Non-profit

Windward Fund

Website:

www.windwardfund.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

47-3522162

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $12,656,323
Expenses: $11,024,111
Assets: $12,855,166

Formation:

February 2015 [67]

Type:

Left-Wing Donor Collaboration Nonprofit

Managed By:

Arabella Advisors

President:

Lee Bodner

Eric Kessler (2015-2016)

Latest Tax Filing:

2020 Form 990

The Windward Fund is an environmentalist fiscal sponsor organization in the network of “dark money” organizations controlled by philanthropic consultancy Arabella Advisors. The Fund was created in February 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with startup funding of $5.25 million provided by an unknown source. According to its bylaws, Windward will promote “conservation and environmental protection issues” through grants and fiscal sponsorship. [1]

In 2020, Windward Fund’s revenues were nearly $158 million, a single-year increase of 264 percent from $43 million in 2019. [2]

Until 2020, the Windward Fund was notably smaller than the other Arabella-controlled funds, however; its revenues fell from $15.8 million in 2016 to $12.7 million in 2017. [3]

The Windward Fund often operates alongside its “sister” nonprofits, primarily the 501(c)(4) Sixteen Thirty Fund and 501(c)(3) New Venture Fund, which both provides similar funding and fiscal sponsorship services to center-left advocacy organizations. All three funds are administered by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropy consulting firm that caters to left-leaning clients. The Hopewell Fund, another 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is also managed by Arabella Advisors and performs similar functions, particularly concerning fiscal sponsorship of other left-of-center groups. [4]

Windward Fund describes itself as a fiscal sponsor of “various ‘projects,'” which focus on a range of environmental issues. Windward provides legal compliance, finance, and HR services to its projects, and additionally seeks to help its projects create greater impact through facilitating connections, providing access to information, and capacity building.” [5]

“Fake Groups” and Environmentalism

The Hopewell Fund, like all four nonprofits managed by the for-profit consultancy Arabella Advisors, primarily exists to sponsor a number of “fake” groups: websites designed to look like standalone nonprofits. These “fake” groups rarely become fully-fledged nonprofits; instead, they typically exist to effect an issue advocacy campaign pushing left-wing policies and may disappear after the campaign is finished. The Hopewell Fund is one of the newer of Arabella’s four nonprofits, founded in 2015, and most of the “fake” groups it sponsors are focused on expanding abortion access and criticizing President Donald Trump’s healthcare policies. [6]

Windward describes its mission as “seek[ing] to build a more impactful environmental movement by connecting people across diverse geographies, sectors, and communities, enabling them to share expertise and resources, and providing a vehicle for effective, community-based, grassroots grant[making].” [7]

While the Windward Fund sponsors at least 9 projects, most are not known. The following are examples of groups identified as Windward Fund projects, more of which are listed at the bottom of this profile (under “Child Organizations”).

Water Funder Initiative

The Water Funder Initiative is a Windward Fund project promoting “water sustainability” in conjunction with the center-left Energy, Hewlett, Packard, Walton, S.D. Bechtel, Mitchell, and Rockefeller Foundations. Among other things, the Initiative seeks to create a “water fee” in key states such as Texas, California, and Colorado to pay for “affordable basic [water] supplies for disadvantaged communities”; “reform municipal and green bond rules” to encourage more public financing of environmentalist projects; and support politicians who want to alter water rate structures in order to “incentivize conservation.” [8][9]

Institute for the New Food Economy

The Institute for the New Food Economy is an investigative journalism project of Windward Fund that reports on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), cell-cultured meat, pesticides, and the food industry in general.

Known Windward Fund Projects

Controversies and Criticism

The Atlantic: Arabella’s Political Activism Masked as Philanthropy

Arabella’s increasing prominence as the head of a large and influential network of political groups has earned the company attention from both left- and right-leaning media, which respectively praise or criticize Arabella’s political activism as it exists in the guise of “philanthropy.”

InsidePhilanthropy, a left-leaning website that examines trends in charitable giving, praised Arabella Advisors founder Eric Kessler in July 2021 as one of the 100 “most powerful players in philanthropy” for aiding “progressive causes” through his nonprofit network: [10]

Since he founded Arabella Advisors in 2005, Kessler has built a complex network of nonprofit funds and pass-through entities that now channel hundreds of millions toward progressive causes annually—giving that soared under Trump.

Arabella Advisors maintains that its nonprofit network primarily serves philanthropic, not political, causes. A November 2021 interview with the Atlantic observed that “Arabella hates [the] narrative” that it controls a set of “innocuous-sounding . . . and promiscuously spawn[ed] mini-organizations” engaged in political causes. In its interview with Arabella CEO Sampriti Gangulithe Atlantic wrote: [11]

The organization’s CEO, Sampriti Ganguli, insisted to me that she runs a relatively small business-services organization that does HR, legal compliance, accounting, etc., for clients such as the Sixteen Thirty Fund. Ganguli comes from a consultant background, and she talks like it: Arabella’s mission is to make philanthropy more efficient, effective, and equitable, she told me.

Of Arabella’s political spending, the Atlantic wrote: [12]

Do you feel good that you’re the Left’s equivalent of the Koch brothers?

Ganguli: Yeah.

. . .

[Interviewer]: Okay. You guys have a narrative around you, which associates you with dark-money spending in America. I want to give you a clean opportunity to explain why you think that narrative is wrong.

Ganguli: I’m super surprised at the attention that Arabella Advisors gets. We’re a pretty small professional-services business. We make sure things get done on time, that the checks go where they need to go. We help donors figure out how to maximize their effectiveness. I struggle to fully diagnose the narrative.

What I will say is, on the work of the Sixteen Thirty Fund in particular, the narrative is often spun by a set of actors and agents who benefit equally, if not more, from the same legal structure. One of the reasons we don’t engage in this narrative is that it’s not at all the bulk of what Arabella Advisors does. Whenever organizations are looking to profile the work of philanthropy, we’re super excited to talk about that. But it has been my observation that the slog of day-to-day change doesn’t warrant headlines in a 24/7 media cycle.

[Interviewer]: Look, I take your point. But just to give you insight into the reporter brain: In 2020, the Sixteen Thirty Fund was the second-largest giver to super PACs in the entire country. The first was One Nation, a right-wing organization. The Sixteen Thirty Fund gave $61 million to super PACs. They’ve scaled up at a speed that is unprecedented. Your organization’s structure has even prompted people on the [R]ight to say, “Hey, I love what you’re doing. I’m going to reorganize in order to mirror you.”

I don’t think it’s that reporters don’t have a taste for covering long, slow, hard work. This political spending is newsworthy. And Arabella shares an address, resources, legal services, HR services, and all kinds of other things with the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Ganguli: I don’t dispute your wanting to ask the question. I just worry that you’re asking the question to the wrong person.

The Atlantic attributed Arabella’s vast political influence to “the rush of panicked political giving on the Left during the Trump years” but added that “Arabella, as a mission-driven, progressive organization, is caught in a major tension on the [L]eft: How can progressive groups justify using billionaires’ money to influence American politics and civic life while earnestly advocating for a wealth tax or political-spending reforms?” [13]

Leadership

Board of Directors

The following were board members and officers for Windward Fund in 2020: [14]

Lee Bodner (board chair): President of the New Venture Fund (2020 compensation: $349,432) [15] and chair of the Hopewell Fund, both “sister” nonprofits to Windward Fund. He formerly worked as managing director of Arabella Advisors, the consultancy which created and manages all four nonprofits (including the Sixteen Thirty Fund.) [16]

Harry Drucker (board secretary): Environmental activist, realtor, and former board member for the New Venture Fund, a Windward Fund “sister” group. He also served on the board of the National Environmental Policy and Law Center and the Illinois chapter of the Nature Conservancy. [17]

Bruce Boyd: Also works as the senior managing director for Arabella Advisors. [18]

Kristen Grimm: Also a fellow at the Aspen Institute and founder of Spitfire Strategies, a consultancy firm which caters to left-leaning clients. [19]

Jasmine Hall Ratliff (since 2020).

Former Board Members and Officers

Past Windward Fund board members and officers included: [20]

Eric Kessler (former board chair through 2016): Kessler is the founder and senior managing director at Arabella Advisors. [21]

Charles “Chuck” Savitt (board treasurer through Dec. 2020): Founder of environmentalist publishing company Island Press, which has published books by population control advocate Paul Ehrlich. [22]

Bill Gallegos (2018 through March 2020): Gallegos is executive director of Communities for a Better Environment, an “environmental justice” organization. [23]

Andrew Schulz (general counsel from 2015 to2019): He is also general counsel for Arabella Advisors; at varying times Shulz was general counsel for all four Arabella-run nonprofits. [24]

Jumana Vasi (from 2018 to March 2020): Vasi is a principal at the consulting firm Jvasi Consulting, and provides services to center-left environmental nonprofits. She is a board member for the Environmental Grantmakers Association. [25]

Wilbur Priester (from 2015 to 2019): He also works as the chief financial officer for Arabella Advisors. [26]

Adam Eichberg (founding board member): He previously worked as a deputy legislative director to Democratic Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. He also works as an environmentalist consultant running the Denver based Headwater Strategies, a legislative advocacy organization that focuses mainly on environmental issues. [27]

Aileen Lee (through August 2019): Lee is a venture capitalist operating mainly out of California. [28]

Key Staff

According to the Windward Fund’s 2018 IRS Form 990 filing (archived here), its “sister” nonprofit the New Venture Fund (NVF) served as paymaster to the nonprofit through February 2017: “NVF paid the salary and immediately invoiced Windward, which pays the full amount back. After this time, Windward administered its own payroll.” [29] In 2018, Windward paid $1,273,269 in employee salaries and compensation. [30] In 2017, Windward paid $2,949,170 in employee salaries and compensation. [31] The two organizations likely had a similar arrangement in 2019 as well; according to Windward Fund’s Form 990 for 2019 (archived here), “the organization did not directly compensate any officers or key employees” although it reported paying $2,664,204 in salaries and other employee compensation. [32]

In 2020, Windward Fund reported the following salaried employees: [33]

Melanie R. Allen (project co-director): Total compensation in 2020 of $246,107.

Eric Rogers (project co-director): Total compensation in 2020 of $233,872.

Casey Rand (project director): Total compensation in 2020 of $217,984.

David Wigder (project director): Total compensation in 2020 of $209,687.

Nicole Conroy (project director): Total compensation in 2020 of $182,741.

Past Windward Fund employees, or those not reported on its 2020 Form 990 filing, include: [34]

John Nordgren (2019 total compensation: $226,491) is a project director for Windward Fund. Nordgren is the managing director of the Climate Resilience Fund, an environmental advocacy project of Windward Fund based in Washington state. [35] In 2018, Norden received total compensation of $223,305. [36]

Mary McBryde is a Windward project director (unlisted in the organization’s 2019 Form 990). In 2018, she received total compensation of $132,375. [37]

Dorcas Robinson is a Windward project director (unlisted in the organization’s 2019 Form 990). Robinson is the director of the Windward Fund’s Resilience Measurement, Evidence & Learning Community of Practice. [38] In 2018, she received total compensation of $188,917. [39]

Lori Garver (2019 total compensation: $271,691) is a Windward Fund project director and CEO of for Earthrise Alliance, a Windward Fund project that advocates for climate policy. [40]

Jason Kessler (2019 total compensation: $136,327) is a project director for the Windward Fund and director of partnerships for Earthrise Alliance, a Windward Fund project that advocates for climate policy. [41] In 2018, he received total compensation of $119,989. [42]

Cassie Lee (2019 total compensation: $203,861) is a Windward Fund project director and chief operating officer for Earthrise Alliance, a Windward Fund project that advocates for climate policy. [43] [44]

Richard Tate (2019 total compensation: $181,880) is a Windward Fund project director. [45]

Funding

Financial Overview

The Windward Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Between 2019 and 2020, its revenues rose from $43 million to $158 million, an increase of 264 percent. In 2019 alone, the organization’s total revenues, total expenditures, and grants paid were roughly double that raised or spent between 2015 and 2018, showing its rapid growth. [46]

An overview of the group’s finances from 2015 to 2020 is provided below: [47]

 Windward Fund: Financial Overview
Total RevenuesTotal ExpendituresGrants PaidNet Assets
2020$158,611,799$70,257,223$44,017,016$126,081,808
2019$44,404,708$20,844,825$8,115,107$40,449,379
2018$19,238,519$13,579,180$3,955,493$16,889,496
2017$12,656,323$11,024,111$2,476,502$11,230,157
2016$15,812,062$8,359,238$2,339,698$9,597,945
2015$1,297,000$1,238,707-$1,238,707
Total:$252,020,411$125,303,284$60,903,816

Lobbying

Between 2015 and 2018, Windward reported spending $2,064,465 in lobbying expenses: [48]

  • 2018: $828,959
  • 2017: $701,206
  • 2016: $522,641
  • 2015: $11,659

Funds Spent on “Fake” Group Activism

In 2019, the Windward Fund spent $15.7 million on “environmental programs” and $3.4 million on agriculture, food, [and] nutrition programs.” [49]

According to its 2018 IRS Form 990 filing (archived here), the Windward Fund identified two program areas in which it spent money:

Windward spent $9,962,514 on “environmental (climate, conservation, and energy) programs,” of which $3,755,493 was paid out as grants to other nonprofits. [50]

Windward Fund’s environmental programs focus on a range of conservation[,] climate, and energy issues in the U.S. and abroad. These issues include water solutions in the American West, climate resilience, alternative energy sources, reduction of deforestation, and conservation planning.

Our work primarily includes convening, grantmaking, communications, cooordination [sic] among stakeholders, civic and media engagement, and public awareness campaigns.

Windward spent $2,461,232 on “agriculture, food, nutrition,” of which $200,000 was paid out as grants to other nonprofits. [51]

Windward Fund’s agriculture, food, and nutrition programs focus on a range of issues aimed at transforming food systems to greater accessibility and sustainability, working on topics such as regenerative stewardship of agricultural lands and an enabling infrastructure and policy environment for a healthy food system. Activities conducted include coordination among stakeholders, grantmaking, communications, and public awareness campaigns.

The Windward Fund also reported spending $12,423,746 on other unidentified program services. [52]

Donors to Windward Fund

Windward Fund has received a number of major grants from left-of-center advocacy philanthropies. While the group is not required to publicly disclose its donors under IRS rules, the biggest grants Windward received in 2018 were $2,650,000; two grants of $2,500,000; $2 million; $1,593,000; and $1,260,000. [53]

In 2020, Windward Fund reported donations of: [54]

  • $43,068,484
  • $23,390,124
  • $17,250,000
  • $14,918,630 (in “publicly traded securities” donated on Nov. 18, 2020)
  • $8,850,000
  • $7,383,000
  • $5,450,000
  • $5,001,000
  • $5,000,000
  • $4,700,000
  • $4,551,550
  • $4,166,250
  • $3,825,000

In 2019, Windward Fund reported donations of: [55]

  • $8.5 million
  • $8,414,171
  • $4 million
  • $2 million
  • $2 million
  • $1,797,652
  • $1,735,000
  • $1.5 million
  • $1,058,000
  • $994,783
  • $890,696

In 2019, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation granted $7.3 million in 3 grants to the Windward Fund. [56]

The Rockefeller Foundation has made multiple grants to Windward Fund totaling $2.1 million between 2016 and 2017. [57] The Agua Fund, a left-leaning philanthropic foundation, made a $45,000 grant to Windward Fund in 2017. [58] Walton Family Foundation, philanthropic organization associated with Walmart founder Sam Walton’s family, made grants totaling more than $2.5 million between 2016 and 2018. [59] Wallace Global Fund II, a left-leaning philanthropic organization, made a $100,000 donation to the Windward Fund in 2018. The Gates Family Foundation, a Colorado foundation associated with the founder of the Gates Rubber Company (not to be confused with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), has made grants to the Windward Fund  of at least $600,000 since 2016. [60] [61] Other major donors include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. [62]

By far the largest and most consistent donor to the Windward Fund is the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which gave $17,770,526 to Windward between 2016 and 2017, including a 2017 grant of $3 million and a 2016 grant of $2,944,000. [63]

Windward Fund: GrantorsAmountYearGrant Description
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$3,000,000 2017Funds To Support A Consumptive Use Estimation Program, A Three-Year Project To Advance Open And Accessible Data About Agricultural Water Use As Part Of The Foundation'S Water Data Initiative.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$2,944,000 2016Funds To Develop A New Statewide Conservation Approach Called Regional Conservation Frameworks And To Test This Approach In A Number Of Locations
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,923,947 2016Funds To Advance The Adoption And Implementation Of New State Policies That Better Protect Natural Systems Through Improved Habitat Mitigation, Including Regional Conservation Investment Strategies And Regional Advance Mitigation Programs
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,300,000 2017Funds To Support Openet, A Collaborative Effort Between Agricultural Leaders And The Research Community To Improve Information About Agricultural Water Use.
Gordon E And Betty I Moore Foundation$1,250,000 2017In Support Of The Development Of A Data Platform That Will Make Low-Cost, Automated, And Widely Accessible Evapotranspiration Data Available At User-Defined Scales And Timeframes Through A Web-Based User Interface
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,250,000 2016Funds For The Second Phase Of The Water Funder Initiative, A Collaborative Effort To Identify And Activate Promising Water Solutions Through Strategic Philanthropic Investments In The United States
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,117,000 2017Funds To Create The Policies And Mechanisms To Support Implementation Of Dynamic Conservation In New Ways.
Walton Family Foundation Inc$1,090,050 2016River Conservation
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,001,579 2017Funds To Create The Policies And Mechanisms To Support Implementation Of Dynamic Conservation In New Ways.
John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation$1,000,000 2017In Support Of The Climate Resilience Fund.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$1,000,000 2017Funds To Support A Sustained Water Table As A Forum For Water Funders To Work Together To Further Strategies, Collaboration And Fundraising For The Water Field, Continuing Efforts Launched Through The Water Funder Initiative.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$800,000 2016Funds To Support Data Demonstration Projects As Part Of The Data Funding Action Plan'S Goal To Work With Water Users To Solve Specific Water Management Challenges And Demonstrate The Value Proposition Of Data To The Water Community
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$750,000 2017Funds For The Second Phase Of The Water Funder Initiative, A Collaborative Effort To Identify And Activate Promising Water Solutions Through Strategic Philanthropic Investments In The United States, Starting In The West Where Scarcity And Reliability Of
The Schmidt Family Foundation$630,000 2016Support Regenerative Agriculture Foundation Project
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$559,000 2017Funds To Develop A New Statewide Conservation Approach Called Regional Conservation Frameworks And To Test This Approach In A Number Of Locations.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$500,000 2017Funds To Support A Forum For Water Funders To Work Together To Further Strategies, Collaboration And Fundraising For The Water Field, Continuing Efforts Launched Through The Water Funder Initiative.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$500,000 2016Funds For The Liquid Assets Project, Which Seeks To Pilot Four Impact Investment Approaches, With A Goal Of Deploying Roughly $350 Million In Investment Funds To Advance Sustainable Water Solutions Across The American West
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$500,000 2016Funds To Support Data Demonstration Projects As Part Of The Data Funding Action Plan'S Goal To Work With Water Users To Solve Specific Water Management Challenges And Demonstrate The Value Proposition Of Data To The Water Community
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$500,000 2017Environment
The Rockefeller Foundation$500,000 2016For Use By Its Water Funder Initiative Toward The Costs Of Developing And Coordinating The Implementation Of Funding Action Plans To Address Water Challenges Impacting Communities And Freshwater Ecosystems In The U S West
The Rockefeller Foundation$500,000 2016Toward The Costs Of Implementing The Resilience Measurement, Evidence And Learning Community Of Practice, A Project Which Brings Together Leading Resilience Measurement Experts And Practitioners To Jointly Advance The Concept And Practice Of Resilience M
The Rockefeller Foundation$500,000 2015In Support Of Its Project, Resilience Measurement Community Of Practice, To Bring Together Leading Resilience Measurement Experts And M &E Practitioners To Advance The Practice Of Resilience Measurement And Build The Evidence Base For Investments In Resi
The Rockefeller Foundation$300,000 2016In Support Of Its Project, Resilience Measurement Community Of Practice, To Bring Together Leading Resilience Measurement Experts And M & E Practitioners To Advance The Practice Of Resilience Measurement And Build The Evidence Base For Investments In Res
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation$300,000 2016For The Water Funder Initiative
John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation$250,000 2015In Support Of Developing And Launching A National Climate Resilience Fund.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$250,000 2017Supplemental Funds For The Liquid Assets Project As It Seeks To Close Its First Agricultural And Municipal Deals.
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$250,000 2017Funds To Scope A Water Innovation Fund That Leverages Capital From Clean Water State Revolving Funds And Seeks To Influence Broader Srf Capital Flows.
The David And Lucile Packard Foundation$242,500 2016Conservation And Science
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation$225,000 201775000 Uniting Health, Sustainability, Hunger, And
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation$200,000 2017For The Water Funders Initiative
W K Kellogg Foundation$200,000 2017Support Collaboration Among Food System, Sustainable Agriculture, Health, Nutrition And Anti-Hunger Groups To Align Efforts And Promote Food And Agriculture Strategies That Promote Equitable Food Systems And Access To Healthy Foods
John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation$150,000 2016For Developing And Launching A National Climate Resilience Fund
Pisces Foundation$150,000 2017To Protect Water Resources
The Rockefeller Foundation$150,000 2016For Use By Its Water Funder Initiative Toward The Costs Of Developing And Coordinating The Implementation Of Six Action Plans To Address Water Challenges Impacting Communities And Freshwater Ecosystems In The U S West
The Rockefeller Foundation$150,000 2017For Use By Its Water Funder Initiative Toward The Costs Of Developing And Coordinating The Implementation Of Six Action Plans To Address Water Challenges Impacting Communities And Freshwater Ecosystems In The U S West
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation$100,000 2016Environment - To Support The Climate Resilience Fund
Gates Family Foundation$100,000 2016Natural Resources - Project Support
Gates Family Foundation$100,000 2017Natural Resources - Project Support
The Keith Campbell Foundation For The Environment$100,000 2017Advancement Of H2O Sustainability Via Financing
Wallace Global Fund II$100,000 2016Project Support For Work To Improve Energy Access For The World'S Poor
Wallace Global Fund II$97,000 2015Project Support For Work To Improve Energy Access For The World'S Poor
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$75,000 2017For Grant Recipient'S Exempt Purposes
Agua Fund$50,000 2016National And International Environment- For The Liquid Assets Project
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$50,000 2016Funds For An Effort To Identify And Profile Candidates Most Likely To Be Appointed To Key Conservation Cabinet And Subcabinet Positions By A Next Presidential Administration
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$50,000 2017Support In Conjunction With October Funder Events, Including Recognition Of Support From Moderator.
Schwab Charitable Fund$50,000 2016Environmental/Animals
Town Creek Foundation Inc$40,000 2016Food System Reform Program - Chesapeake Bay Regional Food Funding Landscape
The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation$30,000 2017Liquid Assets Project: Promoting Water Sustainability Through Deployment Of Lmpact- Focused Private Capital
Claneil Foundation Inc$25,000 2017Farm To Fork Initiative
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation$25,000 2016Funds For The Second Phase Of An Effort To Profile And Vet Candidates Most Likely To Be Appointed To Key Conservation Cabinet And Sub-Cabinet Positions By The Next Presidential Administration
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation$25,000 201775000 Uniting Health, Sustainability, Hunger, And
Hanley Foundation$20,000 2016Support For Environmental Projects
Seattle Foundation$20,000 2017Food Systems Leadership Fellowship
Sandor Family Foundation$15,000 2017General Operating Support
Ann H Symington Foundation$10,000 2017General
H & S Foundation$10,000 2016Support For Education
Sandor Family Foundation$10,000 2015General Operating
Sandor Family Foundation$10,000 2016General Operating Support
Town Creek Foundation Inc$7,500 2016Sustainability Program - Washington Regional Food Funders
The Marcus Foundation$5,000 2018General
Grand Total:$27,057,576

Grants from Windward Fund

In 2020, the Windward Fund reported paying out $44 million in grants to other, largely left-leaning, nonprofits. [64] In 2019, it paid out $8.1 million in grants; $4 million in 2018; and $2.5 million in 2017. [65]

Between 2015 and 2021 Windward Fund reported the following grants:

Grant RecipientAmountYear
9TO5 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN $500,000.00 2021
A BETTER CHANCE A BETTER COMMUNITY $200,000.00 2021
ACTION CENTER $210,000.00 2021
ACTIONAID USA $15,000.00 2021
AIR ALLIANCE HOUSTON $200,000.00 2021
ALASKA COMMUNITY ACTION ON TOXICS $150,000.00 2021
ALASKA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP $50,000.00 2021
ALIGN: THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREATER NEW YORK $150,000.00 2021
ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER MINNESOTA EDUCATION FUND $200,000.00 2021
ALLIANCE FOR A JUST SOCIETY $90,000.00 2021
ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY $1,000,000.00 2021
ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE $225,000.00 2021
ALLIED MEDIA PROJECTS $90,000.00 2021
ALTERNATE ROOTS $425,000.00 2021
ALTERNATIVES FOR COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT $180,000.00 2021
AMALGAMATED FOUNDATION $332,011.00 2021
APPALACHIAN VOICES $50,000.00 2021
ARCADIA FOOD $50,000.00 2021
ASIAN PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK $60,000.00 2021
BARBARA JORDAN INSTITUTE $50,000.00 2021
BAYOU CITY WATERKEEPER $35,000.00 2021
BLACK BELT WOMEN RISING $30,000.00 2021
BLACK MALE VOTER PROJECT $100,000.00 2021
BLACK MALE VOTER PROJECT EDUCATION FUND $300,000.00 2021
BLUEPRINT NORTH CAROLINA $725,000.00 2021
BOARD OF REGENTS NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION $820,000.00 2021
BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA $294,423.00 2021
BONNEVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION $25,000.00 2021
BUSINESS EDUCATION FUND $100,000.00 2021
BVM CAPACITY BUILDING INSTITUTE $60,000.00 2021
CARBON MAPPER INC $10,080,638.00 2021
CARRIZO COMECRUDO TRIBE OF TEXAS $100,000.00 2021
CASA DE MARYLAND $150,000.00 2021
CENTER FOR COALFIELD JUSTICE $50,000.00 2021
CENTER FOR EARTH, ENERGY AND DEMOCRACY $900,000.00 2021
CENTER ON POLICY INITIATIVES $150,000.00 2021
CENTER ON RACE POVERTY & THE ENVIRONMENT $75,000.00 2021
CENTRAL COAST ALLIANCE UNITED FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY $180,000.00 2021
CENTRO POR LA JUSTICIA $180,000.00 2021
CERES $50,000.00 2021
CHURCH OF GOD OF EAST LIVERPOOL $90,000.00 2021
CITIZEN ACTION OF WISCONSIN EDUCATION FUND $180,000.00 2021
CLEAN ENERGY WORKS $600,000.00 2021
CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN $40,000.00 2021
COALITION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS $105,000.00 2021
COLORADO PEOPLE'S ALLIANCE $150,000.00 2021
COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION $150,000.00 2021
COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT $185,000.00 2021
COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR ACTION $150,000.00 2021
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES $30,000.00 2021
COMMUNITY IN-POWER AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION $30,000.00 2021
COMMUNITY LABOR UNITED $150,000.00 2021
COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD $124,000.00 2021
COMMUNITY WATER CENTER $250,000.00 2021
CONNECTICUT CITIZEN RESEARCH GROUP $135,000.00 2021
CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION $61,300.00 2021
COOL EFFECT INC $1,960,000.00 2021
COOPERATION JACKSON $180,000.00 2021
DEEP SOUTH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE $990,000.00 2021
DETROIT BLACK COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY NETWORK $120,000.00 2021
DUWAMISH RIVER CLEANUP COALITION $150,000.00 2021
EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE $200,000.00 2021
EAST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL $190,000.00 2021
EAST TEXAS VOTES $25,000.00 2021
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY CENTER OF THE MIDWEST $126,093.00 2021
ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT OF FLINT $40,000.00 2021
FAITH IN INDIANA $100,000.00 2021
FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE $50,000.00 2021
FAMILY FARM ACTION ALLIANCE $25,000.00 2021
FARMWORKER ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA $150,000.00 2021
FREEDOM RIGHTEOUS ORGANIZING COLLABORATIVE $65,000.00 2021
FRESHWATER FUTURE $200,000.00 2021
GEORGIA COALITION FOR THE PEOPLES AGENDA $150,000.00 2021
GEORGIA CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $150,000.00 2021
GEORGIA STAND UP $150,000.00 2021
GO AUSTIN VAMOS AUSTIN $110,000.00 2021
GOT GREEN $180,000.00 2021
GRASSROOTS COLLABORATIVE $330,000.00 2021
GRASSROOTS GLOBAL JUSTICE $60,000.00 2021
GREENROOTS INC $150,000.00 2021
HARAMBEE HOUSE INC $100,000.00 2021
HEALTHY GULF $950,000.00 2021
HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE $345,875.00 2021
HOMETOWN ORGANIZING PROJECT $120,000.00 2021
HOOSIER ACTION RESOURCE CENTER $170,000.00 2021
ILLINOIS PEOPLE'S ACTION $120,000.00 2021
INDIGENOUS EDUCATIONAL NETWORK OF TURTLE ISLAND $470,000.00 2021
INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF RELIANCE $100,000.00 2021
INSTITUTE FOR WASHINGTONS FUTURE $180,000.00 2021
INTERNATIONAL RIVERS NETWORK $200,000.00 2021
IOWA CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT $200,000.00 2021
IRONBOUND COMMUNITY CORPORATION $180,000.00 2021
ISAIAH $3,050,000.00 2021
JO DAVIESS CONSERVATION FOUNDATION $50,000.00 2021
JOLT INITIATIVE $125,000.00 2021
JUST TRANSITION ALLIANCE $90,000.00 2021
KENTUCKY COALITION $196,500.00 2021
KHEPRW INSTITUTE $180,000.00 2021
KISRA $40,000.00 2021
LA SEMILLA FOOD CENTER $150,000.00 2021
LAND STEWARDSHIP PROJECT $240,000.00 2021
LEADERSHIP COUNSEL FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY $25,000.00 2021
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $150,000.00 2021
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS $1,350,000.00 2021
LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY $124,804.00 2021
LIVELIHOODS KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE NETWORK $90,000.00 2021
LOS ANGELES ALLIANCE FOR A NEW ECONOMY $150,000.00 2021
LOUD LIGHT $50,000.00 2021
LOUISIANA BUCKET BRIGADE $10,000.00 2021
MAINE PEOPLES RESOURCE CENTER $150,000.00 2021
MAKE THE ROAD STATES $25,000.00 2021
MIAMI WORKERS CENTER $90,000.00 2021
MICHIGAN UNITED $184,500.00 2021
MICHIGAN VOICES $85,000.00 2021
MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT $50,000.00 2021
MILWAUKEE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSORTIUM $150,000.00 2021
MINNESOTA VOICE $75,000.00 2021
MISSOURI ORGANIZING AND VOTER ENGAGEMENT COLLABORATIVE $50,000.00 2021
MISSOURI RURAL CRISIS CENTER $50,000.00 2021
MONDO BIZARRO PRODUCTIONS $90,000.00 2021
MONTANA HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK $25,000.00 2021
MONTPIRG LEADERSHIP FUND $25,000.00 2021
MOUNTAIN STUDIES INSTITUTE $35,000.00 2021
MOVEMENT ADVANCEMENT PROJECT $100,000.00 2021
MOVEMENT STRATEGY CENTER $125,000.00 2021
NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION OF WISCONSIN $25,000.00 2021
NATURES GARDEN FOR VICTORY AND PEACE $150,000.00 2021
NC ASSOCIATION OF BLACK LAWYERS LAND LOSS PREVENTION $90,000.00 2021
NC WARN $390,000.00 2021
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MASSACHUSETTS $150,000.00 2021
NEO PHILANTHROPY $50,000.00 2021
NEW ALPHA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $150,000.00 2021
NEW ECONOMY COALITION $200,000.00 2021
NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND $150,000.00 2021
NEW GEORGIA PROJECT $50,000.00 2021
NEW JERSEY LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2021
NEW JERSEY RESOURCE PROJECT $150,000.00 2021
NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION $147,500.00 2021
NEW VENTURE FUND $225,000.00 2021
NEW VIRGINIA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2021
NIMIIPUU PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT $25,000.00 2021
NORTH CAROLINA ASIAN AMERICANS TOGETHER $150,000.00 2021
NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NETWORK $60,000.00 2021
NORTH FUND $150,000.00 2021
NORTHEAST IOWA RC&D $100,000.00 2021
NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL $65,000.00 2021
ONE FAIR WAGE $50,000.00 2021
ONE VOICE $150,000.00 2021
ONEAMERICA $155,000.00 2021
OPAL $180,000.00 2021
ORGANIZERS INSTITUTE SOUTH AND WEST IAF $900,000.00 2021
PARTNERSHIP FOR CIVIL JUSTICE FUND $500,000.00 2021
PARTNERSHIP FOR SOUTHERN EQUITY $809,500.00 2021
PENNSYLVANIA STANDS UP INSTITUTE $75,000.00 2021
PEOPLE FOR COMMUNITY RECOVERY $10,000.00 2021
PEOPLE ORGANIZED FOR WESTSIDE RENEWAL $135,000.00 2021
PEOPLE UNITED FOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING $135,000.00 2021
PEOPLES ACTION INSTITUTE $100,000.00 2021
PITTSBURGH UNITED $255,000.00 2021
PODER $150,000.00 2021
PODER NC ACTION $50,000.00 2021
POLICHIC ENGAGEMENT FUND $50,000.00 2021
POLICYLINK $335,000.00 2021
POTENTIAL ENERGY COALITION $4,500,000.00 2021
POWER $180,000.00 2021
PROGEORGIA STATE TABLE $360,000.00 2021
PROGRESS NOW EDUCATION $200,000.00 2021
PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE OF NEVADA $135,000.00 2021
PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND EDUCATION FUND $120,000.00 2021
PROJECT SOUTH $890,000.00 2021
PROVIDENCE YOUTH STUDENT MOVEMENT $90,000.00 2021
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND OF NEW YORK $120,000.00 2021
PUGET SOUND SAGE $180,000.00 2021
REFRAME YOUTH ARTS CENTER $30,000.00 2021
RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY EDUCATION FUND $255,000.00 2021
ROANOKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT $150,000.00 2021
ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS $150,000.00 2021
RURAL ARIZONA ENGAGEMENT $50,000.00 2021
RURAL COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP $75,000.00 2021
RURAL ORGANIZING PROJECT $50,000.00 2021
RURAL UTAH PROJECT EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2021
RURALORGANIZING.ORG EDUCATION FUND $135,000.00 2021
SIXTEEN THIRTY FUND $500,000.00 2021
SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY FOUNDATION $75,000.00 2021
SMARTMEME INC $600,000.00 2021
SOCE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION
FOUNDATION
$50,000.00 2021
SOLUTION PROJECT $1,000,000.00 2021
SOULARDARITY $90,000.00 2021
SOUTH TEXAS HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER $300,000.00 2021
SOUTHEAST CLIMATE & ENERGY NETWORK $300,000.00 2021
SOUTHERN COALITION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE $300,000.00 2021
SOUTHWEST ORGANIZING PROJECT $136,500.00 2021
ST CROIX FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT $225,000.00 2021
STAND UP NASHVILLE $150,000.00 2021
STATE POWER FUND $50,600.00 2021
SUNRISE MOVEMENT EDUCATION FUND $200,000.00 2021
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS FUNDERS $37,665.00 2021
SUSTAINABLE MARKETS FOUNDATION $200,000.00 2021
SUSTAINABLE NORTHWEST $75,000.00 2021
TAKEACTION MINNESOTA EDUCATION FUND $170,000.00 2021
TALLAHASSEE FOOD NETWORK $75,000.00 2021
TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY $18,000.00 2021
TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK EDUCATION FUND $140,000.00 2021
TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD $55,000.00 2021
THE 19TH NEWS $150,000.00 2021
THE ALASKA CENTER EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2021
THE CENTER FOR CULTURAL POWER $100,000.00 2021
THE CYNTHIA AND GEORGE MITCHELL FOUNDATION $35,000.00 2021
THE GREEN DOOR INITIATIVE $180,000.00 2021
THE HOPEWELL FUND $25,000.00 2021
THE HUMAN UTILITY $150,000.00 2021
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY $50,000.00 2021
THE PEOPLE'S LOBBY EDUCATION INSTITUTE $220,000.00 2021
THE SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION $200,000.00 2021
TIDES CENTER $440,311.00 2021
TIDES FOUNDATION $90,000.00 2021
TOGETHER WISCONSIN $200,000.00 2021
UNITED FOR RESPECT EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2021
UNITED PARENTS AGAINST LEAD $60,000.00 2021
UNITED STATES ENDOWMENT FOR FORESTRY AND COMMUNITIES $200,000.00 2021
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOUNDATION $50,000.00 2021
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND $102,726.00 2021
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS $189,943.00 2021
UPROSE $180,000.00 2021
URBAN TILTH $317,500.00 2021
US WATER ALLIANCE $300,000.00 2021
VAYLA NEW ORLEANS $150,000.00 2021
VERDE $65,000.00 2021
VET VOICE FOUNDATION $75,000.00 2021
VILLAGE & WILDERNESS PROJECT $182,500.00 2021
VIRGINIA ORGANIZING $75,000.00 2021
VOTER $100,000.00 2021
WASHINGTON CAN EDUCATION & RESEARCH FUND $105,000.00 2021
WATER FOUNDATION $1,648,727.00 2021
WE ARE DOWN HOME $152,000.00 2021
WE THE PEOPLE MI $100,000.00 2021
WEST ATLANTA WATERSHED ALLIANCE $150,000.00 2021
WEST END REVITALIZATION ASSOCIATION $105,000.00 2021
WEST VIRGINIA CITIZEN ACTION EDUCATION FUND $190,000.00 2021
WISCONSIN ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS $50,000.00 2021
WISCONSIN CONSERVATION VOICES $50,000.00 2021
WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION FOUNDATION $75,000.00 2021
WOMEN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE NETWORK $25,000.00 2021
WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT $10,000.00 2021
WORKING AMERICA EDUCATION FUND $25,000.00 2021
WORKING PARTNERSHIPS USA $150,000.00 2021
WORKMONEY $50,000.00 2021
WV CANT WAIT MUTUAL AID $70,000.00 2021
YOUNG WEST VIRGINIA FORWARD $25,000.00 2021
YWCA OF SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA CO $25,000.00 2021
TIDES CENTER $4,013,868.00 2020
WATER FOUNDATION $2,176,000.00 2020
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY $2,073,704.00 2020
NEW VENTURE FUND $1,666,000.00 2020
HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE $1,101,500.00 2020
SIERRA HEALTH FOUNDATION CENTER FOR HEALTH PROGRAM MAN $1,027,000.00 2020
THE EARTH GENOME $949,747.00 2020
PROGEORGIA STATE TABLE $810,000.00 2020
SOUTHERN WISCONSIN LAND CONSERVANCY INC $800,000.00 2020
INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT $694,000.00 2020
BOARD OF REGENTS NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION $648,604.00 2020
DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT $590,000.00 2020
NEW GEORGIA PROJECT INC $585,000.00 2020
SIXTEEN THIRTY FUND $500,000.00 2020
US WATER PARTNERSHIP $500,000.00 2020
JOLT INITIATIVE INC $470,000.00 2020
CERES INC $452,139.00 2020
TURNER FARM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION INC $449,894.00 2020
BVM CAPACITY BUILDING INSTITUTE INC $435,000.00 2020
GRASSROOTS COLLABORATIVE $407,000.00 2020
BLACK MALE VOTER PROJECT $395,000.00 2020
THE OCEAN AGENCY $390,213.00 2020
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY FLORIDA $355,182.00 2020
NORTH CAROLINA BLACK ALLIANCE $350,000.00 2020
EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE $341,651.00 2020
TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK EDUCATION FUND $320,000.00 2020
NDN COLLECTIVE INC $310,000.00 2020
SUNRISE MOVEMENT EDUCATION FUND $310,000.00 2020
THE CENTER FOR CULTURAL POWER $310,000.00 2020
MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATION $304,052.00 2020
ASU FOUNDATION FOR A NEW AMERICAN UNIVERSITY $300,000.00 2020
LINK HOUSTON $300,000.00 2020
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT $300,000.00 2020
PUBLIC ALLIES $300,000.00 2020
THE HOPEWELL FUND $300,000.00 2020
THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION $300,000.00 2020
WOMENS EARTH AND CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK $300,000.00 2020
DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT $295,382.00 2020
BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS $257,000.00 2020
FOUNDATION FOR LOUISIANA $250,000.00 2020
NATIONAL VOTE AT HOME INSTITUTE $250,000.00 2020
SCHOOL BOARD OF ORANGE COUNTY FLORIDA $250,000.00 2020
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA $250,000.00 2020
WORC EDUCATION PROJECT $245,000.00 2020
THE PEOPLE'S LOBBY EDUCATION INSTITUTE $240,000.00 2020
PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA $233,661.00 2020
RENEW NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE (VENDOR) $232,500.00 2020
TIDES FOUNDATION $230,000.00 2020
MISSOURI ORGANIZING AND VOTER ENGAGEMENT COLLABORATION $225,000.00 2020
AIR ALLIANCE HOUSTON $210,000.00 2020
GEORGIA CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $210,000.00 2020
CITY OF BOSTON $200,428.00 2020
ASIAN AMERICAN ADVANCING JUSTICE ATLANTA $200,000.00 2020
ISAIAH $200,000.00 2020
MAINE PEOPLES RESOURCE CENTER $200,000.00 2020
MINNESOTA VOICE $200,000.00 2020
NEW MEXICO ACEQUIA ASSOCIATION $200,000.00 2020
ONE ARIZONA $200,000.00 2020
RURALORGANIZING.ORG EDUCATION FUND $200,000.00 2020
TEXAS TRIBUNE $200,000.00 2020
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA $200,000.00 2020
9TO5 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN INC $195,000.00 2020
VILLAGE & WILDERNESS PROJECT INC $188,000.00 2020
WISCONSIN VOICES $185,000.00 2020
IOWA CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT $180,000.00 2020
NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND $175,000.00 2020
UNITED FOR RESPECT EDUCATION FUND $175,000.00 2020
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY INC $168,442.00 2020
CITIZEN ACTION OF WISCONSIN EDUCATION FUND INC $165,000.00 2020
ALTERNATE ROOTS INC $160,000.00 2020
HARAMBEE HOUSE INC $160,000.00 2020
BLUEPRINT NORTH CAROLINA $150,000.00 2020
FAITH IN INDIANA $150,000.00 2020
FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE INC $150,000.00 2020
ONE FAIR WAGE INC $150,000.00 2020
PROGRESS MICHIGAN EDUCATION $150,000.00 2020
SOUTHERN VISION ALLIANCE $150,000.00 2020
SOWEGA RISING INC $150,000.00 2020
THE CENTER FOR ENERGY EDUCATION $150,000.00 2020
WISCONSIN CONSERVATION VOICES $150,000.00 2020
KENTUCKY COALITION INC $137,500.00 2020
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE $132,660.00 2020
BRIGHTON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL $130,000.00 2020
FAITH IN FLORIDA INC $125,000.00 2020
OHIO ORGANIZING COLLABORATIVE $125,000.00 2020
PENNSYLVANIA VOICE $125,000.00 2020
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA $122,242.00 2020
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION $120,505.00 2020
RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY EDUCATION FUND $115,000.00 2020
ACHIEVING COMMUNITY TASKS SUCCESSFULLY $110,000.00 2020
ALLIED MEDIA PROJECTS INC $110,000.00 2020
COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION INC $105,000.00 2020
URBAN SCHOOL FOOD ALLIANCE $100,020.00 2020
ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH ORGANIZING $100,000.00 2020
BEHAVIORAL IDEAS LAB INC $100,000.00 2020
BUSINESS EDUCATION FUND $100,000.00 2020
CASA DE MARYLAND INC $100,000.00 2020
CENTER FOR COALFIELD JUSTICE $100,000.00 2020
CENTER FOR RURAL STRATEGIES INC $100,000.00 2020
LOUD LIGHT $100,000.00 2020
LOUISIANA BUCKET BRIGADE $100,000.00 2020
MISSOURI RURAL CRISIS CENTER $100,000.00 2020
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION $100,000.00 2020
NORTH CAROLINA A PHILIP RANDOLPH INSTITUTE INC $100,000.00 2020
OHIO VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION $100,000.00 2020
PODER NC ACTION $100,000.00 2020
SOCE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION FOUNDATION $100,000.00 2020
STAND UP NASHVILLE $100,000.00 2020
STATE VOICES $100,000.00 2020
THE SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION INC. $100,000.00 2020
VOCES DE LA FRONTERA $100,000.00 2020
WASHINGTON BUSINESS ALLIANCE FUND $100,000.00 2020
WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER $100,000.00 2020
WESTERN ORGANIZATION OF RESOURCE COUNCILS $100,000.00 2020
WISCONSIN ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS $100,000.00 2020
ONE VOICE $97,500.00 2020
ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS INC $92,500.00 2020
TEXAS ORGANIZING PROJECT EDUCATION FUND $90,000.00 2020
ALIGN: THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREATER NEW YORK $85,000.00 2020
ASIAN PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK $85,000.00 2020
COLORADO PEOPLE'S ALLIANCE (COPA) $85,000.00 2020
GEORGIA STAND UP $85,000.00 2020
LITTLE VILLAGE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION $85,000.00 2020
OPAL $85,000.00 2020
WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION FOUNDATION INC $85,000.00 2020
ALLIANCE FOR A JUST SOCIETY $80,000.00 2020
ALTERNATIVES FOR COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT INC $80,000.00 2020
CENTER ON RACE POVERTY & THE ENVIRONMENT $80,000.00 2020
COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT $80,000.00 2020
COMMUNITY IN-POWER AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION INC $80,000.00 2020
COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD $80,000.00 2020
NEW JERSEY LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $80,000.00 2020
PITTSBURGH UNITED $80,000.00 2020
RURAL UTAH PROJECT EDUCATION FUND $80,000.00 2020
ACTION CENTER INC $76,000.00 2020
CENTER ON POLICY INITIATIVES $75,000.00 2020
JUST TRANSITION ALLIANCE $75,000.00 2020
MONTANA HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK $75,000.00 2020
PENNSYLVANIA UNITED $75,000.00 2020
PEOPLES ACTION INSTITUTE $75,000.00 2020
WASHINGTON CAN EDUCATION & RESEARCH FUND $75,000.00 2020
WISDOM INC $75,000.00 2020
WORKING AMERICA EDUCATION FUND $75,000.00 2020
CENTER FOR EARTH, ENERGY AND DEMOCRACY $70,000.00 2020
COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR ACTION $70,000.00 2020
DUWAMISH RIVER CLEANUP COALITION TAG $70,000.00 2020
GREENROOTS INC $70,000.00 2020
PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND EDUCATION FUND $70,000.00 2020
SOUTHWEST ORGANIZING PROJECT $70,000.00 2020
A BETTER WISCONSIN INSTITUTE $65,000.00 2020
CENTRAL COAST ALLIANCE UNITED FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY $65,000.00 2020
CONNECTICUT CITIZEN RESEARCH GROUP INC $65,000.00 2020
THE WELLNESS KITCHEN OF WARRENTON VA $62,276.00 2020
CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY $60,000.00 2020
INSTITUTE FOR WASHINGTONS FUTURE $60,000.00 2020
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MASSACHUSETTS $60,000.00 2020
PEOPLE ORGANIZED FOR WESTSIDE RENEWAL $60,000.00 2020
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND OF NEW YORK $60,000.00 2020
RURAL ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL USA $60,000.00 2020
RURAL ARIZONA ENGAGEMENT $60,000.00 2020
COOPERATION JACKSON $55,000.00 2020
IRONBOUND COMMUNITY CORPORATION $55,000.00 2020
URBAN TILTH $55,000.00 2020
COMMUNITY NETWORKING RESOURCES $54,000.00 2020
AMIGOS BRAVOS INC $50,000.00 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY CENTER OF THE MIDWEST $50,000.00 2020
FAITH IN ACTION NETWORK $50,000.00 2020
HOOSIER ACTION RESOURCE CENTER INC $50,000.00 2020
IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR $50,000.00 2020
JESUS PEOPLE AGAINST POLLUTION $50,000.00 2020
LEADERSHIP COUNSEL FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY $50,000.00 2020
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2020
NATIVE VISION INC $50,000.00 2020
NEO PHILANTHROPY INC $50,000.00 2020
NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL $50,000.00 2020
ONE NORTHSIDE $50,000.00 2020
PHOENIX NEWSPAPERS INC $50,000.00 2020
PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE OF NEVADA $50,000.00 2020
PROGRESSNOW ARIZONA INSTITUTE $50,000.00 2020
TAKEACTION MINNESOTA EDUCATION FUND $50,000.00 2020
WOMEN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE NETWORK $50,000.00 2020
WORKING PARTNERSHIPS USA $50,000.00 2020
WORKERS CENTER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE $48,000.00 2020
PODER $45,000.00 2020
ACTION NOW INSTITUTE $40,000.00 2020
CENTRO POR LA JUSTICIA $40,000.00 2020
FOR WEST VIRGINIA'S FUTURE INC $40,000.00 2020
MIAMI WORKERS CENTER $40,000.00 2020
NATURES GARDEN FOR VICTORY AND PEACE $40,000.00 2020
NEW VIRGINIA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND $40,000.00 2020
SOULARDARITY $40,000.00 2020
HIGHLANDER RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER INC $36,000.00 2020
FAMILY FARM ACTION ALLIANCE $35,000.00 2020
LIVELIHOODS KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE NETWORK $35,000.00 2020
EAST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL $31,000.00 2020
UPROSE $31,000.00 2020
HISPANICS IN PHILANTHROPY $30,456.00 2020
EAST YARD COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE $30,000.00 2020
WHYHUNGER INC $30,000.00 2020
LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY $25,338.00 2020
FREEDOM INC $25,000.00 2020
GEORGIA SHIFT $25,000.00 2020
MONTPIRG LEADERSHIP FUND $25,000.00 2020
WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES $25,000.00 2020
YWCA OF SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA CO INC $25,000.00 2020
THE FUND FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS INC $22,241.00 2020
DEEP SOUTH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE $21,000.00 2020
NC ASSOCIATION OF BLACK LAWYERS LAND LOSS PREVENTION $21,000.00 2020
THE GREEN DOOR INITIATIVE $21,000.00 2020
CIRCLE OF BLUE INC $20,000.00 2020
KENWOOD OAKLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION $20,000.00 2020
MONDO BIZARRO PRODUCTIONS $20,000.00 2020
PROJECT SOUTH $20,000.00 2020
ARCADIA FOOD, INC $15,000.00 2020
EAST BAY ALLIANCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY $15,000.00 2020
INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK $15,000.00 2020
JANE ADDAMS SENIOR CAUCUS $15,000.00 2020
LOGAN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION $15,000.00 2020
PEOPLE UNITED FOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING $15,000.00 2020
VOICES OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS AND LEADERS $15,000.00 2020
DETROIT BLACK COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY NETWORK $10,000.00 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT OF FLINT $10,000.00 2020
FARMWORKER ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC $10,000.00 2020
MILWAUKEE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSORTIUM INC $10,000.00 2020
MISSOURI JOBS WITH JUSTICE $10,000.00 2020
NC WARN $10,000.00 2020
NEW ALPHA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $10,000.00 2020
NEW JERSEY RESOURCE PROJECT INC $10,000.00 2020
NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE $10,000.00 2020
NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NETWORK $10,000.00 2020
OURSPACE WORLD INC $10,000.00 2020
PEOPLE FOR COMMUNITY RECOVERY $10,000.00 2020
SMARTMEME INC DBA CENTER FOR STORY-BASED STRATEGY $10,000.00 2020
SOUTHERN MAINE WORKERS CENTER $10,000.00 2020
TALLAHASSEE FOOD NETWORK INC $10,000.00 2020
UNITED FOR A NEW ECONOMY $10,000.00 2020
UNITED VISION FOR IDAHO $10,000.00 2020
WEST ATLANTA WATERSHED ALLIANCE $10,000.00 2020
WEST END REVITALIZATION ASSOCIATION $10,000.00 2020
THE NEW FOOD ECONOMY INC $5,242.00 2020
Earth Genome $800,000.00 2019
American Rivers $547,850.00 2019
World Resources Institute $517,000.00 2019
University of Colorado Foundation $370,000.00 2019
Trust for Conservation Innovation $295,181.00 2019
University Corporation at Monterey Bay $252,528.00 2019
Water Foundation $250,000.00 2019
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $242,500.00 2019
Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska $220,000.00 2019
Bonneville Environmental $175,000.00 2019
Profress Michigan Education $150,000.00 2019
Regents University of California Los Angeles $146,416.00 2019
University of Maryland $135,155.00 2019
Public Policy Institute of California $133,661.00 2019
Regents of the University of California $125,243.00 2019
Power $110,000.00 2019
Alaska Community Action on Toxics $100,000.00 2019
ASU Foundation for a New American University $100,000.00 2019
Grassroots Collaborative $100,000.00 2019
Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative $100,000.00 2019
Texas Environmnetal Justice Advocacy $100,000.00 2019
Nature Conservancy $100,000.00 2019
The People's Lobby Education Institute $100,000.00 2019
Harambee House $85,000.00 2019
Michigan United $85,000.00 2019
Got Green $80,000.00 2019
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement $80,000.00 2019
New Food Economy $78,658.00 2019
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund $75,000.00 2019
Movement Strategy Center Climate Justice Alliance $75,000.00 2019
Provieence Youth Student Movement $75,000.00 2019
Puget Sound Sage $75,000.00 2019
TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund $75,000.00 2019
West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund $75,000.00 2019
Environmental Defense Fund $70,313.00 2019
New Jersey Resource Project $60,000.00 2019
Community Labor United $57,500.00 2019
Duke University $50,000.00 2019
Farmworker Association of Florida $50,000.00 2019
Grassroots Global Justice $50,000.00 2019
KHEPRW Institute $50,000.00 2019
Land Stewardship Project $50,000.00 2019
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy $50,000.00 2019
People's Action Institute $50,000.00 2019
Texas Tribune $50,000.00 2019
WORC Education Project $50,000.00 2019
Allied Media Projects $44,600.00 2019
Illinois People's Action $44,000.00 2019
A Greener World $40,000.00 2019
Fund for the City of New York $40,000.00 2019
Sin Fronteras Farm and Food $40,000.00 2019
Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy $38,500.00 2019
EcoAdapt $30,000.00 2019
Indigenous Environmental Network $30,000.00 2019
Ruckus Society $30,000.00 2019
Neighborhood Funders Group $29,000.00 2019
Little Village Environmental $28,184.00 2019
Empower Missouri $25,000.00 2019
Faith in Indiana $25,000.00 2019
Faith in Place $25,000.00 2019
Headwaters Economic $25,000.00 2019
Iowa Interfaith Power and Light $25,000.00 2019
Mapping Action Collective $25,000.00 2019
Missouri Rural Crisis Center $25,000.00 2019
Model Forest Policy Program $25,000.00 2019
Ourspace World $25,000.00 2019
University of Northern Iowa Foundation $25,000.00 2019
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA $24,976.00 2019
James Beard Foundation $20,000.00 2019
The Morton Arboretume $20,000.00 2019
350 Kishwaukee $14,600.00 2019
Big Blacks in Green $14,600.00 2019
Dakota Resource Council $14,600.00 2019
East Michigan Environmental Action Council $14,600.00 2019
Environmental Health Watch $14,600.00 2019
Grow Greater Englewood $14,600.00 2019
Juxtaposition $14,600.00 2019
Milwaukee Environmental $14,600.00 2019
Milwaukee Water Commons $14,600.00 2019
New City Church $14,600.00 2019
Owe Aku International Justice Project $14,600.00 2019
The Green Door Initiative $14,600.00 2019
Women's Funding Network $10,000.00 2019
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe Chippewa Indians $8,000.00 2019
Native American Educational Technologies $8,000.00 2019
Tides Foundation $8,000.00 2019
Lower Sugar River Watershed Association $7,225.00 2019
California Institute of Technology $750,000.00 2018
Environmental Defense Fund $492,746.00 2018
Board of Regents Nevada System of Higher Education $460,495.00 2018
Lower Sugar River Watershed $276,266.00 2018
Nature Conservancy $270,000.00 2018
University Corporation at Monterey Bay $187,459.00 2018
Leland Stanford Junior University $160,500.00 2018
University of Maryland $158,750.00 2018
The Earth Genome $125,000.00 2018
Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation $120,000.00 2018
ASU Foundation for a New American University $100,000.00 2018
Iowa Citizens for Community $75,000.00 2018
Land Stewardship Project $75,000.00 2018
MOVE $75,000.00 2018
Environmental Incentives LLC $60,000.00 2018
Sea to Snow LLC $45,000.00 2018
American Society of Adaptation Professionals $25,000.00 2018
Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy $25,000.00 2018
Climate Access $25,000.00 2018
EcoAdapt $25,000.00 2018
Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat $25,000.00 2018
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization $25,000.00 2018
Missouri Rural Crisis Cente $25,000.00 2018
Model Forest Policy Program $25,000.00 2018
Natural Capitalism Solutions $25,000.00 2018
Progress Michigan Education $25,000.00 2018
The Commonwealth Club of California $23,500.00 2018
Council for a Strong America $20,000.00 2018
Future Harvest $20,000.00 2018
Union of Concerned Scientists $20,000.00 2018
Sacramento River Settlement Contractors $19,500.00 2018
National Immigration Law Center $10,000.00 2018
New Venture Fund $10,000.00 2018
Redstone Strategy Group $697,450.00 2017
News Deeply, Inc. $250,000.00 2017
Water Foundation $200,000.00 2017
Nature Conservancy $184,422.00 2017
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy $123,245.00 2017
Leland Stanford Junior University $114,795.00 2017
UVA School of Architecture Foundation; UVA Office of Sponsored Programs $110,000.00 2017
Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development $75,000.00 2017
Geos Institute $70,000.00 2017
Denver Water $60,000.00 2017
Duke University $50,034.00 2017
Sea to Snow LLC $50,000.00 2017
Yolo Habitat Conservancy $50,000.00 2017
Sustainable Markets Foundation $49,981.00 2017
WildLandscapes International, Inc. $45,000.00 2017
County of Yolo (CA) $25,000.00 2017
EcoAdapt $25,000.00 2017
Resources Legacy Fund $25,000.00 2017
Sequoia Riverlands Trust $25,000.00 2017
Texas State University $25,000.00 2017
Defenders of Wildlife $15,000.00 2017
Environmental Incentives LLC $6,000.00 2017
Conservation Biology Institute $620,000.00 2016
Sacramento River Settlement Contractors $500,000.00 2016
Sustainable Conservation $250,000.00 2016
Trout Unlimited $200,000.00 2016
Point Reyes Bird Observatory $150,000.00 2016
Carbon Cycle Institute $100,000.00 2016
Nature Conservancy $100,000.00 2016
Texas State University $75,000.00 2016
Grantmakers in Health $61,198.00 2016
Fibershed $50,000.00 2016
Land Stewardship Project $50,000.00 2016
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate $25,000.00 2016
Holistic Management International $25,000.00 2016
Quivira Coalition $25,000.00 2016
Slow Food USA $25,000.00 2016
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority $20,000.00 2016
Transition Habitat Conservancy $20,000.00 2016
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning $18,500.00 2016
Defenders of Wildlife $15,000.00 2016
Audubon California $10,000.00 2016

Consulting and Management Fees

Between 2015 and 2020, Windward Fund paid $21.5 million in management and contractor fees, including $7.8 million to Arabella Advisors for management services. [66]

Windward Fund: Consulting FeesTotal (2015-2020)
Arabella Advisors $7,836,721
Institute for the New Food Economy $3,091,048
Susan Bell and Associates $2,607,790
Conservation Strategy Group $2,355,283
RomanSales Inc. $1,813,525
Redstone Strategy Group $1,020,708
Potential Energy Coalition Inc. $1,000,000
Factore Ventures PBC $552,000
ICF Jones and Stokes $502,631
Culp and Kelly LLP $428,127
Maliha Khan $231,258
Frances J. Seymour $119,712
Total:$21,558,803

Financial Documents

The Windward Fund’s Form 990 IRS filings obtained by the Capital Research Center are available here:

The Windward Fund filed its Application for Recognition of Exemption from income tax with the IRS (Form 1023) in 2015. The document is available here.

The Windward Fund’s IRS Form 1023 application for recognition of tax exempt status is available here; the file also includes:

  • a description of Windward’s charitable activities, including “fiscal sponsorship”;
  • Windward’s founding board of directors (Eric Kessler, Adam Eichberg, and Harry Drucker), as well as their “qualifications”;
  • Windward’s articles of incorporation, filed with the District of Columbia on February 2, 2015;
  • the nonprofit’s bylaws; and
  • an administrative agreement between the Windward Fund and Arabella Advisors authorizing the latter to provide paid management services to the nonprofit.

Windward received IRS recognition of its tax exempt status on June 8, 2015; the IRS letter is available here.

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Adam Eichberg
    Founding Board Member
  2. Harry Drucker
    Board Member
  3. Kristen Grimm
    Board Member
  4. Wilbur Priester
    Former Chief Financial Officer and Board Member (Through 2019)
  5. Andrew Schulz
    Former General Counsel and Board Member (Through 2019)
  6. Bruce Boyd
    Board Member
  7. Lee Bodner
    Board Chair and President
  8. Eric Kessler
    Former President (2015-2016)
  9. Lori Garver
    Project Director
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 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
    2017 Dec Form 990 $12,656,323 $11,024,111 $12,855,166 $1,625,009 N $12,654,943 $0 $0 $182,136 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $15,812,062 $7,452,824 $11,943,689 $2,345,744 N $15,819,553 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,297,000 $58,293 $1,297,000 $58,293 N $1,297,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Windward Fund

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