NC Conservation Network

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The Conservation Network, from 2003-2013, received almost sixty-two percent of its grant funds from the radical liberal Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and has since become one of the premier radical political environmental groups in North Carolina. The Conservation Network has ties to other environmental extremists groups like Southern Environmental Law Center, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and NC Environmental Justice Network, just to name a few global warming/climate change extremists.

The NC Conservation Network was one of the extremist environmental groups that claimed to belong to a new organization (North Carolina Environmental Partnership – NCEP) that was used as a front group to attack legislators who support hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in North Carolina during the 2014 General Election.

The ads that were supposedly bought by NCEP targeted six NC state legislators with messages attacking hydraulic fracturing. All the ads indicated they had been “paid for” by a new group, the North Carolina Environmental Partnership (NCEP). The problem is neither “the North Carolina Environmental Partnership” nor “the NCEP” really exists.

The NC Conservation Network is a member of the following MTL networks: Democracy NC, Moral Mondays,Together NC and Blueprint NC. It was a founding member of Blueprint NC the notorious group best known for the 2013 strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership.

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Deborah Maxwell Board Member
Abby Bishop Public Outreach Organizer Current
Brian Buzby Executive Director Current
Bridget Whelan Communications Director Current
Brittany Iery Online Organizer Current
Grady McCallie Policy Director Current
Gudrun Thompson Board Member Current
Heather Jacobs Deck Treasurer Current
James Henderson Board Member Current
Jamie Cole Policy Advocate Current
Joy Fields Board Member Current
Kate Fulbright Coal Ash Organizer Current
Kemp Burdette Board Member Current
Luis Martinez Board Member Current
Marilynn Marsh-Robinson Board Member Current
Mavis Hill Board Member Current
Melanie Allen Board Member Current
Melissa Williams Board Member Current
Mindy Hiteshue Business Manager Current
Molly McKinley Public Action Organizer Current
Nicole Stewart Development Director Current
Peter Raabe Board Member Current
Peter Walz Organizing Director Current
Rachael Estes Policy Analyst Current
Rick Gaskins Board Chair Current
Sam Perkins Board Member Current
Stephanie Schweickert Affiliate Organizer Current
Ulla Reeves Board Member Current
Veronica Hemmingway Board Member Current
Dan Conrad Legislative Counsel Former
Daniel Whittle Board Chair Former
David Neal Member Former
Elizabeth Ouzts Board Chair Former
Elizabeth Ouzts Board Member Former
Heather Jacobs Deck Board Member Former
Julie Mayfield Chair Former
Veronica Butcher Climate & Energy Campaign Coordinator Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Educational Foundation of America 2016 $60,000.00 General support
Educational Foundation of America 2016 $10,000.00 General support
The Blumenthal Foundation 2016 $5,000.00 A grant to help expand the Communication Infrastructure project through greater outreach
The Blumenthal Foundation 2016 $5,000.00 A grant to help expand the Communication Infrastructure project through greater outreach
The Energy Foundation 2016 $155,000.00 To support education and outreach about clean energy
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2016 $5,000.00 To assist organization in carrying out its exempt purpose
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $200,000.00 For general operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2015 $20,000.00 General support
Educational Foundation of America 2015 $15,000.00 General support
Foundation For The Carolinas 2015 $1,200,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2015 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
Patagonia 2015 $9,000.00
The Frances & William H Beattie Foundation 2015 $2,500.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2015 $14,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2015 $5,000.00 To support NCCN in expanding grassroots outreach and communications work
Educational Foundation of America 2014 $150,000.00 Coal ash voter education and engagement project
Educational Foundation of America 2014 $35,000.00 General support
Foundation For The Carolinas 2014 $1,000,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2014 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
Park Foundation Inc 2014 $60,000.00 Continued work to protect NC's water, including the challenge of stopping fracking
Patagonia 2014 $12,000.00
The Blumenthal Foundation 2014 $10,000.00 A grant to help expand the Communication Infrastructure project through greater outreach
The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation 2014 $15,000.00
The Energy Foundation 2014 $95,000.00 Program development For education and outreach to build a clean energy future
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2014 $5,000.00 To assist organization in carrying out its exempt purpose
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $15,000.00 To support NCCN in expanding grassroots outreach and communications work
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $15,000.00 To support NCCN in expanding grassroots outreach and communications work
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $5,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $5,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $175,000.00 For general operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2013 $20,681.00 General support
Foundation For The Carolinas 2013 $800,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
Park Foundation Inc 2013 $60,000.00 Continued work to protect NC's water, including the challenge of stopping fracking
Park Foundation Inc 2013 $10,000.00 Continued work to protect NC's water, including the challenge of stopping fracking
Replogle Family Foundation 2013 $10,000.00
The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation 2013 $20,000.00
The Energy Foundation 2013 $76,000.00 Program development For education and outreach to build a clean energy future
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2013 $7,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $6,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $5,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $2,000.00 For the Bioneers
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $525,000.00 General operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2012 $130,000.00
Foundation For The Carolinas 2012 $200,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2012 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
Park Foundation Inc 2012 $60,000.00
SJ Edwards Foundation 2012 $1,000.00 General purpose of charity
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $9,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $5,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $2,000.00
Educational Foundation of America 2011 $60,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support For General Support
Educational Foundation of America 2011 $55,000.00 Continuing support; Advocacy For Advocacy Infrastructure
Park Foundation Inc 2011 $60,000.00 Continuing support; Program development To protect North Carolina's water resources and to prevent introduction of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state
The Frances & William H Beattie Foundation 2011 $2,500.00
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2011 $5,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $5,000.00 General/operating support For $3000 for general operations and $2000 for Environmental Justice work
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $2,500.00 General/operating support For general support
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $2,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Educational Foundation of America 2010 $110,000.00 Continuing support; Advocacy; Program development For advocacy infrastructure project
Educational Foundation of America 2010 $60,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Park Foundation Inc 2010 $60,000.00 Program development For its work protecting North Carolina's water resources
The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation 2010 $15,000.00
The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation 2010 $5,000.00 Income development For charitable event
The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation 2010 $1,000.00
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2010 $4,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $10,500.00 Continuing support
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $2,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $2,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $420,000.00 General operating support
Park Foundation Inc 2009 $50,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Clean Water Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $15,000.00
Park Foundation Inc 2008 $50,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Clean Water Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $15,000.00 For Community Grantmaking Program
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $3,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $1,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 $841,000.00 For Project Rainmakers
Educational Foundation of America 2007 $7,500.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2007 $5,500.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Foundation For The Carolinas 2007 $26,500.00
Park Foundation Inc 2007 $50,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Clean Water Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2007 $30,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 $375,000.00 General operating support
Educational Foundation of America 2006 $200,000.00 Program development For Advocacy Project
Park Foundation Inc 2006 $25,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Clean Water Project
The Blumenthal Foundation 2006 $1,000.00
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2006 $2,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2006 $3,500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $65,000.00 To strengthen environmental community and win protections for NC's air, water and quality of life
Educational Foundation of America 2005 $150,000.00 Continuing support; Management development/capacity building To build capacity
Educational Foundation of America 2005 $60,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Playing to Win Coalition
Park Foundation Inc 2005 $25,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Clean Water Project
The Blumenthal Foundation 2005 $1,000.00
The Mary Norris Preyer Fund 2005 $4,000.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 $7,000.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 $5,000.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 $5,000.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 $3,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2005 $3,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2005 $1,000.00
Educational Foundation of America 2004 $150,000.00 For Building the Capacity
Educational Foundation of America 2004 $60,000.00 For Playing to Win Coalition
Park Foundation Inc 2004 $15,000.00 Program development For Clean Water Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 $100,000.00 To train and coordinate diverse groups and to advocate to achieve equitable and sustainable solutions for state's environment
The Ettinger Foundation, Inc. 2003 $2,500.00 For Duke's NSCEE membership
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $600,000.00 For Playing to Win: Creating a Stronger Environmental Advocacy Community for NC
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $20,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Income development For general operating support to generate resources for progressive nonprofit organizations throughout state

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Address 1:
19 E Martin Street

Address 2:
Suite 300

City:
Raleigh

State:
NC

Zip:
27601