IRS Declares United Nations a Charitable Organization

November 14, 2010

“Contributions to ICLEI U.S.A. are fully tax-deductible as charitable contributions, as allowed under the law. Consult your tax advisor for information relating to your specific personal or business situation.”

“Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see Political and Lobbying Activities. For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article Lobbying Issues; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic Election Year Issues.”,,id=96099,00.html


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ICLEI Funding

ICLEI Funding For 1998-1999

November 12, 2010 by nolathe

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.
ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
ICLEI puts a “local face” on the ‘UN Agenda 21′ plan of Globilization of Governments. You can find Overland Park on pages 15, 18, 19 and 27. Page 26 of 30 shows major funding below. “Local action moves the world”

More than $500,000

Between $200,000 and $500,000

  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy Develpment
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste

Between $100,000 and $200,000

  • Turner Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Program Services Division
  • U.S Department of Energy, Seattle Regional Support Office
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of International Activities
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and Evaluation

Between $25,000 and $100,000

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Headquarters Procurement
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmosphere Pollution Prevention Branch
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities

Many may call me old fashioned, but I still believe the words of Thomas Jefferson “The most effective government is the one closest to the people.” I also believe the folks have awakened.