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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 2019 they had $4.9 million in revenue and $3.8 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
2019-09Oct 20, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 8, 2017990OView PDF
2016-09Aug 3, 2017990OView PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Public Citizen

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,292,709
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$60,339
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$94,199
Net rental income$426,639
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$37,655
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$702
Total revenues$4,912,243

Vendors for Public Citizen

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Calibre CPA Group PLLCTax accounting2020-10-20
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-08-14
█████████Content management system software2020-08-14
██████████ ██████ █████████ ███Fundraising Counsel; Consulting and Artwork$181,3522019-09-01
██████ ███ ██████████ ████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

1Securing Americas Future Energy (SAFE)501(c)(4)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
2Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)501(c)(4)$1.4 millionMontpelier, VT
3Third Way501(c)(4)$3.2 millionWashington, DC
4Public Citizen Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
5Humane Society Legislative Fund501(c)(4)$5.1 millionWashington, DC
6Center for American Progress Action Fund501(c)(4)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
7Save the Children Action Network501(c)(4)$7.2 millionWashington, DC
8Independent Women's Voice (IWV)501(c)(4)$2.1 millionWashington, DC
9America Votes501(c)(4)$12 millionWashington, DC
10Common Cause501(c)(4)$8.6 millionWashington, DC
11Economic Innovation Group (EIG)501(c)(4)$3.3 millionWashington, DC
12Club for Growth501(c)(4)$6.7 millionWashington, DC
13American Federation for Children501(c)(4)$6.9 millionWashington, DC
14American Bridge 21ST Century Foundation501(c)(4)$8.3 millionWashington, DC
15Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA)501(c)(4)$8.2 millionWashington, DC
16Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety501(c)(4)$3.1 millionWashington, DC
17Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas501(c)(6)$2.1 millionSacramento, CA
18Americans for Tax Reform501(c)(4)$6.8 millionWashington, DC
19Latino Victory Project501(c)(4)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
20Better Medicare Alliance (BMA)501(c)(4)$9.5 millionWashington, DC
21Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)501(c)(4)$1.7 millionWashington, DC
22Priorities USA501(c)(4)$18 millionWashington, DC
23Indivisible Project501(c)(4)$17 millionWashington, DC
24America Is Better501(c)(4)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
25People for the American Way (PFAW)501(c)(4)$7.0 millionWashington, DC