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Wilburforce Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation
3601 Fremont Avenue North, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone 800-201-0148
Fax 206-632-2326
Email grants@wilburforce.org

Website http://www.wilburforce.org/

Assets:
$11,779,654
Grants
awarded fiscal 2003:
$8,971,063
EIN:
94-3137894
Founded
1990 in WA.
IRS Ruling Year 1991

Donor: James Gordon Letwin One of the first 11 Microsoft employees (1978-1993, senior scientist in charge of development), inventor of OS/2 computer software, net worth estimated at $150 million – Bill Gates awarded him 1% of Microsoft stock at the IPO.

Governing Body/Executive Staff: Officers and Directors:
Timothy Greyhavens, Executive Director  Salary $120,167; benefits $15,944.
James Gordon Letwin, Vice-President
Rosanna W. Letwin, Chair / Treasurer
Stephanie Nichols-Young, President  Compensation $6,000
Gary Austin, Secretary   Compensation $6,000
Total Staff: 9
Staff paid over $50,000: 7

Political contributions of principals, source, opensecrets.org

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

LETWIN, ROSANNA W
TACOMA,WA 98499

 

5/5/2004

$2,000

Kerry, John

Description: a private nonoperating foundation based on the personal fortune of James Letwin, funding primarily nature preservation groups with agendas of economically destructive regulation, anti-resource use land control, and anti-capitalist attacks.

Significant Attack Funding: Gave $150,000 to Environmental Working Group in 2003 to fund attack on the energy industry, particularly coal mining and oil & gas production in the United States. Project included a "mining atlas" showing locations where energy resources were being extracted under government permit on federal land in order to target activist group attacks to stop energy production under the guise of nature protection.

Funds attack groups:

Sample grants, source, guidestar.org

Defenders of Wildlife
Washington, DC

 12/31/2001

  $17,000

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
Oakland, CA

 12/31/2001

  $75,000

The David Suzuki Foundation

     12/31/2001

 $120,000

The Ecology Center, Inc

     12/31/2001

 $10,000

The Lands Council
Spokane, WA

     12/31/2001

 $15,000

The Nature Conservancy

     12/31/2001

 $100,000

Tides Foundation
San Francisco, CA

     12/31/2001

 $5,000

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