Environmental Defense Fund

Location: New York, New York
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Frederic Krupp President

The Environmental Defense Fund is a national environmental advocacy organization. Founded in 1967 amid growing concerns about the pesticide DDT, EDF today addresses threats to the climate, oceans, ecosystems and human health through corporate partnerships, scientific research, and policy development and advocacy. Known for its collaboration with corporations, EDF uses the power of markets to achieve environmental change, and notably designed a successful market-based program for reducing acid rain, which was written into the Clean Air Act of 1990. Headquartered in New York City, EDF oversees a staff of scientists, economists and policy experts in nine American states, Mexico and China, and counts 750,000 people as members.

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Fred Krupp has served as president of the Environmental Defense Fund since 1984, overseeing a period of major expansion. Prior to joining EDF, Krupp worked as an attorney in private practice in New Haven, Conn., and founded the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, for which he served as general counsel. Krupp helped found the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a business-not-for-profit coalition dedicated to addressing climate change, and is the coauthor of "Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming." Krupp graduated from Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School and has lectured on environmental law at both schools.

Institution Total Expenses $102,031,443
Employees 543
Salary $433,510
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
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7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor's salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013
22 Data from 2014

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