FracTracker Alliance




Tax ID:


Budget (2019):

Revenue: $758,796
Expenses: $758,798
Assets: $288,851


Anti-Fracking Group

Latest Tax Filing:

2019 Form 990

The FracTracker Alliance is a left-of-center environmentalist group based in Pennsylvania that aims to ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a method of natural gas and oil extraction.


Donors to (Original Project)

FracTracker originated as a website run by the University of Pittsburgh, created in 2010. [1] (and its associated Ohio project) was financed with grants from a number of left-of-center foundations, most notably Heinz Endowments, a left-of-center grantmaking foundation in Pennsylvania associated with liberal activists and Democratic donors John Kerry and Teresa Heinz.

Between 2011 and 2013, Heinz Endowments paid three grants totaling $564,100 to the left-of-center pass-through group Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds to support FracTracker. [2]

The following are known grants to the original FracTracker website: [3] In 2015, Heinz paid $873,200 to FracTracker Alliance in four grants. [4]

The following are known donors to FracTracker Alliance as a stand-alone nonprofit: [5]

FoundationAmountYearGrant Description
Heinz Endowments$400,000 2015To support mapping analytical work and community research in shale areas and to support planning and execution of oil train conferences in Pittsburgh pa
Heinz Endowments$383,200 2015To support expanded mapping and analytical activities to inform and educate constituencies about impacts of hydro fracturing
Schmidt Family Foundation$100,000 2014To support analysis on environmental public health and socioeconomic impacts of the oil and gas industry.
Schmidt Family Foundation$100,000 2015Putting data to work
Schmidt Family Foundation$100,000 2016Empowering California and Colorado communities to a better energy future
Schmidt Family Foundation$100,000 2013To provide general operating support
Pittsburgh Foundation$75,000 2018ENVIRONMENT
Colcom Foundation$55,000 2017Supporting public understanding of ethane-based industry build out in southwestern Pennsylvania
Colcom Foundation$53,000 2014Drilling into monitoring
Heinz Endowments$50,000 2015To support planning and execution of conferences in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania addressing the risks associated .with transporting volatile crude oil by rail
Park Foundation$43,000 2014Continued role as a resource for understanding the impacts of unconventional od and gas development in New York
Park Foundation$40,000 2013Empowering New Yorkers with shale gas data information and insights
Heinz Endowments$40,000 2015To expand community environmental and experiential data in shale fields
John M Hopwood Charitable Trust$25,000 2017YEARLY GRANT DISTRIBUTION
Neall Family Charitable Foundation$20,000 2017GENERAL CHARITABLE PURPOSES
Hillsdale Fund Inc$15,000 2016The purpose of each grant is to assist the tax exempt organization to carry out its exempt purpose
Neall Family Charitable Foundation$10,000 2016General charitable purposes
Patagonia Org$4,000 2015To support environmental projects


  1. (archived site). June 21, 2010. Accessed April 7, 2021. ^
  2. Return of Foundation Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Heinz Endowments. 2011-2012. Schedule I.

    See list of grants at Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds: ^

  3. Information provided by FoundationSearch. Search conducted April 7, 2021 using grant keyword “fractracker.”

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    Donors to FracTracker Alliance

    In 2019, Heinz Endowments donated a total of $565,000 across three grants to FracTracker Alliance. [note]Return of Foundation Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Heinz Endowments. 2019. Schedule I. Archived: ^

  4. Information provided by FoundationSearch. Search conducted April 7, 2021. ^
  5. Information provided by FoundationSearch. Search conducted April 7, 2021. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: September 1, 2012

  • 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
    2019 Jun Form 990 $758,796 $758,798 $288,851 $288,851 N $758,652 $0 $0 $98,035 PDF
    2018 Jun Form 990 $805,548 $807,673 $239,268 $239,266 N $804,004 $0 $0 $98,035 PDF
    2017 Jun Form 990 $830,611 $830,503 $211,723 $209,596 N $828,552 $0 $0 $98,305 PDF
    2016 Jun Form 990 $1,050,178 $1,049,772 $570,561 $568,542 N $1,050,178 $0 $0 $94,267
    2015 Jun Form 990 $861,995 $862,612 $461,588 $459,975 N $861,995 $0 $0 $91,520 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $703,691 $704,921 $405,509 $403,279 N $703,691 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $474,193 $463,859 $509,849 $506,389 N $474,193 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    FracTracker Alliance

    704 LISBURN RD STE 102
    CAMP HILL, PA 17011-7490