Willie Soon Scandal: Corporate Funding Year By Year

People keep asking how much Soon got from each of his corporate funders year by year, and why some places it says $1.2 million total and others $1.5M...

The total funding since 2001 that we know about from Greenpeace FOIAs to Smithsonian and corporate foundation 990s is $1,573,270, tabulated below.

That total excluding the 'anonymous' donation from Donors Trust, leaved known fossil funding at $1,248,471

Funder Grant Description from source Grant Year(s) Grant Amount Source
American Petroleum Institute   1994-1997 ?? Soon published papers
American Petroleum Institute Sun's impact on climate over the last 1000 years 2001, 2002 $58,380 Smithsonian FOIA
American Petroleum Institute 1000 years of solar variability 2003 $60,053 Smithsonian FOIA
American Petroleum Institute The 11-22 year climate responses 2004, 2005 $50,178 Smithsonian FOIA
American Petroleum Institute Understanding Arctic Climate Change 2005, 2006 $50,000 Smithsonian FOIA
American Petroleum Institute The solar influence of arctic climate change 2006, 2007 $55,000 Smithsonian FOIA
API Total     $273,611  
         
Charles G. Koch Foundation Koch/Mobile Charitable foundation 2005, 2006 $110,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Charles G. Koch Foundation Understanding Solar Variability and Climate Change 2010 $65,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Charles G. Koch Foundation Understanding Solar Radiation and Climate Change 2010-2012 $55,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Charles Koch Foundation Total     $230,000  
         
Donors Trust Understanding Solar Radiation and Climate Change 2011 $50,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Donors Trust A Circum-global Teleconnection View of Regional Sun-Climate Connections 2011-2012 $64,935 Smithsonian FOIA
Donors Trust Wavelet Analysis And Solar Dynamo Theory of Solar Activity Variations 2013 $70,000 Donors Trust 990
Donors Trust Wavelet Analysis And Solar Dynamo Theory of Solar Activity Variations 2013 $49,864 Donors Trust 990
Donors Trust Wavelet Analysis And Solar Dynamo Theory of Solar Activity Variations 2013-2015 $209,864 Smithsonian FOIA
Donors Trust   2014-2015 $90,000 Two 2013 grants subtracted from 2013-15
Donors Trust Total     $324,799  
         
Mobil Foundation   1995-1997 ?? Acknowledged in Soon's published papers
ExxonMobil Foundation listed by Exxon as a grant to SAO 2005 $105,000 ExxonMobil Worldwide Giving Report 2005
ExxonMobil Foundation Listed by Exxon as "project support" to SAO. 2006 $105,000 ExxonMobil Worldwide Giving Report 2006
ExxonMobil Foundation Exxon-Arctic Climate Change 2007, 2008 $55,000 Smithsonian FOIA/Exxon Giving Report
ExxonMobil Foundation "Exxon - Soon - Solar Variability" "Understanding Solar Variability and Climate Change: Signals from Temperature Records of the United States" 2008-2010 $70,106 Smithsonian FOIA/Exxon Giving Report
ExxonMobil Foundation Total     $335,106  
         
         
Southern Company Understanding Arctic Climate Change 2006, 2007 $110,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Southern Company Solar variability and Climate Change signals from temperature 2008, 2009 $120,000 Smithsonian FOIA
Southern Company Understanding Solar Radiation and Climate Change 2011 $60,003 Smithsonian FOIA
Southern Company Understanding Solar Radiation and Climate Change 2011-2012 $59,942 Smithsonian FOIA
Southern Company A Study of Solar Activity Variation on Multiple Timescales 2013-2015 $59,809 Smithsonian FOIA
Southern Company Total     $409,754  
         
         
Electric Power Research Institute   1994-1999 ?? Acknowledged in Soon's published papers
Texaco Foundation   1996 ?? Acknowledged in Soon's published papers
Free to Choose The sun's influence on climate change 2008 $19,383 Smithsonian FOIA
         
Total known grants 2001-2015     $1,573,270  
Total known Fossil grants     $1,248,471  
         
         

 

 

 

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