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Center for Inquiry

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

Center for Inquiry was a private foundation based in Amherst, NY that was founded in 1998. As of 2015 they had $5.4 million in revenue and $2.6 million in assets.

This organization is terminated. Their mission was to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Center for Inquiry appears to no longer be active. It has probably been dissolved or terminated. 
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Program areas at Center for Inquiry

Cfi travel eventthe purpose of the travel program is to further the mission of the center by creating an opportunity where members can meet, mingle, and enjoy an exclusive line-up of events to stimulate the intellect and the senses. A never ending quest for learning and a commitment to living life well are hallmarks of the center for inquiry's travel club expeditions.

Campus & community program: promotes formation of local community groups and on-campus student groups focused on our issues, nationwide. Provides educational material, speakers, and other resources for such groups. Transports selected campus and community leaders to headquarters for annual training seminars.

Regional offices/locations program: professionally-staffed offices (center for inquiry) in selected cities carry out aspects of our national agenda germane to certain locations, such as outreach to the entertainment industry in los angeles, and government outreach in Washington d.c. In addition, each regional center provides educational and social programming for interested individuals residing within several hours' drive of the facility, including lectures, seminars, social gatherings, opportunities to celebrate life milestones, and the like.

Form 990s for Center for Inquiry

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2015-01Sep 29, 2015990View PDF
2014-12Sep 18, 2015990View PDF
2013-12Oct 28, 2014990View PDF
2012-12Sep 19, 2013990View PDF
2011-12Feb 21, 2013990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Center for Inquiry

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,611,188
Program services$18,489
Investment income and dividends$34,076
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$111,306
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,660,927
Total revenues$5,435,986

Vendors for Center for Inquiry

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-06-18
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-18
█████████Content management system software2020-06-18
█████████CRM software; Marketing software2016-06-29
██████ ███Software2016-06-29
████████████████████████████████████Tax accounting2015-09-18

Personnel at Center for Inquiry

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Ronald A. LindsayPresident and Chief Executive Officer$95,231Sept. 5, 2019
Martina FernVice President for Philanthropy-Sept. 5, 2019
█████ ████Executive Director, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry$69,736Sept. 5, 2019
█████ █████████Executive Director, Cfi Los Angeles-Sept. 5, 2019
████████ ██████Executive Director, Cfi Michigan-Sept. 5, 2019
████ ████ ██████Executive Director, Cfi Indiana Director, Cfi Secular Celebrant Program-Sept. 5, 2019
███ █████Editor , Free Inquiry Executive Director , Council for Secular Humanism Director , Inquiry Media Productions Secretary-Sept. 5, 2019
████ ███████Communications Director-Sept. 5, 2019
████ ████████Director of Digital Products and Strategy-Sept. 5, 2019
█████ ███████Director of Government Affairs-Sept. 5, 2019
...and 16 more key personnel

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