Join CicLAvia in reimagining LA one ride, walk, still, roll, dance, run, smile at a time.

Los Angeles, CA   |
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EIN: 27-3428380


The mission of CicLAvia is to catalyze vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free open street events. CicLAvia engages with people throughout Southern California to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.

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Executive Director

Romel Pascual

Main address

525 S. Hewitt Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA

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Subject area info

Natural resources

Community and economic development

Sustainable development

Urban development

Public transportation

Population served info

Children and youth


LGBTQ people


Women and girls

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NTEE code info

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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CicLAvia Car-Free Open Street Events

CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all to participate, CicLAvia connects communities and people to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.

Since October 2010, CicLAvia has produced over 30 high quality and impactful car-free street events and has become a recognized leader in the global open streets movement championing a more equitable, healthy and connected Los Angeles. CicLAvia car-free street events have occurred within the City of Los Angeles and in neighboring cities in Los Angeles County, covering over 200 miles of streets. More than 1.6 million people have experienced CicLAvia from communities such as the San Fernando Valley, Culver City, Venice, Mar Vista, Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown, MacArthur Park, Westlake, Pico-Union, South LA, Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, Historic Downtown, East LA, Pasadena, Pacoima, Arleta, Panorama City, Southeast Cities, Glendale, San Pedro, Wilmington, Hollywood, and East Hollywood.

To ensure access, every CicLAvia car-free street event is completely free and open to all. CicLAvia participants mirror LA County’s incredibly diverse demographics. The attendees are nearly evenly divided between men and women with the majority being 30-49 years old and the remainder almost evenly distributed between 18-29 and 50+ years old. 38% identify as White, 38% as Latino, 14% Asian American and 7% African American.

Today, CicLAvia is helping shape a new narrative for a sustainable Los Angeles – one that embraces active transportation, builds a strong sense of community, embraces climate resilient options, and promotes healthy lifestyles to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. Significant air quality, environmental, public health, local economic development, and active transportation benefits have been measured as a function of CicLAvia.

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Our results

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Number of Open Street events per year, free to participants to attend.

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Context Notes

Due to Covid-19, CicLAvia had to pause our open streets programming for 18 months (March 2020 to August 2021), until we were able to get back on the ground in August 2021. 2023 will have 8 events.

Number of public events held to further mission

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Context Notes

7 Open Streets Events and 1 LADOT collaboration celebration for new protected bike lanes and safety features along Venice Boulevard.

Goals & Strategy

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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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.34 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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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Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CICLAVIA INC’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $54,085 -$77,968 $296,197 -$330,594 -$313,196
As % of expenses 3.1% -4.3% 15.7% -32.7% -19.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $50,107 -$79,806 $294,129 -$332,320 -$313,704
As % of expenses 2.9% -4.4% 15.6% -32.8% -19.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,784,026 $2,082,980 $1,843,631 $681,007 $1,284,171
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.6% 16.8% -11.5% -63.1% 88.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 66.7% 47.0% 57.2% 55.7% 42.5%
All other grants and contributions 32.4% 51.2% 42.0% 43.9% 56.8%
Other revenue 0.9% 1.8% 0.8% 0.4% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,729,941 $1,820,948 $1,887,434 $1,011,601 $1,582,367
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.9% 5.3% 3.7% -46.4% 56.4%
Personnel 44.8% 50.8% 50.9% 83.1% 60.8%
Professional fees 15.2% 8.9% 5.3% 4.3% 7.2%
Occupancy 3.3% 3.6% 3.3% 2.8% 1.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
All other expenses 36.7% 36.7% 40.4% 9.8% 29.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,733,919 $1,822,786 $1,889,502 $1,013,327 $1,582,875
One month of savings $144,162 $151,746 $157,286 $84,300 $131,864
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $4,332 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,878,081 $1,978,864 $2,046,788 $1,097,627 $1,714,739

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.5 4.4 5.0 4.3 1.5
Months of cash and investments 1.5 4.4 5.0 4.3 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.7 3.0 4.8 5.0 0.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $222,001 $660,508 $778,666 $362,787 $194,829
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $425,692 $180,822 $2,284 $92,223 $17,771
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $19,888 $24,220 $24,220 $24,220 $24,220
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 83.7% 76.3% 84.9% 92.0% 94.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.7% 9.8% 7.6% 15.9% 47.7%
Unrestricted net assets $541,870 $462,064 $756,193 $423,873 $110,169
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $340,000 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $340,000 $0 $0 $15,000
Total net assets $541,870 $802,064 $756,193 $423,873 $125,169

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

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Executive Director

Romel Pascual

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Aaron Gundzik

Catherine Geanuracos

Heidi Zeller

Valerie Brisco-Hooks

Andrew Chi

Bill Choi

Nidia Garcia-Erceg

Sandra Kulli

Tish Laemmle

Gerard McCallum II

Jorge Enrique Mutis

Jonathan Parfrey

Sarah Rascon

Israel Rojas-Moreno

Stephen Villavaso

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/30/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
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Person without a disability

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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