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Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The sierra club foundation promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment. Goals:-solve the climate crisis primarily through a successful transition to a resource-efficient, clean energy economy that better serves people and nature;-secure protections for public lands and waters, promote healthy ecosystems and communities, and fight for clean air and water;-expand opportunities for more people to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet by supporting programs and policies that reach across economic, cultural, and community lines to get people outdoors; and-build a diverse, inclusive environmental movement that reflects and represents todays american public, and prioritizes important connections between environmental health and social justice.

Programs: Beyond coalthe long-term goal of this program is to reverse the social, economic, and environmental damage caused by global climate change by reducing u. S. Carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050, eliminating reliance on coal as the largest source of fuel for power generation, and fostering u. S. Energy independence through a transition to a thriving, clean, renewable energy economy. The program's specific goals, working in partnership with other environmental organizations, are to retire existing coal plants, prevent construction of new coal-fired power plants, stop infrastructure projects designed to facilitate and increase overseas exports of coal, and promote clean energy alternatives such as wind and solar.

chapter and group education project (cgep) this project supports the state and local level chapters and groups of the sierra club in their work to educate the public about the threats to the environment and potential solutions available to them. The overarching goals of the cgep are to protect the natural and human environment for the benefit of the general public, to enforce local and federal laws in the public interest; and to train and prepare activists for public advocacy on behalf of environmental protection. It is a project through which the sierra club foundation works to achieve its mission to educate, inspire and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment.

our wild americathe goal of this program is to protect, conserve, and restore public and private lands to retain natural systems and benefit present and future generations, especially in a climate-changing world. The campaign continues the sierra clubs legacy of expanding and diversifying the environmental movement, getting people who need it most out in nature, and giving grassroots volunteers the knowledge and resources to protect the environment nationally and in their own communities. The our wild america campaign is advancing four strategic initiatives to (1) permanently protect wild special places, (2) keep dirty fuels in the ground, (3) protect and connect forests and other landscapes, and (4) engage new and diverse people with exploring, enjoying and protecting nature nearby their homes and communities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

There is a distinction between the Sierra Club Foundation and the Sierra Club. I am a donor to the Sierra Club, but my contributions to it are not tax-deductible -- the renewal form contains the following statement: "Contributions, gifts, and dues to the Sierra Club are not tax-deductible; they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts."

Review from CharityNavigator



Rating: 5

I believe strongly in the work of the Sierra Club Foundation.



Rating: 4

Fist, it is a 4-star charity. Second, they keep members informed about local situations and provide information and ways for members/donors to participate in keeping the planet safe, e.g., river waters. They should be listed in the top 10 charities with a long 4-star rating.