Non-profit

MWC Foundation

Website:

www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/

Location:

BOSTON, MA

Tax ID:

22-2914691

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $2,196,579
Expenses: $3,267,910
Assets: $37,965,192

Formation:

1988

President:

Thomas P. Jalkut

Type:

Grantmaking Foundation

The MWC Foundation is a left-of-center grantmaker in Boston associated with the law firm Nutter, McClennan, and Fish LLP. The organization has no website and almost no public presence despite possessing over $36 million in assets.

Nutter, McClennan, and Fish LLP

Nutter is a prestigious law firm nationally ranked in 14 practice areas, including white-collar criminal defense, patent law, and environmental litigation. [1] MWC Foundation’s three executives, president Thomas Jalkut, treasurer Melissa McMorrow, and clerk Aimee Bryant, are all Nutter partners and employees.

Nutter associates donate $10,000-20,000 per congressional election cycle to almost exclusively Democratic politicians, candidates, and PACs. [2] In the 2020 election cycle through January 2020, Nutter employees had donated $9,322 to Democratic candidates and causes, including presidential candidates Joe Biden (D-DE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). [3]

MWC paid Nutter $528,171 in fees for “management, legal, and tax preparation” in 2018. [4]

Grant Recipients

MWC gives grants to a wide variety of charitable causes, including environmental protection and environmentalist advocacy, civil rights and left-of-center social policy, and local community-building in Boston. Many of their charitable recipients are left-of-center organizations, including:

MWC disbursed $6.5 million in grants in 2017. [8]

References

  1. “US News & World Report/Best Lawyers Rank Nutter as a Top National Law Firm in 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ Survey.” Nutter. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://www.nutter.com/trending-newsroom-news-us-news-best-lawyers-nutter-top-national-law-firm-2020-survey. ^
  2. “Nutter, McClellan, and Fish.” Open Secrets. January 30, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/congcmtes.php?id=D000036300&cycle=2018. ^
  3. “Profile for 2020 Election Cycle.” Open Secrets. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000036300. ^
  4. “Return on Organization Exempt from Taxes 2017 (Form 990).” ProPublica. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/222914691/12_2018_prefixes_20-22%2F222914691_201712_990PF_2018122116035458. ^
  5. “MWC Foundation.” Activist Facts. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/1539-MWCFoundation/. ^
  6. “Return on Organization Exempt from Taxes 2017 (Form 990).” ProPublica. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/222914691/12_2018_prefixes_20-22%2F222914691_201712_990PF_2018122116035458. ^
  7. “MWC Foundation.” Activist Facts. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://www.activistfacts.com/foundation/1539-MWCFoundation/. ^
  8. “Return on Organization Exempt from Taxes 2017 (Form 990).” ProPublica. Accessed January 30, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/222914691/12_2018_prefixes_20-22%2F222914691_201712_990PF_2018122116035458. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November

  • 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 PF $2,196,579 $3,267,910 $37,965,192 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $2,290,523 $2,731,769 $39,035,188 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $2,228,976 $2,494,026 $39,478,806 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $1,432,829 $2,321,928 $39,735,012 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $1,454,356 $2,269,893 $40,624,188 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    MWC Foundation

    PO BOX 51400
    BOSTON, MA 02205-1400