Non-profit

Ettinger Foundation

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

06-6038938

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $3,581,950
Expenses: $765,435
Assets: $11,560,068

Formation:

1950

Founders:

Richard Prentice Ettinger

Elsie P. Ettinger

The Ettinger Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation founded in 1950. The foundation, founded by the late Prentice-Hall textbook publishing house co-founder Richard P. Ettinger, provides grants to environmentalist groups and other progressive nonprofits.

In 2015, the foundation reported $11,560,068 in total assets to the Internal Revenue Service.[1]

Contributions

According to the Center for Organizational Research and Education, the Ettinger Foundation donated $32,900 in 2005 to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an environmentalist “science advocacy” organization. In the same year, it gave $25,500 to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “one of the largest and most well-funded environmental activist organizations in the United States.”[2]

The Foundation’s smaller contributions include a $15,000 donation to radical environmental activist group Greenpeace and $8,000 to the Sierra Club,[3] a 125-year-old nonprofit organization known for lobbying against the use of coal and other forms of affordable energy.[4]

Associated Organizations

Richard P. Ettinger, co-founder of textbook publisher Prentice-Hall and his wife, Elsie P. Ettinger, also founded The Educational Foundation of America (EFA).[5] The same address in Westport, CT is listed for the EFA and the Ettinger Foundation.[6]

On its website, the EFA claims “promoting environmental preservation and conservation” is a focal point of its funding. Since it was established in 1959, the foundation has donated $295,000 to the Sierra Club and $1,920,000 to the Natural Resources Defense Council.[7]

References

  1. CitizenAudit.org. Accessed May 30, 2017. https://www.citizenaudit.org/organization/066038938/ETTINGER%20FOUNDATION%20INC/. ^
  2. “Ettinger Foundation.” Activist Facts. Accessed May 24, 2017. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/306-EttingerFoundation/. ^
  3. “Ettinger Foundation.” Activist Facts. Accessed May 24, 2017. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/306-EttingerFoundation/. ^
  4. Holden, Emily. E&E News. Wednesday, April 12, 2017. “ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal lobby says it is exploring building new U.S. plant.” Accessed May 30, 2017. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060052949. ^
  5. “Our History.” The Educational Foundation of America. April 15, 2013. Accessed May 31, 2017. http://www.theefa.org/our-history/. ^
  6. “Educational Foundation of America.” Activist Facts. Accessed May 24, 2017. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/86-EducationalFoundationofAmerica/ ^
  7. “Educational Foundation of America.” Activist Facts. Accessed May 24, 2017. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/86-EducationalFoundationofAmerica/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 1950

  • 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 PF $3,581,950 $765,435 $11,560,068 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $1,425,896 $10,358,890 $8,826,328 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $1,342,675 $831,701 $15,796,298 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $412,409 $1,627,914 $15,285,324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $805,542 $1,493,884 $16,500,829 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Ettinger Foundation

    PO BOX 5016
    NEW YORK, NY 10185-5016