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.

Leadership

Team

  • 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

Board

  • 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

Careers

  • WaterNow Alliance Program Manager

    About WaterNow Alliance and Multiplier
    WaterNow is a network of local water leaders dedicated to advancing sustainable, equitable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies nationwide. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and equitable water future, bringing innovative solutions to scale by empowering local decision makers responsible for 95% of the spending on water infrastructure.
    WaterNow is an independent operating division of Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world (www.multiplier.org).

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  • Campaigns Manager

    Turn Forward – a new, national nonprofit dedicated to advancing an ambitious vision for American offshore wind – is hiring a Campaigns Manager. The Campaigns Manager will lead multiple campaigns, including a robust strategic communications initiative, to support the organization’s advocacy to increase federal and state ambition for offshore wind energy and advance the policies and projects needed to maximize the many benefits this essential climate solution can deliver.
    Candidates who are BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ are warmly encouraged to apply.

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  • Policy and Research Manager

    A new, national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing an ambitious vision for American offshore wind is hiring a Policy and Research Manager. The Policy and Research Manager will support the organization’s advocacy to increase federal and state ambition for offshore wind energy and advance the policies and projects needed to maximize the many benefits this essential climate solution can deliver.
    Candidates who are BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ are warmly encouraged to apply.

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  • Farm Business Advisor – Kitchen Table Advisors

    Kitchen Table Advisors (KTA) fuels the economic viability of sustainable small farms and ranches through practical business advising and trusted relationships. Our vision is that regenerative farmers and ranchers are thriving leaders of a vibrant, community-based economy that is rooted in equitable distribution of power and resources. Kitchen Table Advisors’ work aims to both directly support farmers and ranchers, as well as shift the ecosystem in which they operate, to be more supportive of their agricultural practices and their lived experiences. We focus our efforts on land, markets and capital, which we see as key levers of change as small sustainable farms and ranches strive towards long-term economic viability.

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  • Forest Finance Program Associate – CFN

    THE CONSERVATION FINANCE NETWORK The Conservation Finance Network (CFN) helps practitioners develop and scale conservation finance approaches – both locally and systemically – offering vitally important ways to leverage public, private, and philanthropic dollars for the projects that matter. From…

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  • California Policy Associate

    The Organization Azul is a Latinx-led and serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. We are nimble and extremely mighty. Founded in 2011, Azul has been instrumental in the CA plastic bag ban, shark fin ban, and in expanding…

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  • Operations Manager, Resource Generation

    Kitchen Table Advisors (KTA) fuels the economic viability of sustainable small farms and ranches through practical business advising and trusted relationships. Our vision is that regenerative farmers and ranchers are thriving leaders of a vibrant, community-based economy that is rooted in equitable distribution of power and resources. Kitchen Table Advisors’ work aims to both directly support farmers and ranchers, as well as shift the ecosystem in which they operate, to be more supportive of their agricultural practices and lived experiences. We focus our efforts on land, markets and capital, which we see as key levers of change as small sustainable farms and ranches strive towards long-term economic viability.

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  • National Policy Associate – Azul

    The Organization Azul is a Latinx-led and serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. We are nimble and extremely mighty. Founded in 2011, Azul has been instrumental in the CA plastic bag ban, shark fin ban, and in expanding…

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  • Communications Manager – Climate Safe Lending Network

    We are seeking a part-time Communications Manager to effectively communicate the work of the Climate Safe Lending Network to a variety of audiences and increase the Network’s visibility in the sustainable finance community. This is a remote position for a…

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  • Manager, Finance – Kitchen Table Advisors

    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…

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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.