Non-profit

Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation

Website:

educationalequity.org/foundation

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

46-2093041

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $20,636,724
Expenses: $21,200,628
Assets: $11,059,555

Formation:

2007

Type:

Education and research fund

Executive:

Michael Bruman

The Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation (LEEF) is the research and education arm of branch of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a nonprofit advocacy group which trains and organizes Teach for America (TFA) teachers and alumni to promote political education reforms.

LEEF funds LEE’s educational events, internships, research, and various outreach efforts. The organization also provides funding to numerous other educational nonprofits.

Leadership

Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation shares its board and executive director, Michael Bruman, with Leadership for Educational Equity. Most of LEE’s leadership consists of current and former TFA leaders. [1]

Emma Bloomberg, the oldest daughter of billionaire former New York City Mayor and unsuccessful 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, is a board member of LEEF and LEE. [2] In the 2016 election cycle, LEE was a major donor to the Leaders in Education Fund PAC, with $85,000 donated. At the same time, Michael Bloomberg donated $220,000. [3] The following election cycle, LEE gave $6,000 and Bloomberg gave $5,000 to the related Leaders in Education PAC. [4]

Grant Recipients

LEEF donates over 90% of its budget each year to Leadership for Educational Equity. As a 501(c)(3), LEEF can take in tax-exempt donations and disburse them to LEE for 501(c)(3)-permissible uses. [5]

LEEF also gives grants to educational nonprofits which support LEE’s reform goals. In 2017, LEEF gave $25,000 to the Tides Foundation, a donor-advised fund which disburses money to other left-of-center nonprofits. [6]

References

  1. “Board.” Leadership for Education Equity. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://educationalequity.org/board. ^
  2. “Board.” Leadership for Education Equity. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://educationalequity.org/board. ^
  3. “Leaders in Education Fund.” Open Secrets. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/527s/527cmtedetail_donors.php?ein=472564987&cycle=2016. ^
  4. “Leaders in Education PAC.” Open Secrets. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cmte=C00571091&cycle=2018. ^
  5. “Leadership for Education Equity Foundation Form 990.” ProPublica. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/462093041/12_2018_prefixes_45-46%2F462093041_201712_990_2018120415971531. ^
  6. “Leadership for Education Equity Foundation Form 990.” ProPublica. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/462093041/12_2018_prefixes_45-46%2F462093041_201712_990_2018120415971531. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 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 $20,636,724 $21,200,628 $11,059,555 $219,986 N $20,633,698 $3,026 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $9,829,916 $12,922,669 $11,632,420 $228,947 N $9,821,421 $8,495 $0 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $18,159,474 $8,307,380 $14,912,992 $416,766 N $18,155,628 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $5,675,556 $2,451,424 $5,955,527 $1,311,395 N $5,675,556 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 N $500,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation

    1805 7TH ST NW FL 6
    WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3186