EIN 23-0487205

Committee of Seventy

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Committee of Seventy advances ethical, effective government through citizen engagement and public policy advocacy in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
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Program areas at Committee of Seventy

Election program Seventy's election program has several tools available to help voters learn about their rights as a voter and make informed decisions when they vote. The byoballot tool allows voters to type in their address and review all of the candidates on their ballot before they head to the polls. They can review the options, select their candidates and print or save them; they can even share with friends and family to encourage others to vote, find their polling place, or apply to vote by mail. Seventy also broadcasts facebook live interviews from studio c70. The interviews, with candidates for public office, thought leaders, and political insiders, help voters get more informed and civically engaged. All of this information can be accessed through our social media channels and website. The wevote initiative promotes a culture of voting in businesses, organizations and communities in the region. Participants can encourage all employees, volunteers, and constituents to vote, easily share our voter resources, and offer as much flexibility as possible on election day so there are fewer obstacles for voting. The Committee of Seventy also supports well-run elections by recruiting and educating poll workers in philadelphia. With a widely distributed toolkit of resources for poll workers, informational sessions, and a growing community of informed, engaged poll workers, the Committee of Seventy supports democracy's essential workers.
State advocacy Seventy's state advocacy includes policy agenda development and lobbying around priority issues that relate to ethical, representative, and/or effective government in harrisburg. Specific issue areas of interest for state government reform include redistricting (state legislative and congressional), elections and voting, ethics and gifts, and campaign finance. Advocacy efforts include external communications (press statements, emails, social media), working with coalitions and other organizations, and direct lobbying (meeting with state officials and staff).
Draw the lines: draw the lines pa (dtl) is a nonpartisan education and engagement initiative created by Seventy around the issue of redistricting. Dtl takes the same type of data and technology that political professionals use to gerrymander districts and gives it to Pennsylvania's students and voters to draw their own prospective election maps. Mappers use free, publicly available gis mapping platforms, and the dtl website (drawthelinespa.org) contains a host of resources to support their effort. Pennsylvanians can then submit their maps to a competition every semester, where they have a chance to win a prize from a 14,000 statewide purse. Their maps are judged by a volunteer steering Committee made of a diverse range of respected civic, business, and political leaders from across the state, representing all ranges of ideology. After drawing their map, pennsylvanians can share it with their elected representatives to urge reform. Ultimately, dtl is a demonstration project that the voters of pa are ready, willing, and able to do this core work of democracy.
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Who funds Committee of Seventy

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William Penn FoundationC70: 2022-2023$400,000
Hillman Family FoundationsBallot Pa - Education and Awareness Raising$125,000
The Heinz EndowmentsTo Support the Growing Momentum To Allow 1.2 Million Independent and Unaffiliated Voters To Be Able To Cast Their Ballot in Pennsylvanias Primary Elections$100,000
...and 30 more grants received totalling $1,330,628

Personnel at Committee of Seventy

Al SchmidtPresident and Chief Executive Officer$225,000
Lauren CristellaChief PO and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$143,226
Dan BrightSenior Director of Finance and Operations
Patrick ChristmasPolicy Director
David ThornburghSenior Advis / Senior Advisor / Chief of Staff / Former President and Chief Executive Officer$188,996

Financials for Committee of Seventy

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,755,621
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$136
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$2,755,757

Form 990s for Committee of Seventy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-11-10990View PDF
2020-122021-11-08990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-06-19990View PDF
...and 12 more Form 990s

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Working America Education FundWashington, DC$11,091,684
Data update history
January 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Hillman Family Foundations
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 19 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Hillman Family Foundations
July 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
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Social advocacy organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsCharities
EducationVoting rights
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General information
123 S Broad St Suite 2830
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Philadelphia County, PA
Website URL
(215) 557-3600
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
R40: Voter Education, Registration
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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