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. Over the last five years, about 40% of our income has come from government grants, about 40% from private foundations, 15% from individuals and 5% 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
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 March 2015
(combined, since 2009)
$50,000 or more
New York State Energy Research& Development Authority
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
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund
$5,000 or more
Family Alliance Foundation
Ramsay Merriam Fund
Jim and Patty Rouse Foundation
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
Thermal Energy Council
Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation Inc.
Pellet Fuels Institute
$250 or more
Sarah Goodman & David Hyerle
Hollis Hope & David Chapman
Rocky Mountain Pellet Company, Inc.
Louis Spitzer and Gillian Caldwell
Tad & Wanda Wysor