The Greenpeace journey started more than 40 years ago in the early hours of a September morning. The plan for that first Greenpeace crew was to sail a rickety fishing boat to the Arctic Ocean to stop a US government nuclear test. It was to be, in the words of Greenpeace co-founder Irving Stowe, “A trip for life, and for peace.”
Today, Greenpeace is more than three and one-half million strong, with supporters, partners and allies in more than 55 countries.
Following the Quaker tradition which inspired our founding, Greenpeace “bears witness” to environmental destruction, moving from a belief that, as citizens in an interconnected global community, we have a moral obligation to take action against the injustices visited on the Earth in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We challenge the systems of influence and privilege that destroy the environment and place disproportionate burdens on the economically disadvantaged and the vulnerable.
Greenpeace does this by investigating, documenting and exposing abuses of power and by championing solutions. We harness the power of creativity, the authority of science and the passion of activism to disrupt the myths, narratives and barriers that discourage innovation and deny much needed progress.
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) entity and promotes Greenpeace’s mission through public education and grants to other environmental organizations. To maintain our full independence as an environmental campaigning organization, Greenpeace does not accept gifts or matching gifts from corporate entities or governmental agencies. This policy is intended to allow our advocacy, education and research projects to operate free from outside influence or suspicion of financial pressure. Because we accept no corporate or government funding, Greenpeace depends on the generous contributions of individuals as well as grants from approved private and family foundations. Greenpeace Fund, Inc.'s Tax ID number is: 95-3313195. Should you have any questions about making a gift to Greenpeace to support our environmental campaign work or our gift acceptance policies, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com