Non-profits (Page 265)


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    Whitman Institute

    The Whitman Institute is a left-of-center grant making institution that supports left-progressive social policy initiatives and organizations that lobby for increased welfare spending. [1] The Whitman Institute was created in 1985 by Fred Whitman to promote research and resources to devise methods by which people could make better
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    Wikimedia Foundation

    The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit umbrella organization overseeing Wikipedia, MediaWiki, Wikisource, and other projects. Its stated mission is to gather and disseminate knowledge around the world at no cost to recipients. [16] Founding In 1999, entrepreneur Jimmy Wales founded Nupedia, a for-profit company that distributed a free
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    Wilburforce Foundation

    The Wilburforce Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation founded and funded by Rose Letwin, the ex-wife of early Microsoft employee Gordon Letwin. [37] The Foundation primarily funds environmentalist projects. It has funded hundreds of left-of-center environmentalist groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council,
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    Wild Center

    The Wild Center is a natural history center in Tupper Lake, New York, near the center of New York state’s Adirondack Park.
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    Wild Nature Institute

    The Wildlife Nature Institute is a conservation group conducting scientific research to protect wildlife and the environment. [48] It signed a petition supporting the Green New Deal. [49]
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    Wild Rivers Project

    Wild Rivers Project, also known as Wild Rivers Coast Alliance (WRCA), is a grantmaking group that spends money to improve coastlines and river ecosystems. Founded in 2010, it is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit controlled by the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors. [50] Grants
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    WildAid

    WildAid is a wildlife conservation group that works with government and private organizations to support conservation efforts and reduce the consumption of wildlife products. [68]
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    WildEarth Guardians

    WildEarth Guardians is a New Mexico-based environmentalist advocacy group. The group lobbies and litigates for environmental policies across several western states. It was founded in 1989 as Forest Guardians. The organization receives federal and state contracts; in 2019, it reported to the Justice Department that one of its employees and
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    Wilderness Society

    The Wilderness Society is a left-of-center environmentalist nonprofit.
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    Wildfire Project

    The Wildfire Project is a left-wing social activist organization, and a project of the Movement Strategy Center.
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    Wildlife Conservation Society

    WCS was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society and currently works to conserve more than two million square miles of wild places around the world.
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    WildWest Institute

    WildWest Institute is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve forestry and wildlife in the Northern Rockies. It is a supporter of the Green New Deal.
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    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (also known as the Hewlett Foundation) is a private foundation established in 1966 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder William R. Hewlett, his wife Flora, and his son Walter. [89] According to 2014 statistics gathered by the Foundation Center, the Hewlett Foundation, with assets over
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    William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation

    William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation is a private foundation that contributes to legal education and legal assistance to the poor.
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    William B. Wiener Jr. Foundation

    The William B. Wiener, Jr. Foundation is the private grantmaking foundation of liberal activist William B. (Bill) Wiener, Jr.
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    William E. Simon Foundation

    The William E. Simon Foundation was named after William Edward Simon who formed the foundation in 1967. The foundation is a grant-making organization that supports charitable organizations such as medical, social service and educational institutions. [176]
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    William H. Donner Foundation

    The William H. Donner Foundation is a family foundation controlled by 29 descendants of William Henry Donner (1864-1953). Although best known for its grants to center-right advocacy organizations, it appears to have reduced this grantmaking in the past decade to increase grants for animal protection and environmentalist causes. History Donner
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    William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation

    The William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1979 and is based in Thomasville, GA. [186]
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    William J. Brennan Center for Justice

    The Brennan Center for Justice (the Brennan Center) was formed as a way to memorialize and put into action the values of left-of-center former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan , the “father of modern judicial activism,” by Brennan’s former clerks.[187] The organization is hybrid think-tank and activist center
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    William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

    The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation was created by William K. Bowes, Jr., a venture capitalist who founded U.S. Venture Partners, a company that was an early investor in the biotechnology firm Amgen and the computer company Sun Microsystems. The foundation supports educational institutions, charities in the San Francisco Bay