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Rainforest Action Network
A NODOG Cluster Group

 

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, No. 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: 415-398-4404
Fax: 415-398-2732
Email: ranmembers@ran.org
Website:  www.ran.org
Status: 501(c)(3)
EIN: 94-3045180
Founded: 1985
Exempt since: 1991

Rainforest Action Network is mapped on Muckety.

Self-description:
Rainforest Action Network protects the Earth's rainforests and supports the rights of their inhabitants. RAN mobilizes consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and financiers to advocate for corporate policies and business ethics that embrace ecological and community sustainability.

Actual: Social shakedown group, harassing companies until they cave in to RAN demands for payoffs to related groups, thus avoiding charges of blackmail if they demanded funds for themselves in return for stopping unlawful actions.

NoDOG Connection: Rainforest Action Network sent trainers to the Oil and Gas Accountability Project and the Dogwood Initiative 2004 Denver, Colorado workshop, Corporate Energy Campaigning: Using financial pressure for conservation.

Brief Sketch: Began as a Randall Hayes project called "People of the Earth" (1981), which was adopted by David Brower's Earth Island Institute (1982). Hayes founded an information group called "Rainforest Action Network" (1984), which developed into an unincorporated organization  (1985), which became a nonprofit California Corporation (1987), which absorbed "People of the Earth" (1988) and grew into an activist force with more than 150 allied groups, some performing unlawful acts such as trespass and theft of goods according to Rainforest Action Network plans and advisories. Major organizer of unlawful acts, paid $40,000 in fines and penalties for unlawful acts.

Executive Director self-profile: Michael Brune is RAN's Executive Director. He oversees, coordinates, and integrates the activities of the organization's programs. Previously, Mike served as RAN's Campaigns Director, and led RAN's Old-Growth Campaign. Mike directed the campaign to push Home Depot to adopt its landmark wood purchasing policy, which has led to a subsequent shift for more than a third of the American wood and paper markets. Mike currently oversees and directs strategy for RAN's programs, including RAN's initiative to reduce the ecological and social footprint of the financial service industry. Mike has also been a giant force in developing the Jumpstart Ford Campaign given his wealth of experience in both running and overseeing markets campaigns. Before RAN, Mike worked with the Coastal Rainforest Coalition and Greenpeace, where he ran the San Francisco office for two years. Mike earned dual BS degrees in Economics and Finance from West Chester University.

Rainforest Action Network Officers and Directors 2007

Name Title Compensation
Michael Brune Executive Dir $95,417
Allan Hunt-Badiner Director $0
Martha DiSario Director $0
Austin Willacy Director $0
Michael Klein Director $0
Randall Hayes President/Secty $0
James D Gollin Board Chair $0
Jodie Evans Director $0
Andre Carothers Director $0
Pam Wellner Director $0
Stephen Stevick Director $0
Scott B Price Treasurer $0

Rainforest Action Network Foundation grants 2004-2007

Donor
Foundation

Amount

Year

Grant Description

FIREDOLL FOUNDATION
Walnut Creek
California

$15,000

2007

Old growth & global finance campaign

FRED GELLERT FAMILY FOUNDATION
Tiburon
California

$5,000

2007

Support for environmental projects

WILLIAM C BANNERMAN FOUNDATION
West Hollywood
California

$15,000

2007

Support for environmental projects

LAWRENCE FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California

$10,000

2006

Support for environmental projects

GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$4,000

2006

In support of fundraising activities

PRENTICE FOUNDATION INC
Westport
Connecticut

$10,000

2006

For NYC celebration and Ran's good work

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$37,500

2006

Jumpstart Ford Campaign

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$40,000

2006

General Support for RAN's Market-Based Campaign

FORREST C AND FRANCES H LATTNER FOUNDATION INC
Delray Beach
Florida

$30,000

2006

Old growth campaign

VANGUARD CHARITABLE ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
Southeastern
Pennsylvania

$81,000

2006

Environment & Wildlife

ROY A HUNT FOUNDATION
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

$10,000

2006

Rainforests in the classroom program

SCHAFFNER FAMILY FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$20,000

2006

Habitat restoration

NOVO FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$100,000

2006

General support

WALLACE GLOBAL FUND
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$80,000

2006

General support - year I

SWANEE HUNT FAMILY FOUNDATION
Cambridge
Massachusetts

$10,000

2005

Third generation grant environment mental health

ROY A HUNT FOUNDATION
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

$10,000

2005

Education outreach program

MAX & ANNA LEVINSON FOUNDATION
Santa Fe
New Mexico

$14,000

2005

Ford Motors Campaign

ALPER FAMILY FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$5,000

2005

Cancer research

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$75,000

2005

Jumpstart ford campaign

FIREDOLL FOUNDATION
Walnut Creek
California

$13,000

2005

Old growth campaign

MARIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Novato
California

$10,000

2005

Provide operating support

DIANDRA DE MORRELL DOUGLAS FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$13,080

2005

Preservation

LAWRENCE FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California

$5,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

LAWRENCE FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California

$5,000

2005

Support for environmental projects

LAWRENCE FOUNDATION
Santa Monica
California

$5,000

2004

Support for environmental projects

GILES W & ELISE G MEAD FOUNDATION
Napa
California

$10,000

2004

Support for environmental projects

WILLIAM C BANNERMAN FOUNDATION
West Hollywood
California

$5,000

2004

Support for environmental projects

FIREDOLL FOUNDATION
Walnut Creek
California

$10,000

2004

Pacific Northwest markets work

COMPTON FOUNDATION INC
Redwood City
California

$25,000

2004

Support for environmental projects

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$37,500

2004

Jumpstart Ford campaign

ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND INC
New York
New York

$100,000

2004

To its efforts to encourage corporate demand for sustainable managed forest products in North America

ALPER FAMILY FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$5,000

2004

Environment protection

ROY A HUNT FOUNDATION
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

$10,000

2004

Distribution of educational material on rainforests to schools

WALLACE GLOBAL FUND
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$100,000

2004

Core support-year 1

GREYSTONE FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

$7,000

2004

Project An Acre

GREYSTONE FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

$7,000

2004

Earth's children

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