Beyond Nuclear (Takoma Park, MD)

Name

  • Name:Linda Gunter
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Beyond Nuclear
  • Address:6930 Carroll Avenue
    Suite 400
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:301-270-2209
  • Main fax:301-270-4000

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General

  • Mission:
  • Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The Beyond Nuclear team works with diverse partners and allies to provide the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear.

  • Overview:
  • Beyond Nuclear serves a diverse community of interested and engaged individuals, organizations, decision-makers, journalists, environmental advocates and others, in the U.S. and across the world. The organization provides printed, on-line and video documentation, information, speakers, research and expertise and serves as an essential resource to the many regional and local groups attempting to close down nuclear facilities all along the uranium fuel chain, from mining to electricity generation to waste storage.

    Beyond Nuclear is highly active on the ground, working in person and in place with grassroots groups and individuals around the country. To support these groups, we provide our staff members as speakers, we support and attend events, and we help set up and conduct speaking and media tours for local activists. We strongly believe in participatory activism as well as serving as a resource. We try, budget and time permitting, to meet the requests and needs of our coalition partners and allies across the country, and occasionally overseas. Despite the digital age, making a personal appearance solidifies alliances, builds support for the issue and is greatly appreciated, particularly in communities lacking resources or expertise.

    Beyond Nuclear also functions as a Washington DC-based watchdog on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and other federal agencies. Beyond Nuclear staff members also provide information to members of Congress and the White House and inform committees and other bodies, including the National Academy of Sciences, looking at the effect of nuclear power plant operation on health, safety, security and the environment.

    Globally, Beyond Nuclear connects activists around the world and helps to forge international alliances and to open channels of communication. The events of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan have played a significant role in widening Beyond Nuclear’s reach, given our strong relationships with colleagues in Japan. We work to bring the positive example of Germany’s green energy revolution to the U.S. as well as the lessons and mistakes of nuclear France.

    The Beyond Nuclear staff members have a wide range of special expertise, including on reactor risks, radioactive waste, and radiation and health. Beyond Nuclear advocates for climate change to be urgently addressed without the continued use of fossil fuels or nuclear energy. We also draw the connections between the expansion of nuclear power and the inevitable pathway to nuclear weapons development and urge the abolition of both these deadly technologies.

  • History:
  • Beyond Nuclear was founded in July 2007 motivated by the need to bring a more positive, solutions-oriented focus to anti-nuclear work. The name, Beyond Nuclear, was deliberately selected to promote the concept of a future without nuclear power or nuclear weapons. In addition, there was a clear need to help inform a demographic of environmentalist who were unclear why nuclear power is an impediment to addressing climate change. The creation of Beyond Nuclear was designed deliberately to reach out to that next tier of people who are rightly concerned about the ever more urgent problem of climate change but who prefer green energy choices, such as solar, wind and geothermal, along with energy efficiency and conservation, as the best pathway toward curbing it.

    At the time of Beyond Nuclear's conception, the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, founded by Dr. Helen Caldicott, was closing. Dr. Caldicott is a long-time ally and colleague and NPRI shared an identical mission to that of Beyond Nuclear. Therefore, Dr. Caldicott agreed to legacy her 501(c)(3) status to Beyond Nuclear when she closed NPRI. For a time, Beyond Nuclear was referred to as "Beyond Nuclear at NPRI" but the full transfer is now complete and Beyond Nuclear remains the sole operating name officially and legally.

    Beyond Nuclear began with four staff members, five board members and a base membership of 7,000 inherited from NPRI. The board has now increased to seven and the membership base to 23,000. The four staff members collectively share several decades of work experience in the environmental and anti-nuclear field and brought this experience, and their many alliances with coalitions and colleagues around the country, to Beyond Nuclear.

    Since its inception, Beyond Nuclear has built a strong media presence regionally, nationally and internationally. It has also developed - and continues to expand - relationships with environmental, environmental justice and human rights networks across the U.S. and around the world.

    The events at Fukushima, Japan, that began on March 11, 2011 as the nuclear disaster there started to unfold, dramatically changed the landscape for Beyond Nuclear. Despite being an event which we work daily to prevent, the nuclear catastrophe propelled the issue - and the debate around nuclear - onto a much larger global stage. This allowed Beyond Nuclear to expand its reach and message. The events of Fukushima sadly provided a vivid demonstration of the need to close nuclear power plants and the risks of reliance on fissile and fossil fuels.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:7
  • Staff size:4

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:91-2170071

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:912170071
  • Organization Name:BEYOND NUCLEAR
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:6930 CARROLL AVE STE 400
  • Organization City:TAKOMA PARK
  • Organization State:MD
  • Organization Zip:20912-4450
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:U99
  • Asset Amount:$58,413
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$404,474
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$404,474
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:19:55 pm

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