Below, here are excerpts of the U.S. tax returns of the Tides Foundation and Tides Canada Foundation showing more than 200 payments to environmental and First Nations groups as part of the Tar Sands Campaign. The total amount of funding represented by the payments shown below, is roughly $US-25 million (2008 - 2014).
Note: The excerpts for 2014 are from a list of grants provided by the Tides Foundation. This list does not include the stated purpose for which the funds were granted. As such, it can not be assumed that the payments made in 2014 were explicitly for the Tar Sands Campaign.
1. 840450 Ltd. Fort Chipewayan, Alberta:
2. Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society
3. Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (via the Polaris Institute):
4. Canadian Climate Action Network (paid through the Sierra Club of Canada)
5. Centre for Policy Alternatives
6. Council of Canadians
7. Driftwood Foundation
8. Dogwood Initiative:
- $40,654 (2008) paid through Tides Canada Foundation
- $46,639 (2009) paid through Tides Canada Foundation
- $65,000 (2010)
- $150,000 (2011)
- $75,000 (2012)
- $75,000 (2013)
- $201,752 (2014)
9. Ducks Unlimited Canada
Note: These payments were for the Athabasca Watershed Water Quality Research Project. These payments were for "research to document the extent of polycyclic hydrocarbon being released from Alberta tar sands operation and in support of the Taku NGO campaign." Given the description of the purposes for which these funds were paid, it seems to me that these funds were granted as part of the Tar Sands Campaign. However, other than these payments, I have seen no evidence that Ducks Unlimited Canada is explicitly involved in the Tar Sands Campaign.
- $191,773 (2009) paid through Tides Canada Foundation
- NOTE: Tides Canada also paid Ducks Unlimited Canada $US-200,000 in 2008 for the same project.
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