Cause IQ organization profile

Build It Green (BIG)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

BIG is a energy conservation organization based in Oakland, CA that was founded in 2004. As of 2019 they had $27 million in revenue and $8.1 million in assets.

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Program areas at BIG

Energy efficiency low-income weatherization program: liwp provides a variety of services intended to promote the use of safe and clean energy in households living within the disadvantaged communities. Once eligibility criteria is met, including income qualifications and location of residence (must be in the dac, or disadvantaged communities area), Build It Green sends out its qualified and certified assessors to determine the energy products available for the home. These improvements can save a homeowner money on their utility bills to achieve better energy efficiency. They are installed at zero cost to the homeowner.

Pg&e hvac rebate program: the hvac program provides program implementation services for pg&e's heating ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) quality maintenance (qm) program. It is a comprehensive approach to hvac maintenance that supports and strengthens participating contractors' business models and transforms the market, creating a new industry standard for hvac quality maintenance.

Pg&e whole house rebate program: the whole house rebate program will consist of two major components: the statewide prescriptive whole house retrofit program (or "basic package") and pg&e's local whole house performance program (or "advanced package"). The basic package is statewide and will offer customers and installers an easy entry point on the path to home energy efficiency performance. The basic package will allow customers to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of their existing homes and minimize lost opportunities for future comprehensive retrofit options. It will also educate installers and customers on the benefits of implementing comprehensive eem retrofits on existing buildings that provide systematic reductions in energy use.

Form 990s for BIG

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Nov 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 20, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 17, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for BIG

Total grants, contributions, etc.$122,507
Program services$27,723,896
Investment income and dividends$176
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$27,846,579

Vendors for BIG

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-09-21
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-09-21
██████████Fundraising software2020-09-21
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-11-23
██████ ███Software2019-09-23
███████ █ █████ ██████It Consulting$300,3202018-12-01
████ ████████████Subcontractor$2,907,9292018-12-01
██████████ ██████ ████████ ███Subcontractor$423,2382018-12-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at BIG

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Karin BurnsExecutive Director$237,795Nov. 23, 2019
Christopher BeckerDirector of Operations$111,525July 14, 2019
███ ██████Director of Policy and Technology$103,617July 14, 2019
█████ ████████ ███████Director of Human Resources-July 14, 2019
████ ███████Senior Director Business Development$154,385July 14, 2019
█████ ███Manager Finance-July 14, 2019
█████ ████Manager Information Systems-July 14, 2019
███████ ██████Senior Manager Technical Review Services-July 14, 2019
███████ ███████Senior Manager Information Systems-July 14, 2019
████ ███████████Manager Policy and Technical Innovation-July 14, 2019
...and 27 more key personnel

Peer energy conservation and development organizations

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4Calstart501(c)(3)$59 millionPasadena, CA
5District Cooling St Paul501(c)(3)$12 millionSt Paul, MN
6Icast501(c)(3)$7.1 millionLakewood, CO
7Sustainable Resources Center501(c)(3)$8.1 millionMinneapolis, MN
8Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
9The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW)501(c)(3)$13 millionDetroit, MI
10Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)501(c)(3)$38 millionNew York, NY
11Medical Center Company (MCCo)501(c)(3)$40 millionCleveland, OH
12Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD)501(c)(3)$21 millionAthens, OH
13Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC)501(c)(3)$11 millionPittsfield, MA
14Community Action Agency of New Haven501(c)(3)$8.3 millionNew Haven, CT
15Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)501(c)(6)$47 millionWashington, DC
16National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA)501(c)(6)$9.5 millionAlexandria, VA
17Nevada Conservation League501(c)(4)$7.0 millionLas Vegas, NV
18Growth Energy501(c)(6)$24 millionWashington, DC
19Shell Foundation501(c)(4)$35 millionUnited Kingdom,
20Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)501(c)(3)$22 millionWashington, DC
21Innovation Africa501(c)(3)$8.3 millionNew York, NY
22Westbay Community Action501(c)(3)$9.4 millionWarwick, RI
23Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)501(c)(3)$50 millionNew York, NY
24The Partnership Project501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
25Bonneville Environmental Foundation501(c)(3)$11 millionPortland, OR