Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally

Think globally, act locally

Hayward, CA   |
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Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally

EIN: 83-2077343



Notes from the nonprofit

Our work is guided by the following core beliefs: -Communities thrive when all members participate and meet challenges together. -Civic engagement is compatible with a successful career. -Effective civic engagement starts with listening to community needs and concerns. -People with STEM backgrounds bring inquiry-driven and evidence-based problem-solving approaches that can benefit their local communities. Specific subject-matter expertise is not a prerequisite to making a difference. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you believe we can make positive change together. Thank you.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Taylor Spicer

Co Principal Officer

Arti Garg

Main address

27520 Grandview Ave

Hayward, CA 94542 USA

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Subject area info

Civic participation

Population served info


LGBTQ people




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NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Local Engagement Workshops

ESAL offers interactive workshops customized to your group’s interests and location.

This can include information about the policy opportunities at the local level, case studies of scientists and engineers who are engaging locally, and step-by-step guides from ESAL’s Local Engagement Playbook.

We have previously hosted workshops for groups such as the Ecological Society of America, North Carolina Science Fellows, National Science Policy Network, Kavli Society Civic Science Initiative, and many more.

Population(s) Served
Retired people
Self-employed people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7068.40 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 42.2 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $288,389 -$84,118
As % of expenses 458.1% -92.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $288,389 -$84,118
As % of expenses 458.1% -92.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $351,347 $6,695
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -98.1%
Program services revenue 0.6% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 90.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 98.6% 2.2%
Other revenue 0.6% 7.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $62,958 $90,813
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 44.2%
Personnel 0.0% 24.1%
Professional fees 96.6% 66.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 3.4% 9.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $62,958 $90,813
One month of savings $5,247 $7,568
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $68,205 $98,381

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022 2023
Months of cash 56.4 28.0
Months of cash and investments 56.4 28.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 56.4 28.0
Balance sheet composition info 2022 2023
Cash $296,155 $212,052
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $296,155 $212,037
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $296,155 $212,037

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022 2023
Material data errors No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Taylor Spicer

Co Principal Officer

Arti Garg

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 10/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Arti Garg

Laurie Chong

Nick Anthis

Kendra Zamzow

Chris Jackson

Chris Spitzer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2023

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

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.