Sightline Institute

Sightline Institute provides original policy research on Pacific Northwest affordable housing, sustainability, clean energy and social justice.

 

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Seattle, WA – EIN 521833599 sightline.org

Sightline Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and communications center—a think tank—founded by Alan Durning in 1993.

Sightline equips the Northwest’s citizens and decision-makers with the policy research and practical tools they need to advance long-term solutions to our region’s most significant challenges. Our work includes in-depth research, commentary, and analysis, delivered online, by email, and in-person to Northwest policy champions, emerging leaders, and a range of community partners.

We believe true sustainability exists at the intersection of environmental health and social justice. Read more about our equity commitment here.

Sightline has long championed sustainability solutions that benefit all our communities in the Northwest. We strive to identify injustice and work to dismantle the systems that perpetuate it. We actively seek to expand our role in advancing public policy and producing resources for Northwest leaders and community partners that tackle issues of racial and economic inequality.

Sightline Institute’s mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability—strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment.

We envision in the Pacific Northwest an economy and way of life that are environmentally sound, economically vibrant, and socially just. We believe that if northwesterners succeed at reconciling themselves with the natural heritage of this place—the greenest part of history’s richest civilization—we can set an example for the world.

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Alan Durning

Alan Durning (born November 7, 1964 as Alan Bresler Durning, then Alan Thein Durning from 1991 to 2008) is the founder and executive director of the Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch), a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Durning grew up in Seattle, spent his high school years in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and attended Oberlin College during the mid-1980s. From 1986 to 1993, Durning worked as a researcher at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1993, Durning returned to Seattle and founded Northwest Environment Watch.

Durning is the author or coauthor of dozens of books and articles. His published books include, among others:

  • How Much Is Enough?: The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth
  • This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence
  • The Car and the City
  • Misplaced Blame: The Real Roots of Population Growth
  • Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things
  • Tax Shift
  • Green Collar Jobs: Working in the New Northwest
  • Unlocking Home: Three Keys to Affordable Communities

Durning's newspaper and magazine articles have appeared in more than 100 periodicals, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Slate. Durning has been a commentator on National Public Radio and has lectured at universities, conferences, and at the White House.

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SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE

NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENT WATCH

SEATTLE, WA 98101-2130 | Tax-exempt since June 1998
  • EIN: 52-1833599
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C28Z) (Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification )
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990

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990 (filed on Sept. 27, 2019)

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990

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Total Revenue

$2,291,734

Total Functional Expenses $1,600,591
Net income $691,143
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,134,062 93.1%
Program services $14,937 0.7%
Investment income $51,297 2.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $91,438 4.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $121,795 7.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $866,561 54.1%
Other
Total Assets $3,767,604
Total Liabilities $156,783
Net Assets $3,610,821
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990 (filed on Oct. 26, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$1,372,462

Total Functional Expenses $1,491,947
Net income -$119,485
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,302,422 94.9%
Program services $27,923 2.0%
Investment income $46,388 3.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$4,271
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $122,469 8.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $831,883 55.8%
Other
Total Assets $2,920,084
Total Liabilities $147,247
Net Assets $2,772,837
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,589,045

Total Functional Expenses $1,417,995
Net income $171,050
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,545,750 97.3%
Program services $24,309 1.5%
Investment income $38,138 2.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$15,905
Net inventory sales -$3,247
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $115,224 8.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $715,566 50.5%
Other
Total Assets $3,025,026
Total Liabilities $165,081
Net Assets $2,859,945
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,519,496

Total Functional Expenses $1,339,657
Net income $179,839
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,465,438 96.4%
Program services $29,012 1.9%
Investment income $24,059 1.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $13 0.0%
Net inventory sales $974 0.1%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $108,712 8.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $633,279 47.3%
Other
Total Assets $2,863,459
Total Liabilities $149,523
Net Assets $2,713,936
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,888,451

Total Functional Expenses $1,243,535
Net income $644,916
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,872,298 99.1%
Program services $18,930 1.0%
Investment income $8,745 0.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$16,672
Sales of assets $1,232 0.1%
Net inventory sales $3,918 0.2%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $116,965 9.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $573,391 46.1%
Other
Total Assets $2,677,165
Total Liabilities $165,178
Net Assets $2,511,987
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$1,378,929

Total Functional Expenses $1,021,279
Net income $357,650
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,308,409 94.9%
Program services $50,798 3.7%
Investment income $12,274 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $2,310 0.2%
Net inventory sales $5,138 0.4%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $105,082 10.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $539,085 52.8%
Other
Total Assets $2,001,430
Total Liabilities $125,148
Net Assets $1,876,282
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$852,867

Total Functional Expenses $989,587
Net income -$136,720
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $799,434 93.7%
Program services $28,777 3.4%
Investment income $15,454 1.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $1,010 0.1%
Net inventory sales $5,564 0.7%
Other revenue $2,628 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $101,152 10.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $558,271 56.4%
Other
Total Assets $1,635,759
Total Liabilities $119,321
Net Assets $1,516,438
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2020-11-23 08:21