Vote Solar

Bringing solar energy to the mainstream, by advocating for solar energy policy reform at the state level.

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Oakland, CA – EIN 464396728 votesolar.org

Since 2002, Vote Solar has been working to make solar affordable and accessible to more Americans. We work at the state level all across the country to support the policies and programs needed to repower our grid with clean energy.

Vote Solar is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working to expand access to clean solar energy.

Vote Solar’s approach to advocacy combines deep technical and policy expertise with public education and mobilization. We build both the fact-based case and the political will needed to accelerate solar progress.

Technical Expertise
Energy policy – particularly at the forefront of our clean energy transition – is a complex and dynamic arena. Our technical experts help regulators and other policymakers understand policy options, make the case for strong program and regulatory design, and implement the programs that are going to most effectively support diverse and sustainable solar growth.

Public Engagement
The American people overwhelmingly support solar energy, a powerful fact that remains true across state and party lines – but the policy and regulatory processes deciding our solar future are remarkably inaccessible to the general public. Our campaign and communications teams work to give our solar-loving public a strong voice in these critical policy decisions through press, social media and grassroots mobilization.

Coalition Building
We aim to transform one of this country’s most powerful industries in states nationwide, and we can’t do it alone. We make the most of our skills and limited resources by collaborating with local and national partners wherever possible. From our position as an independent solar advocacy group, Vote Solar has an important role to play in bringing diverse interests together toward the common goal of solar growth.

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VOTE SOLAR

OAKLAND, CA 94612-3026 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 2014
  • EIN: 46-4396728
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (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. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Total Revenue

$6,773,113

Total Functional Expenses $5,974,897
Net income $798,216
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,774,693 > 100%
Program services $33,000 0.5%
Investment income $15,067 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$57,541
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $7,894 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $648,707 10.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,534,204 42.4%
Other
Total Assets $7,362,294
Total Liabilities $317,654
Net Assets $7,044,640
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Browning (President) $200,000
James Gilliam (Regulatory Director) $159,200
Rosalind Jackson (Dir Ext Relations) $137,200
Sach Constantine (Mng Dir Regulatory) $135,900
Jessica Brittsan (Dir/Investmt Ptr) $131,299
Briana Kobor (Regulatory Dir) $128,700
Edward Smeloff (Program Director) $127,700
Elizabeth Brooks (Treasurer) $95,600
Anna Lappe (Secretary) $90,644
Sheridan Pauker (Board Chair) $0
Zaid Ashai (Director) $0
Joe Carson (Director) $0
Stephanie Chen (Director) $0
David Crane (Director) $0
Danny Kennedy (Director) $0
Kristin Mayes (Director) $0
Sanjay Wagle (Director) $0
Robert Wallace (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Total Revenue

$6,032,603

Total Functional Expenses $5,262,003
Net income $770,600
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,066,187 > 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $11,474 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$46,202
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,144 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $390,407 7.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,270,647 43.2%
Other
Total Assets $6,510,426
Total Liabilities $264,002
Net Assets $6,246,424
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Browning (President) $171,286
James Gillian (Program Director) $149,073
Rebecca Stanfield (Sr Regional Dir) $128,127
Rosalind Jackson (Dir Ext Relations) $124,610
Jessica Brittsan (Dir/Investmt Ptr) $124,323
Edward Smeloff (Program Director) $121,800
Elizabeth Brooks (Treasurer) $89,375
Anna Lappe (Secretary) $77,010
David Crane (Director) $0
Kate Gordon (Director) $0
Danny Kennedy (Director) $0
Kristin Mayes (Director) $0
Sheridan Pauker (Director) $0
Sanjay Wagle (Director) $0
Robert Wallace (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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Total Revenue

$5,081,623

Total Functional Expenses $4,098,347
Net income $983,276
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,054,732 99.5%
Program services $40,856 0.8%
Investment income $2,575 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$28,065
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $11,525 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $531,418 13.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,492,517 36.4%
Other
Total Assets $5,702,801
Total Liabilities $226,977
Net Assets $5,475,824
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Browning (President) $153,180
James Gillian (Program Director) $143,913
Rosalind Jackson (Dir Ext Relations) $116,558
Briana Kobor (Program Director) $108,097
Elizabeth Brooks (Treasurer) $85,286
Anna Lappe (Secretary) $63,451
David Crane (Director) $0
Kate Gordon (Director) $0
Danny Kennedy (Director) $0
Kristin Mayes (Director) $0
Sheridan Pauker (Director) $0
Sanjay Wagle (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Total Revenue

$5,307,440

Total Functional Expenses $3,517,766
Net income $1,789,674
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,510,091 85.0%
Program services $820,315 15.5%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$31,025
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $8,059 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $627,898 17.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $956,382 27.2%
Other
Total Assets $4,696,055
Total Liabilities $203,507
Net Assets $4,492,548
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Browning (President/E.D.) $141,695
James Gillian (Program Director) $138,881
James Baak (Program Director) $124,457
Rosalind Jackson (Dir Ext Relations) $110,002
Briana Kobor (Program Director) $101,990
Elizabeth Brooks (Treasur/Ops Dir) $82,011
Anna Lappe (Secrety/Mgm Dir) $26,688
David Crane (Director) $0
Kate Gordon (Director) $0
Danny Kennedy (Director) $0
Kristin Mayes (Director) $0
Sheridan Pauker (Director) $0
Sanjay Wagle (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$4,306,221

Total Functional Expenses $2,785,484
Net income $1,520,737
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,746,103 87.0%
Program services $543,328 12.6%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $8,465 0.2%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $8,325 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $252,689 9.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,138,712 40.9%
Other
Total Assets $2,901,152
Total Liabilities $198,278
Net Assets $2,702,874
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$1,196,968

Total Functional Expenses $14,831
Net income $1,182,137
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,196,968 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $1,191,658
Total Liabilities $9,521
Net Assets $1,182,137

Last Updated: 2021-07-22 11:36
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