Non-profit

Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD)

Website:

www.s4cd.org

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

82-5372981

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Formation:

2018

Officially Launched in 2019

Type:

Right-leaning Carbon Tax Advocacy Group

Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD) is a nominally right-leaning group formed in 2018 to advocate for center-left policies, most prominently a carbon tax. The group is particularly focused on persuading young conservatives and Republicans to support its global warming agenda.

S4CD’s board of directors includes Ted Halstead, a liberal political activist and prominent carbon tax supporter whose think tank, the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), also supports a carbon tax and dividend policy. [1] According to its 2018 IRS Form 990 filing, S4CD lobbied for “bipartisan climate action” in support of the so-called Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan created by CLC. [2]

Leadership

In 2018, S4CD’s board of directors consisted of president Alexander Posner, an undergraduate student; board member Ted Halstead, president of the liberal Climate Leadership Council; and board member and vice president Kiera O’Brien, an undergraduate student. [3]

Funding

In 2018, S4CD reported total revenues of $150,100, all of which originated in grants from other, unnamed organizations. The group reported total expenditures of $42,252, all of which was paid as fees to independent contractors, and net assets of $107,848. [4]

Financial Documents

S4CD’s 2018 IRS Form 990 filing is available here.

References

  1. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ). Students for Carbon Dividends Inc. Part IV (List of Officers, Directors, etc.). ^
  2. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ). Students for Carbon Dividends Inc. Schedule O: Part III.

    From the Form 990: “Primary exempt purpse cont. — specifically the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan — into the national spotlight and open the door to bipartisan climate action.” ^

  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ). Students for Carbon Dividends Inc. Part IV (List of Officers, Directors, etc.). ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ). Students for Carbon Dividends Inc. Part I. Lines 1, 9, 13, 17, 21. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Ted Halstead
    Board Member
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 2019

  • Available Filings

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD)

    176 W 87TH ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10024-2902