Non-profit

Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG)

Website:

arizonapirg.org

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Tax ID:

05-0617269

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2018):

Revenue: $267,485
Expenses: $39,816
Assets: $313,206

Formation:

2005

Type:

Advocacy Organization

Executive Director:

Diane Brown

Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) is a left-of-center advocacy organization that advocates restrictions on the use of plastic products and personal transportation options. [1] [2]

Arizona Public Interest Research Group is the advocacy arm of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. [3] It is also affiliated with the Public Interest Network (PIN). [4]

Advocacy

Arizona Public Interest Research Group advocates the banning of polystyrene foam, straws, and plastic bags for environmentalist reasons. [5] It also advocates for restricting private motor vehicle transportation options, with a goal of doubling the number of people who travel by public transit, bicycle, or foot by 2030. [6]

Funding

In the 2018 fiscal year, Arizona Public Interest Research Group reported $267,485 in revenue, identified as contributions, grants and gifts. [7] More than 90 percent, or $240,000, came from a grant from Fund for the Public Interest, a left-wing 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that runs campaigns for the network of PIRG organizations that are affiliated with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG) and Public Interest Network. [8] [9]

People

Joe Rupp is president of Arizona Public Interest Research Group. He is also national lab director at the Fund for the Public Interest. [10]

Adam Rivera is vice president of Arizona PIRG, and is also a senior writer for the Public Interest Network. [11]

Diane Brown is treasurer of Arizona PIRG and the group’s executive director.  She was previously the executive director of the Illinois State Public Interest Research Group. [12] [13]

References

  1. “Beyond Plastic.” Arizona PIRG. Accessed June 17, 2021. https://arizonapirg.org/feature/azp/beyond-plastic ^
  2. “Transform Transportation” Arizona PIRG. Accessed June 17, 2021. https://arizonapirg.org/feature/azp/transform-transportation ^
  3.  It is the Arizona affiliate of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG), which was founded by activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. [note] “About – Our Network.” U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Accessed June 17, 2021.  https://uspirg.org/feature/usp/about-us ^
  4. “About Us – Nationwide Reach.” The Public Interest Network. Accessed June 17, 2021. https://publicinterestnetwork.org/about.html ^
  5. “Beyond Plastic.” Arizona PIRG. Accessed June 16, 2021. https://arizonapirg.org/feature/azp/beyond-plastic ^
  6. “Transform Transportation.” Arizona PIRG. Accessed June 16, 2021. https://arizonapirg.org/feature/azp/transform-transportation ^
  7. Arizona Public Interest Research Group Inc. Guidestar. Accessed May 28, 2021. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/05-0617269 ^
  8. Fund for the Public Interest Inc., Return of an Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990), 2019. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/42762647/201931359349308843/IRS990ScheduleI ^
  9. “About.” Fund for the Public Interest. Accessed June 10, 2021.  https://fundforthepublicinterest.org/about.html ^
  10. “Joe Rupp.” LinkedIn. Accessed June 16, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-rupp-695186149/ ^
  11. “Adam Rivera.” LinkedIn. Accessed June 16, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-rivera-3806231a8/ ^
  12. “About – Our Staff – Diane Brown.” Accessed 6/16/21. https://arizonapirg.org/staff/usp/diane-brown ^
  13. Arizona PIRG, Return of an Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990), 2017. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/50617269 ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2005

  • 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
    2018 Jun Form 990 $267,485 $39,816 $313,206 $293,809 N $267,485 $0 $0 $13,093 PDF
    2017 Jun Form 990EZ $28,356 $37,250 $64,677 $272,948 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2016 Jun Form 990EZ $52,187 $77,416 $49,983 $249,360 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2015 Jun Form 990EZ $36,732 $65,404 $32,239 $206,387 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2014 Jun Form 990EZ $122,154 $84,292 $55,507 $200,982 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2013 Jun Form 990EZ $54,224 $112,677 $59,823 $243,159 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2012 Jun Form 990EZ $79,885 $105,632 $81,350 $206,234 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2011 Jun Form 990EZ $49,514 $95,883 $41,860 $140,996 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG)

    130 N CENTRAL AVE STE 202
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-2320