The Alliance is a non-profit organization funded through donations and grants. We are incorporated in Maryland, approved by the IRS as a 501c3 organization and annually make public all of our funding sources. Since our founding in 2009, about half of our income has come from state and federal government grants, about 35% from private foundations, 12% from individuals and 3% from industry. The list of all of donors is below.
We believe in transparency of funding because a group's funding sources can have a bearing on its positions and work. As an independent non-profit, we do not accept advertisements, nor do we accept donations in return for promoting any particular product.
2009 Revenue: $38,039
2010 Revenue: $57,153
2011 Revenue: $99,511
2012 Revenue: $64,595
2013 Revenue: $148,180
2014 Revenue: $116, 830
2015 Revenue: $159,093
2016 Revenue: $180,450
You can find copies of our IRS 990 tax filings here, along with every other non-profit organization.
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has enabled the Alliance to promote cleaner and more efficient wood heat in America. Thank you!
To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
Donors as of June 2017
(combined, since 2009)
$100,000 or more
New York State Energy Research& Development Authority
$50,000 or more
Wood Energy Research Center, US Forest Service
$25,000 or more
William & Frances Ackerly
US Forest Service, USDA
$10,000 or more
Metropolitan Washington Council on Governments
Urban Forestry Administration, DC Department of Transportation
Jim and Patty Rouse Foundation
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund
$5,000 or more
Family Alliance Foundation
Ramsay Merriam Fund
Nina Smith & John Ackerly
1,000 or more
Allegany Society of American Foresters
American Wood Fiber
Blaze King Industries
Catalytic Hearth Coalition
Chimney Safety Institute of America
Tina & Dave Egan
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Maryland Wood Energy Coalition
Masonry Heater Association of North America
National Fireplace Institute
Nick Salafsky & Julie Segre
Institute for Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University
Sat Jiwan Ikle-Kalsa
Tad Welch & Ali Schultheis
$500 or more
Innovative Natural Resources Solutions
Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation Inc.
Pellet Fuels Institute
$250 or more
Sarah Goodman & David Hyerle
Hollis Hope & David Chapman
New York Farm Viability Institute
Rocky Mountain Pellet Company, Inc.
Louis Spitzer and Gillian Caldwell
Tad & Wanda Wysor