KEEPER OF THE MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION

We are the Keepers of the Mountains. Love Them or Leave Them. Just don't Destroy Them.

Charleston, WV   |  http://keeperofthemountains.org
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Mission

​The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation aims to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable communities and an end to dependency on fossil fuels. 
We believe a better future requires everyday people to come together and recognize their power to make long-term, lasting change.
 We envision a network of organizations building a stronger foundation for healing the ecological and community disturbance caused by the practice of Mountain Top Removal and other forms of resource extraction. 
 
 We support communities that want to move beyond a fossil-fuel based economy and those which honor the interconnection of people, land, and artistic heritage.

Ruling year info

2005

President/Chair

Mr. Paul Corbit Brown

Vice President of the Board

Mr. William DePaulo

Main address

179 Summers Street Suite 234

Charleston, WV 25301 USA

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EIN

14-1912095

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Bring the Mountain to the People

The Bring the Mountain to the People program aims to educate others on the devastating effects of Mountaintop Removal Mining by telling our personal stories and experiences of living in and around the coalfields of West Virginia.  We believe that through our stories and experiences, people will become aware of what is happening to our mountains, streams, ecology, health, and heritage.  This awareness will lead to inspiring others to take action for change that is needed to move beyond a coal-based economy to one that values sustainability

Population(s) Served

Larry Gibson's family has lived on or near Kayford Mountain since the late 1700's. More than 300 relatives are buried in the cemetery on Kayford Mountain. Larry and his family used to live on the lowest lying part of the mountain, and looked "up" to the mountain peaks that surrounded them. Since 1986, the slow motion destruction of Kayford Mountain has been continuous -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Eighteen years after the "mountain top removal" project began, Larry Gibson's cabin now occupies the highest point of land around; he enveloped more than 7,500 acres of destruction of what was previously a forested mountain range.  The 50 acre tract Larry occupied atop Kayford Mountain is family land on which relatives and friends gather all year round for recreation. It also includes a family cemetery, dating back to the 1700's. Unfortunately, it is also surrounded by one of the largest mountaintop removal coal mines in Appalachia.
 
President/Chair Paul Corbit Brown and other volunteers regularly lead tours of Kayford Mountain to thousands of US and International students to show the general population what Mountaintop Removal looks like, and to encourage them to rise to help stop this destruction.

Population(s) Served

The Dandelion Project is a new project designed to aid impoverished communities with their own alternative energy network. Our first project is focused on a small sustainable community in Las Marias, Puerto Rico. Though the island is still suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, many are finding new, innovative ways to survive on their own.

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KEEPER OF THE MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Paul Corbit Brown

No Affiliation

Term: 2013 -

Larry Gibson

Founder (Deceased)

Paul Brown

President/Chair

William "Bill" DePaulo

Vice President

Kayla Morey

Secretary

Paul Brown

Treasurer

Wendy Johnston

Director

Johanna de Graffenreid

Director