Non-profit

Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) Foundation

Website:

copirgfoundation.org

Location:

DENVER, CO

Tax ID:

74-2313874

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $132,205
Expenses: $107,909
Assets: $209,966

Director:

Danny Katz

Formation:

1984

The Colorado Public Interest Research Group Foundation (CoPIRG Foundation or Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation) is the research arm of the  Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG), a left-of-center organization that belongs to a federation of advocacy organizations created by Ralph Nader,  the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG).

Activities

The CoPIRG Foundation provides CoPIRG with research services, with the intention of propagating that information within the public sphere, often referring to its materials as “educational.” [1] The CoPIRG Foundation’s priorities include increasing government control of healthcare and advocating for higher taxes, with an emphasis on pushing for the elimination of tax credits and deductions. [2]

Finances

In 2017 CoPIRG Foundation received $166,162[3] in contributions and possessed $115,510 in assets after accounting for all liabilities. [4]

Leadership

Danny Katz is the state director of the CoPIRG Foundation. [5] Katz is also a member of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Efficiency and Accountability Committee and Transit and Rail Advisory Committee. He is a founding member of the Financial Equity Coalition, an organization that works to increase public participation in entitlement programs. [6]

References

  1. “About” CoPIRG Foundation. https://copirgfoundation.org/page/cof/about ^
  2. “About – Priorities” CoPIRG Foundation. https://copirgfoundation.org/page/cof/about ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed October 21, 2020. Part I, Lines 9. ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed October 21, 2020. Part I, Lines 21. ^
  5. “Staff” CoPIRG Founfation. https://copirgfoundation.org/staff ^
  6. “About” Financial Equity Coalition. http://financialequity.org/about/ ^

Coalition Memberships

  1. Public Interest Network (PIN)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: August - July
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 1984

  • 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 Aug Form 990EZ $132,205 $107,909 $209,966 $131,752 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Aug Form 990 $36,631 $155,816 $135,880 $62,092 N $36,631 $0 $0 $64,641 PDF
    2014 Aug Form 990 $387,741 $143,917 $239,952 $46,978 N $303,300 $84,441 $0 $39,289 PDF
    2013 Aug Form 990 $236,917 $343,066 $39,365 $90,215 N $162,488 $74,180 $0 $35,800 PDF
    2012 Aug Form 990EZ $117,149 $137,059 $128,510 $73,211 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Aug Form 990EZ $156,749 $136,712 $137,907 $62,698 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) Foundation

    1543 WAZEE ST STE 330
    DENVER, CO 80202-1457