GASP, Inc.

Clean Air. Healthy Communities.

Birmingham, AL   |  gaspgroup.org

Mission

Our mission is to reduce air pollution through education and advocacy. We strive to educate the public on the health risks associated with poor air quality and encourage the community's leaders to serve as role models for clean air and clean energy production.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Hansen

Main address

2320 Highland Avenue South Suite 270

Birmingham, AL 35205 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

Alabama First

EIN

27-0354485

NTEE code info

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk factor for premature death and disease in the world. Birmingham, Alabama, has a history of poor air quality and many communities are still struggling to deal with the legacy of decades-worth of toxic pollution. Gasp aims to improve public health by reducing air pollution and fighting for environmental justice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Voices for Clean Air

Voices for Clean Air is a storytelling to campaign to give a fact to the oftentimes invisible problem of air pollution.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Gasp serves as a "watchdog" for air quality. We provide a toll-free pollution helpline for residents to report air pollution concerns, as well as a dedicated webpage for reporting. Gasp has invested in air pollution monitoring devices and plans to implement monitoring and testing to supplement the public record to help create better, evidence-based policies for healthier air.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Solar Works is an educational campaign to raise awareness of the health, environmental, and economic benefits of solar energy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We teach children and curious adults how to use personal air quality monitors to collect data about hyper-local air pollution.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of comment letters to government agencies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Educate the public about the health and economic risks of dirty air.
2. Build strong, diverse coalitions committed to reducing air pollution.
3. Engage decision-makers to reduce pollution and improve air quality.
4. Collaborate with researchers to study the health effects of air pollution.
5. Act as watchdogs for clean air through independent reporting and monitoring.
6. Promote the health, economic, and environmental benefits of clean, renewable energy

1. Educate the general public about the health impacts of air pollution through campaigns.
2. Provide opportunities for citizens to become informed and active clean air advocates.
3. Share stories of people who have been impacted by air pollution.
4. Independently monitor air quality and submit this data and analysis into the public record.
5. Advocate for government transparency in setting policies that affect air quality.
6. Collaborate with researchers at local universities to study air pollution effects on health and community development.

Gasp has a team of experienced and educated board members, staff and volunteers dedicated to leveraging financial and human resources to achieve our goals.

We have significantly improved the dialogue around the health effects of air pollution in Alabama. We have yet to achieve a significant policy change at a legislative or regulatory level that would improve air quality.

Financials

GASP, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

GASP, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Nelson Brooke

Mark Johnston

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes