource development projects in Alaska

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$15,000

2002

For technical support to local nonprofits monitoring the reclamation plans of area mining operations that are ceasing operations in the state

LEIGHTY FOUNDATION
Cascade
Colorado

$5,000

2002

 

WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California

$100,000

2002

For general support

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2002

Gifts To Public Charities For the Purpose of Protecting And Restoring the Environment of the Pacific Northwest

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$25,000

2002

Alaska Work

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$15,000

2001

Reclamation bonding workshops

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$25,000

2001

Alaska work

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2001

For the protecting and restoring the environment of the Pacific Northwest

WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California

$50,000

2001

 

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$20,000

2001

For support of work that provides technical assistance to grassroots organizations seeking to reverse or prevent environmental damage from mining operations

MARTY & DOROTHY SILVERMAN FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$10,000

2001

 

MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$15,000

2001

 

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$15,000

2001

 

LEIGHTY FOUNDATION
Cascade
Colorado

$10,000

2000

 

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$10,000

2000

 

WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California

$50,000

2000

For general support

BULLITT FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$15,000

2000

Protecting and restoring the NW environment

THE BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2000

 

TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION
Grass Valley
California

$25,000

2000

 

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