Non-profit

California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)

Website:

calpirg.org

Location:

SANTA BARBARA, CA

Tax ID:

94-2559710

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $1,725,997
Expenses: $1,293,802
Assets: $10,304,354

Formation:

1993

California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) is the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of the California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. It is the California state affiliate of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG).

CALPIRG is one of the largest state affiliates of US-PIRG and is a member of the Public Interest Network. The Network’s president, Doug Phelps, chairs the board of CALPIRG.

CALPIRG is also closely connected to the National Association of Organizations in the Public Interest (NAOPI), a 501(c)(4) controlling organization headed by Phelps. In 2003, CALPIRG’s bylaws were amended to reflect NAOPI’s control over its board of directors:[1]

The original Board [of CALPIRG] may be expanded, vacancies on the Board may be filled, and directors may be removed from office with or without cause by a majority vote of the directors then in office, subject to the approval and consent of the Executive Committee or Board of the National Association of Organizations in the Public Interest, Inc. The National Association of Organizations in the Public Interest, Inc. may, by a two-thirds vote of its Board of Directors, expand, fill a vacancy, or remove a director(s) of the corporation from office with or without any action on the part of the Board of the corporation [CALPIRG].

References

  1. California Public Interest Research Group. “Resolution of the Board of Directors of California Public Interest Research Group, Inc. To Amend By-Laws.” Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990) (Amended). 2003. Accessed November 8, 2018.

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Doug Phelps
    Chairman
  2. Faye Park
    Former Campus Organizer (1992-1997)
  3. Andre Delattre
    Former Campus Organizing Director
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: August - July
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 1993

  • 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
    2015 Aug Form 990 $1,725,997 $1,293,802 $10,304,354 $667,484 N $1,722,953 $0 $3,044 $16,281 PDF
    2014 Aug Form 990 $1,985,778 $1,765,949 $9,889,295 $714,613 N $1,960,709 $0 $25,069 $21,771 PDF
    2013 Aug Form 990 $1,942,732 $1,939,124 $9,551,894 $817,849 N $1,935,960 $0 $6,501 $12,386 PDF
    2012 Aug Form 990 $2,102,741 $1,807,735 $10,203,523 $1,649,716 N $1,946,652 $100,000 $54,591 $16,181 PDF
    2011 Aug Form 990 $1,492,917 $1,094,084 $9,082,158 $628,034 N $1,452,465 $0 $38,252 $17,760 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)

    1129 STATE ST STE 10B
    SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101-6761