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Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CPI is a private foundation based in San Francisco, CA that was founded in 2009. As of 2019 they had $13 million in revenue and $21 million in assets.

To help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role.

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Form 990s for CPI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 4, 2019990PFView PDF
2017-12Feb 12, 2019990PFView PDF
2016-12Dec 8, 2017990PFView PDF
2015-12Sep 27, 2016990PFView PDF
2014-12Jul 27, 2015990PFView PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CPI

Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,350,000
Investment income and dividends$62,061
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-12,533
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$12,399,111
Total revenues$13,798,639

Vendors for CPI

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-09-01
█████████Content management system software2020-08-20
█████████Marketing software2020-08-20
████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-12-04
███████ ██████ ██ ███████Project Consulting$97,8782019-12-04
█████ ███ ████████ ███ ███████████ ██████Legal Services$265,7282019-12-04
█████ █████████████ ███████████Project Consulting$210,9302019-12-04
██████ ██████Fundraising Management$160,0002019-12-04
...and five more vendors

Personnel at CPI

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Barbara BuchnerExecutive Director, Climate Finance$186,858Aug. 1, 2019
David NelsonExecutive Director, Energy Finance$352,865Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ██ ████████Executive Director, Brazil's Program-Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ██████Principal, Energy Finance-Aug. 1, 2019
█████ ██████Director of Finance-Aug. 1, 2019
██████ ██████Head of Communications-Aug. 1, 2019
████████ █████Head of Communications, Energy Finance-Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ██████Program Director for Climate Policy Initiative-Aug. 1, 2019
██████ ███████████Director , Us - India Clean Energy Finance-Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ████████Senior Advisor, Former India Director$100,002Jan. 8, 2019
...and 12 more key personnel

Peer private foundations

1As You Sow501(c)(3)$4.9 millionBerkeley, CA
2Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)501(c)(3)$7.9 millionMontpelier, VT
3Consortium for Energy Efficiency501(c)(3)$3.5 millionMiddleton, MA
4Houston Advanced Research Center501(c)(3)$4.8 millionThe Woodlands, TX
5Clean Water Fund (CWF)501(c)(3)$5.2 millionWashington, DC
6Resources for the Future501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
7Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)501(c)(3)$5.9 millionMontpelier, VT
8Elemental Excelerator501(c)(3)$14 millionHonolulu, HI
9Advanced Energy Economy Institute501(c)(3)$4.5 millionWashington, DC
10Climate Action Reserve501(c)(3)$4.0 millionLos Angeles, CA
11San Francisco Estuary Institute501(c)(3)$10 millionRichmond, CA
12Fuel Freedom Foundation501(c)(3)$3.6 millionRancho Santa Margarita, CA
13Local Government Commission501(c)(3)$7.5 millionSacramento, CA
14Environmental Health Coalition (EHC)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionNational City, CA
15Ecology Action of Santa Cruz501(c)(3)$33 millionSanta Cruz, CA
16Hopelab501(c)(3)$13 millionSan Francisco, CA
17Lincoln Institute of Land Policy501(c)(3)$56 millionPhoenix, AZ
18The Paulson Institute501(c)(3)$12 millionChicago, IL
19Tikvah Fund501(c)(3)$4.5 millionNew York, NY
20Center for Inquiry501(c)(3)$5.4 millionAmherst, NY
21Bay Area Council501(c)(4)$6.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
22Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSan Rafael, CA
23NextGen Policy501(c)(3)$4.8 millionSan Francisco, CA
24The Energy Coalition (TEC)501(c)(3)$9.9 millionIrvine, CA
25Southface501(c)(3)$4.7 millionAtlanta, GA