Sierra Club Foundation

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Sierra Club Foundation

"The Mission of The Sierra Club Foundation is to advance the preservation and protection of the natural environment by empowering the citizenry, especially democratically-based grassroots organizations, with charitable resources to further the cause of environmental protection. The Sierra Club is the vehicle through which The Sierra Club Foundation generally fulfills its charitable mission."

"In 1960, during The Sierra Club Foundation's first year of operation, donors entered the details of their gifts in a small canvas register by hand, and the year's assets amounted to $3,797. Things have changed since then. In 2000, The Foundation managed more than $85,000,000 in assets, including trusts and endowments." [1]


Accessed October 2009: [2]

  • Loren Blackford, Vice Chair - New York City, New York; Environmentalist
  • Pete Cartwright - Watsonville, California; CEO and Director of Advanced Power Projects Inc.
  • Amy Cherot - Ventura, California; Computer Consultant
  • Allison Chin, Sierra Club Board President - Landsdowne, Virginia; Scientist
  • Paul Craig - Martinez, California; Professor Emeritus in Physics, University of California at Davis
  • Paul Farr - Treasurer - San Francisco, California; Managing Partner, Anthos Capital Management; Private Equity Investor
  • Joseph (Joe) Fontaine – Fifth Officer - Tehachapi, California; Public Lands Activist; Retired High School Physics and Earth *[[Science Educator
  • Charles (Chuck) E. Frank - Highland Park, Illinois; President, “Z” Frank Chevrolet / Kia (automotive retail)
  • Susan Heitman - Los Angeles, California; Public Relations, University of Southern California
  • Larry Keeshan - Berkeley, California; Retired Attorney
  • Nels Leutwiler - Secretary - Lake Bluff, Illinois; Chairman and CEO, Parkview Metal Products
  • Michael Loeb - New York, New York; Retired Publisher
  • Michael McCloskey - Portland, Oregon; Retired Sierra Club Executive Director
  • Robert (Bob) H. McKinney, Chair - Indianapolis, Indiana; Retired Chairman of the Executive Committee of First Indiana Corporation
  • Molly Ross - Castle Rock, Colorado; President, Deltex Royalty Company, Inc. and LMA Royalties, Ltd.
  • Tim Ryan - Belvedere, California; Retired Investment Manager
  • Dan Shugar - San Bruno, California; Former President SunPower Corporation



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. History, Sierra Club Foundation, accessed October 16, 2009.
  2. Directors, Sierra Club Foundation, accessed October 16, 2009.