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Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)

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

ISC is a energy conservation organization based in Montpelier, VT that was founded in 1991. As of 2019 they had $9.5 million in revenue and $8.7 million in assets.

To help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.

(802) 229-2900
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Program areas at ISC

Asia:in 2014, isc began work on the united states agency for international development (usaid)-funded, u.s.-china partnership for climate smart low carbon cities (cslcc), which was intended to expand the ability of chinese local leaders and urban practitioners to learn from their chinese and u.s. peers, while developing the skills they need to plan and implement effective low carbon solutions, and reduce harmful emissions that affect the entire region. The project brought together local, national and international partners to strengthen the capacity of local leaders to use best practices in climate smart, low carbon urban development. It also increased the communication, collaboration and sharing of the most promising urban practices among local leaders in china, asia and the u.s. The program ended successfully in july of 2017 with all four cities in the cohort adopting approaches to carbon reduction. The program will reduce emissions by 27.7 million metric tons by 2030, ...

Special programs:in 2018, isc began the discovery phase of a program with general motors to engage with sample Communities to identify barriers to low- and medium-income access to smart mobility solutions. This culminated in two 2019 reports on equitable mobility solutions: equity and smart mobility and realizing equity, realizing mobility.

U.s. programs:in 2018, isc launched the upper Texas gulf coast regional resilience initiative. The two-year initiative, funded by the jpb foundation, will help tackle the upper Texas gulf coast's economic, environmental, and social vulnerabilities - some of which were laid bare in the aftermath of hurricane harvey in early 2019, isc completed its three-year-long initial phase of work with partner community-based organizations (cbos) as part of the the jpb foundation-funded partnership for resilient Communities (prc). The prc works to transform the national urban climate resilience field by increasing the number of leaders of color in the urban field of practice, advancing approaches that build the resilience of people and places through influence-building and policy approaches, community education and engagement, and the installation of clean energy and green infrastructure. Each organization participating in this intensive capacity-building program receives technical assistance, access to a network of peer organizations and experts, and ...

Form 990s for ISC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Nov 5, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Sep 16, 2019990View PDF
2017-09May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Sep 6, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Dec 20, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for ISC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,246,236
Program services$283,676
Investment income and dividends$45,816
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$25
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$397
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,794
Total revenues$9,579,944

Vendors for ISC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
SalesforceCRM software2020-09-01
██████ ███Software2020-09-01
█████████Content management system software2020-08-24
██████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2020-07-31
█████ ██Tax accounting2015-09-24

Personnel at ISC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Nicholas R. StevensChief Operating Officer$138,308Nov. 5, 2020
Sara AgarwalVice President, Development and Communications-July 24, 2020
█████ █████Vice President, International Programs$316,494July 24, 2020
██████ ██████Vice President, U.s Programs-July 24, 2020
█████ ████████Vice President for U.s Programs$133,009Sept. 30, 2019
███████ ███ █████Director, Finance and Business Development-July 24, 2020
██████ ███████Human Resources Director-July 24, 2020
█████ ███████Director of International Program-July 24, 2020
███ ██████ ████China Country Director-July 24, 2020
███████ █████Director , Urban Resilience$115,295Sept. 30, 2019
...and 16 more key personnel

Peer energy conservation and development organizations

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4Resources for the Future501(c)(3)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
5Clean Water Fund (CWF)501(c)(3)$6.9 millionWashington, DC
6Elemental Excelerator501(c)(3)$14 millionHonolulu, HI
7Advanced Energy Economy Institute501(c)(3)$4.5 millionWashington, DC
8Houston Advanced Research Center501(c)(3)$4.8 millionThe Woodlands, TX
9Consortium for Energy Efficiency501(c)(3)$3.5 millionMiddleton, MA
10Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
11The Breakthrough Institute501(c)(3)$2.7 millionOakland, CA
12Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)501(c)(3)$6.3 millionReston, VA
13The Delta Institute501(c)(3)$2.8 millionChicago, IL
14Clean Energy Trust501(c)(3)$2.6 millionChicago, IL
15Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance501(c)(3)$4.7 millionChicago, IL
16Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)501(c)(3)$9.3 millionWashington, DC
17Council on Competitiveness501(c)(3)$3.5 millionWashington, DC
18Seventhwave501(c)(3)$4.5 millionMadison, WI
19North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation501(c)(3)$7.6 millionRaleigh, NC
20New Buildings Institute501(c)(3)$2.9 millionPortland, OR
21C2ES and Strategies for the Global Environment501(c)(3)$5.4 millionArlington, VA
22Island Institute501(c)(3)$4.9 millionRockland, ME
23Earth Advantage501(c)(3)$3.1 millionPortland, OR
24Southface501(c)(3)$4.8 millionAtlanta, GA
25American Council for An Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC