Non-profit

New America (New America Foundation)

Website:

www.newamerica.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

52-2096845

DUNS Number:

03-550-1203

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $37,973,732
Expenses: $37,245,071
Assets: $31,923,636

Formation:

1999

Type:

Center-Left Think Tank

Formerly:

New America Foundation

Founder:

Ted Halstead

President and CEO:

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Ted Halstead (1999-2007)

New America, formerly the New America Foundation, is a left-of-center think tank in the United States. It focuses on a range of public policy issues, including national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy. The think tank’s scholars and affiliated commentators include former and some current journalists and former members of the Obama administration.

New America was criticized for firing a scholar in 2017 after that scholar had praised regulatory action against Google, whose former CEO, Eric Schmidt, is a major donor to the think tank. [1]

Background

New America, based in Washington, D.C. is a left-of-center think tank founded in 1999, originally called New America Foundation. The organization also professes to develop political, legal and technological tools “to build democratic capacity.” [2]

Ted Halstead founded New America and was president and CEO from 1999-2007. Halstead convinced liberal commentator Bill Moyers, the former press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, to back the project. [3] Halstead had previously founded the center-left think tank Redefining Progress, which folded in 2008. [4]

Halstead and New America fellow Michael Lind wrote the 2001 book, The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics. They claimed that their think tank would represent a “radical center” unrepresented by the two-party system. [5] The book argued that America was about to experience new political realignments in the midst of “increasingly dogmatic two-party system,” that were “captured by their extremes,” and many Americans could not “find even a faction within a major party with which they can identify.” [6]

The foundation has focused heavily on California politics, and has a sister office in Sacramento, and includes a special section of the website for “New America California.” [7]

Obama Administration Ties

Despite claiming to reject ideology, the top echelon of the organization includes alumni from Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration. New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter served the administration as director of policy planning for the State Department from 2009 to 2011, working under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was previously the dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009. [8]

Slaughter took the helm of the organization in 2013. During a 2018 interview with Politico, she seemed to advocate for Democratic victories in the midterm elections:[9]

New America is non-partisan, but this presidency is imperiling our democracy, our national security, our commitment to the rule of law, our belief in the search for truth and knowledge, and our sense of common humanity […] In a system of party politics, we all have presidents we like and dislike, but we still respect the office of the presidency. This is different. Trump is defiling and degrading that office. I only hope that he provokes a counter-reaction so strong, at the polls and in our lives and hearts, that it provides the energy and vision for the scale of change we need to create the next America.

New America president and chief operating officer Tyra A. Mariani previously served as the chief of staff at the Department of Education during the Obama administration. [10]

Cecilia Munoz is the think tank’s vice president for public interest technology and local initiatives. Munoz served for eight years on President Obama’s senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs followed by five years as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Before working for the Obama White House, she was the senior vice president for UnidosUS (then the National Council of La Raza), an organization that supports granting legal status to illegal immigrants. [11]

In 2009, at the start of the Obama administration, the think tank began getting federal contracts with the State Department to help development wireless networks for dissidents in Iran, Syria, Libya, and Cuba. This raised concerns among alumni of the organization who felt it could inhibit the group’s independence from government. [12]

Even a conservative-sounding division—Fix the Debt—had an Obama connection. Fix the Debt became a division of the New America Foundation in 2012, with the former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles running the division. President Obama had appointed the two to co-chair a bipartisan presidential commission to produce ways to reduce the debt that includes both tax hikes, spending cuts and entitlement reforms. Fix the Debt was one of the bigger moneymakers for the think tank, with Republican businessman Pete Peterson reportedly giving the most to the division. [13]

Fix the Debt is no longer part of New America and is now a division of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. [14]

Others are top officials in the organization are tied to the left-leaning mainstream and openly left-wing media outlets.

The former CEO of New America from 2007 to 2012, Steve Coll, is a Pulitzer Prize winner and former managing editor at the Washington Post. While at the helm of New America, he wrote the book Private Empire, a book highly critical of ExxonMobil. This occurred after the environmentalist-aligned Rockefeller Foundation—also a critic of ExxonMobil—contributed more than $1 million to New America. After departing New America, Coll became the dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. [15]

New America’s vice president for global studies Peter Bergen is an author and journalist who has made numerous documentaries for HBO, PBS and CNN. [16]

The think tank’s board is intermingled closely with several mainstream media outlets. The board of directors includes David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media; New York Times columnist David Brooks; James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic; and CNN talk show host Fareed Zakaria. [17]

Mark Schmitt, the director of the government reform program, is a former executive editor of the liberal magazine the American Prospect. [18]

Controversies

Barry Lynn Firing

When Eric Schmidt first joined the New America board of directors, he was till the CEO of software company Novell, and said, “the government is no longer ignoring us, so we have to get organized,” adding, “The ideas that come out may well include some I might not agree with.” [19] Schmidt later become CEO of Google (later reorganized under Alphabet, Inc.).

In 2017, New America fired the head of its pro-antitrust-enforcement Open Markets division, Barry Lynn, after he criticized Google. Lynn praised a $2.7 billion fine levied by the European Union against Google, saying the EU “is protecting the free flow of information and commerce upon which all democracies depend.” [20]

The Google corporation and Schmidt’s family foundation had donated $21 million to New America over the years, while New America’s main conference room was reportedly named the “Eric Schmidt Ideas Lab,” after the then-CEO of Google’s parent company. [21]

In emails reported on in the media, New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter seemed to take the side of Meredith Hanley, New America’s director of development over Lynn in a dispute about critique of Google. As published by far-left website the Intercept, Slaughter reportedly wrote, “I have to say I am with Meredith on this. We worked so hard with you to get you 11th Hour funding; just THINK about how you are imperilling [sic] funding for others.” [22] Susan Molinari, a former Republican member of Congress and now a lobbyist for Google, reportedly spoke to Slaughter amid the controversy. [23]

In a public statement Slaughter said the organization fired Lynn because he “repeatedly refused to adhere to New America’s standards of openness and institutional collegiality.” [24]

Funding

According to the group’s 2017 tax returns, New America reported revenues $39.3 million in revenue and expenditures of $36 million. [25]

The group reported taking in substantial contributions from a number of corporations, left-of-center foundations, and foreign governments. [26] The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Family Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation are all among the substantial contributors to New America. [27]

Donors to New America

Between 1999 and 2018, New America had grants from foundations totaling $170 million. A list of foundation donors and grants to New America is available below: [28]

FoundationAmountYear
Total:$170,108,821
Rockefeller Foundation$7,500,0002008
Schwab Charitable Fund$5,012,5002017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$5,000,0002016
Schwab Charitable Fund$3,500,0002014
James Irvine Foundation$2,500,0002005
Aphorism Foundation$2,500,0002015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$2,400,0002017
Ford Foundation$2,025,0002016
Aphorism Foundation$2,000,0002017
Ford Foundation$2,000,0002017
Aphorism Foundation$1,800,0002016
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation $1,250,0002007
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation $1,250,0002005
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation $1,250,0002009
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$1,250,0002015
James Irvine Foundation$1,200,0002008
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$1,200,0002017
Ford Foundation$1,162,5002017
Rockefeller Foundation$1,135,0002010
James Irvine Foundation$1,000,0002009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$1,000,0002014
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation $1,000,0002006
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,0002008
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,0002012
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,0002016
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,0002011
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,0002013
California Physicians Service Foundation$940,0002003
Ford Foundation$900,0002015
New York Community Trust$870,0002009
Ford Foundation$825,0002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,0002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,0002017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,0002015
California Physicians Service Foundation$800,0002005
Ford Foundation$800,0002017
Ford Foundation$800,0002005
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$754,7002007
James Irvine Foundation$750,0002004
Rockefeller Foundation$750,0002007
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation $750,0002004
Bloomberg Family Foundation $750,0002016
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund$750,0002018
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$745,3002009
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$725,0002012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$725,0002013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$700,0002015
Ford Foundation$660,0002015
Ford Foundation$660,0002014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$650,0002010
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$650,0002011
Lumina Foundation For Education $650,0002016
New York Community Trust$623,0002010
California Physicians Service Foundation$600,0002005
California Physicians Service Foundation$600,0002006
Citi Foundation$600,0002016
Citi Foundation$600,0002016
Citi Foundation$600,0002016
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,0002000
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,0002001
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,0002002
Ford Foundation$600,0002012
Ford Foundation$600,0002013
Ford Foundation$600,0002010
Foundation To Promote Open Society$600,0002016
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$600,0002016
Lumina Foundation For Education $600,0002014
Ford Foundation$587,5002017
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$560,0002003
New York Community Trust$551,0002005
Ford Foundation$550,0002011
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$527,0002017
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$525,0002011
F.B. Heron Foundation$500,0002005
Pew Memorial Trust$500,0002001
Pew Memorial Trust$500,0002000
California Physicians Service Foundation$500,0002004
Foundation To Promote Open Society$500,0002013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$500,0002011
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$500,0002018
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$500,0002018
Lumina Foundation For Education $500,0002012
Lumina Foundation For Education $500,0002012
Schwab Charitable Fund$500,0002010
Schwab Charitable Fund$500,0002009
Rockefeller Foundation$475,0002017
Ford Foundation$475,0002012
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$450,0012017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$450,0002009
Carnegie Corporation of New York$450,0002009
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$450,0002013
Craig Newmark Foundation$450,0002017
Foundation To Promote Open Society$450,0002014
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$450,0002013
Lumina Foundation For Education $450,0002008
James Irvine Foundation$440,0002010
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$435,0002015
Foundation To Promote Open Society$430,0002014
Heising-Simons Foundation$425,0002017
New York Community Trust$425,0002010
New York Community Trust$417,0002007
Rockefeller Foundation$400,0002008
Lumina Foundation For Education $400,0002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$398,7152016
Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation$396,7702005
Foundation For Child Development$385,0002016
Foundation For Child Development$385,0002015
New York Community Trust$383,0002006
Schmidt Family Foundation$380,0002016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$380,0002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$370,0002014
Heising-Simons Foundation$365,0002015
Foundation For Child Development$354,5002012
Lumina Foundation For Education $350,4002013
James Irvine Foundation$350,0002012
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$350,0002008
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$350,0002015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$348,9782014
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$345,0002002
Omidyar Network Fund $343,3672012
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$335,0002015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$334,0002017
Carnegie Corporation of New York$333,3002013
California Physicians Service Foundation$332,5002009
California Physicians Service Foundation$332,5002010
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$327,4362014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$321,0222013
Foundation For Child Development$310,0002013
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$307,5002001
Nathan Cummings Foundation$300,0002011
Nathan Cummings Foundation$300,0002013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$300,0002012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$300,0002011
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$300,0002003
Ford Foundation$300,0002001
Ford Foundation$300,0002016
Ford Foundation$300,0002013
Ford Foundation$300,0002011
Ford Foundation$300,0002011
Ford Foundation$300,0002012
Ford Foundation$300,0002014
Ford Foundation$300,0002015
Foundation To Promote Open Society$300,0002010
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$300,0002016
Lumina Foundation For Education $300,0002013
Lumina Foundation For Education $300,0002011
Omidyar Network Fund $300,0002015
Open Society Foundations$300,0002008
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$300,0002014
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$300,0002011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$299,6792016
Rockefeller Foundation$293,0002010
Carnegie Corporation of New York$291,6002015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$287,6022015
Pritzker Family Foundation$280,0002013
Pritzker Family Foundation$280,0002015
Heising-Simons Foundation$275,0002016
Schmidt Family Foundation$275,0002014
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$275,0002017
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$275,0002018
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$275,0002017
New York Community Trust$270,0002011
Foundation To Promote Open Society$270,0002014
Digital Trust Foundation$262,5352016
Smith Richardson Foundation $261,5002007
Foundation For Child Development$260,0002011
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$257,5002016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$256,0002017
Pew Memorial Trust$255,0002002
Ford Foundation$251,0002004
James Irvine Foundation$250,0002007
James Irvine Foundation$250,0002006
James Irvine Foundation$250,0002005
Schmidt Family Foundation$250,0002013
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002006
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002007
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002017
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,0002007
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,0002007
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,0002008
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$250,0002004
Ford Foundation$250,0002008
Ford Foundation$250,0002010
Ford Foundation$250,0002009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,0002012
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,0002011
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,0002018
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$250,0002014
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002002
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002003
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002012
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002015
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,0002004
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,0002014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,0002011
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,0002016
National Philanthropic Trust$250,0002012
Open Society Foundations$250,0002006
Open Society Foundations$250,0002007
Open Society Foundations$250,0002007
Open Society Foundations$250,0002009
Open Society Foundations$250,0002008
Peter G Peterson Foundation$250,0002012
Rattner Family Foundation .$250,0002014
Rattner Family Foundation .$250,0002015
Siemens Foundation$250,0002016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$250,0002012
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$246,1502017
Digital Trust Foundation$245,2542018
Ford Foundation$245,0002008
Carnegie Corporation of New York$243,8002017
Nathan Cummings Foundation$235,0002008
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$235,0002014
Kresge Foundation$230,0002017
Schmidt Family Foundation$225,0002011
California Endowment$225,0002011
Lumina Foundation For Education $225,0002009
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$224,9992017
California Endowment$215,0002011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$211,5002016
Kresge Foundation$210,0002017
Foundation For Child Development$210,0002010
Carnegie Corporation of New York$208,4002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$200,0022013
Mcknight Foundation$200,0002016
Mcknight Foundation$200,0002015
Mcknight Foundation$200,0002012
Nathan Cummings Foundation$200,0002009
Rockefeller Foundation$200,0002016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$200,0002017
California Physicians Service Foundation$200,0002008
California Physicians Service Foundation$200,0002009
Carnegie Corporation of New York$200,0002010
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,0002010
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,0002005
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,0002006
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,0002017
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,0002009
Citi Foundation$200,0002014
Citi Foundation$200,0002012
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,0002015
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,0002016
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,0002015
Ford Foundation$200,0002003
Ford Foundation$200,0002004
Ford Foundation$200,0002005
Ford Foundation$200,0002006
Ford Foundation$200,0002008
Ford Foundation$200,0002007
Ford Foundation$200,0002009
Ford Foundation$200,0002017
Foundation For Child Development$200,0002006
Foundation For Child Development$200,0002010
Foundation For Child Development$200,0002009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$200,0002009
Henry Luce Foundation $200,0002016
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$200,0002010
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$200,0002011
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$200,0002014
Lear Family Foundation$200,0001999
Lumina Foundation For Education $200,0002016
Open Society Foundations$200,0002004
Open Society Foundations$200,0002008
Open Society Foundations$200,0002005
Open Society Foundations$200,0002009
Open Society Foundations$200,0002007
Open Society Foundations$200,0002006
Rockefeller Brors Fund $200,0002005
Schumann Media Center $200,0001998
Smith Richardson Foundation $200,0002009
Rockefeller Foundation$197,5002017
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$192,5002000
Pew Memorial Trust$189,0002003
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$187,5002008
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$187,0002005
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$185,0002016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$183,3342014
Annie E. Casey Foundation$180,0002014
Lumina Foundation For Education $180,0002016
Christopher Reynolds Foundation $176,0002009
Nathan Cummings Foundation$175,0002012
Pew Charitable Trusts$175,0002005
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$175,0002007
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$175,0002014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$175,0002009
Siemens Foundation$175,0002017
Save Children Federation $172,7832015
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$172,5642015
Omidyar Network Fund $172,2702016
Save Children Federation $167,9182014
Carnegie Corporation of New York$166,7002014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$165,0002015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$164,7752016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$162,5002015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$162,5002017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$160,0002009
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$160,0002012
Carnegie Corporation of New York$156,2002017
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation$153,4652007
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$152,2502006
Save Children Federation $151,6922011
John Merck Fund$150,0001999
Joyce Foundation$150,0002013
Joyce Foundation$150,0002016
Joyce Foundation$150,0002015
Kresge Foundation$150,0002013
Mcknight Foundation$150,0002014
Rockefeller Foundation$150,0002014
Schmidt Family Foundation$150,0002012
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$150,0002017
California Wellness Foundation$150,0002007
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$150,0002016
Christopher Reynolds Foundation $150,0002008
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$150,0002009
Ford Foundation$150,0002010
Ford Foundation$150,0002006
Ford Foundation$150,0002012
Ford Foundation$150,0002005
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,0002009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,0002009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,0002014
Hauser Foundation $150,0002012
Healthone$150,0002008
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$150,0002013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,0002016
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,0002015
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,0002015
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$150,0002014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$150,0002015
Lumina Foundation For Education $150,0002015
Open Society Foundations$150,0002003
Peter G Peterson Foundation$150,0002013
Peter G Peterson Foundation$150,0002012
Ploughshares Fund $150,0002010
Rockefeller Brors Fund $150,0002006
Rockefeller Brors Fund $150,0002007
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,0002013
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,0002010
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,0002009
Tides Foundation$150,0002007
American Council of Learned Societies$149,0002017
Digital Trust Foundation$146,0002017
Carnegie Corporation of New York$145,8002015
Carnegie Corporation of New York$145,0002011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$144,1782017
H. Smith Richardson Charitable Trust$143,6262015
Smith Richardson Foundation $143,6262015
American Council of Learned Societies$143,4032015
Ford Foundation$142,0002017
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$142,0002015
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$140,0002004
Annie E. Casey Foundation$140,0002013
Wyncote Foundation$140,0002012
Walton Family Foundation $137,5002016
Foundation For Child Development$135,0002009
Foundation For Child Development$135,0002008
Wyncote Foundation$135,0002011
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$133,3332015
Smith Richardson Foundation $127,5002006
F.B. Heron Foundation$125,0002006
James Irvine Foundation$125,0002009
James Irvine Foundation$125,0002010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002008
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,0002007
Annie E. Casey Foundation$125,0002012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$125,0002007
Casey Family Programs$125,0002003
Casey Family Programs$125,0002005
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$125,0002002
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$125,0002001
Compton Foundation $125,0002016
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$125,0002002
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$125,0002001
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$125,0002010
Ford Foundation$125,0002017
Hand Foundation$125,0002007
Hand Foundation$125,0002008
Hand Foundation$125,0002006
Hand Foundation$125,0002005
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$125,0002012
Skoll Fund$125,0002017
Skoll Fund$125,0002017
Smith Richardson Foundation $125,0002012
Smith Richardson Foundation $125,0002011
Surdna Foundation $125,0002011
Charles G. Koch Foundation$120,0002016
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$120,0002015
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$120,0002016
Foundation To Promote Open Society$120,0002018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$115,0002018
Open Society Foundations$115,0002008
Annie E. Casey Foundation$113,0002002
Ford Foundation$110,5002017
Omidyar Network Fund $110,4002012
James Irvine Foundation$110,0002011
Annie E. Casey Foundation$110,0002015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$110,0002012
Digital Trust Foundation$105,5402015
Carnegie Corporation of New York$105,5002017
Smith Richardson Foundation $104,8602015
Carnegie Corporation of New York$104,2002016
Smith Richardson Foundation $103,8942014
Joyce Foundation$100,0002006
Joyce Foundation$100,0002005
Kresge Foundation$100,0002016
Nathan Cummings Foundation$100,0002012
Rockefeller Foundation$100,0002006
Rockefeller Foundation$100,0002011
Warburg Pus Foundation$100,0002012
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,0002009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,0002012
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,0002013
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,0002010
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002009
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002011
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002010
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002005
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002005
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002004
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002004
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002008
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002006
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002006
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002008
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002007
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,0002007
California Physicians Service Foundation$100,0002008
California Physicians Service Foundation$100,0002009
Carnegie Corporation of New York$100,0002016
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$100,0001999
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$100,0002016
Chicago Community Trust$100,0002017
Christopher Reynolds Foundation $100,0002007
Citi Foundation$100,0002011
Citi Foundation$100,0002010
Elbridge Stuart Foundation$100,0002009
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$100,0002015
Ford Foundation$100,0002009
Ford Foundation$100,0002004
Ford Foundation$100,0002007
Ford Foundation$100,0002010
Ford Foundation$100,0002010
Ford Foundation$100,0002003
Foundation For Child Development$100,0002008
Foundation For Child Development$100,0002007
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,0002016
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,0002010
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,0002018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,0002018
Greater Washington Community Foundation$100,0002010
Greater Washington Community Foundation$100,0002014
Hauser Foundation $100,0002007
Hauser Foundation $100,0002009
Hauser Foundation $100,0002010
Hauser Foundation $100,0002005
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,0002013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,0002014
Lear Family Foundation$100,0002000
Lumina Foundation For Education $100,0002013
Lumina Foundation For Education $100,0002010
Open Society Foundations$100,0002001
Public Welfare Foundation $100,0002009
Public Welfare Foundation $100,0002009
Rattner Family Foundation .$100,0002013
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$100,0002008
Smith Richardson Foundation $100,0002010
Surdna Foundation $100,0002009
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002015
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002016
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002012
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002013
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002010
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002011
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,0002009
Open Society Foundations$4,5002018

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Ted Halstead
    Founder, Former President (1999-2007)
  2. Anne-Marie Slaughter
    President and CEO
  3. Jonathan Soros
    Board Member
  4. Cecilia Munoz
    Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives
  5. K. Sabeel Rahman
    Former Fellow
  6. Bill Moyers
    Founding Supporter
  7. Eric Schmidt
    Former Board Chair, Major Donor

Donor Organizations

  1. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Non-profit)
  2. Annie E. Casey Foundation (Non-profit)
  3. Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation (Non-profit)
  4. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Non-profit)
  5. Bloomberg Family Foundation (Bloomberg Philanthropies) (Non-profit)
  6. Buffett Early Childhood Fund (Non-profit)
  7. California Wellness Foundation (Non-profit)
  8. Carnegie Corporation of New York (Non-profit)
  9. Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation (Non-profit)
  10. Chicago Community Trust (CCT) (Non-profit)
  11. Christopher Reynolds Foundation (Non-profit)
  12. Compton Foundation (Non-profit)
  13. Craigslist Charitable Fund (Non-profit)
  14. David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Non-profit)
  15. Democracy Fund Voice (Non-profit)
  16. Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (Non-profit)
  17. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Non-profit)
  18. Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund (Non-profit)
  19. Ford Foundation (Non-profit)
  20. Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) (Non-profit)
  21. Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (Non-profit)
  22. Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation (Non-profit)
  23. H. Smith Richardson Charitable Trust (Non-profit)
  24. Heising-Simons Foundation (Non-profit)
  25. James Irvine Foundation (Non-profit)
  26. Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation (Non-profit)
  27. John and Mary R. Markle Foundation (Non-profit)
  28. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Non-profit)
  29. John Merck Fund (Non-profit)
  30. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Non-profit)
  31. Joyce Foundation (Non-profit)
  32. Kresge Foundation (Non-profit)
  33. Lear Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  34. Lumina Foundation for Education (Non-profit)
  35. McKnight Foundation (Non-profit)
  36. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Non-profit)
  37. Nathan Cummings Foundation (Non-profit)
  38. New Venture Fund (NVF) (Non-profit)
  39. New York Community Trust (Community Funds) (Non-profit)
  40. Omidyar Network Fund (Non-profit)
  41. Open Society Foundations (OSF) (Non-profit)
  42. Peter G. Peterson Foundation (Non-profit)
  43. Ploughshares Fund (Non-profit)
  44. Pritzker Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  45. Public Welfare Foundation (Non-profit)
  46. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (Non-profit)
  47. Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Non-profit)
  48. Rockefeller Foundation (Non-profit)
  49. Schmidt Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  50. Schumann Media Center (Non-profit)
  51. Schwab Charitable Fund (Non-profit)
  52. Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Non-profit)
  53. Skoll Foundation (Non-profit)
  54. Skoll Fund (Non-profit)
  55. Skoll Global Threats Fund (Non-profit)
  56. Smith Richardson Foundation (Non-profit)
  57. Surdna Foundation (Non-profit)
  58. Tides Foundation (Non-profit)
  59. W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Non-profit)
  60. Walton Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  61. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Non-profit)
  62. Wyncote Foundation (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 1998

  • 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
    2016 Dec Form 990 $37,973,732 $37,245,071 $31,923,636 $8,352,035 N $36,528,168 $15,563 $50,597 $2,405,814
    2015 Dec Form 990 $33,509,594 $25,649,786 $26,286,378 $3,443,282 N $33,232,227 $14,456 $72,642 $1,523,060 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $20,315,920 $21,539,240 $16,714,848 $1,731,560 N $20,219,546 $16,002 $78,946 $696,179 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $19,874,779 $19,408,369 $17,873,179 $1,666,571 N $19,432,725 $6,593 $106,718 $1,353,727 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $22,258,222 $21,634,831 $18,102,949 $2,362,751 N $21,814,326 $3,305 $182,469 $1,282,542 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $17,188,491 $15,424,254 $16,830,752 $1,713,945 N $16,734,129 $0 $217,820 $363,201 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

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