The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is a major proponent of wind power. Their website advises that
they are a leading partner in the American Wind Wildlife Institute. If you look at the website of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, you'll see their board of directors is populated by various wind companies such as Avangrid Renewables, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy, Apex Clean Energy, the AWEA, etc. And yes, the NWF.
The NWF has an "affiliate". in every state. In Maine, that would be NRCM.
As can be seen from NWF's form 990 available on the web at https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/About/Annual%20Reports/FY16_NWF-99... , they gave NRCM a cash grant of $71, 271 in 2015.
NWF to NRCM cash grant in 2014:
NWF to NRCM cash grant in 2013:
National Wildlife Federation Also Gives to the Wind Energy Foundation - cash grant 2014:
The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of wind as a clean, domestic energy source through communication, research, and education.
The board of directors of the Wind Energy Foundation includes Pattern Energy, EDP Renewables, Avangrid Renewables, Apex Clean Energy, the AWEA and Amazon, among others.
According to the watchdog website Discover The Networks, over the years, NWF has received financial support from a host of charitable foundations, including the Bank of America Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Blue Moon Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Bullitt Foundation, the Clinton Family Fund, the Compton Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Heinz Family Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Joyce Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Minneapolis Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the New Land Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Sea Change Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Town Creek Foundation, the Turner Foundation, the Vanguard Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. NWF is an endorser of the Earth Charter, an international declaration that blames capitalism for many of the world's environmental, social, and economic problems.