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Empower Illinois

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

Empower Illinois is a voter registration group based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 2010. As of 2019 they had $50 million in revenue and $11 million in assets.

We believe every child in the state of Illinois should have an equal opportunity for a quality education. One chance Illinois expands quality education options for the low-income and working families of Illinois, with a particular emphasis on k-12 sch...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: One Chance Illinois; Educational Choice Illinois Formerly Freedom To Learn Illinois; and Freedom To Learn Illinois.

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Program areas at Empower Illinois

The organization advocates for tax credit scholarships, tax credits for teachers' out of pocket expenses on supplies and other policy to help students attend qualified non-public schools throughout Illinois. The organization continues to provide scholarships to middle and low-income class families and works to increase families' access to high quality school options through public policy advocacy. During 2018, the organization granted scholarships to low income children attending private elementary schools in the chicago area.

The organization advocated for the "untapped potential act" which is legislation that improves the identification of low-income gifted children and the "acceleration act" allowing kids to advance at their level of competency. This led to the creation of a national advocacy organization on behalf of families with unique ability children, including those in Illinois.

Form 990s for Empower Illinois

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 27, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 11, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Sep 23, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Mar 17, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Empower Illinois

Total grants, contributions, etc.$50,391,760
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$357,943
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$149,199
Total revenues$50,898,902

Vendors for Empower Illinois

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Grant Thornton LLPTax accounting2020-01-27
███████ ██████Fundraising Consulting$19,6002018-12-01
█████████ ██████████ ███Fundraising Consulting$277,5002018-12-01
█████████ ██████████ ███████ ██ ███Fundraising$277,5002018-12-01
███████ █████ ███Fundraising Consulting$60,0002018-12-01
█████████ ███ ███Technology$335,8442018-12-01
███ ███████ █████Marketing$573,2562018-12-01
███ ███████Fundraising Consulting$1,2902018-12-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Empower Illinois

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Myles MendozaPresident / Executive Director$185,000Feb. 17, 2020
Alissa McCurley-VogelGovernment Affairs Director / Board Member-Feb. 17, 2020
██████ ███████Policy and Research Director / Board Member-Feb. 17, 2020
████ ██████Political Strategy Director / Board Member-Feb. 17, 2020

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