Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group Inc

Address
1429 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact
Website: http://www.pennpirg.org
Phone: +1 (215) 732-3747
Nonprofit
NTEE: W01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
EIN: 23-2448881

Mission

Public interest research, education, and advocacy in areas of general citizen concern including consumer protection, environment, energy policy, government accountability, and corporate responsibility.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1986
Subsection code04
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6162
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees22111
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers 5555
Number of highly compensated contractors1111 
Personnel
Copleman, Paul
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personPaul CoplemanPaul CoplemanPaul CoplemanPaul CoplemanPaul Copleman
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Dorman, Dana
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personDana DormanDana DormanDana DormanDana DormanDana Dorman
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Kresge, Vicky
TitleSecretarySecretarySecretarySecretarySecretary
Name of key/compensated personVicky KresgeVicky KresgeVicky KresgeVicky KresgeVicky Kresge
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Layendecker, Levana
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personLevana LayendeckerLevana LayendeckerLevana LayendeckerLevana LayendeckerLevana Layendecker
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
McConnell, Beth
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personBeth McConnellBeth McConnellBeth McConnellBeth McConnellBeth McConnell
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPublic interest research, education, and advocacy in areas of general citizen concern including consumer protection, environment, energy policy, government accountability, and corporate responsibility.Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.Penn PIRG delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.
Program service expenses, total$223,410.00$198,444.00$162,484.00$176,672.00$167,975.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Public education and outreach: Recruiting volunteers, distributing educational literature, and conducting surveys and discussing issues with the public on the following issues:1. Stopping the overuse of antibiotics in our food supply2. Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals3. Lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs 4. Fighting consumer rip offs and closing corporate tax loopholes.5. Ensuring the safety of food, toys and other products6. Stopping Identity theft7. Strengthening voting rights
Program expenses$198,734.00$178,714.00$159,970.00$158,876.00 
Program descriptionPublic education and outreach: Recruiting volunteers, distributing educational literature, and conducting surveys and discussing issues with the public on the following issues:1. Stopping the overuse of antibiotics in our food supply2. Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals3. Lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs 4. Fighting consumer rip offs and closing corporate tax loopholes.5. Ensuring the safety of food, toys and other products6. Stopping Identity theft7. Strengthening voting rightsPublic education and outreach:Recruiting volunteers, distributing educational literature, and conducting surveys and discussing issues with the public on the following issues:- Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.Public education and outreach:Recruiting volunteers, distributing educational literature, and conducting surveys and discussing issues with the public on the following issues:- Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.Public education and outreach:Recruiting volunteers, distributing educational literature, and conducting surveys and discussing issues with the public on the following issues:- Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. 
Researching & Influencing Public Policy: Staff engage in legislative activities including research, education, legal and policy development on the following issues:1. Stopping the overuse of antibiotics in our food supply2. Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals3. Lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs 4. Fighting consumer rip offs and closing corporate tax loopholes.5. Ensuring the safety of food, toys and other products6. Stopping Identity theft7. Strengthening voting rights
Program expenses$24,676.00$19,730.00$2,514.00$17,796.00 
Program descriptionResearching & Influencing Public Policy: Staff engage in legislative activities including research, education, legal and policy development on the following issues:1. Stopping the overuse of antibiotics in our food supply2. Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals3. Lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs 4. Fighting consumer rip offs and closing corporate tax loopholes.5. Ensuring the safety of food, toys and other products6. Stopping Identity theft7. Strengthening voting rightsResearching & Influencing Public Policy:Staff engage in legislative activities including research, education, legal and policy development on the following issues: - Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.Researching & Influencing Public Policy:Staff engage in legislative activities including research, education, legal and policy development on the following issues: - Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.Researching & Influencing Public Policy:Staff engage in legislative activities including research, education, legal and policy development on the following issues: - Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. 
The Organization delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government. Utilizing the time tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation carried out through a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students across the state, we stand up to powerful special interests on issues such as: - Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.
Program expenses    $167,975.00
Program description    The Organization delivers persistent, results oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair and sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government. Utilizing the time tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation carried out through a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students across the state, we stand up to powerful special interests on issues such as: - Lowering the cost of healthcare. - Fighting consumer rip offs and anti-consumer practices by Wall Street - Closing corporate tax loopholes - Ensuring the safety of food and toys and other products. - Transportation getting on track. - Corporate money in politics. - Government transparency. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights. - Protecting our communities from dangerous toxic chemicals. - Providing safe and affordable prescription drugs. - Stopping identity theft. - Strengthening voting rights.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$335,469.00$314,916.00$305,320.00$288,624.00$272,341.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$335,338.00$323,065.00$304,447.00$287,680.00$269,620.00
Investment income, current yr$131.00$526.00$873.00$944.00$1,553.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$335,338.00$323,065.00$304,447.00$287,680.00$269,620.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00-$8,675.00$0.00$0.00$1,168.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$335,469.00$314,916.00$305,320.00$288,624.00$272,341.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$306,505.00$301,736.00$288,468.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$28,833.00$21,329.00$15,979.00$287,680.00$269,620.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00-$8,675.00$0.00$0.00$1,168.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$131.00$526.00$873.00$944.00$1,553.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$329,666.00$289,751.00$250,431.00$252,641.00$267,154.00
Total functional expenses: program service $223,410.00$198,444.00$162,484.00$176,672.00$167,975.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$16,542.00$5,530.00$8,756.00$4,686.00$30,765.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$89,714.00$85,777.00$79,191.00$71,283.00$68,414.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$3,012.00$0.00$33,823.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,061,575.00$1,733,621.00$1,722,427.00$1,672,596.00$1,598,495.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,733,621.00$1,722,427.00$1,672,596.00$1,598,495.00$1,695,000.00
Total liabilities$258,355.00$26,036.00$40,007.00$57,176.00$53,565.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$26,036.00$40,007.00$57,176.00$53,565.00$180,647.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$1,803,220.00$1,707,585.00$1,682,420.00$1,615,420.00$1,544,930.00
Net assets$1,803,220.00$1,707,585.00$1,682,420.00$1,615,420.00$1,544,930.00
Net assets, beginning of year$1,707,585.00$1,682,420.00$1,615,420.00$1,544,930.00$1,514,353.00
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$1,149,975.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$132,248.00$109,388.00$115,610.00$107,973.00$86,075.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$195,021.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00$1,082,873.00$215,715.00$211,303.00$198,755.00
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$5,803.00$25,165.00$54,889.00$35,983.00$5,187.00
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$228,888.00$1,009,567.00$1,006,096.00$979,321.00
Accounts receivable, net$584,331.00$312,472.00$381,535.00$347,224.00$334,344.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$258,355.00$26,036.00$40,007.00$57,176.00$53,565.00
Total net assets or fund balances$1,803,220.00$1,707,585.00$1,682,420.00$1,615,420.00$1,544,930.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00$0.00$986.00$0.00$0.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members55555
Number of independent voting members55555
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrue True 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True  
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-282017-10-102016-08-052015-07-102014-05-22
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.0
Filing identifier201801359349312120201711319349303366201601349349307320201501319349301750201421149349300822
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