Florida Consumer Action Network Foundation, Inc.

aka FCAN Foundation   |   St Petersburg, FL   |  http://www.fcanfoundation.org

Mission

The Florida Consumer Action Network Foundation is a grassroots organization which empowers citizens to influence public policy by organizing and educating in areas where consumer voices are underrepresented.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Bill Newton

Main address

740 4th Street North Suite 236

St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

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EIN

59-2475079

NTEE code info

Consumer Protection and Safety (W90)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Consumer Education and Outreach

FCAN Foundation's members and staff research issues and educate Florida consumers to increase civic engagement and build grassroots support on consumer issues including environmental protection, insurance reform, utility regulation, and health care. Program staff and Board members work to develop and mobilize activists into issue coalitions including environmental, church, labor, civic, and senior citizen groups.

Our organizing staff speaks directly to Floridians each year, presenting them with opportunities to become involved with issues which affect their lives through volunteering, meetings, leadership, petition signing, phone calling, and letter writing campaigns.
Phone canvassers maintaining regular communications with our members and supporters across the state, updating them on issues and encouraging action.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FCAN Foundation supports the non-lobbying consumer education work of Florida Consumer Action Network, Inc. (FCAN) a 501 C4 organization. We support work on insurance, utilities, and civie engagement including voter registration and GOTV.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FCAN Foundation runs civic engagement programs in the I-4 corridor including voter registration and GOTV. These programs are aimed at underrepresented individuals including minorities and low income.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FCAN Foundation is working with the City of St Petersburg on a program called Complete Streets which will improve health and safety of streets. It will especially focus on walking, bicycling, and access for differently abled.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Consumer Federation of America - Member 1985

Financials

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Operations

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Florida Consumer Action Network Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ray Seaman

Progress Florida

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rosette Walsh

FCAN Foundation

Rose Marie Gasser

FCAN Foundation

Winnie Foster

Meredith Small

Ray Seaman

Jennifer Rubiello

Ed Mierzwinski

Board leadership practices

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  • 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 ? No
  • 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