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Change the Air Foundation Inc

Freehold, NJ   |  https://changetheairfoundation.org/
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Change the Air Foundation Inc

EIN: 88-0804383


Mission

Change the Air Foundation is a nonprofit organization giving every person the knowledge, resources, and support to achieve better health by breathing safe indoor air.

Ruling year info

2022

Chair

Michael Rubino

Vice Chair

Kendra Seymour

Main address

1712 Ginesi Dr Ste 1

Freehold, NJ 07728 USA

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EIN

88-0804383

Subject area info

Environmental justice

Air quality

Environmental health

Diseases and conditions

Floods

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The average person spends more than 90% of their time indoors breathing air that is potentially bad for their health. These indoor pollutants are often odorless, colorless, and invisible to the naked eye. What's worse – it often takes people years to make that connection between their health and home, if they ever make it at all.

Our programs

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

Education

We know that without access to credible and actionable information, it will be difficult for most people to make the connection between their health and their home, and challenging for their doctors to reach the correct diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment. Finally, we know there is a great deal of inaccurate and unsafe information out there on how best to inspect, test, and remediate homes that have mold, water damage, and other indoor pollutants.

We aim to: connect people with reliable, accurate, and actionable information; empower members of our community to make informed decisions when working with professionals and making choices for themselves and their families; provide scholarships to courses for the nonprofessional on understanding, identifying, and addressing common sources of water damage, mold and other indoor environmental contaminants; and provide educational materials and support to health care practitioners regarding environmentally acquired illnesses.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Families

Indoor air quality is not regulated by the federal nor most state governments. This means that there are few, if any, legal safeguards in place to protect you from the effects of mold, mycotoxins, VOCs, and other indoor pollutants. For example, in most states (47!), the mold remediation company you hire is not required to follow accredited industry standards on mold remediation. This means you, your family, and your home may be subject to insufficient and even unsafe inspection and remediation practices.

We aim to: educate leaders at every level of government about the dangers that water damage, mold, and other indoor air pollutants pose to public health; advocate for updated laws, regulations, and policies within the United States that help ensure the basic right of every person to breathe clean air in every home and building; and empower our members to use their voices and help grow our community to support meaningful reforms that will better protect all of our communities.

Population(s) Served

From conception to the grave, our indoor air can keep us healthy or make us sick. Many indoor pollutants are odorless, colorless, and invisible to the naked eye making them difficult to identify and remedy. As a result, they are often overlooked as potential triggers behind a wide range of health conditions. Poor indoor air quality is a neglected, dismissed, and underfunded public health issue.

We aim to: develop evidence-based position papers to support our educational and policy initiatives and help build our advocacy network; simplify complex topics related to indoor air quality so that anyone can implement practical, safe, and effective interventions; partner with and provide grants to passionate researchers, scientists, medical professionals, and organizations whose research focuses on improving the lives of those impacted by their indoor environment; and highlight the hidden costs of poor indoor air quality and the associated negative health effects.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To date, five state bills and one federal bill have been proposed

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Change the Air Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a group of passionate air quality professionals and advocates aiming to give every person the knowledge, resources, and support to achieve better health by breathing safe indoor air. The Foundation addresses the hidden epidemic of poor indoor air quality through three main initiatives: education, policy reform, and research.

The Foundation addresses the hidden epidemic of poor indoor air quality through three main initiatives: education, policy reform, and research.

Change the Air Foundation provides various virtual opportunities for the general public, healthcare practitioners, policy makers, and other interested individuals to access free, reliable, and actionable information on how to improve their health by improving their air in their home. The Foundation advocates at the state and federal level for legislative and policy reform. Finally, the Foundation showcases on its website up-to-date research on the effects of poor indoor air quality as well as provides funds research desinged to improving the lives of those impacted by mold and water-damaged buildings.

Change the Air Foundation has provided free, accurate, and actionable information to thousands of individuals accross the globe through various online platforms.

Change the Air Foundation is responsible for getting five state bills and one federal bill proposed in the Unitied States. Each bill addresses the problem of poor indoor air quality caused by mold and water damage.

Change the Air Foundation showcases up-to-date research on its website and funded its first research project.

Financials

Change the Air Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Feb 17 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Feb 17 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Feb 17 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
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Chair

Michael Rubino

Vice Chair

Kendra Seymour

Change the Air Foundation Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 10/17/2023
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Board chair

Michael Rubino

Kendra Seymour

Brandon Chappo

Jamie Way