Underdog Foundation

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"The Underdog Foundation ("Underdog") was created in 2001 and is a "related party" of the U.S. Tides Foundation ("Tides"). That same year, Tides granted $5,999,403 to Underdog.

"According to Underdog's U.S. tax returns, between 2000 and 2010, Underdog has had a total of four directors: David Berge, Joel Solomon and Drummond Pike have been directors throughout the entire ten years. From 2001 to 2004, Lisa Mortimer of Brattleboro, Vermont was a director. She was replaced in 2005 by Alisa Gravitz of Washington D.C.

"Drummond Pike is the founder of Tides and was its CEO for 34 years. Solomon is a long-time director and current chair of Tides, according to Tides' 2011 tax return. Pike and Solomon are also the founding chair and vice-chair of Tides Canada, respectively...

"There seems to be no pattern in Underdog's grant-making except for one year, 2005, when Underdog made most of its grants to environmental groups in British Columbia (Georgia Strait Alliance, T.Buck Suzuki Foundation, Raincoast Conservation, [[Raincoast Research, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, IMPACS and Smart Growth BC)." [1]

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