About Multiplier

When you’re working for systemic, sustainable impact there is no time to waste — you need a clear path to create change – a strategy, funding, and a strong team. Many foundations and major donors can provide seed funding, but require an established 501(c)(3) organization to receive and steward grants. That’s where Multiplier can help. We are a well-respected and cost-effective home to a select portfolio of projects who are turning game-changing ideas into planet-saving impact. Once approved as a Multiplier project, you get a fast-track to 501(c)(3) status coupled with flexible, adaptable, cost-effective support as a backbone for your success.

Beyond conservation.

Our project portfolio includes crucial land and ocean conservation efforts alongside an array of cross-sector strategies in public health, environmental education, economic development, clean energy, climate resilience, sustainable food systems, energy efficiency, social and environmental equity, and more. Projects are leading change throughout the world, creating strong mission-based outcomes locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with support from many types of funding.

See our list of projects

We feel your pain.

Setting up and running a nonprofit is expensive, time-consuming, and complex. The legal and filing fees associated with forming a nonprofit and applying for IRS tax-exemption can cost upward of $20,000, and you can wait months for IRS approval. Upon approval, you’ll be a 501(c)3, but instead of focusing on bringing your programs to scale, you’ll be consumed by expense accounting, insurance, audits, board meetings, payroll processing and myriad of other administrative and operational requirements.

How can Multiplier help?

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals logo The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. At Multiplier, we ensure that all of our projects are working in ways to help make achievement of these goals a reality. Click on any of the goals below to see how Multiplier's projects align:

Click on any goal for a list of projects that align with that goal.



  • Miriam Barr
    Project Finance Officer
  • John Bartlett
    Sr. Manager, Technology and Systems Administration
  • Tiffany Blauert
    HR Administrator
  • Sara Cruz-Mora
    Head of Operations
  • Jeanea Dean
    Accounting Associate
  • Laura Deaton
    Executive Director
  • Kristin Fischer
    Human Resources Director
  • Tinisha Hancock
    Program Finance Officer
  • Liz Howard
    Senior Grants Manager
  • Ben Jones
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Jessica Le
    Senior Manager of Financial Operations
  • Paige Mosley
    Senior Contracts Manager
  • Alice Ng
    Senior Advisor, Fundraising
  • Carolyn Schour, Finance Director
    Carolyn Schour
    Finance Director
  • Darlene Sevilla
    Director of Contracts and Compliance
  • Tenzin Sherpa
    Tenzin Sherpa
    Accounting Manager
  • Sunshine Snyder
    Human Resources Coordinator
  • Dan Taylor
    Sr. Accountant


  • John David Claussen
    Board Treasurer
  • Ryan Cabinte
    Board Chair
  • Melissa Beard Clack
    Board Secretary and Co-Chair, Board Development and Nominating Committee
  • Ashley Ahearn
    Co-Chair, Board Development and Nominating Committee
  • Bernd Cordes
    Chair, Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
  • Giulia Siccardo
    Board Member
  • Miriam Billinger
    Chair, Investment and Finance Committee
  • Jonathan Brack
    Board Member
  • Phillip Gover
    Chair, Program and Outreach Committee

Board Emeritus

  • Harriet Barlow
  • Gigi Coe
  • Jill Kauffman Johnson
  • Alexis Krivkovich
  • Leslie Leslie
  • Andreas Merkl
  • Joseph Piazza
  • Elena Schmid
  • Rachel Wagner
  • Brad Whitehead
  • Sam Goldman
  • Heather King
  • Robin Nakao


  • Payroll and HR Assistant

    Multiplier’s mission is to accelerate impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. Growing threats to our planet and its people require holistic solutions, both locally and globally. The projects in our portfolio…

  • Manager, Finance

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Title: Manager, Finance Location: Remote Travel: Travel is not required of this role, as it can be managed remotely. Should the individual hired for this role live in Northern California, there may be occasional local travel, to be…

  • Outreach Program Coordinator

    Status: Part-time (appx. 30-40 hours per month) Location: Remote Summary: Seeking a creative and ambitious individual who is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in science, policy and advocacy. In this role, the successful candidate will help National…

  • Development Director

    The Organization: Azul is a Latinx-led and serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. We are small, nimble, and extremely mighty. Founded in 2011, Azul is the only ocean conservation organization in the U.S. that focuses specifically on working…

  • Policy Lead

    Urban Ocean Lab (UOL) is looking for a resourceful and experienced Policy Lead with a background working with community organizations in cities on climate and/or resiliency policy. Coastal city experience a plus! We are particularly interested in individuals who are ‘doers’ that take initiative, enjoy collaboration, are comfortable working independently, and are skilled at balancing and executing competing priorities. Candidates who are BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+, and have strong connections to coastal cities are warmly encouraged to apply.

  • Program Manager, Plastic Pollution

    The Organization: Azul is a Latinx-led and Latinx-serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. Our work is rooted and guided by equity, social justice and intersectionality, and grounded in a community-centered theory of change.  We are the only ocean…


Financial Statements

Multiplier’s financial statements reflect our commitment to fostering local, regional, national and global initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world. Our growing portfolio includes innovative projects in several intersecting realms: habitat and species conservation, sustainable food and agricultural systems, energy efficiency and urban infrastructure, marine and fisheries conservation, emerging conservation technology, and environmental outreach, education, and advocacy.

Financial statements and copies of our IRS 990 Informational Tax Return from previous years are also available by contacting us directly.