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FACTSHEET: Capital Research Center and Greenwatch, CRC

DETAILS

1513 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-483-6900
Fax: 202-483-6902

Founded in 1984, Capital Research Center is a conservative Washington DC think tank dedicated to monitoring the activities and funding of progressive advocacy organizations.

CRC publishes "Foundation Watch," which ran the article "The Tides Foundation and Center: Unusual Philanthropies Funnel Money to Activist Groups." The article has been re-posted on Heritage "town hall" and elsewhere. CRC is a former member of Alliance for America and is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition as of 4/04. CRC started its Greenwatch site in 2001, which runs green-bashing articles and reviews books such as "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death," by Paul Driessen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. In the press release launching the Greenwatch site in the fall of 2001, Rep. Butch Otter (R-ID), called the groups included in the Greenwatch database "extremists," and declared the purpose of the database was to "monitor and keep the extremists in check." Known foundation funders have included The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John Olin Foundation, and the Sarah Scaife Foundation (http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/info_on_any_recipient.php?48).

DEEDS

2 August, 2002
Wrote to President Bush, discouraging him from attending the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. Bush did not attend
Source: "Corporate-funded Lobbyists Aimed to Sabotage Johannesburg Summit," Africa News, 8/19/2002

FUNDING

Capital Research Center and Greenwatch has received $265,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2000
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
'monitoring project' (greenwatch??)
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
'Greenwatch' project
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
'Greenwatch' project
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Green Watch Project
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Green Watch Project
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$25,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

David Riggs
Executive Director of Green Watch
Source: Capital Research Center website 4/04

Sally Pipes
Board Member
Source: Pacific Research Institute website

PEOPLE

John Carlisle
Editor of Organization Trends and Foundation Watch
Source: Capital Research Center website 4/04

Robert Huberty
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Source: Capital Research Center website 4/04

Christopher Morris
Editor of Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy
Source: Capital Research Center website 4/04

Linda Chavez
National Advisory Board Member
Source: Media Transparency: Capital Research Center

William Simon
Board Member
Source: Media Transparency: Capital Research Center

Walter Williams
National Advisory Board Member
Source: Media Transparency: Capital Research Center

Michael Novak
National Advisory Board Member
Source: Media Transparency: Capital Research Center

T. Kenneth Cribb
National Advisory Board Member
Source: Media Transparency: Capital Research Center

Marion G. Wells
Trustee
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Barb Van Andel-Gaby
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Marvin Olasky
Senior Fellow
Source: Acton Institute website 4/04

Neil Hrab
Contributing Writer
Source: Capital Research Center website 4/04

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

"Corporate-funded Lobbyists Aimed to Sabotage Johannesburg Summit," Africa News, 8/19/2002

Heritage Foundation website 4/04
http://www.heritage.org

Pacific Research Institute website
http://www.pacificresearch.org

Capital Research Center website 4/04
http://www.capitalresearch.org

Media Transparency: Capital Research Center
http://www.mediatransparency.org/recipients/capital_research_center.htm

Acton Institute website 4/04
http://www.acton.org

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

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

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586