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FACTSHEET: Atlantic Legal Foundation, ALF

DETAILS

150 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-573-1960
Fax: 212-857-3653

The Atlantic Legal Foundation (ALF) was established in 1977 to serve as a conservative litigation center for the northeast under the direction of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest.

Like other conservative legal foundations, ALF champions economic free enterprise and limited government including the protection of property rights. The foundation takes special pride in its work on property rights. ALF trumpets their "deep commitment to redressing the bias against business which manifests itself in favor of narrow 'consumer' or 'environmental' concerns" (ALF Annual Report, 1994). ALF also promotes "sound science" in the courtroom (ALF, "Our Philosophy," 2004). ALF has received funding from ASARCO, ARCO Chemical Co, Chevron, DuPont, Pfizer, and Texaco. Other funding sources include prominent conservative philanthropic foundations, including the Sarah Scaife, Claude Lambe, John Olin, Castle Rock (Coors) and the Philip McKenna Foundations.

FUNDING

Atlantic Legal Foundation has received $26,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1994
$unknown Mobil Corporation
Source: ALF brochure, 1994

1998
$5,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$5,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$5,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
sound science in the courts
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$5,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$3,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$3,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

PEOPLE

Charles R. Work
Board of Directors-Secretary
Source: Atlantic Legal Foundation website

Francis B. Burch Jr.
Board of Directors
Source: Atlantic Legal Foundation website

Alan Charles Raul
Advisory Council
Source: Atlantic Legal Foundation website

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report
Exxon Dimensions report 1998- Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

ALF brochure, 1994
ALF brochure, 1994

Atlantic Legal Foundation website
Atlantic Legal Foundation website
www.atlanticlegal.org

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387