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Public Citizen Foundation

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

Public Citizen Foundation is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1982. As of 2018 they had $24 million in revenue and $29 million in assets.

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Program areas at Public Citizen Foundation

Public information and education - the foundation is active in every public forum - congress, the courts, government agencies, and the news media. The foundation believes that full disclosure of government information empowers citizens and consumers. All of the foundation'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, the foundation uses the courts to ensure fair access to information.

Litigation group - litigation group attorneys have argued landmark lawsuits on behalf of citizens in federal and state courts across the country. Their efforts to represent principled, rather than profitable, positions in legal disputes have preserved the vital checks and balances of the separation of powers in the federal government, prevented the destruction of presidential records, and forced regulatory agencies to issue important health and safety standards.

Publications - the foundation publishes books, periodicals, special reports, and expert commentary on current issues in health and safety, the law, energy policy, climate change, transportation, and government and corporate accountability. This information is available to the public.

Form 990s for Public Citizen Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 8, 2017990View PDF
2016-09Jul 25, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Apr 6, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Public Citizen Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$21,483,922
Program services$1,842,996
Investment income and dividends$357,563
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$80,774
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$590,982
Net income from fundraising events$-49,392
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$8,324
Total revenues$24,315,169

Vendors for Public Citizen Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Salsa LabsAdvocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
███████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2019-05-16
█████ █████ ███████Consulting Newsletter$169,2602018-09-01
██████████ ██████ █████████ ███Fundraising Counsel; Consulting and Artwork$190,2002018-09-01
█████ ███It Consultants$102,3982018-09-01
██████ ███ ██████████ ████Tax accounting2014-03-06

Personnel at Public Citizen Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Joseph StoshakChief Financial Officer / Cheif Financial Officer$54,035Sept. 30, 2018
Sidney M. WolfeFounder, Senior Adviser$135,392Jan. 8, 2019
██████ ████████President$155,665Aug. 29, 2019
██████ █████Texas Office Director$96,980Sept. 30, 2017
████ ███████Legislative Affairs Director$82,599Sept. 30, 2018
███████ █████Director$100,852Jan. 8, 2019
█████ ████████Secretary and Treasurer$0Aug. 29, 2019
████ ██ ██████Chair$0Aug. 29, 2019
████████ █ ███████Executive Vice President$100,859Sept. 30, 2018
...and one more key personnel

Peer energy conservation and development organizations

1Friends of the Earth501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
2Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)501(c)(3)$7.2 millionWashington, DC
3Resources for the Future501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
4American Council for An Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
5U S Green Building Council (USGBC)501(c)(3)$39 millionWashington, DC
6Center for American Progress (CAP)501(c)(3)$44 millionWashington, DC
7Third Way Institute501(c)(3)$8.4 millionWashington, DC
8Environmental Law Institute501(c)(3)$6.3 millionWashington, DC
9Wilderness Society501(c)(3)$42 millionWashington, DC
10Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)501(c)(3)$6.3 millionReston, VA
11Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)501(c)(3)$15 millionMinneapolis, MN
12Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest501(c)(3)$7.5 millionChicago, IL
13The Energy Coalition (TEC)501(c)(3)$9.9 millionIrvine, CA
14Elevate Energy501(c)(3)$24 millionChicago, IL
15Ceres501(c)(3)$20 millionBoston, MA
16Green and Healthy Homes Initiative501(c)(3)$7.7 millionBaltimore, MD
17Food and Water Watch501(c)(3)$17 millionWashington, DC
18Association for Energy Affordability501(c)(3)$11 millionBronx, NY
19Center for Ecotechnology (CET)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionPittsfield, MA
20Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance501(c)(3)$38 millionPortland, OR
21Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)501(c)(3)$7.6 millionBerea, KY
22Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)501(c)(3)$92 millionOak Ridge, TN
23Green Building Initiative (GBI)501(c)(3)$6.9 millionPortland, OR
24Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)501(c)(3)$95 millionBurlington, VT
25Elemental Excelerator501(c)(3)$14 millionHonolulu, HI

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