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.



  • Laura Deaton
    Executive Director
  • Kristin Fischer
    Human Resources Director
  • Brandon Henderson
    Technology Administrator and Office Manager
  • Ben Jones
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Jessica Le
    Senior Manager of Financial Operations
  • Alice Ng
    Senior Advisor, Fundraising
  • Carolyn Schour, Finance Director
    Carolyn Schour
    Finance Director
  • Darlene Sevilla
    Contracts, Grants, and Compliance Senior Manager
  • Tenzin Sherpa
    Tenzin Sherpa
    Accounting Manager
  • Kvetka Smith
    Grants and Contracts Director
  • Ara Trinidad
    Benefits Manager and HR Generalist


  • 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


  • Government Affairs Manager – Agricultural Specialist

    Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking a Government Affairs Manager with expertise in agricultural legislation to shape and oversee a federal policy proposal that invests in farmers and the environment. RIPE seeks a self-motivated analyst and political…

  • Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst

    Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking a senior policy analyst to design and refine a federal policy proposal to invest in farmers and the environment. RIPE seeks a self-motivated analyst with experience in agriculture economics and conservation…

  • Communications Director

    Remote Location – Work from Home Permanent Option The Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking a seasoned Communications Director to design and oversee RIPE’s communications strategy and efforts, with a focus on generating interest among the agricultural…

  • Outreach and Communication Associate

    The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (ISFC) is seeking an Outreach and Communications Associate to help us achieve our non-profit mission: The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative advances the production of and access to healthy food produced in a sustainable, socially just…

  • Midwestern Agricultural Community Organizer

    Full Time & Part-Time Positions Available Farmers Seeking Off-Season Work Encouraged to Apply   The Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is seeking to hire farmers and community organizers to engage farmers and farm trade associations to support a…

  • National Policy Associate

    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…

  • Senior Network Organizer

    The Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative (AARC) seeks an experienced, highly motivated Senior Network Organizer. About AARC AARC is a one-of-a-kind national movement hub aligning a growing network of over 40 member organizations to challenge corporate control of the food system…


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.