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EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE
The JMT Wilderness Conservancy is a fiscally-sponsored project (FSP) at Earth Island Institute which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports our environmental conservation efforts. EII helps us manage the accounting and finances, federal and state tax compliance and other administrative functions, so we can focus directly on restoring and conserving the John Muir Trail. Your donations will be received and processed by EII and then sent directly to us. All donors will receive a receipt in a form accepted by the IRS for the full extent of your donation. EII has operated for over 25 years managing environmental projects like ours with distinction and has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
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