Non-profit

CREDO Victory Fund (CREDO Action)

Website:

credoaction.com

Location:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Tax ID:

77-0722343

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $418,643
Expenses: $138
Assets: $418,751

Formation:

1985

Type:

Left-wing Advocacy Group

Also Known As:

CREDO Action

CEO:

Ray Morris

Also see CREDO Mobile (Working Assets)

CREDO Action is the left-wing advocacy arm of the San Francisco-based CREDO Mobile, which was originally formed in 1985 under the name Working Assets. [1] CREDO Action engages in extensive national grassroots advocacy and contributes millions of dollars to left-of-center causes annually. [2] The organization embraces several policy positions on the far-left of American politics, including government-run healthcare under the banner of “Medicare for All[3] and the Green New Deal, a left-wing wish-list called a “radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy” by critics. [4] [5]

CREDO Action is the successor organization to CREDO Mobile Super PAC, which went defunct in 2015.

Political Activity and Advocacy

CREDO Action engages in extensive advocacy on a national scale. The organization claims its advocates have collected an excess of 220 million petition signatures, made more than four million phone calls, and written over 13 million letters to advance various left-of-center causes. [6] The group seeks to collect 75,000 signatures in support of government-run healthcare or Medicare for All,[7] and 100,000 signatures in support of the socialist Green New Deal. [8]

2018 Google Protest

In May 2018, CREDO Action joined the left-wing LGBT advocacy group UltraViolet to protest at the Google I/O Conference, citing the number of crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life resources that appear in Google’s search results for “abortion clinics.” Protesters also planned to deliver a petition to change search results to Google’s headquarters at the end of the conference after gaining signatures from conference attendees.[9]

Financial Contributions

Advocates cast their votes to determine how to allocate the millions of dollars CREDO contributes to left-of-center causes annually. [10]

In 2019, CREDO made contributions in the amount of $43,095 to the National LGBTQ Task Force, $50,640 to the Sunrise Movement, and $49,845 to the Women’s March. [11]

In 2018, CREDO made contributions in the amount of $43,745 to the Center for Media Justice, $68,898 to Planned Parenthood, $37,357 to the Working Families Party, $60,300 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, $43,950 to the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, $30,465 to UltraViolet, $64,140 to the American Civil Liberties Union, $41,250 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, $62,625 to NARAL Pro-Choice America (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League), $52,905 to Rainforest Action Network, $34,470 to the Transgender Law Center, $64,155 to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, $54,300 to the Center for Popular Democracy, $59,010 to Friends of the Earth Action, and $55,920 to Planned Parenthood affiliates. [12]

In 2017, CREDO made contributions in the amount of $62,886 to Pesticide Action Network North America, $63,724 to Earthjustice, $66,255 to Stand Up to Oil, $78,350 to Social Security Works, $49.639 to InsideClimate News, $40,644 to the National LGBTQ Task Force, $49,785 to Demand Progress, $56,161 to UltraViolet, $52,546 to the Indigenous Environmental Network, $78,701 to Planned Parenthood, $56,046 to Rainforest Action Network, $60,644 to Friends of the Earth Action, and $89,154 to the American Civil Liberties Union. [13]

References

  1. “Our Story | CREDO Mobile, the Progressive Cell Phone Company.” CREDO Mobile. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://www.credomobile.com/our-story.
  2. CREDO Action. “About CREDO Action.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://credoaction.com/about/.
  3. “Sign the Medicare for All Petition.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://act.credoaction.com/sign/medicare-for-all-sanders-2019.
  4. McConnell, Mitch. Twitter Post. March 25, 2019, 5:18 P.M. Accessed March 29, 2019. https://twitter.com/senatemajldr/status/1110289975386492929
  5. “Sign the Petition: Stand up for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://act.credoaction.com/sign/GND-AOC-Resolution.
  6. CREDO Action. “About CREDO Action.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://credoaction.com/about/.
  7. “Sign the Medicare for All Petition.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://act.credoaction.com/sign/medicare-for-all-sanders-2019.
  8. “Sign the Petition: Stand up for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://act.credoaction.com/sign/GND-AOC-Resolution.
  9. Lee, Seung. “Activists Protest outside Google HQ over Anti-abortion Search Results.” The Mercury News. May 08, 2018. Accessed June 14, 2018. https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/08/activists-protest-outside-google-hq-over-anti-abortion-search-results/
  10. CREDO Action. “CREDO IN 2018: PROTECT. RESIST. COUNTER.” CREDO Action. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://credoaction.com/reports/credo2018/.
  11. “CREDO Voting & Donations.” CREDO. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://www.credodonations.com/#youvote.
  12. “CREDO Voting & Donations.” CREDO. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://www.credodonations.com/#youvote.
  13. “CREDO Voting & Donations.” CREDO. Accessed June 10, 2019. https://www.credodonations.com/#youvote.

Coalition Memberships

  1. Green New Deal Coalition
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 2010

  • 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 Dec Form 990 $418,643 $138 $418,751 $0 N $418,643 $0 $0 $0
    2012 Dec Form 990EZ $1,600 $1,412 $332 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2011 Dec Form 990EZ $1,000 $76,237 $144 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    CREDO Victory Fund (CREDO Action)

    101 MARKET ST STE 700
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-1533