Non-profit

Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund

Website:

ccanactionfund.org/

Location:

TAKOMA PARK, MD

Tax ID:

01-0879928

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $6,000
Expenses: $4,513
Assets: $8,732

Formation:

2015

Executive Director:

Michael Tidwell

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund is an environmentalist lobbying group organization whose mission is to fight global warming on a policy level, through opposition to fossil fuels in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. It is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a 501(c)(3). [1]

Funding

The CCAN Action Fund receives grants from its sister organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), the New York-based Tioga Fund, and the Big Organizing Action Fund, a now defunct organization[2] that was funded by Food and Water Watch (FWW). [3] FWW is an environmental organizing group that supports the far-left socialist Green New Deal (GND) while supporting campaigns against natural gas development, bottled water, and genetically modified foods. [4]

Staff

Michael Tidwell is the executive director of the CCAN Action Fund and the founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. He is an environmentalist author and filmmaker, whose works include the book The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities, and the documentary film We Are All Smith Islanders. [5]

Kirsten Collings is the deputy director and chief financial officer of both the CCAN Action Fund and the CCAN. She sits on the board of Green Corps, a program for environmentalist organizing. [6]

Anne Havemann serves as General Counsel and Foundation Grants Manager of both the CCAN Action Fund and the CCAN. She has previously worked at the Center for Progressive Reform, and has clerked for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the American Wind Energy Association.

Board of Directors

Charlie Garlow is the President and Treasurer of the board, and an Air Enforcement Attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [7]

The secretary of the board is environmental activist Sat Jiwan Ikle-Khalsa. He is the current president of the Save Our Sky Home Heating Cooperative, writes the monthly “Going Green” column for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice, and has previously worked at the Center for a New American Dream. [8]

Board member Albert Nunez chaired the Customer Advisory and Dispute Resolving Boards for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). He co-founded the Capital Sun Group, a solar energy company, in January 1997. [9]

Board member Loren Denton is the Chief of Municipal Enforcement Branch for the Water Enforcement Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [10]

References

  1. “Mission.” CCAN Action Fund. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://ccanactionfund.org/about/mission/ ^
  2. “The Big Organizing Action Fund.” Open Corporates. August 31, 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_4176554 ^
  3. Food and Water Watch, Return of Organization (Form 990), 2017, Schedule I, Part II Line 1 ^
  4. “Campaigns.” Food and Water Watch. 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/campaigns ^
  5. “Staff.” Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://chesapeakeclimate.org/staff/ ^
  6. “Staff and Board.” Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://ccanactionfund.org/about/staff/ ^
  7. “Board of Directors.” Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019.  https://chesapeakeclimate.org/board-of-directors/ ^
  8. “Board of Directors.” Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019.  https://chesapeakeclimate.org/board-of-directors/ ^
  9. “Board of Directors.” Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 2019. Accessed September 20, 2019.  https://chesapeakeclimate.org/board-of-directors/ ^
  10. “Loren Denton.” The George Washington University. Accessed September 20. https://eem.seas.gwu.edu/loren-denton ^

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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 2015

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Jun Form 990EZ $6,000 $4,513 $8,732 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund

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