ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE ACTION FUND

Advocacy Partner of the Environmental Defense Fund

Washington DC, DC   |  https://www.edfaction.org/

Mission

EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, builds transformative political power to help protect our environment and the health of American families. We work with a broad range of allies across the country to combat climate change, reduce pollution and promote sustainable prosperity. We educate legislators about new innovative solutions, work across the aisle to build political momentum, mobilize constituents to advocate for our health and environment, and work to elect pro-environment candidates while holding anti-environment politicians accountable. In addition, we are working to foster the next generation of climate leaders. This will build a durable and inclusive majority of pro-environment elected officials, necessary to pass comprehensive climate legislation.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Joe Bonfiglio

Main address

1875 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 600

Washington DC, DC 20009 USA

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EIN

90-0080500

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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STABILIZING CLIMATE

STABILIZING CLIMATE -The role of Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDF Action) in legislative change complements that of its sister organization, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The two organizations take on different roles in achieving common objectives. EDF Action was involved in lobbying and legislative work while EDF supported research, scientific analysis, and policy positioning. In 2020, EDF Action worked to support several bills introduced in Congress that would advance clean transportation, clean energy, and methane reductions, boost the economy, invest in a clean energy future, and address environmental equity. EDF Action helped generate more than 550,000 messages to Congress to support and shape legislation. EDF Action was also active at the state level, EDF Action also invested in key states, securing commitments to accelerate the move to zero-emission vehicles, advancing state regulations to achieve carbon reduction goals and urging investments in natural infrastructure.

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To educate the public regarding environmental and conservation issues as well as advocate legislation and policies that protect the environmental rights of all people.

Financials

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE ACTION FUND

Board of directors
as of 09/30/2021
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Board co-chair

Susan Ford Dorsey


Board co-chair

Elizabeth Strickler

BRIAN CONBOY

Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

JEFFREY P. WILLIAMS

President, Jeffrey Williams and Co.

LEWIS CULLMAN

Chairman Emeritus, Chess-in-the-Schools

LEWIS S. RANIERI

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ranieri & Co., Inc.

WENDY ABRAMS

Principle, Medline Industries, Inc.

JAMES W. B. BENKARD

Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell

RICK DAVIS??

N/A

THOMAS F. DARDEN

CEO, Cherokee Investment Partners

STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER

Chairman and CEO, Duquesne Capital Management

KRISTEN J. FELDMAN

Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley

JESSE M. FINK

Managing Director, MissionPoint Capital Partners

JEANNE DONOVAN FISHER

True Love Productions

WILLIAM R. GOODELL

Maverick Capital

ROBERT E. GRADY

Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

CHARLES J. HAMILTON, JR.

Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

FRANK E. LOY

Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

N.J. NICHOLAS, JR.

Investor

H. C. NIEHOFF

Attorney, Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLC

DOUGLAS W. SHORENSTEIN

Chair and CEO, Shorenstein Properties, LLC

ADELE SMITH SIMMONS

Vice Chair, Chicago Metropolis 2020; President, Global Philanthropy Partnership

JOHN H.T. WILSON

Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley

PAUL JUNGER WITT

Partner, Witt Thomas Productions

JOANNE WITTY

Director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation

Organizational demographics

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