Big Green, Inc. is a project of the Institute for Energy Research that demonstrates money’s influence on energy policy in the United States. The map highlights a group of foundations that spend billions of dollars supporting aggressive climate litigation, the promotion of uneconomic renewable energy sources, and overburdening regulations.

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    Grant Makers

    Big Green Inc. was updated in July of 2020 to include information from the most recent tax documents of the grantmaking foundations. The database now includes grants made by these organizations in 2017.

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    Grant Maker Recipient Issue Amount Year State


    The data for this project was collected from publicly available federal 990 tax returns.

    The grants listed in the database are organized in the following categories based on the description provided on the entity's tax return froms:



    Oil and Gas

    Climate Change




    General Operations

    Public Engagement

    Political Activism




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