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Turner Foundation

Turner Foundation, Inc.
One CNN Center
Ste 1090 - South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 681-9900
FAX: (404) 681-0172

email: (Candy Champion, Grants Assistant)
Assets: $209,515,569
Fiscal 2001 awarded 574 grants, totaling more than $44.4 million
Founded 1990

Description: a family foundation based on the personal fortunes of Ted Turner and Jane Fonda, funding many radical anti-capitalist attack groups among others.

Funds attack groups in the anti-Exxon Mobil campaign:

Board of Directors
Beau Turner, Trustee
Jane Fonda, Trustee
Jennie Turner Garlington, Trustee
Laura Turner Seydel, Trustee
Robert Edward (Ted) Turner, Chairman and President
Rhett Turner, Trustee
Rutherford Seydel, Secretary

Energy grants 2001

1000 Friends of Florida: $30,000
For support of work to protect Florida's growth management legislation from legal challenges.

1000 Friends of New Mexico : $50,000
For support of educational campaigns to inform citizens of economic, environmental and social costs of New Mexico's out-dated transportation policies.

Alternative Energy Resources Organization: $40,000
For support of the Smart Growth & Transportation and Montana FarmLink programs.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: $40,000
For support of national energy and climate change policy as well as work on the promotion of higher appliance efficiency standards. This work encompasses national energy policy analysis and evaluation in conjunction with advocacy and public education.

American Farmland Trust: $60,000
For support of 'Engaging Partners to Advance the Smart Growth Agenda,' which includes the production of the Farming on the Edge map highlighting the threat posed to urban edge farmland by sprawl development.

American Solar Energy Society: $20,000
For support to promote widespread implementation of solar technologies through the education of consumers, policy makers and solar professionals throughout the country.

Atlanta Bicycle Campaign: $30,000
For support of efforts to increase use of bicycling as transportation in the Atlanta region, including advocating for more and better bicycle facilities (including road and bicycle lane improvements) and educating cyclists to ride safely.

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership: $30,000
For support to build viable, mixed-income communities in Atlanta by building the capacity of local community development corporations, providing access to capital, developing market rate housing and advocating for better housing policy.

Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy: $40,000
For support of research and policy work on smart growth, urban reinvestment to prevent sprawl; and regional planning and cooperation. Additional support provided for publishing costs of its 'State of the Region' report on Atlanta.

California Public Interest Research Group Charitable Trust: $150,000
For support of the Clean Cars Summer Campaign, focused on defending the California Zero-Emission Vehicles mandate.

Center for a Sustainable Coast: $20,000
For support of efforts to protect the natural and cultural resources of coastal Georgia through advocacy, networking, technical assistance and policy analysis.

Center for Clean Air Policy: $150,000
For support of state-level assessments of the economic impacts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technologies: $300,000
For support of a targeted media campaign in defense of the California Zero-Emission Vehicles mandate.

Center for International Environmental Law: $70,000
For support of the Climate Change program, which seeks to create the strongest possible legal regime for the prevention and mitigation of climate change.

Clean Air Network: $50,000
For support of a campaign marking the 30th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, including extensive message development and polling, as well as a paid media campaign to focus public attention on the nation's air pollution.

Clean Air Task Force: $250,000
For support to reduce polluting emissions from power plants through litigation, negotiation, public education, and technical and policy assistance to state organizations.

Clean Air Trust Education Fund: $25,000
For support of an education campaign to protect the Clean Air Act against crippling amendments and to promote the strengthening of emissions standards for diesel trucks, advanced vehicle emission control requirements and clean fuels policy.

Climate Institute: $35,000
For support to organize the 2000 Seattle Summit on 'Clean Energy: The Next High-Tech Revolution' and organize an event for Earth Day 2000.

Climate Solutions: $30,000
For support to advance the Pacific Northwest as a world leader in the development of practical, profitable solutions to global warming.

Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation: $30,000
For support of the Livable Communities Project, which encompasses three campaigns to preserve open space, reform local transportation policy and educate the public about smart growth and land use issues.

Communities for a Better Environment: $20,000
For support for its NORAN Bucket Brigade Project, which supplies communities in the South with the means to take local air samples, test for pollutants, and advocate for
reduction, prevention and accountability among neighboring facilities.

Community Office For Resource Efficiency: $15,000
For support to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in western Colorado, which demonstrates the ability of local jurisdictions to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Community Rights Counsel: $50,000
For support to help communities implement and defend laws that combat sprawl and protect open space, fragile ecosystems, and critical habitat.

Corporation for Enterprise Development: $100,000
For support of the Sky Trust Initiative, an economy-wide system of regulating carbon dioxide emissions. The goal of Sky Trust is to create an auction-based system of emission permits, and to redistribute the revenues raised to communities and workers adversely affected by the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Earth Challenge: $25,000
For support of the Georgia Clean Energy, Clean Air Concert project.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute: $150,000
For support to educate Congressional members and their staffs as well as other policymakers about clean energy technologies that can reduce or eliminate carbon emissions.

Environmental Defense: $100,000
For support to expand national and Atlanta-specific transportation reform efforts. This project influences implementation of federal transportation and environmental laws that shape planning and transportation investments.

Environmental Justice Resource Center - Clark Atlanta University: $250,000
For support to document the impact of the Atlanta region’s transportation policies on minority and low-income communities and empower community groups of color in the transportation decision-making process.

Foundation for International Environmental Law & Development : $35,000
For support of efforts to strengthen the Kyoto Protocol and to ensure ratification and prompt implementation of the treaty.

Georgia Tech Foundation: $25,000
For support of a research project entitled Assessing the Public Health Impacts of Sprawl, which synthesizes data concerning health impacts from air pollution, lack of physical activity, automobile-related injuries and social isolation.

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation: $50,000
For support to protect Georgia's historic resources and to revitalize Georgia's communities through a variety of programs, like the Neighborhood Reinvestment Initiative and the Main Street Design Assistance program, and state-level advocacy.

Georgians for Clean Energy: $30,000
For support to minimize the pollution from coal-fired utilities and promote the use of renewable energy by developing coalitions, educating the public and policymakers and campaigning statewide.

Georgians for Transportation Alternatives: $37,500
For support to promote alternative modes of transit in the Atlanta region, to build public support for increased investments in public transit and to watchdog the implementation of Atlanta's long-range transportation plan.

Global Green USA: $60,000
For support to expand efforts to fight sprawl, and to promote resource efficient building practices and sustainable community design.

Green Group Climate Change Committee: $333,333
For support of opinion research and message development to enhance campaigns against climate change.

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: $10,000
For support of ongoing efforts to provide policy makers, environmental advocates and the general public with thoughtful, clear and sound scientific and technical information on energy issues.

Institute for Policy Studies: $65,000
For support of efforts to pressure international financial institutions to reform energy lending practices and increase the capacity of global activists to advocate for energy reform practices.

International Center for Technology Assessment: $25,000
For support of legal action and grassroots organizing to pressure the EPA to accept the Global Warming Petition, which requests the EPA to define and regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives: $65,000
For support of work to capture domestic reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and to create effective advocates for national action through activities of the cities of the Climate Protection Campaign.

Izaak Walton League of America: $250,000
For support of the Midwest Power Plant campaign to clean up old coal-fired plants, and of efforts to build the constituency for action on climate change.

Keystone Center: $200,000
For support of a national dialogue on climate change among business leaders, NGOs and the public policy community.

Labor Community Strategy Center: $100,000
For support of the 'L.A./Atlanta Sister City' project, to transpose the Strategy Center's model of grassroots organizing, legal strategy and multi-racial movement building for transportation equity to Atlanta.

Montana Smart Growth Summit Coalition: $30,000
For support to hire a full-time Executive Director and establish an office to advance the activities of the Coalition.

National Association of Conservation Districts: $90,000
For support of an outreach program to conservation district officials on agriculture and climate change.

National Environmental Trust: $150,000
For support of media outreach and public education on a range of issues relating to climate change.

National Governors' Association - Center for Best Practices: $20,000
For support to analyze and synthesize quality growth, urban revitalization and smart land use practices and provide the nation's Governors with viable, effective strategies for dealing with sprawl.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment: $22,000
For support of a National Interfaith Meeting on Global Warming.

National Smart Growth Coalition: $50,000
For support of the Coalition, consisting of 19 national environmental, rural and urban NGOs that work to revitalize central cities, protect environmental quality, improve the quality of life in existing communities and preserve scenic/historic resources.

National Trust for Historic Preservation: $75,000
For support of the State and Local Policy Program work to stop sprawl and revitalize older communities.

Natural Resources Defense Council: $150,000
For support of Climate Protection 2000, an effort to build public and policymaker support for Senate ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, advocate against anti-environment riders in Congress and advocate the strengthening of the Clean Air Act.

New America Foundation: $50,000
For support to advance the national of common assets – i.e., the belief that American citizens are rightful owners of many of the Country’s precious natural resources.

New Mexico Public Interest Research Group Education Fund: $25,000
For support of ongoing research, public education and grassroots organizing to protect the environment and consumers and to promote good government -- specifically, at this time, in relation to sprawling development and pollution from power generation.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service: $15,000
For support to educate the public and policymakers of the harmful effects of commercial nuclear energy production and the use of mixed oxide fuel, and to support groups in the Former Soviet Union advocating for the closure of commercial nuclear energy plants.

Ozone Action: $150,000
For support to assist and strengthen grassroots campaigns to stop climate change.

Partnership for Regional Livability: $30,000
For support to strengthen the development of Atlanta's regional capacity to address environmental and livability issues through collaboration between local leaders and federal agencies.

Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety: $15,000
For support to increase public awareness of pedestrian hazards, to encourage government agencies to design and implement solutions to pedestrian problems and to advocate the creation of Pedestrian Design Guidelines in Atlanta.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change: $150,000
For support to organize businesses into a new partnership supporting immediate action on climate change.

Physicians for Social Responsibility: $90,000
For support of a voter education campaign involving physicians and healthcare professionals that elevates environmental health and nuclear disarmament issues.

Planning and Conservation League Foundation: $80,000
For support of a tabling campaign to generate hand-written letters in support of the California Zero-Emission Vehicles mandate.

Preservation Project Jacksonville: $50,000
For support of efforts to assist the City of Jacksonville's Land Preservation Program through the acquisition of land and the development of land management strategies.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: $30,000
For support to research, publish and disseminate “The Role of Trails and Greenways in Smart Growth”, which will serve as the centerpiece of RTC's Trails and Greenways Smart Growth Initiative.

Redefining Progress: $50,000
For support to build policies that charge emitters for their use of the atmosphere to absorb carbon.

Renewable Energy Policy Project: $50,000
For support of the Powering the South Research Project, which identifies and analyzes opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the southern United States.

Renewable Northwest Project: $20,000
For support of the Go Green Campaign, which educates energy suppliers and commercial and residential consumers about pollution from current energy production methods and encourages them to support alternative 'green' sources of energy.

Rockefeller Family Fund: $150,000
For the Environmental Enforcement Project, which aims to improve state enforcement of federal clean air laws.

Rocky Mountain Institute: $65,000
For support to foster the efficient and restorative use of natural and human capital by showing corporations, communities, individuals, and governments how to create more wealth and employment and enhance natural and human capital.

Safe Energy Communication Council: $40,000
For support of the SECC's Grassroots Sustainable Energy Communications Campaign, which exposes the environmental, public health, and economic impacts of nuclear power and promotes clean energy alternatives.

Scenic America: $15,000
For support of the 'Last Chance Landscapes' project, to identify and publicize a list of 12 endangered American landscapes and mobilize citizens to preserve them.

Sierra Club of Georgia: $50,000
For support of the Challenge to Sprawl campaign, which organizes and supports local coalitions of environmental organizations, homeowner associations and others to affect change in transportation and land use policies in metro Atlanta.

Southeast Energy Assistance: $25,000
For support to provide direct assistance to low-income families in Atlanta in the areas of energy and water conservation. These programs help low-income residents live more comfortably, revitalize neighborhoods and reduce pollution from fossil fuel use.

Southeast Power Plant Campaign: $350,000
For support of a multi-state campaign to mobilize support in the Southeast for federal action to clean up old, dirty, grandfathered coal-powered plants.

Southface Energy Institute: $60,000
For support of Sustainable Atlanta, designed to provide training for government and community leaders and provide technical assistance to city planning and development activities by blending science, architectural, engineering and environmental policies.

SouthWest Organizing Project: $20,000
For support of grassroots organizing work on environmental and economic justice issues in New Mexico, with a particular focus on organizing and developing leadership among those most impacted by development policy.

Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse: $40,000
For support to provide information and policy analysis to anti-sprawl advocates across the country.

Surface Transportation Policy Project: $100,000
For general support of the Transportation and Quality of Life Campaign and the Rapid Response project, which support local advocates in their efforts to ensure that transportation policy and investments conserve energy and protect the environment.

Sustainable Energy Coalition: $45,000
For support of federal advocacy promoting increased investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Texas Fund for Energy and Environmental Education: $50,000
For support of 'Turning Up the Heat: Breaking the Global Warming Roadblock,' a two-year, national public education campaign designed to advance national global warming policy by pressuring Governor Bush to develop a global warming policy for Texas.

Transnational Resource & Action Center: $35,000
For support of efforts to educate people around the country on the relationship between transnational fossil fuel corporations and climate change and to build support for action to solve the problem of climate change.

Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment: $20,000
For support to bring anti-pollution shareholder resolutions to the largest greenhouse gas producing companies including the Southern Company. TCRI educates the public and policy makers about the environmental damage done by specific corporations.

Trust for Public Land - Southeast Region: $60,000
For support of the 'Greenprint for Northeast Florida' project, which aims to protect at least 3,000 acres of open space in areas threatened by sprawling development.

U.S. Climate Action Network: $35,000
For support of domestic efforts to build public awareness of the problem of global warming and to ensure substantial reductions of domestic greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund: $150,000
For support of public organizing and media outreach on climate change.

Union of Concerned Scientists: $50,000
For support of the Transportation Program, to reduce the environmental impacts of motor vehicles through promoting cleaner technologies.

University of Georgia/Vinson Institute of Government: $250,000
For support of a state-wide mapping exercise that details the land cover of Georgia, to be used to make sound management decisions by both natural resource state agencies and the non-profit sector.

Upstate Forever: $35,000
For support to hire a Land Trust Director, to strengthen the overall effort to protect the upstate region of South Carolina through voluntary private land preservation.

Western Montana Alliance for Sustainable Transportation: $60,000
For support to achieve progressive transportation reform, including continued advocacy and outreach to challenge sprawl-inducing transportation designs in the Highway 93 corridor.

Western States Center: $35,000
For support of the regional environmental program, which provides research, strategies and training, with a particular focus on sprawl, to environmental groups in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah.