About Environmental Defense Fund

We're dedicated scientists, economists, attorneys and other professionals

Diane Regas, David Festa, Steve Cochrane

Our executive team is a big reason we were called one of "the most successful nonprofits in recent U.S. history" by the book Forces for Good.

What sets us apart?

We believe economic prosperity and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. See our mission statement »

We focus on results.

We set ambitious goals and hold ourselves and our partners to high standards for accomplishments.

Who is EDF?


How we operate

Financial management
84% of our spending is on program services.

Corporate donation policy
We take no money from corporate partners.

2013 annual report
View the digital version or download the PDF.