Non-profit

Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

Website:

www.progressivecaucuscenter.org/

Location:

Lincoln, NE

Tax ID:

47-0798343

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $5,630,929
Expenses: $2,173,626
Assets: $6,429,468

Formation:

1996

Executive Director:

Becky Gould

Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest (Nebraska Appleseed) is a left-of-center advocacy and litigation organization that supports policies including expanding immigration, granting legal status to illegal immigrants, increasing government control of health care, and expanding entitlement programs within the state of Nebraska. [1]

Finances

In 2018 Nebraska Appleseed received $2,625,116 in contributions and grants,[2] $41,752 in program service revenue,[3] $54,104 in investment income,[4] and $95,071 from other sources of revenue. [5] That year, Nebraska Appleseed reported $6,292,921 in net assets. [6]

In 2018, Nebraska Appleseed received donations from several left-of-center foundations and advocacy organizations, including:

Political Advocacy

Nebraska Appleseed promotes a left-of-center policy agenda in the state of Nebraska, taking action specifically on immigration, healthcare, and entitlement policy.

Increasing Entitlement Programs

Nebraska Appleseed advocates for the increased utilization of government-funded welfare programs, including nutrition programs and cash welfare programs. Nebraska Appleseed works to inform low-income Nebraskans about existing entitlement programs, then encourages them to apply and assists them with program applications. [17]

Nebraska Appleseed has also worked on litigation to support the expansion of these entitlement programs. Nebraska Appleseed has pursued cases to expand cash welfare programs, increase food stamp access, and increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in Nebraska. [18]

Immigration

Nebraska Appleseed frequently advocates for left-of-center expansionist immigration policy, arguing that the federal government should grant all 800,000 individuals eligible for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program permanent legal residency in the United States. Nebraska Appleseed has also assisted in fundraising to combat the Trump administration’s repeal of DACA,  directing supporters to a “Protect DACA” GoFundMe and providing links to left-of-center immigration organizations, including the National Immigration Law Center, the Center for American Progress (CAP), and Opportunity Agenda. [19]

Nebraska Appleseed has also opposed the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS) for certain classes of immigrants, urging individuals admitted under TPS to contact immigration advocacy groups including the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and the National TPS Alliance. [20]

Healthcare

Nebraska Appleseed supports the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and works to require that Nebraska public healthcare is administered in accordance with the policy. [21] Nebraska Appleseed has also engaged in several litigation projects to increase the scope of government-funded health care in Nebraska and expand access to Medicaid. [22]

Leadership

Rebecca (Becky) Gould is the executive director of Nebraska Appleseed. [23] She began working at Nebraska Appleseed in 2001 as a staff attorney and became executive director in 2007. [24]

References

  1. “About” Nebraska Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/about ^
  2. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part I, Line 8. ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part I, Line 9. ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part I, Line 10. ^
  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part I, Line 11. ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part I, Line 22. ^
  7. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part XV. ^
  8. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part XV. ^
  9. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Part XV. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  10. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Accessed September 16, 2020 Part XV. ^
  11. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  12. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  13. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  14. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  15. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, 2020. Schedule I, Part II. ^
  16. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Guidestar.org. Accessed September 16, Part XV. ^
  17. “Economic Justice” Indiana Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/economicjustice ^
  18. “Economic Justice – Class Action Litigation” Nebraska Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/economicjustice ^
  19. “Immigrants” Indiana Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/immigrants ^
  20. “Immigrants” Indiana Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/immigrants ^
  21. “Healthcare” Indiana Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/healthcare ^
  22. “Economic Justice – Class Action Litigation” Nebraska Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/economicjustice ^
  23. “Becky Gould” Nebraska Appleseed. https://neappleseed.org/staff ^
  24. “Becky Gould” LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-gould-6651627/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: December 1, 1996

  • 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 Dec Form 990 $5,630,929 $2,173,626 $6,429,468 $227,915 N $5,562,145 $0 $23,862 $97,720 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $2,316,218 $2,091,056 $2,864,283 $148,466 N $1,940,722 $319,537 $15,861 $85,912
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,664,940 $1,686,767 $2,594,690 $120,273 N $1,635,034 $0 $13,707 $88,708 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $2,718,542 $1,640,744 $2,591,178 $66,330 N $2,701,638 $0 $15,374 $85,059 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,206,817 $1,389,107 $1,494,581 $55,409 N $1,189,923 $0 $12,805 $82,086 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,613,791 $1,209,000 $1,641,879 $50,827 N $1,591,093 $0 $12,367 $77,801 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $1,229,234 $906,718 $1,250,902 $77,713 N $1,203,093 $0 $10,702 $66,556 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

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    Lincoln, NE 68508-3608