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AKA  Trees, Water & People
Fort Collins, CO
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Trees, Water and People Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/08/2014: Trees, Water and People

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: TREES WATER AND PEOPLE

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Also Known As: Trees, Water & People
Physical Address: Fort Collins, CO 80524 
EIN: 84-1462044
Web URL: www.treeswaterpeople.org 
Blog URL: treeswaterpeople.wordpress.com/ 
Video URL(s): Trees, Water & People: Helping People and the Planet
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C20 Pollution Abatement and Control Services
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C35 Energy Resources Conservation and Development
Year Founded: 1998 
Ruling Year: 1998 
How This Organization Is Funded: Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas - $347,918
Putnam Foundation - $40,000
Laura Jane Musser Fund - $35,000


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Mission Statement

To improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,619,177
Total Expenses $1,592,108

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Mr. Richard W Fox

Term:

Since Apr 1998

Profile:

Richard Fox is the Co-founder and Executive Director for Trees, Water & People (TWP) and the vision behind the Tribal Renewable Energy Program. As part of this program, he has presented at more than 30 Native American conferences and workshops and has participated in dozens of renewable energy installations. Prior to co-founding TWP in 1998, Richard was the Executive Director of the Potomac Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based river protection land trust. Additionally, Richard has over 27 years of experience designing and implementing land conservation and protection programs in the interior west. He has worked extensively with Great Plains and Southwestern tribes as well as national and international nonprofit organizations. Richard specializes in building environmental partnerships among the government, business, and conservation sectors. As a forestry and land management consultant, he has supervised the reforestation of over 27,000,000 trees on 45,000 acres of land, designed and established wildlife corridors and reserves, led the effort to design and create a national green area and a major ecological restoration of a national park, and overseen the national resource inventory of over 4,000,000 acres of western forests.

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Budget:
$900,000
Category:
Environment, General/Other
Population Served:
None
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None

Program Description:

Internationally, TWP improves the lives of rural families throughout Central America and Haiti. With our local NGO partners, we have built more than 68,000 clean cookstoves in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti that reduce fuelwood consumption by 50-70 percent, as compared to the standard open-fire cooking, and reduce indoor air pollution by up to 80 percent. When vented to the outside of the home, these improved stoves reduce deadly smoke in the kitchen, which kills 4 million people, mostly women and children, globally every year. TWP also supports 20 community tree nurseries that produce an average of 350,000 trees annually to aid in local reforestation efforts.   Under the United States Department of State's Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas program(http://treeswaterpeople.org/programs/cleantech/energy_and_climate_partnership_of_the_americas.html) , Trees, Water & People and PowerMundo (http://www.powermundo.com/) are working to distribute cleantech products to small business owners and cooperatives in rural areas of Honduras(http://treeswaterpeople.org/locations/honduras/honduras.html) , Nicaragua(http://treeswaterpeople.org/locations/nicaragua/nicaragua.html) , and Peru in the form of solar lighting, solar electric, and solar phone chargers. These innovative new products make it possible to fulfill the increasing need for phone chargers, while at the same time introducing solar technology that provides additional economic and educational benefits, such as allowing families to work or study at night. These gateway renewable energy technologies are opening up great possibilities for lower carbon growth and development while improving access to modern energy products, services, and business opportunities to those currently without regular access.

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Program: Tribal Renewable Energy Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$400,000
Category:
Energy Resources
Population Served:
Native Americans/American Indians
None
None

Program Description:

TWP provides sustainable, environmentally sound, economically beneficial, and culturally appropriate energy solutions to Native Americans living on reservations throughout the Great Plains and the American West. With our local partner, Lakota Solar Enterprises, we have produced over 800 innovative solar air heating systems that save tribal families 20-30% on monthly heating costs, prevent toxic pollutants from harming their health and the environment, improve their living conditions, and allow them to utilize savings for much needed medicine and food. More than 150 tribal members have received valuable training in renewable energy applications, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to install efficient solar heaters in their communities.

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