Beyond Coal

Coal is our country’s dirtiest energy source from mining to burning to disposing of coal waste. We support the grassroots movement to move beyond this dirty fuel toward a clean energy future.

Our Wild America

This is conservation today: habitat, water, air quality – ecosystems viewed through the lens of climate solutions with an eye toward justice for all.

Sierra Club Outdoors

Sierra Club Outdoors provides experiences for hundreds of thousands of military veterans and families, as well as youth and people with limited access to the outdoors, to explore and enjoy the natural world.

Environmental Law Program

Since its founding in 1970, Sierra Club’s in-house team of “lawyer organizers” has become one of the smartest, most creative litigation programs ever assembled.

Beyond Coal
Our Wild America
Sierra Club Outdoors
Environmental Law Program

A Thousand Invisible Cords

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.”  John Muir

Climate disruption is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced; the science is clear and overwhelming, and it’s a must-win fight for our planet.

Bridging the intersection of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy, The Sierra Club Foundation is meeting this challenge on three fronts, providing support for:

  • Achieving aggressive goals to cut carbon emissions and speed the transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy;
  • Protecting the land, air, and water that dedicated Sierra Club members have fought to safeguard for more than 120 years; and
  • Cooperating with many allies to build a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement—one that is large enough to achieve goals that are global in scale, yet rooted firmly in local communities.

It’s the right thing to do, and it’s the only way we’re going to win.


News and Updates

This month, we have received good news on major proposed coal projects that pose threats to communities and beautiful places from both the eastern U.S. and ...

Leadership Journal

In a victory for transparency advocates and shareholder activists, Exxon Mobil recently announced that it will begin letting its investors know ...


2012 Annual Report

Momentum to Win

2011 Annual Report

Grassroots Strength, Real Results

2010 Annual Report

Healthy People, Healthy Planet


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