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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 2019 they had $12 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
2019-09Aug 19, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 8, 2017990View PDF
2016-09Jul 25, 2017990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Public Citizen Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,654,016
Program services$1,815,806
Investment income and dividends$606,440
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$87,251
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-190,191
Net income from fundraising events$-33,917
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,939,405

Vendors for Public Citizen Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Calibre CPA Group PLLCTax accounting2020-08-19
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
██████████ ██████ █████████ ███Fundraising Counsel; Consulting and Artwork$223,6452019-09-01
█████ █████ ███████Consulting Newsletter$169,6832019-09-01
██████ ███ ██████████ ████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
████ ███████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

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