The Orchard House Foundation is a Nevada-based private foundation funded by the Maya P. Miller Charitable Lead Annuity Trust.1 Maya P. Miller and her husband Richard Gordon Miller were environmental lobbyists and anti-Vietnam war activist in Nevada during the 1960’s who founded the Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies, the couple was on President Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list.”2 The Orchard House Foundation makes small grants to left-leaning activist groups, mostly in western states, and has also provided funding for Nevada Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.3
- Return of Tax-Exempt Organization, IRS Form 990. The Orchard House Foundation. 2019. Schedule B. Part I. https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/880450156_201912_990PR_2020100917364998.pdf.
- “Menu.” Nevada Women’s History Project. Accessed July 28, 2021. https://www.nevadawomen.org/research-center/biographies-alphabetical/maya-miller/.
- Return of Tax-Exempt Organization, IRS Form 990. The Orchard House Foundation. 2019. Schedule I. https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/880450156_201912_990PR_2020100917364998.pdf.