The Sierra Club is America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are more than 3 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.
Founded in 1960, The Sierra Club Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity governed by an independent board of directors. The Foundation promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment.
Our goals are to:
• Solve the climate crisis primarily through a successful transition to a resource-efficient clean energy economy that better serves people and nature;
• Secure protections for public lands and waters, promote healthy ecosystems and communities, and fight for clean air and water;
• Expand opportunities for more people to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet by supporting programs and policies that reach across economic, cultural, and community lines to get people outdoors; and
• Build a diverse, inclusive environmental movement that reflects and represents today’s American public, and prioritizes important connections between environmental health and social justice.
As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further our goals.
This page is intended to help you explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. We encourage discussion and hope you share your thoughts and ideas with us.