Annual Report & Financial Information

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Annual Report

Past annual reports: 20212020201920182017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010 

2020 Financial Report

The Coalition for Smarter Growth’s most recent annual financial information (2020) is published above. FY2021 numbers will be available in late Q1 of 2021. Our activity is included in the audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 of our parent organization, the Piedmont Environmental Council.

2020 Contributions

We are incredibly grateful to the foundations, organizations, firms, and every one of the individual donors who make our work possible. We received 291 donations between . Listed below are the donors who gave $1000 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2020. For a more complete list of donors, please see our 2021 annual report.

Smart Growth Guardians ($20,000+)

  • The Campbell Foundation
  • The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Prince Charitable Trusts
  • Share Fund

Smart Growth Defenders ($5,000-$19,999)

  • Akridge Development
  • Anonymous
  • David Alpert
  • David M. Schwarz Architects
  • EYA
  • Fivesquares Development
  • Allen Greenberg & Jay Evans
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • New Legacy Partners
  • Molly & Bill Pugh
  • Mark Ohrstrom
  • George Ohrstrom II
  • Jean Perin
  • JBG Smith
  • Wolf Run Foundation

Smart Growth Champions ($2,500-$4,999)

  • Chevy Chase Land Company
  • James Dubois
  • Somerset Development Company
  • Rebecca & Jeff Tapick
  • Harriet Tregoning
  • ZGF Architects LLP

Smart Growth Stewards ($1,000-$2,499)

  • AARP  
  • Madhav Acharya
  • William Alsup
  • Geoffrey Anderson
  • Andrew Aurbach
  • Laurence Aurbach
  • Bozzuto
  • Allison Davis
  • Marcia & George De Garmo
  • Kevin & LG Desantis-Bush
  • Eastbanc
  • Tom Gutierrez
  • Bart Harvey
  • Steven Jones
  • Joe Kakesh
  • Christopher Miller
  • Anita Morrison, Partners for Economic Solutions
  • National Landing BID 
  • National Parks Conservation Association      
  • The Family of Harry L. Sanders
  • Gregory Sanders & Kate Malloy
  • Conor Shaw
  • Don, Tina, & Jessie Slater
  • Stout & Teague          
  • Torti Gallas + Partners       
  • Stonebridge   
  • VHB  

For a full listing of donors at all levels, please see our 2021 annual report.

Parent Organization

The Coalition for Smarter Growth is a division of the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Warrenton, Virginia. PEC provides accounting, tax reporting, and human resources support to the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and segregates contributions made to CSG. PEC’s up-to-date audited financial statements and IRS Form 990  (which incorporates the activities of the Coalition for Smarter Growth) are available online at  Please contact the Coalition for Smarter Growth at if you have questions or would like more detailed information!

To make a charitable donation to the Coalition for Smarter Growth through a third party, like an employee giving program or credit card rewards system, please note that those donations should be directed to the Piedmont Environmental Council (federal tax ID# 54-0935569)  at the address below:

Piedmont Environmental Council
PO Box 460
Warrenton, VA 20188

It is incredibly helpful to us if you are able to note this contribution is “for Coalition for Smarter Growth” somewhere on the donation. Or please contact us for help and to make sure we have received your contribution!