American Citizens Institute

Mission

Our primary mission is to fight common occurrences of preventable death by analyzing existing data and by formulating practical solutions.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO

Michael Ray Kitterman

Main address

5216 BELLE DR UNIT B

ANTIOCH, CA 94509 USA

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EIN

83-0932541

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (E05)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Law enforcement agencies across America are killing unarmed innocents at an unimaginable rate. Just how many? We don't know exact numbers because 99% of those agencies have continued to openly defy congressional law and refuse to release their data for deaths in custody and officer involved shootings. Most of those who are unjustly killed by police are the most vulnerable of our communities: the mentally ill, the homeless, young men of color, and the impoverished. While law enforcement continues to break the law and keep secret the extent of their own violence against the community the community will not be free of the unjust violence.

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?

Overcoming Drug Dependency

This hands on class in the Mission District is one of the largest meetings of its type in San Francsico. Members study our custom approach to recovery and apply certain changes to their lives in order to become free from the chains of addiction.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

Defender of Justice Award 2020

Justice Advocates & Resources

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.

Our movement is in the process of forming organized citizens oversight of law enforcement agencies on a national level with the power of enforcement. We are gaining momentum as we continue to recruit some of the nation's most effective achievers in the work of protecting civil liberties.

Our main strategy is to bring together the best and the brightest, to provide them a convenient framework that allows them to formulate ideas, and to take responsibility for the legwork to make those ideas happen.

We have assembled twenty two of the nation's leading intellectuals, constitutional law experts, former law enforcement officers, civil liberties experts, and more. We have targeted nine more specific persons who we hope to persuade. It is by relying on those who have already shown a special ability to move toward progress that we can expect the best chance of success.

Financials

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Operations

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

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American Citizens Institute

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Kitterman

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/16/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.