Foreign donations policy

EDF is a global organization, operating in many countries, and with financial supporters from many locations.

As an environmental nonprofit organization, generous gifts from foundations and individuals make it possible for us to do our work. We develop our policy positions independently, and are solely responsible for our actions. We do not accept donations or payments from foreign sources (or any sources) that could compromise our independence or attempt to influence the positions or actions that EDF or EDAF takes in its advocacy and outreach work within the United States or beyond its borders.

To ensure that EDF’s and EDAF’s independence and reputation are maintained, potential gifts from foreign governments are to be brought to EDF’s Risk Advisory Committee for review before applications are submitted. In the case of our international affiliates, similar due diligence is to be exercised.