Non-profit

Democracy Fund Voice

Website:

democracyfundvoice.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

46-5051755

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $2,500,021
Expenses: $3,321,856
Assets: $376,707

Formation:

2011 (Organized)

2014 (Incorporated)

President:

Joe Goldman

Also see Democracy Fund (Non-profit)

Democracy Fund Voice is a 501(c)(4) advocacy group which is permitted to intervene in elections. It is associated with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Democracy Fund. According to the organization’s 2016 tax return, Pierre Omidyar was Democracy Fund Voice’s sole contributor, providing the group a contribution of $5.51 million.[1]

Funding

Grants to Nominally Conservative Groups

In 2017, Democracy Fund Voice announced that it had made contributions of up to $550,000 to Stand Up Republic, a 501(c)(4) advocacy group associated with former Independent Presidential candidate Evan McMullin. [2] According to Democracy Fund Voice’s 2018 IRS Form 990 filing, it granted $475,000 to Stand Up Republic in 2018. [3]

In 2018, Democracy Fund Voice granted $1.6 million in two grants to the nominally center-right group Defending Democracy Together, founded by ex-Republican Bill Kristol.

[4]

Democracy Fund Voice granted $175,000 to the Niskanen Center for Public Policy, the lobbying arm of the formerly libertarian think tank Niskanen Center. The grant was for the Center’s “open society project.” [5]

Financial Documents

Democracy Fund Voice’s 2018 IRS Form 990 filing is archived here.

References

  1. Democracy Fund Voice, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, 2016, Part I line 8 and Schedule B Part I Number 1 ^
  2. “Stand Up Republic.” Democracy Fund Voice. Accessed March 26, 2018. http://democracyfundvoice.org/stand-up-republic/. ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Democracy Fund Voice. 2018. Schedule I. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/02/Democracy-Fund-Voice-2018-Form-990.pdf

    PDF page 26 ^

  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Democracy Fund Voice. 2018. Schedule I. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/02/Democracy-Fund-Voice-2018-Form-990.pdf

    PDF page 24 ^

  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Democracy Fund Voice. 2018. Schedule I. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/02/Democracy-Fund-Voice-2018-Form-990.pdf

    PDF page 25 ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 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
    2017 Dec Form 990 $2,500,021 $3,321,856 $376,707 $334,419 N $2,500,000 $0 $21 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $5,510,012 $4,741,429 $1,005,229 $141,106 N $5,510,000 $0 $12 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $500,001 $772,979 $123,760 $28,220 N $500,000 $0 $1 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $500,000 $131,482 $376,622 $8,104 N $500,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Democracy Fund Voice

    1200 17TH ST NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3006