The Imperfect Gift

Wealthy donors give hundreds of millions of dollars a year to environmental causes. Too bad it's not being put to the best use.

By Liz Galst

Who Gets How Much?
The annual revenue of some of the biggest— and smallest—environmental groups (all figures are fiscal year 2005 unless otherwise noted):

The Nature Conservancy: $950 million
Sierra Club: $85 million
Environmental Defense Fund: $69 million
Natural Resources Defense Council: $61 million
Greenpeace: $8 million
TreePeople*: $5 million
Rainforest Action Network: $3 million
Center for Health, Environment and Justice: $2 million

*fiscal year 2004

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