Non-profit

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MASSINC)

Website:

www.massinc.org/

Location:

Boston, MA

Tax ID:

04-3271457

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $4,338,646
Expenses: $2,946,844
Assets: $1,671,718

Type:

Research Analysis Organization

Formation:

1996

CEO:

Joe Kriesberg

Budget (2022):

Revenue: $2,390,769
Expenses: $2,619,749
Net Assets: $814,870 1

References

  1. Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.

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Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) is a research and analysis organization based in Boston. The organization studies criminal justice, education, smaller cities, the economy, and transportation. MassINC states it supports left-of-center diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) approaches. 1

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth operates two subsidiaries, CommonWealth Beacon and MassINC Polling Group, that produce news articles from around the commonwealth and polling services, respectively. 2

History

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth was founded in 1996 by civic and business leaders to provide research, analysis, reporting, and civic engagement to the residents and businesses of Massachusetts. 3 The goal of MassINC was to provide accurate, thorough, and unbiased data to inform policymaking and the public. 4

Positions

The Policy Center is the main research focus of MassINC and focuses on five major areas of research: gateway cities, education, criminal justice, jobs and economic security, and transportation. 5 MassINC has three major initiatives with other groups: Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, and the Next Generation Accountability Learning Community. 6 The Gateway Cities Institute works with small to mid-size regional cities to examine and provide guidance on policy matters. 7 The Criminal Justice Reform Coalition includes law enforcement, the judiciary, agency officials, and legislators to discuss possible reforms. 8 The Next Generation Accountability Learning Community examines opportunities and challenges at small to mid-size urban school districts. 9

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth states it supports diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 10 MassINC’s research examines correlating topics among its various research including equitable growth among cities, equity in transportation, creating a diverse workforce, student achievement in schools, school funding, and empowering local cities. 11 MassINC provides diverse views on criminal justice focusing on rates of incarceration after criminal justice reform, diversity, and prison funding. 12

Subsidiaries

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth runs subsidiaries including MassINC Polling Group that performs public opinion research for public, private, and other sector clients and includes a national client list. 13 MassINC Polling Group conducts focus groups and conducts polling in the areas of education, health, housing, transportation, energy, the climate, and politics. 14

MassINC runs the CommonWealth Beacon, an online news outlet that reports news from around the state as well as providing opinion pieces on various topics including politics, health care, education, and organized labor. 15

Funding

The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth is funded by foundations, corporations, and individuals. 16 Foundation sponsors include the Barr Foundation, Cummings Foundation, Boston Foundation, Eastern Bank Foundation, Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. 17 Corporate donors to MassINC include Northeastern University, Eastern Bank, MassMutual, Enterprise Bank, M&T Bank, State Street, HarborOne Bank, Rockland Trust, Trinity Financial, BlueHub Capital, and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. 18

Financials

In 2022, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth had net assets of $814,870. 19 According to the organization’s tax returns, in 2022 MassINC recorded $2,390,769 in revenue and reported $2,619,749 in expenses. 20 In 2021, MassINC raised $4,338,646 in revenue and reported $2,946,844 in expenses. 21

Leadership

Joe Kriesberg has been the CEO of the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth since 2023. 22 Kriesberg previously spent 10 years as president of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations. 23 Kriesberg also spent 13 years working for Massachusetts Citizens for Safe Energy and three years working for Public Citizen. 24 Since 2021, Kriesberg has contributed at least $925 to Democratic candidates. 25

References

  1. “About the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/.
  2. Elevating the Public’s Voice.” MassINC Polling Group. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.massincpolling.com; “Services.” MassINC Polling Group. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.massincpolling.com/services.
  3. “About the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/.
  4. “About the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/.
  5.  “Policy Center.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/.
  6. “Policy Center.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/.
  7. “Gateway Cities Innovation Institute.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/gateway-cities/.
  8. “Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/criminal-justice-reform/.
  9. “Next Generation Accountability Learning Community.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/ngalc/.
  10. “About the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/.
  11. “Gateway Cities.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/research/gateway-cities/.
  12.  “Criminal Justice.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/research/criminal-justice/.
  13. “Elevating the Public’s Voice.” MassINC Polling Group. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.massincpolling.com.
  14. “Elevating the Public’s Voice.” MassINC Polling Group. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.massincpolling.com; “Services.” MassINC Polling Group. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.massincpolling.com/services.
  15. “CommonWealth Beacon.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://commonwealthbeacon.org; “About the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/.
  16. “Our Sponsors.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/our-sponsors/.
  17. “Our Sponsors.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/our-sponsors/.
  18. “Our Sponsors.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/about-us/our-sponsors/.
  19.  Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.
  20. Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.
  21. Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2021.
  22. “Joe Kriesberg.” Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://massinc.org/author/jkriesberg/#author-posts-by.
  23. “Joe Kriesberg.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-kriesberg-4953236/.
  24. “Joe Kriesberg.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-kriesberg-4953236/.
  25. Center for Responsive Politics. “Joe Kriesberg.” Opensecrets.org. March 22, 2021. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Joe+Kriesberg.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 1995

  • 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
    2021 Dec Form 990 $4,338,646 $2,946,844 $1,671,718 $540,525 Y $4,223,816 $11,867 $0 $516,024
    2020 Dec Form 990 $2,486,269 $2,833,967 $393,082 $653,691 Y $2,233,246 $9,649 $0 $506,133
    2019 Dec Form 990 $2,017,815 $2,482,275 $406,299 $319,211 Y $1,861,129 $47,410 $0 $465,335 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $2,594,870 $1,914,827 $749,292 $197,743 Y $2,306,019 $114,981 $0 $355,024 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $831,268 $2,018,993 $140,609 $269,103 Y $698,292 $110,185 $0 $305,432 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $2,708,817 $1,950,185 $1,218,575 $159,344 Y $2,495,193 $100,585 $0 $333,618 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,568,682 $1,583,406 $453,868 $153,269 Y $1,447,630 $104,086 $0 $312,408 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $1,587,924 $1,802,892 $468,399 $153,076 Y $1,384,109 $183,720 $0 $312,245 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $2,235,089 $1,927,342 $696,254 $165,963 Y $1,977,934 $201,489 $0 $330,079 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,746,916 $2,032,333 $432,951 $210,407 Y $1,500,840 $211,735 $0 $288,822 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $2,373,726 $2,257,803 $635,348 $127,387 Y $1,949,333 $233,381 $0 $309,505 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MASSINC)

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