Non-profit

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVP)

Website:

www.conservationpa.org

Location:

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Tax ID:

27-0800179

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2018):

Revenue: $796,314
Expenses: $540,695
Assets: $479,889

Type:

Environmental Advocacy Group

Formation:

2009

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVP) is a left-of-center environmentalist advocacy organization that endorses and supports state and local candidates in the state of Pennsylvania. CVP is affiliated with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a national environmentalist organization that has been accused of being a “dark money heavyweight” by the left-leaning Center for Public Integrity. [1]

Since 2017, CVP has been the effective lobbying arm of PennFuture (formerly known as Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future), a similar Pennsylvania-based environmentalist advocacy group. The two groups are closely related and share staff members. [2]

Founding and History

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania was founded in 2009 by Josh McNeil, a Democratic political operative. Formerly the national press secretary for the League of Conservation Voters, McNeil left his role in the national organization to start its Pennsylvania affiliate. [3]

In 2017, CVP announced its partnership with PennFuture, another environmentalist organization based in Pennsylvania. Some noted that the partnership would allow PennFuture to lobby more extensively through CVP, a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. [4]

PennFuture CEO and long-time environmentalist activist Larry Schweiger told the Philadelphia-based blog Generocity that the partnership was created in response to Pennsylvania state politics being “’inundated with dark money.” [5] Nonetheless, CVP’s national organization, the League of Conservation Voters, has been accused of being a “dark money heavyweight” by left-of-center organizations, such as the Center for Public Integrity. [6]

Present Activities

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania endorses candidates in state and local elections who promote left-of-center, environmentalist policies on climate change and natural gas drilling. CVP has claimed that non-environmentalist policies perpetrate “environmental racism” and has called for a pause on the issuance of any new natural gas drilling permits in Pennsylvania. [7]

CVP works closely with PennFuture, a similar Pennsylvania-based environmental advocacy group. The two groups are closely related and share staffers, like Josh McNeil. McNeil is both executive director of CVP and vice president for civic engagement for PennFuture. [8]

Funding

2020 Election Spending

In the 2020, the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania spent $855,692 in independent expenditures supporting Democrats and opposing Republicans in the Pennsylvania state legislature as well as the state’s attorney general race. [9]

CVP targeted 25 races in the Pennsylvania state Senate and House of Representatives, attempting to flip Republican-held seats to their Democratic challengers. No CVP-backed challenger won election. A CVP-backed candidate won election to one open seat previously held by a Democrat (HD-156) who sought election in a different race and so did not appear on the 2020 ballot there. Another CVP-backed Democrat, incumbent Rep. Wendy Ullman (HD-143), lost to Republican challenger Shelby Labs. [10]

A list of races where CVP spent money in independent expenditures is available below: [11]

DistrictCandidateCVP SpendingPaid ToPurposeDate
Attorney GeneralJosh Shapiro (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
Attorney GeneralJosh Shapiro (D) $7,927 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-105Brittney Rodas (D)$644Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For State Support9/15/2020
HD-106Brittney Rodas (D) $6,111 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-106Lindsay Drew (D) $6,909 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-107Brittney Rodas (D) $1,000 Ceisler MediaPress Services10/15/2020
HD-107Lindsay Drew (D) $1,498 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-108Brittney Rodas (D)$263Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-108Lindsay Drew (D)$539Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-109Brittney Rodas (D)$20Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-109Lindsay Drew (D)$162Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-110Brittney Rodas (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-110Lindsay Drew (D)$313Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-111Brittney Rodas (D) $12,772 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-111Lindsay Drew (D) $26,294 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-112Brittney Rodas (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-112Lindsay Drew (D)$-Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign
HD-113Brittney Rodas (D)$161Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-113Lindsay Drew (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-114Lindsay Drew (D)$206Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-13Richard Ruggieri (D) $12,402 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-131Kevin Branco (D) $10,533 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-132Kevin Branco (D)$311Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-133Kevin Branco (D) $2,076 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-134Kevin Branco (D)$253Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-135Kevin Branco (D)$209Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-136Kevin Branco (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-137Kevin Branco (D) $12,905 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-138Kevin Branco (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-139Kevin Branco (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-14Richard Ruggieri (D) $2,481 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-140Kevin Branco (D)$220Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-143Wendy Ullman (D) $12,471 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-144Gary Spillane (D) $13,977 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-144Wendy Ullman (D) $3,981 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-145Gary Spillane (D) $2,745 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-145Wendy Ullman (D)$832America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-146Gary Spillane (D) $1,000 Ceisler MediaPress Services10/15/2020
HD-146Wendy Ullman (D)$200Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-147Gary Spillane (D)$297Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-147Jill Dennin (D) $11,059 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-147Wendy Ullman (D) $55,917 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-148Gary Spillane (D)$260Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-148Jill Dennin (D) $2,217 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-148Wendy Ullman (D) $11,121 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-149Gary Spillane (D)$681Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll For Phone And Text Bank9/15/2020
HD-149Jill Dennin (D)$341Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-149Wendy Ullman (D) $5,000 Clean Wave FundGotv10/15/2020
HD-15Richard Ruggieri (D)$300Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-150Gary Spillane (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-150Jill Dennin (D)$254Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-150Wendy Ullman (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-151Gary Spillane (D) $17,861 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-151Jill Dennin (D)$166Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-151Jonathan Kassa (D) $13,617 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-151Wendy Ullman (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-152Gary Spillane (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-152Jill Dennin (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-152Jonathan Kassa (D) $2,744 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/3/2020
HD-152Wendy Ullman (D)$135Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-153Gary Spillane (D)$495Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-153Jill Dennin (D) $12,905 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-153Jonathan Kassa (D)$513Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-154Jill Dennin (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-154Jonathan Kassa (D)$288Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-155Jill Dennin (D)$316Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-155Jonathan Kassa (D)$278Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-156Diane Herrin (D) $7,542 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-156Jonathan Kassa (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-157Diane Herrin (D)$624Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-157Jonathan Kassa (D) $17,089 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-158Christina Sappey (D) $11,372 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-158Diane Herrin (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-158Jonathan Kassa (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-159Christina Sappey (D)$20Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-159Diane Herrin (D)$177Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-159Jonathan Kassa (D)$321Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-16Richard Ruggieri (D)$392Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-160Anton Andrew (D) $10,143 The Outreach TeanPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-160Christina Sappey (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-160Diane Herrin (D)$177Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-161Anton Andrew (D) $1,992 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-161Christina Sappey (D)$179Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-162Anton Andrew (D)$374Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-163Anton Andrew (D)$198Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-164Anton Andrew (D)$244Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-165Anton Andrew (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-166Anton Andrew (D) $6,856 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-167Anton Andrew (D)$177Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-168Anton Andrew (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-17Richard Ruggieri (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising10/19/2020
HD-176Claudette Williams (D) $12,056 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-177Claudette Williams (D) $2,429 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-178Ann Mitchell (D) $13,968 The Outreach TeanPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-178Claudette Williams (D)$408Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-179Ann Mitchell (D) $2,782 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services9/8/2020
HD-179Claudette Williams (D)$624Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-18Harold Hayes (D) $13,758 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-18Richard Ruggieri (D) $16,908 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-180Ann Mitchell (D)$434Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-180Claudette Williams (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-181Ann Mitchell (D)$359Conservation Voters In PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-181Claudette Williams (D) $14,977 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-182Ann Mitchell (D)$261Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Report9/15/2020
HD-182Claudette Williams (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-183Ann Mitchell (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-183Claudette Williams (D)$369Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-184Ann Mitchell (D) $19,491 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-185Ann Mitchell (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-186Ann Mitchell (D)$377Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-19Harold Hayes (D) $2,702 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-19Richard Ruggieri (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-20Harold Hayes (D)$228Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-20Richard Ruggieri (D)$163Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-21Harold Hayes (D)$525Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-22Harold Hayes (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-23Harold Hayes (D) $6,074 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-24Harold Hayes (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-25Harold Hayes (D)$233Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-26Paul Friel, Jr. (D) $11,124 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-27Paul Friel, Jr. (D) $2,198 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-28Emily Skopov (D) $8,394 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-28Paul Friel, Jr. (D)$399Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-29Emily Skopov (D) $1,844 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-29Marlene Katz (D) $13,146 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-29Paul Friel, Jr. (D)$310Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-30Emily Skopov (D)$318Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-30Lissa Shulman (D) $12,337 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-30Marlene Katz (D) $2,632 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-30Paul Friel, Jr. (D)$262Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-31Emily Skopov (D)$480Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-31Lissa Shulman (D) $2,507 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-31Marlene Katz (D)$342Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-31Paul Friel, Jr. (D) $11,361 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-32Emily Skopov (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-32Lissa Shulman (D)$323Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-32Marlene Katz (D)$304Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-32Paul Friel, Jr. (D) $49,362 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-33Emily Skopov (D) $7,319 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-33Lissa Shulman (D)$380Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-33Marlene Katz (D)$767Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-33Paul Friel, Jr. (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-34Emily Skopov (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-34Lissa Shulman (D)$111Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-34Marlene Katz (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-34Paul Friel, Jr. (D)$150Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-35Emily Skopov (D)$381Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-35Lissa Shulman (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
HD-35Marlene Katz (D) $18,009 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-36Lissa Shulman (D) $10,734 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-36Marlene Katz (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-37Lissa Shulman (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-37Marlene Katz (D)$172Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-38Lissa Shulman (D)$212Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-44Michele Knoll (D) $8,789 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-45Michele Knoll (D) $1,722 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-46Michele Knoll (D)$236Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-47Michele Knoll (D)$498Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-48Michele Knoll (D)$209Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
HD-49Michele Knoll (D) $2,500 The New Media FirmMail Campaign9/28/2020
HD-50Michele Knoll (D) $6,995 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
HD-51Michele Knoll (D)$274Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
HD-52Michele Knoll (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-87Nicole Miller (D) $4,666 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-88Nicole Miller (D) $1,025 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-88Tara Shakespeare (D) $3,146 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-89Nicole Miller (D)$326Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-89Tara Shakespeare (D)$691America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-90Nicole Miller (D)$382Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-90Tara Shakespeare (D)$152Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
HD-91Nicole Miller (D) $10,120 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-91Tara Shakespeare (D)$328Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
HD-92Nicole Miller (D) $1,907 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-92Tara Shakespeare (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-93Nicole Miller (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
HD-97Dana Gulick (D) $1,476 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
HD-98Dana Gulick (D)$324America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
HD-99Dana Gulick (D)$284Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support9/15/2020
SD-13Janet Diaz (D) $29,926 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
SD-14Janet Diaz (D) $5,293 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
SD-15George Scott (D) $32,053 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
SD-15Janet Diaz (D) $1,511 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
SD-16George Scott (D) $5,730 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
SD-16Janet Diaz (D) $1,933 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
SD-17George Scott (D) $1,701 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
SD-17Janet Diaz (D) $23,460 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
SD-18George Scott (D)$85Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
SD-18Janet Diaz (D)$-Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
SD-19George Scott (D) $23,460 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
SD-19Janet Diaz (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
SD-20George Scott (D) $22,862 Deliver StrategiesMail Campaign9/23/2020
SD-20Janet Diaz (D) $1,246 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
SD-21George Scott (D)$502The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign11/1/2020
SD-22George Scott (D) $1,363 Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support11/1/2020
SD-49Julie Slomski (D) $7,489 The Outreach TeamPhone Campaign9/8/2020
SD-50Julie Slomski (D) $1,289 America VotesThrutalk Phone Services (In Kind)9/8/2020
SD-51Julie Slomski (D) $2,804 The New Media FirmDigital Advertising9/28/2020
SD-52Julie Slomski (D)$729Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/15/2020
SD-53Julie Slomski (D)$85Conservation Voters Of PaPayroll Reimbursement For Staff Support10/1/2020
Grand Total: $855,692

Donors to Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has received grants from the following organizations: [12]

Leadership

Josh McNeil is the executive director of CVP. Prior to founding CVP, McNeil was a Democratic political operative. He worked on former Democratic Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson’s failed 2008 presidential campaign and worked for a now-defunct left-of-center political consulting firm. [13]

Most of CVP’s staff members have worked with the Democratic Party, with experience ranging from local campaigns up to executive positions in the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. CVP political director Katie Blume, for example, was the deputy political director and organizing director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. [14]

References

  1. Michael Beckel. “LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS BECOMING ‘DARK MONEY’ HEAVYWEIGHT.” November 22, 2013. Accessed January 21, 2019. https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/league-of-conservation-voters-becoming-dark-money-heavyweight/ ^
  2. Abraham, Tony. “PennFuture Finally Has a Lobbying Arm in Conservation Voters of Pa.” Generocity Philly, January 13, 2017. https://generocity.org/philly/2017/01/13/pennfuture-finally-lobbying-arm-conservation-voters-pa/. ^
  3. McNeil, Josh. “LinkedIn – Josh McNeil .” LinkedIn. Accessed May 4, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-mcneil-192a187/. ^
  4. Abraham, Tony. “PennFuture Finally Has a Lobbying Arm in Conservation Voters of Pa.” Generocity Philly, January 13, 2017. https://generocity.org/philly/2017/01/13/pennfuture-finally-lobbying-arm-conservation-voters-pa/. ^
  5. Abraham, Tony. “PennFuture Finally Has a Lobbying Arm in Conservation Voters of Pa.” Generocity Philly, January 13, 2017. https://generocity.org/philly/2017/01/13/pennfuture-finally-lobbying-arm-conservation-voters-pa/. ^
  6. Michael Beckel. “LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS BECOMING ‘DARK MONEY’ HEAVYWEIGHT.” November 22, 2013. Accessed January 21, 2019. https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/league-of-conservation-voters-becoming-dark-money-heavyweight/ ^
  7. “Pipelines and Fossil Fuels.” Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Accessed May 5, 2021. https://www.conservationpa.org/issues/pipelines-and-fossil-fuels. ; “Fighting Climate Change.” Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Accessed May 5, 2021. https://www.conservationpa.org/issues/fighting-climate-change. ^
  8. “Staff.” Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Accessed May 5, 2021. https://www.conservationpa.org/about/staff. ^
  9. Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth: Campaign Finance: Independent Expenditures (2020). Spending by Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Search conducted April 5, 2021. https://www.campaignfinanceonline.pa.gov/Pages/IndependentExpenditure.aspx ^
  10. Ballotpedia: Pennsylvania 2020 House and Senate Races. Accessed April 5, 2021. https://ballotpedia.org/Pennsylvania_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2020. https://ballotpedia.org/Pennsylvania_State_Senate_elections,_2020. ^
  11. Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth: Campaign Finance: Independent Expenditures (2020). Spending by Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Search conducted April 5, 2021. https://www.campaignfinanceonline.pa.gov/Pages/IndependentExpenditure.aspx ^
  12. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Multiple Groups. Schedule I (List of Grants). See this link: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/full_text_search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%22conservation+voters+of+pennsylvania%22 ^
  13. McNeil, Josh. “LinkedIn – Josh McNeil .” LinkedIn. Accessed May 4, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-mcneil-192a187/. ^
  14. “Staff.” Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. Accessed May 5, 2021. https://www.conservationpa.org/about/staff. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: September - August
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 1998

  • 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 Sep Form 990 $796,314 $540,695 $479,889 $183,508 N $733,640 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2017 Sep Form 990 $297,550 $355,299 $134,218 $93,456 N $293,987 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Sep Form 990 $230,214 $202,625 $209,537 $111,026 N $227,694 $0 $0 $0
    2015 Sep Form 990 $227,184 $159,471 $112,339 $41,416 N $209,531 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Sep Form 990EZ $80,738 $80,379 $19,996 $16,786 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2013 Sep Form 990EZ $51,843 $81,424 $97,486 $94,635 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2012 Sep Form 990EZ $87,241 $74,464 $67,328 $34,896 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2011 Sep Form 990EZ $44,217 $48,246 $48,237 $28,582 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVP)

    1429 WALNUT ST STE 400
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102-3208