Non-profit

350 Colorado

Website:

350colorado.org

Location:

BOULDER, CO

Tax ID:

46-3355370

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $128,065
Expenses: $118,626
Assets: $63,033

350 Colorado is a child organization of 350.org, a left-of-center environmentalist organization that advocates for the elimination of conventional energy use. It lobbies, protests, and promotes “civil disobedience” among activists. [1]

350 Colorado advocates for legislation that places taxes and limits on carbon emissions, divests government funds from fossil fuel companies, and transitions state infrastructure to rely on environmentalist energy. [2] Additionally, it demands that the legislation it advocates for “dismantle[s] oppressive systems that enable poverty, racism, and inequity.” [3]

Activities

350 Colorado lists “civil disobedience” as one of its forms of activism. [4] It cites a July 2017 meeting with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission where 350 Colorado protestors were removed by police for chanting and interrupting the appeal a court ruling regarding the distribution of fracking permits. [5]

People

Micah Parkin is an executive director and co-founder of 350 Colorado. She has worked for numerous Colorado-based environmentalist activist groups and serves on the city of Boulder’s Clean Energy Technical Team and as a climate mobilization action plan finance working group lead. [6]

Sunni Benoit is the president of 350 Colorado. She worked as an attorney until 2016 when she moved to Colorado to focus on environmentalist activism. [7]

Gina Hardin is a co-founder and former chair of the board of directors. She has worked in executive roles for several Colorado-based environmental activist groups. [8]

Financials

350 Colorado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not have to disclose its donors. In 2018, 350 Colorado reported a total revenue of $173,413, with only $149 not coming from contributions. [9] It reported $5,000 in grants paid, $50,000 in salaries, $62,183 in professional fees to independent contractors, and $139,634 in total expenses. [10]

References

  1. “Accomplishments.” 350 Colorado, November 10, 2020. https://350colorado.org/accomplishments/. ^
  2. “NEWSLETTER – Capitol Action Wrap Up.” 350 Colorado, May 18, 2019. https://350colorado.org/newsletter-capitol-action-wrap-up/. ^
  3. “About Us.” 350 Colorado, September 14, 2020. https://350colorado.org/about-us/. ^
  4. “Accomplishments.” 350 Colorado, November 10, 2020. https://350colorado.org/accomplishments/. ^
  5. Young, Dave. “Heated Oil and Gas Meeting Ends with Protesters Being Escorted Out.” FOX31 Denver. FOX31 Denver, July 24, 2017. https://kdvr.com/news/heated-cogcc-meeting-ends-with-protesters-being-escorted-out/. ^
  6. “Our Team.” 350 Colorado, November 11, 2020. https://350colorado.org/our-team/. ^
  7. Young, Dave. “Heated Oil and Gas Meeting Ends with Protesters Being Escorted Out.” FOX31 Denver. FOX31 Denver, July 24, 2017. https://kdvr.com/news/heated-cogcc-meeting-ends-with-protesters-being-escorted-out/. ^
  8. Gray, Amy. “Climate Hero of the Month – Gina Hardin.” 350 Colorado, July 31, 2019. https://350colorado.org/climate-hero-of-the-month-gina-hardin/. ^
  9. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). 2018. Part 1, line 1-9. ^
  10. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). 2018. Part 1, line 10-17. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: September 1, 2014

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990EZ $128,065 $118,626 $63,033 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    350 Colorado

    2861 ELLISON PL
    BOULDER, CO 80304-3540