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TransitCenter is a private foundation based in New York, NY that was founded in 2000. As of 2019 they had $10 million in revenue and $73 million in assets.

Transitcenter is dedicated to supporting and promoting greater use of public transit through program activities that include applied research and publications, information and education efforts, grant-making, and the convening of events which promote ...

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Program areas at TransitCenter

In 2015, Transitcenter expanded its programming and grant-making significantly over the prior year. The organization sponsored events in chicago, san francisco, portland, Oregon and cambridge, Massachusetts to showcase its report "getting to the route of it." Additionally, Transitcenter presented findings from this and other reports at conferences in grand rapids, Michigan, austin, Texas, baltimore, Maryland, new orleans, Louisiana and williamsburg, Virginia. Transitcenter published "a people's history of recent urban transportation", a report studying recent innovations in transportation practice in six major metropolitan areas in the us including new york, portland, chicago, pittsburgh, denver and charlotte. Additionally, the organization held events in seattle, portland and new york city to showcase this report for university students, government officials, and civic leaders. In partnership with transportation for america, Transitcenter created a yearlong academy for key leaders from indianapolis, nashville and raleigh to share best practices, discuss challenges and influence transportation planning. This program ...

Form 990s for TransitCenter

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 17, 2019990PFView PDF
2016-12Nov 6, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 3, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 10, 2015990View PDF
2013-12Dec 29, 2014990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for TransitCenter

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,977
Investment income and dividends$1,902,575
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,889,848
Gross sales of inventory$590,000
Miscellaneous revenues$114,285
Total revenues$10,499,685

Vendors for TransitCenter

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-06-16
█████████Marketing software2020-06-16
███ ████████ ███████████ ███Engineering$127,6452019-12-17
██████ ██████████ ██████████ ███Consultant$-82,9592019-12-17
██████ █████████ ███ ███████ ███Tax accounting2015-09-10
████████ ███████ █████ ███Professional Services$154,1732014-12-01
███████████ ███Tax accounting2013-12-04

Personnel at TransitCenter

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Clare NewmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer-Feb. 19, 2020
Christof SpielerVice President and Director of Planning-Feb. 19, 2020
█████ ███████Executive Director$251,305Feb. 19, 2020
████████ ████Director of Operations and Grants Administration-Feb. 19, 2020
████ ██████Director of Advocacy and Organizing-Feb. 19, 2020
███ █████Communications Director-Feb. 19, 2020
█████████ ███████Program Director, Improving Agency Practice-Feb. 19, 2020
██████ █████████Director of Research-Feb. 19, 2020

Peer private foundations

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2Center for Economic Research and Social Change501(c)(3)$4.2 millionChicago, IL
3Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research501(c)(3)$5.7 millionNew York, NY
4Center for Inquiry501(c)(3)$5.4 millionAmherst, NY
5Markle Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
6Tikvah Fund501(c)(3)$4.5 millionNew York, NY
7Race Forward (RF)501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
8The James Beard Foundation501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
9Public Agenda501(c)(3)$5.5 millionBrooklyn, NY
10Ideas42501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
11Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)501(c)(3)$36 millionBrooklyn, NY
12Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)501(c)(3)$16 millionNew York, NY
13International Peace Institute (IPI)501(c)(3)$8.3 millionNew York, NY
14American Assembly501(c)(3)$2.7 millionNew York, NY
15Guttmacher Institute501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
16Social Science Research Council (SSRC)501(c)(3)$21 millionBrooklyn, NY
17Auburn Theological Seminary501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
18Rensselaerville Institute501(c)(3)$2.9 millionDelmar, NY
19Citizens Budget Commission (CBC)501(c)(3)$3.1 millionNew York, NY
20The Center for Global Enterprise501(c)(3)$5.0 millionNew York, NY
21Social Trends Institute501(c)(3)$5.6 millionNew York, NY
22JUST Capital Foundation501(c)(3)$7.3 millionNew York, NY
23Americas Society Council of the Americas (ASCOA)501(c)(3)$9.6 millionNew York, NY
24Philanthropy New York501(c)(3)$4.1 millionNew York, NY
25Citizens Committee for Children of New York501(c)(3)$3.6 millionNew York, NY