Southern Environmental Law Center – SELC

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You can always find the SELC at the forefront of environmental policy in North Carolina. They are the first to the litigation table and work hand in glove with the Democrats when they are at the helm at NC DEQ, sometimes appearing as an adversary, but always pushing the most leftist policies.

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has received more than $3 million, in 4 grants, from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation since 2003. SELC has received more than $4.5 million from the Energy Foundation.

Two massive, radical extremist environmental out-of-state groups spent millions in 2014 to defeat North Carolina legislators. The SELC, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), whose headquarters is in China and New York, worked to defeat six Republican legislative candidates by creating and funneling money to a shell group known as North Carolina Environmental Partnership (NCEP). Civitas filed a complaint with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) against SELC and NRDC contending that they had violated state law and federal regulations by paying for TV ads but indicating the ads were paid for by the NCEP. There is no evidence that the NCEP actually exists. NCEP appeared to be a shell group used to hide the identities of SELC and NRDC. Because neither the NRDC nor the SELC identifies donors in their reports, millions of dollars were spent in this state by groups that refuse to identify their funding sources.

 

A 2014 United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Staff report, titled “The Chain of Environmental Command – How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA,” describes the Energy Foundation this way:

“The Energy Foundation is a pass-through public charity utilized by the most powerful Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) members to create the appearance of a more diversified base of support, to shield them from accountability, and to leverage limited resources by hiring dedicated energy/environment staff to handle strategic giving. The Energy Foundation is the largest recipient of grants from the foreign-funded Sea Change Foundation; yet, it appears the Energy Foundation attempts to hide donations from Sea Change, as it is not listed as one of Energy Foundation’s partners.”

Financials: Source IRS 990s       
Year Revenue   Expenditures   Net Assets
2015 $35,398,817   $22,279,867   $78,658,169
2014 $39,032,095   $20,811,748   $66,998,516
2013 $23,854,021   $17,097,949   $46,703,255
2012 $17,080,456   $14,192,984   $36,996,788

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Blakely Hildebrand Associate Attorney Current
Brooks Pearson Staff Attorney Current
Chandra Taylor Senior Attorney Current
David Neal Staff Attorney Current
Derb Carter, Jr. Director, Chapel Hill Office Current
Frank Holleman Senior Attorney Current
Geoff Gisler Senior Attorney Current
Gudrun Thompson Senior Attorney Current
John Suttles Litigation Director Current
Jovian Sackett Senior Geospatial Analyst Current
Kara Kooken Development Officer Current
Kathleen Sullivan Senior Program Communications Manager (NC) Current
Kym Hunter Staff Attorney Current
Lauren Bowen Staff Attorney Current
Leslie Griffith Associate Attorney Current
Mary Maclean Asbill Senior Attorney Current
Myra Blake Staff Attorney Current
Nadia Luhr Associate Attorney Current
Nick Torrey Staff Attorney Current
Peter Stein Associate Attorney Current
Ramona McGee Associate Attorney Current
Shannon Groff Geospatial Analyst Current
Sierra Weaver Senior Attorney Current
Will Hendrick Associate Attorney Current
Amelia Burnette Senior Attorney Former
D.J. Gerken Managing Attorney Former
Patrick Hunter Staff Attorney Former
Peter Ledford Legal Practice Fellow Associate Attorney Former
Sam Evans Staff Attorney Former
Will Scott Attorney Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
F M Kirby Foundation Inc 2017 $30,000.00 For continued efforts in NC
James P. and Rebecca T. Craig Foundation 2017 $75,000.00
Marty and Dorothy Silverman Foundation 2017 $238,000.00
Overton and Katherine Dennis Fund 2017 $10,000.00 General charitable purposes
Ella Ann L and Frank B Holding Foundation 2016 $2,000.00 General support
F M Kirby Foundation Inc 2016 $30,000.00 For continued efforts in NC
Futch Foundation, Inc. 2016 $250.00
Msb Cockayne Fund, Inc 2016 $12,000.00 General support
Msb Cockayne Fund, Inc 2016 $6,000.00 General support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $240,000.00 For general operating support
Ella Ann L and Frank B Holding Foundation 2015 $1,000.00 General support
F M Kirby Foundation Inc 2015 $30,000.00 For continued efforts in NC
Futch Foundation, Inc. 2015 $250.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2015 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
The Frances & William H Beattie Foundation 2015 $10,000.00 General usage
The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment Inc 2015 $20,000.00 Protect the Chesapeake Bay from fracking on lands perilously close to the Bay and from coal ash storage in unlined ponds adjacent to Virginia rivers in the Bay watershed
Triangle Community Foundation 2015 $11,726.00 For alliances and advocacy
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $720,000.00 For general operating support
Challenge Fund 2014 $2,000.00
F M Kirby Foundation Inc 2014 $30,000.00 For continued efforts in NC
Futch Foundation, Inc. 2014 $250.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2014 $6,000.00 General purpose of charity
The Blumenthal Foundation 2014 $1,000.00 For general operating support
The Energy Foundation 2014 $400,000.00 Program development
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $2,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $2,000.00
F M Kirby Foundation Inc 2013 $25,000.00 For continued efforts in NC
Futch Foundation, Inc. 2013 $250.00
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation 2013 $190,000.00 For Low Country Land Conservation Partnership
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $3,500.00 General purpose of charity
The Energy Foundation 2013 $640,000.00 Program development
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $25,000.00 For unrestricted use
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $2,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $2,000.00
The Energy Foundation 2012 $525,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2012 $200,000.00 Program development
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $720,000.00 General Support
The Energy Foundation 2011 $450,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2010 $515,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2010 $160,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2009 $375,000.00 Program development
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2009 $825,000.00 General Support
The Energy Foundation 2008 $375,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2007 $525,000.00 Program development
The Energy Foundation 2007 $300,000.00 Program development
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $825,000.00 General Support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $100,000.00

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Address 1:
601 West Rosemary Street Suite 220

City:
Chapel Hill

State:
NC

Zip:
27516