About: International environmental action group dedicated to “Stop Fossil Fuels”, “350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all.” Its name derives from the stated objective of reducing the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content from 400 PPM to 350 PPM.
- org does not disclose its full donor base, but its 2017 report does reflect the group has received money from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, TomKat Foundation, and Tides Foundation.
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has donated almost $1 million in grants to 350.org since 2012 and donated hundreds of thousands to 350.org and 1Sky prior to the two groups’ 2011 merger “joining together two of the big mass movements” “into one mass climate movement”.
- It claimed over $12 million in total assets in 2017, a more than 50% increase over 2016.
- org grew to prominence around the Keystone XL debate, when scrutiny affirmed that “350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign.”
- org highlighted its work in the #ExxonKnew and #ShellKnew campaigns against the energy industry in its 2017 annual report, calling the work against ExxonMobil “our hard-hitting #ExxonKnew campaign.”