Colorado Independent

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Budget (2015):

Revenue: $365,279
Expenses: $369,146
Assets: $56,900

Colorado Independent is a left-of-center news and information website focusing on Colorado state politics and policy. It receives funding from a number of liberal foundations interested in Colorado politics, including the Bohemian Foundation and the Gill Foundation. Its publisher through a substantial portion of 2018 was Laurie Zeller, who was described in 2008 as the executive director of the liberal Colorado Democracy Alliance.

Prior to 2014, it was a project of the American Independent Institute‘s predecessor organizations.

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Laurie Zeller
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 2014

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form 990 $365,279 $369,146 $56,900 $48,280 N $365,619 $0 $0 $148,708 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $436,689 $393,651 $70,767 $58,280 N $436,689 $0 $0 $184,894 PDF

    Colorado Independent

    8273 E 29TH PL
    DENVER, CO 80238-4000