EIN 04-3036987

A Better City

IRS 501(c) type
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A Better City is a diverse group of business leaders united around a common goal, to enhance Boston and the region’s economic health, competitiveness, vibrancy, sustainability and quality of life.
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Program areas at A Better City

Transportation & infrastructure:a Better City completed further refinement of an at-grade alternative for replacement of the i-90 viaduct and redesign of rail, pedestrian and bicycle facilities adjacent to the allston interchange. A Better City also managed the seaport leadership group (slg)in south boston. The slg is making significant progress in unifying the voice of the business community in the seaport and advancing important transportation projects for this vital economic center. Abc continues to advance,along with mbta,the implementation of automatic train operations into its red and orange line vehicle overhaul plans. Additionally, abc is working with the mbta and massdot on innovative transportation projects to build capacity and improve regional rail.
Environment & energy:through research, policy, programming and education, we work with members to give voice to the business community on energy and environment issues. Our policy work is based on an approved energy & environment policy agenda, allowing us to advocate at A City and state level, and with utilities. We conduct research on topics relevant to advancing mitigation and adaptation of the built environment; our most current research topic is carbon offsets. We host meetings and events with our advisory committee, members and the public at large on policy or research topics relevant to the business community's energy and environmental priorities.
Land use & development:a Better City is managing the greenway business improvement district (bid), only the 2nd bid in boston and 6th active bid in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. The greenway bid establishes A long-term sustainable funding structure for the rose kennedy greenway that will long protect and enhance the park for years to come. Additionally, A Better City advanced two new conceptual urban design proposals for pedestrian plans/plazas in boston to the boston transportation department. Finally, the public improvement commission is now implementing updated public realm guidelines that A Better City initated and advanced.
Marketing and communications, membership, and other projects expenses

Who funds A Better City

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
A Better City InitiativeProject Expenses$334,649

Personnel at A Better City

Richard A DiminoPresident and Chief Executive Officer$453,006
Thomas RyanSenior Advsr Policy , Government and Comm Affairs$104,049
Elizabeth SullivanDministrative Director$114,976
Yve TorrieClimate , Energy and Resilence Director$105,390
Michael MooneyBoard Member$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for A Better City

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$740,769
Program services$1,853,699
Investment income and dividends$8,184
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,509
Net income from fundraising events$-95,021
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,458
Total revenues$2,517,598

Form 990s for A Better City

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-08-08990View PDF
2021-122022-05-11990View PDF
2020-122021-06-30990View PDF
2019-122021-06-07990View PDF
2018-122019-10-29990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 21 new personnel
October 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
September 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $334,649 from A Better City Initiative
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 12, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 124 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Community improvementPublic policyEconomic developmentBusiness and industry
Political advocacyFundraising eventsState / local levelGala fundraisers
General information
14 Beacon St 402
Boston, MA 02108
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 502-6240
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S31: Urban, Community Economic Development
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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