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Blacksmith Institute, Inc.

 

New York, NY

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Blacksmith Institute, Inc.

Physical Address:
New York, NY 10035 
EIN:
13-4075779
Web URL:
www.blacksmithinstit...
Blog URL:
www.blacksmithinstit...
Leadership:
Mr. Richard Fuller
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2009
Revenue
Total Revenue $1,755,238
Expenses
Total Expenses $2,220,988

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Basic Organization Information

Blacksmith Institute, Inc.

Physical Address:
New York, NY 10035 
EIN:
13-4075779
Web URL:
www.blacksmithinstit... 
Blog URL:
www.blacksmithinstit... 
NTEE Category:
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C20 Pollution Abatement and Control Services 
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q70 International Human Rights 
E Health—General & Rehabilitative 
E70 Public Health Program 
Ruling Year:
1999 

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Mission Statement

Blacksmith Institute’s mission is to develop and implement solutions for pollution-related problems in the developing world, focusing on the world's worst polluted places where women and children are most vulnerable.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. May, 2012)

Mr. Richard Fuller

Term:

Since Jan 1999

Profile:

Richard Fuller graduated with a degree in Engineering from Melbourne University and then worked for IBM. He left Australia in 1988 to work directly on global environmental issues. For two years, Richard worked in the rainforests of Brazil with the United Nations Environmental Programme, creating forest reserves that promote the preservation of both the rainforest and its inhabitants. He then headed to New York, where he established Great Forest Inc., now one of the most successful sustainability consulting companies in the U.S. Great Forest was one of the first to bring sustainability practices to the business world, helping to pave the way for the rise of corporate social responsibility. Richard founded the not-for-profit Blacksmith Institute in 1999. Behind Richard's determination is the know-how to solve problems and save lives at risk. Working with scientists, public health experts, environmental engineers, academics and other experts from local and governmental agencies, Richard has assembled a comprehensive database of knowledge and information that is being used by Blacksmith's network of project managers around the world to clean up the worst polluted sites efficiently and effectively.

Leadership Statement:

The scope of pollution in the developing world is starting now to come into focus. Our initiative to inventory polluted sites throughout the developing world has registered early indications that the scope is comparable in population and risk to human health to problems like malaria and HIV; in other words, a huge problem not on the international radar screen.But the good news is that it is a solvable problem. Problems can be tackled successfully even with limited funding, and, through models, can be replicated around the world. Doing so would save innumerable lives, aid economic development, improve neighborhoods and increase general intelligence. At present, successes are few and far between.  But the problem is finite and the solutions doable.  Solutions range in size and type. Remediation is the most obvious. But there is also the need for local education to inform people about these silent killers.  Legislation has played an enormous role in reducing the toll of pollution globally.  The elimination of lead in gasoline in much of the world is responsible for improving intelligence. More coordinated international efforts such as the Chemical Weapons Convention are clearly needed.  Finally, there is a role for innovation, some technical but also social. The Gyapa stoves project in Ghana, for instance, builds on a technological innovation – a new type of stove – with social innovations, including the creation of a sustainable business model to support broad distribution. Here is a way for us to make a difference for hundreds of millions – measurably and effectively - in our lifetime.   Richard Fuller Founder, Blacksmith Institute



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Program: Health and Pollution Fund

Budget:
--
Category:
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Blacksmith is currently leading an international effort to create a $500 million public health fund to fight and eliminate legacy pollution in the developing world.  The HPF will be the first and only toxic cleanup program to be conducted on a global scale.  It will support the cleanup of the world's worst polluted sites identified in the Global Inventory Project.

Program Long-Term Success:

Continued support for ongoing projects in Cambodia, China, Guinea, India, Mozambique, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Tanzania, Thailand, and Zambia. Completed six long-term projects in five countries.

Program Short-Term Success:

HPF will fund the cleanup of some of the world's worst polluted sites

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

See examples of Success Stories: http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/success-stories.html

Program: Global Inventory Project

Budget:
--
Category:
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Blacksmith is building the first comprehensive global inventory of the world's worst polluted places with human health impact. Investigative teams are currently assessing a total of about 3000 polluted sites in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The Global Inventory Project, which builds on Blacksmith's existing database, will rank sites using the Blacksmith Index.  This ranking will guide and prioritize cleanup under the Health and Pollution Fund.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

As of January 2010, one-third of the project has been completed (over 1285 sites in 40 countries have been assessed to date)

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Program: Lead Poisoning and Car Batteries Project

Budget:
--
Category:
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Blacksmith is the leading organization working to clean up lead pollution caused by the improper recycling of used car batteries.  This is one of the worst pollution problems(http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects_reports/display/65) in the developing world, one that is growing with consumer demand for cars. Lead poisons over 12 million people, mainly women and children. It is the most common environmental disease among children living in developing countries.   Projects are ongoing in Senegal(http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/senegal-lead-poisoning-and-car-batteries-project.html) , Dominican Republic(http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/haina.html) , Philippines(http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/projects/display/27) , Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and India.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

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Program: Artisanal Gold Mining (Mercury Poisoning)

Budget:
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Category:
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Blacksmith is working with UNIDO's Global Mercury Project in Senegal, Indonesia, Mozambique(http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/projects/display/2) , and Cambodia(http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/projects/display/154) . UNIDO (The United Nations Industrial Development Organization) estimates that artisanal gold mining results in the release of an estimated 1,000 tons of toxic mercury per year, which constitutes about 30% of the world's mercury emissions.  At least a quarter of the world's total gold supply comes from artisanal gold mining.  Some 15 million gold miners, including 4.5 million women and 600,000 children, are poisoned by direct contact with toxic mercury.  In addition, mercury rises and travels, dropping into rivers, oceans and seas, contaminating seafood far and wide.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Distribution of low-cost mercury recapture retorts to gold miners in Indonesia.  This has significantly reduced the amount of mercury pollution.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Since 1999, Blacksmith has completed over 30 projects; Blacksmith is currently involved in over 40 projects in 19 countries.  Read some of our success stories here: http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/success-stories.html Among Blacksmith's key projects are:  Global Inventory Project - the world's first comprehensive database of polluted places with human health impact.  Blacksmith is currently identifying and assessing some 3000 polluted sites in over 60 countries. Health and Pollution Fund (HPF) - a global public health fund Blacksmith is working to create with international partners.  The HPF will  fund the cleanup of sites identified in the Global Inventory Project with the aim of eliminating legacy pollution in the developing world.  Other projects include work to reduce mercury poisoning from artisanal gold mining, and the Lead Poisoning and Car Batteries Project, which deals with lead pollution from the improper cycling of car batteries, one of the world's worst pollution problems. Blacksmith has removed poisons from contaminated playgrounds, schools, homes and factories as well as large river systems and entire communities.

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