BlueGreen Alliance Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)


  • Name:Mike Williams
  • Title:Vice President of Development and Corporate Initiatives

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
  • Address:1300 Godward St NE, Suite 2625
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:612-466-4479

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  • Mission:
  • The BlueGreen Alliance unites some of America’s largest and most influential labor unions and environmental organizations to identify ways today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality jobs and a stronger, fairer economy. The BlueGreen Alliance is guided by the principle that Americans should not have to choose between economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. We can and must implement solutions to ensure the health of people and our environment while also strengthening America’s economy.

  • Overview:
  • The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that conducts research and educates the public and media about solutions to environmental challenges that create economic opportunities for the American people. BGAF, with programs including the Clean Energy Manufacturing Center, Repair America, and the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference works with the BlueGreen Alliance to achieve its mission.

    Launched in 2006, the BlueGreen Alliance has grown to include five of the nation’s most influential environmental organizations and ten of North America’s most prominent labor unions. With nearly 16 million members and supporters combined, this unique partnership is strategically positioned to address the historic challenges posed by the global economic and environmental crises. BGA’s partnering organizations include:
    • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) (190,000 members)
    • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (1.4 million members)
    • Communication Workers of America (CWA) (700,000 members)
    • EDF Action (750,000 members)
    • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers (85,000 members)
    • National Wildlife Federation (NWF) (4 million members, partners and supporters)
    • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (1.2 million members and online activists)
    • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (2 million members)
    • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) (275,000 members)
    • Sierra Club (1.2 million members and supporters)
    • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) (250,000 members and activists)
    • United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters and Service Technicians (UA) (340,000 members)
    • United Auto Workers (UAW) (390,000 members)
    • United Steelworkers (850,000 members)
    • Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) (50,000 members)

    The BlueGreen Alliance advocates for growth in the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy by expanding a broad range of industries, including, but not limited to, renewable energy; energy efficiency; the substitution of safer, cleaner chemicals; modern transportation systems and advanced vehicle technology; domestic manufacturing; and improvements in our nation’s water infrastructure.

    Our staff designs public policies, performs research, creates economic development strategies and runs public education campaigns in support of our mission.

    The BlueGreen Alliance is considered a powerful and leading voice for building a cleaner, fairer and more competitive American economy. In recognition for its groundbreaking work on climate change, BGA was the recipient of the Aspen Institute's 2010 Energy and Environment Award for Non-Governmental Organizations in 2010.

  • History:
  • From 2006 through 2008, the Public Health Institute acted as BGA’s fiscal sponsor. In 2009, in line with the original vision for the organization, the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation (BGAF) became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Major accomplishments over the past three years include:
    • In 2014, expansion of BGA to include the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, which represents bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile-setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/ cleaners/ caulkers; and EDF Action, the political partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, including 750,000 supporters.
    • Launch and implementation of “Repair America,” an educational campaign about the dire need for infrastructure improvements in the U.S. BGA held a series of events around the country in which government officials, labor leaders and workers, environmentalists, and representatives of the business community talked about the problems created by our failing infrastructure and the economic and environmental benefits of repairing it.

    • Engagement of labor constituencies in active defense of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas rulemaking, with a focus on MI, OH, PA, MT and VA. (In 2013, more than 365 labor leaders took action in defense of the EPA’s authority, 3,500 rank-and-file members attended meetings and trainings and the membership of 59 local unions passed union resolutions in four states.)
    • Development and execution of successful grassroots labor and environmental education campaigns about the need to defend and implement California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, also known as AB 32 – the state’s comprehensive climate law. (In 2013, The AB 32 Jobs Squad met with 21 California state legislators and six staffers for a total of 27 outreach meetings to educate them about the economic and environmental benefits of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a key component of AB 32.)
    • Coordination and execution of educational programs in support of federal fuel efficiency rules. BGA held multiple educational events and released a report describing the connection between the rules and job creation.
    • Coordination and hosting of three major national Good Jobs, Green Jobs conferences (2011, 2013 and 2014) and four regional conferences (2012).
    • Development, release and dissemination of ChemHAT (see, a chemicals database developed with workers and focusing on health effects information and the building of a worker-friendly library of safer alternatives. (In 2013, more than 1,000 unionized workers in communications, health care, automotive, chemical, paper, steel, rubber, plastics and other industries, participated in 25 training sessions on ChemHAT.)
    • Launch of Repair Our Cities’ Aging Pipelines (RECAP), an effort to bring together the business, labor and environmental communities to jointly promote policies and innovative financing approaches needed to accelerate the repair of deteriorating natural gas distribution pipelines that emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

    • Release of a series of joint labor-environment policies on climate, energy, transportation, recycling, water, healthy schools, leaking natural gas pipelines and worker transition. (Copies available on the BGA web site.)

  • Year established:2006
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:33


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:20-3477309

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:203477309
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% LAURELL ANGELL
  • Organization Address:1300 GODWARD ST NE STE 2625
  • Organization City:MINNEAPOLIS
  • Organization State:MN
  • Organization Zip:55413-1898
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2006
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C30
  • Asset Amount:$5,407,738
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$5,330,384
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$5,264,900
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:20:43 am

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