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Public Citizen

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

Public Citizen is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1971. As of 2018 they had $5.1 million in revenue and $4.5 million in assets.

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Program areas at Public Citizen

Public information and education - public citizen is active in every public forum: congress, the courts, government agencies, and the news media. Public citizen believes that full disclosure of government information empowers citizens and consumers. All of public citizen's communication and outreach efforts aim to make information about health care, transportation, climate change, international trade, nuclear waste and reactor safety, renewable energy, government and corporate accountability and related issues accessible to ordinary citizens. If necessary, public citizen uses the courts to ensure fair access to information.

Global trade watch - acting on its belief that so called "free trade" treaties cost u.s. jobs, reduce wages, undermine our democratic rights, and jeopardize health, safety, and the environment, global trade watch leads a national coalition of environmental, consumer, labor, religious, and family farm groups united against the corporate push for globalization through treaties such as the north american free trade agreement (nafta) and the world trade organization (wto) agreements.

Congress watch - this program seeks to curb the influence of special interest dollars that corrupt the political process and publicize corporate welfare expenditures that lard the federal budget, works for campaign finance reform and tough lobby registration requirements, champions consumer legislation including areas of transportation policy, lobbies to strengthen health and safety standards.

Form 990s for Public Citizen

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 8, 2017990OView PDF
2016-09Aug 3, 2017990OView PDF
2015-09Jul 13, 2016990OView PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Public Citizen

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,395,828
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$55,177
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$134,077
Net rental income$414,851
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$174,342
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,174,275

Vendors for Public Citizen

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Salsa LabsAdvocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2019-08-15
█████████Content management system software2019-08-15
███████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2019-04-04
██████████ ██████ █████████ ███Fundraising Counsel; Consulting and Artwork$163,8002018-09-01
███ ████████ ████████████Professional Fundraising$5,4392018-09-01
██████ ███ ██████████ ████Tax accounting2014-03-11

Personnel at Public Citizen

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Joseph StoshakChief Financial Officer$54,035Sept. 11, 2019
Sidney WolfeFounder and Senior Adviser / Founder Senior Advisor$0Aug. 28, 2019
████ ███████Vice President of Legislative Affairs / Legislative Affairs Director$35,399Aug. 28, 2019
█████ ██████Managing Director , Public Citizen's Climate Program-Aug. 28, 2019
███ █████Director of Principal Gifts-Aug. 28, 2019
██████ ████████Communications Director-Aug. 28, 2019
██████ ██████Director of Human Resources and Administration-Aug. 28, 2019
██████ ███████Environmental Policy Director-Aug. 28, 2019
██████ ███████Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving / Director of Civil Justice Project-Aug. 28, 2019
████ ██████Campaign Director-Aug. 28, 2019
...and 28 more key personnel

Peer energy conservation and development organizations

1Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)501(c)(4)$1.4 millionMontpelier, VT
2Third Way501(c)(4)$3.2 millionWashington, DC
3American Energy Alliance501(c)(4)$1.6 millionWashington, DC
4Public Citizen Foundation501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
5Third Way Institute501(c)(3)$8.4 millionWashington, DC
6Humane Society Legislative Fund501(c)(4)$5.1 millionWashington, DC
7Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA)501(c)(4)$8.2 millionWashington, DC
8Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety501(c)(4)$3.1 millionWashington, DC
9American Bridge 21ST Century Foundation501(c)(4)$8.4 millionWashington, DC
10Save the Children Action Network501(c)(4)$7.2 millionWashington, DC
11Center for American Progress Action Fund501(c)(4)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
12Independent Women's Voice (IWV)501(c)(4)$2.1 millionWashington, DC
13Economic Innovation Group (EIG)501(c)(4)$2.9 millionWashington, DC
14Common Cause501(c)(4)$8.6 millionWashington, DC
15America Votes501(c)(4)$12 millionWashington, DC
16Club for Growth501(c)(4)$6.7 millionWashington, DC
17American Federation for Children501(c)(4)$7.0 millionWashington, DC
18Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)501(c)(4)$2.3 millionWashington, DC
19Latino Victory Project501(c)(4)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
20People for the American Way (PFAW)501(c)(4)$7.2 millionWashington, DC
21America Is Better501(c)(4)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
22NextGen Policy501(c)(3)$3.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
23Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas501(c)(6)$2.1 millionSacramento, CA
24Calcef Ventures501(c)(4)$1.5 millionOakland, CA
25Citizens Energy Corporation501(c)(4)$4.4 millionBoston, MA

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