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.



  • Tiffany Blauert
    HR Administrator
  • Laura Deaton
    Executive Director
  • Kristin Fischer
    Human Resources Director
  • Brandon Henderson
    Technology Administrator and Office Manager
  • Liz Howard
    Senior Grants Manager
  • Ben Jones
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Jessica Le
    Senior Manager of Financial Operations
  • Trish Lime
    Director of Payroll and Benefits
  • 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
  • Kvetka Smith
    Director of Grants and Governmental Awards
  • Dan Taylor
    Sr. Accountant


  • John David Claussen
    Board Chair
  • Ryan Cabinte
    Board Treasurer
  • 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
    Board Member
  • Jonathan Brack
    Board Member
  • Phillip Gover
    Board Member

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


  • Executive Director

    about CANOPY Our Why To support the people, practices, and movements that create the conditions for wonder, wholeness, and joy across generations of Black life. Our Mission Our mission is to end and heal from systemic racialized violence in our…

  • Senior Coalition Organizer

    The Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative (AARC) seeks a relational, highly motivated Senior Coalition Organizer to deepen alignment, collaboration, and momentum among a growing network. AARC’s member organizations are committed to systems-level reform of the animal agriculture industry working around a…

  • Fulfillment Specialist

    Background Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by making effective conservation more accessible. Through the development of new technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new…

  • Project Manager

    Project Manager – Full-Time, Remote (in a coastal city) Urban Ocean Lab (UOL) is looking for a resourceful, detail-oriented self-starter to serve as our Project Manager. We are particularly interested in individuals who enjoy collaboration, take initiative, and are skilled…

  • Community Organizer (Rhode Island)

    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 has been instrumental in the CA plastic bag ban, shark fin ban, and…

  • Government Affairs Lead

    Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking a Government Affairs Lead with expertise in agricultural legislation to contribute to RIPE’s engagement and interactions with federal legislators and participate in policy design for a proposal that invests in farmers…

  • Development Manager or Director

    Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking a skilled fundraiser, development professional, and grant writer to play a critical role in managing and growing RIPE’s foundation grants portfolio, including researching, grant writing and reporting, and prospecting new opportunities…

  • Executive Assistant to the Executive 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 has been instrumental in the CA plastic bag ban, shark fin ban, and…


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.