EIN 53-0226780

National League of Cities (NLC)

IRS 501(c) type
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The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and to...
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Program areas at NLC

Membership services - various consultation services for member states and leagues, sponsoring seminars, reports to members based on research performed by nlc. Provided participation for members selected to serve on seven policy committees who develop policy positions and resolutions of the League, and hosted numerous webinars to keep members informed on issues of current interest. Members also serve on standing membership, finance, advisory, audit and investment advisory committees. Nlc has 2,721 Cities, towns, and villages and 49 state leagues as members of the National League of cities.conferences - hosted two virtual conferences for members due to the pandemic in november 2021 (virtual) 1,439 attendees) and march 2022 (2,310 attendees). In addition, nlc conducted a least 30 workshops and 36 leadership training sessions for members.enterprise partnerships - continued to deliver a suite of business partner programs that serve Cities and towns and their residents with savings and solutions. Major programs include build america mutual, nlc's preferred provider of municipal bond insurance; the nlc service line warranty program powered by homeserve usa, which offers residents affordable warranty protection to repair broken or leaking water and sewer lines; the nlc prescription discount card program called "my healthy hometown rx, a free prescription discount program for residents of nlc member Cities; the nlc community showcase video program, which produces video websites for Cities and towns; and the public finance authority, which provides local community development financing; missionsquare retirement, a non-profit independent financial services corporation providing retirement plans and related services for more than a million public sector participant accounts; and polco, a citizen engagement and survey platform providing nlc members with discounted products and services for the utilization of actionable data to drive critical decisions for their municipalities.

Grants made by NLC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
African American Mayors AssociationSponsorship$10,000
State and Local Legal CenterLocal Government Legal Center Coalition$10,000

Who funds National League of Cities (NLC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Pohlad Family FoundationProject$137,500
Foundation for Civic Leadership (FCL)Municipal Voting$100,783
Pohlad Family FoundationProject$60,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at NLC

Clarence E. AnthonyBoard Member$651,839
Victoria WoodardsPresident$0
Vince WilliamsImmediate Past President$0
Kathy ManessBoard Member$0
Joe BuscainoFirst Vice President / Second Vice President / Director$0

Financials for NLC

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,000
Program services$17,626,364
Investment income and dividends$815,284
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$536,619
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,170,438
Total revenues$21,168,705

Form 990s for NLC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-15990View PDF
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-08-14990View PDF
2019-092020-10-09990View PDF
2018-092019-10-11990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 22, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $137,500 from Pohlad Family Foundation
May 15, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 10, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $170,753 from Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
January 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 22 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
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General information
660 N Capitol St NW 450
Washington, DC 20001
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(877) 827-2385
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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