Annual Report & Financial Information

See how we work for livable, walkable, transit-oriented communities that make it easy for people from all walks of life to work and play close to home, and for inclusive neighborhoods for everyone – old and young, families and single people, regardless of socio-economic status. 

Annual Report

Past annual reports: 201920182017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010 

2019 Financial report

The Coalition for Smarter Growth’s most recent annual financial information (2019) is published below. FY2020 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.

2019 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 January 1 and December 31, 2019. Listed below are the donors who gave $1000 or more. For a more complete list of donors, please see our 2020 annual report.

Smart Growth Guardians

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

Smart Growth Defenders

  • David Alpert
  • Akridge
  • Anonymous
  • Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
  • David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.
  • EYA
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Fivesquares
  • Allen Greenberg
  • JBG Smith
  • The LWH Family Foundation
  • Jean Perin
  • Bill and Molly Pugh
  • National Association of Realtors
  • George Ohrstrom II
  • Mark Ohrstrom
  • Stonebridge
  • Rebecca Tapick
  • The Webb Companies
  • Wolf Run Foundation

Smart Growth Champions

  • AARP
  • Bozzuto
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Cooper Carry
  • New Legacy Partners
  • Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County
  • Sierra Club – Washington DC Chapter
  • Somerset Development Company
  • Harriet Tregoning

Smart Growth Stewards

  • Madhav Acharya
  • Bill Alsup
  • Geoff Anderson
  • Laurence Aurbach
  • Elizabeth Barrett
  • Allison Davis
  • Marcia Degarmo
  • EastBanc
  • Rachel Flynn
  • Tom Gutierrez
  • Bart Harvey
  • Hines
  • Steven E. Jones
  • Joseph Kakesh
  • Lerch, Early, & Brewer
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Conor Shaw
  • Robert Sheehan
  • SJG Properties
  • Don, Tina and Jessie Slater
  • WC Smith
  • Leslie Steen
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Toole Design
  • John Torti
  • Torti Gallas + Partners
  • Wells & Associates
  • ZGF Architects LLP

For a full listing of donors at all levels, please see our 2020 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!