As a donor or supporter, you are vital to our mission. We share information about our finances, so you can feel confident about your investment in our work. CCL’s commitment to transparency is reflected by its Guidestar Gold status, and by the public accessibility of its form 990s (see below).
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is primarily supported by individual donors and foundations. While the precise breakdown varies year-to-year, approximately 63% of support comes from individual donors, 33% from foundations and 4% from conference revenue over the last two years.
It is our policy to decline all donations from fossil fuel companies.
CCL has a 2021 budget of $1,959,483. Primary expenses include conferences and events, physical offices in Washington, D.C., marketing materials and campaigns, as well as salary costs associated with lobbying.
CCL overhead costs remain relatively low each year. In 2019, administrative costs made up 14.2% of the total budget, and fundraising accounted for an additional 10.6%.
The budget of CCL’s 501(c)(3) sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE), is substantially higher. CCE provides training, tools, and other educational resources to help empower volunteers to become effective climate advocates. Financial details for Citizens’ Climate Education can be found on the linked page.
501(c)(4) Tax Exempt Letter
The Citizens’ Climate Annual Report highlights the work of sister organizations, Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). Detailing CCE’s volunteer accomplishments and CCL’s legislative victories, this report provides a yearly snapshot of how we are advancing effective, bipartisan climate solutions.
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