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 (2017):

Revenue: $39,313,077
Expenses: $36,069,449
Assets: $39,928,890

Formation:

1999

Type:

Center-Left Think Tank

Formerly:

New America Foundation

Founder:

Ted Halstead

President and CEO:

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Ted Halstead (1999-2007)

Latest Tax Filing:

2018 Form 990

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 data from USASpending.gov as of August 2020, New America received over $1.4 million from the federal government from fiscal years 2018-2019.[25] Nearly all of this was awarded by the U.S. Department of State.

Financial Overview

New America Foundation Financial Overview
YearTotal RevenuesTotal ExpendituresGrants PaidNet Assets
2018$36,798,952$38,460,621$3,139,354$24,902,327
2017$39,313,077$36,069,449$44,150$26,788,098
2016$37,973,732$37,245,071$2,020,119$23,571,601
2015$33,509,594$25,649,786$94,705$22,843,096
2014$20,315,920$21,539,240$0$14,983,288
2013$19,874,779$19,408,369$0$16,206,608
2012$22,258,222$21,634,831$0$15,740,198
2011$17,188,491$15,424,254$0$15,116,807
2010$15,836,375$15,695,563$0$13,352,570
2009$15,695,224$15,637,436$0$13,211,758
2008$14,193,707$12,272,915$117,337$13,153,970
2007$11,578,608$9,263,087$0$11,233,178
2006$9,916,957$7,374,053$0$8,917,657
2005$9,034,840$6,276,937$0$6,374,753
2004$4,733,381$3,914,864$0$3,616,850
2003$3,404,737$2,888,727$0$2,798,333
2002$2,943,592$2,558,736$0$2,282,323
2001$2,876,396$2,534,318$0$1,897,367
$317,446,584$293,848,257$5,415,665

Donors to New America

Between 1999 and 2018, New America had grants from foundations totaling $170 million. [26] The group has also reported taking in substantial contributions from a number of corporations and foreign governments. [27] 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. A list of known donors and grants to New America is available below: [28]

DonorAmountYear
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund$750,000 2018
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$500,000 2018
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$500,000 2018
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$275,000 2018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,000 2018
Digital Trust Foundation$245,254 2018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$120,000 2018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$115,000 2018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,000 2018
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,000 2018
Open Society Foundations$4,500 2018
Democracy Fund$100,000 2018
Democracy Fund$125,000 2018
Tides Foundation$500,000 2018
Schwab Charitable Fund$5,012,500 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$2,400,000 2017
Aphorism Foundation$2,000,000 2017
Ford Foundation$2,000,000 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$1,200,000 2017
Ford Foundation$1,162,500 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,000 2017
Ford Foundation$800,000 2017
Ford Foundation$587,500 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$527,000 2017
Rockefeller Foundation$475,000 2017
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$450,001 2017
Craig Newmark Foundation$450,000 2017
Heising-Simons Foundation$425,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$334,000 2017
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$275,000 2017
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$275,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$256,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,000 2017
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$246,150 2017
Carnegie Corporation of New York$243,800 2017
Kresge Foundation$230,000 2017
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$224,999 2017
Kresge Foundation$210,000 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$200,000 2017
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,000 2017
Ford Foundation$200,000 2017
Rockefeller Foundation$197,500 2017
Siemens Foundation$175,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$162,500 2017
Carnegie Corporation of New York$156,200 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$150,000 2017
American Council of Learned Societies$149,000 2017
Digital Trust Foundation$146,000 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$144,178 2017
Ford Foundation$142,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2017
Ford Foundation$125,000 2017
Skoll Fund$125,000 2017
Skoll Fund$125,000 2017
Ford Foundation$110,500 2017
Carnegie Corporation of New York$105,500 2017
Chicago Community Trust$100,000 2017
New Venture Fund$90,000 2017
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$5,000,000 2016
Ford Foundation$2,025,000 2016
Aphorism Foundation$1,800,000 2016
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,000 2016
Ford Foundation$825,000 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,000 2016
Bloomberg Family Foundation$750,000 2016
Lumina Foundation For Education$650,000 2016
Citi Foundation$600,000 2016
Citi Foundation$600,000 2016
Citi Foundation$600,000 2016
Foundation To Promote Open Society$600,000 2016
JPMorgan Chase Foundation$600,000 2016
Lumina Foundation For Education$400,000 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$398,715 2016
Foundation For Child Development$385,000 2016
Schmidt Family Foundation$380,000 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$380,000 2016
Ford Foundation$300,000 2016
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$300,000 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$299,679 2016
Heising-Simons Foundation$275,000 2016
Digital Trust Foundation$262,535 2016
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$257,500 2016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,000 2016
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,000 2016
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,000 2016
Siemens Foundation$250,000 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$211,500 2016
Carnegie Corporation of New York$208,400 2016
Mcknight Foundation$200,000 2016
Rockefeller Foundation$200,000 2016
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,000 2016
Henry Luce Foundation$200,000 2016
Lumina Foundation For Education$200,000 2016
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$185,000 2016
Lumina Foundation For Education$180,000 2016
Omidyar Network Fund$172,270 2016
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$164,775 2016
Joyce Foundation$150,000 2016
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$150,000 2016
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,000 2016
Walton Family Foundation$137,500 2016
Compton Foundation$125,000 2016
Charles G. Koch Foundation$120,000 2016
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$120,000 2016
Carnegie Corporation of New York$104,200 2016
Kresge Foundation$100,000 2016
Carnegie Corporation of New York$100,000 2016
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$100,000 2016
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,000 2016
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2016
Democracy Fund$75,000 2016
Democracy Fund Voice$115,000 2016
Energy Foundation$25,000 2016
New Venture Fund$100,000 2016
Aphorism Foundation$2,500,000 2015
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$1,250,000 2015
Ford Foundation$900,000 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$800,000 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$700,000 2015
Ford Foundation$660,000 2015
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$435,000 2015
Foundation For Child Development$385,000 2015
Heising-Simons Foundation$365,000 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$350,000 2015
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$335,000 2015
Ford Foundation$300,000 2015
Omidyar Network Fund$300,000 2015
Carnegie Corporation of New York$291,600 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$287,602 2015
Pritzker Family Foundation$280,000 2015
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2015
Rattner Family Foundation .$250,000 2015
Mcknight Foundation$200,000 2015
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,000 2015
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,000 2015
Save Children Federation$172,783 2015
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$172,564 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$165,000 2015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$162,500 2015
Joyce Foundation$150,000 2015
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,000 2015
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,000 2015
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$150,000 2015
Lumina Foundation For Education$150,000 2015
Carnegie Corporation of New York$145,800 2015
H. Smith Richardson Charitable Trust$143,626 2015
Smith Richardson Foundation$143,626 2015
American Council of Learned Societies$143,403 2015
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$142,000 2015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$133,333 2015
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2015
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$120,000 2015
Annie E. Casey Foundation$110,000 2015
Digital Trust Foundation$105,540 2015
Smith Richardson Foundation$104,860 2015
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation$100,000 2015
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2015
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$35,000 2015
New Venture Fund$90,000 2015
Schwab Charitable Fund$3,500,000 2014
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$1,000,000 2014
Ford Foundation$660,000 2014
Lumina Foundation For Education$600,000 2014
Foundation To Promote Open Society$450,000 2014
Foundation To Promote Open Society$430,000 2014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$370,000 2014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$348,978 2014
W.K. Kellogg Foundation$327,436 2014
Ford Foundation$300,000 2014
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$300,000 2014
Schmidt Family Foundation$275,000 2014
Foundation To Promote Open Society$270,000 2014
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$250,000 2014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,000 2014
Rattner Family Foundation .$250,000 2014
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$235,000 2014
Citi Foundation$200,000 2014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$200,000 2014
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$183,334 2014
Annie E. Casey Foundation$180,000 2014
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$175,000 2014
Save Children Federation$167,918 2014
Carnegie Corporation of New York$166,700 2014
Mcknight Foundation$150,000 2014
Rockefeller Foundation$150,000 2014
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,000 2014
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$150,000 2014
Smith Richardson Foundation$103,894 2014
Greater Washington Community Foundation$100,000 2014
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,000 2014
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$85,000 2014
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$35,000 2014
New Venture Fund$145,000 2014
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,000 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$725,000 2013
Ford Foundation$600,000 2013
Foundation To Promote Open Society$500,000 2013
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$450,000 2013
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$450,000 2013
Lumina Foundation For Education$350,400 2013
Carnegie Corporation of New York$333,300 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$321,022 2013
Foundation For Child Development$310,000 2013
Nathan Cummings Foundation$300,000 2013
Ford Foundation$300,000 2013
Lumina Foundation For Education$300,000 2013
Pritzker Family Foundation$280,000 2013
Schmidt Family Foundation$250,000 2013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$200,002 2013
Joyce Foundation$150,000 2013
Kresge Foundation$150,000 2013
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$150,000 2013
Peter G Peterson Foundation$150,000 2013
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,000 2013
Annie E. Casey Foundation$140,000 2013
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,000 2013
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,000 2013
Lumina Foundation For Education$100,000 2013
Rattner Family Foundation .$100,000 2013
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2013
Proteus Fund$70,000 2013
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,000 2012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$725,000 2012
Ford Foundation$600,000 2012
Lumina Foundation For Education$500,000 2012
Lumina Foundation For Education$500,000 2012
Ford Foundation$475,000 2012
Foundation For Child Development$354,500 2012
James Irvine Foundation$350,000 2012
Omidyar Network Fund$343,367 2012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$300,000 2012
Ford Foundation$300,000 2012
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,000 2012
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2012
National Philanthropic Trust$250,000 2012
Peter G Peterson Foundation$250,000 2012
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$250,000 2012
Mcknight Foundation$200,000 2012
Citi Foundation$200,000 2012
Nathan Cummings Foundation$175,000 2012
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$160,000 2012
Schmidt Family Foundation$150,000 2012
Ford Foundation$150,000 2012
Hauser Foundation$150,000 2012
Peter G Peterson Foundation$150,000 2012
Wyncote Foundation$140,000 2012
Annie E. Casey Foundation$125,000 2012
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation$125,000 2012
Smith Richardson Foundation$125,000 2012
Omidyar Network Fund$110,400 2012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$110,000 2012
Nathan Cummings Foundation$100,000 2012
Warburg Pus Foundation$100,000 2012
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,000 2012
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2012
Proteus Fund$290,000 2012
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,000 2011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$650,000 2011
Ford Foundation$550,000 2011
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$525,000 2011
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$500,000 2011
Nathan Cummings Foundation$300,000 2011
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$300,000 2011
Ford Foundation$300,000 2011
Ford Foundation$300,000 2011
Lumina Foundation For Education$300,000 2011
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$300,000 2011
New York Community Trust$270,000 2011
Foundation For Child Development$260,000 2011
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,000 2011
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$250,000 2011
Schmidt Family Foundation$225,000 2011
California Endowment$225,000 2011
California Endowment$215,000 2011
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$200,000 2011
Save Children Federation$151,692 2011
Carnegie Corporation of New York$145,000 2011
Wyncote Foundation$135,000 2011
Smith Richardson Foundation$125,000 2011
Surdna Foundation$125,000 2011
James Irvine Foundation$110,000 2011
Rockefeller Foundation$100,000 2011
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2011
Citi Foundation$100,000 2011
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2011
Proteus Fund$201,000 2011
Rockefeller Foundation$1,135,000 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$650,000 2010
New York Community Trust$623,000 2010
Ford Foundation$600,000 2010
Schwab Charitable Fund$500,000 2010
James Irvine Foundation$440,000 2010
New York Community Trust$425,000 2010
California Physicians Service Foundation$332,500 2010
Foundation To Promote Open Society$300,000 2010
Rockefeller Foundation$293,000 2010
Ford Foundation$250,000 2010
Foundation For Child Development$210,000 2010
Carnegie Corporation of New York$200,000 2010
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,000 2010
Foundation For Child Development$200,000 2010
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$200,000 2010
Ford Foundation$150,000 2010
Ploughshares Fund$150,000 2010
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,000 2010
James Irvine Foundation$125,000 2010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2010
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$125,000 2010
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,000 2010
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2010
Citi Foundation$100,000 2010
Ford Foundation$100,000 2010
Ford Foundation$100,000 2010
Foundation To Promote Open Society$100,000 2010
Greater Washington Community Foundation$100,000 2010
Hauser Foundation$100,000 2010
Lumina Foundation For Education$100,000 2010
Smith Richardson Foundation$100,000 2010
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2010
Proteus Fund$85,000 2010
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation$1,250,000 2009
James Irvine Foundation$1,000,000 2009
New York Community Trust$870,000 2009
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$745,300 2009
Schwab Charitable Fund$500,000 2009
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$450,000 2009
Carnegie Corporation of New York$450,000 2009
California Physicians Service Foundation$332,500 2009
Ford Foundation$250,000 2009
Open Society Foundations$250,000 2009
Lumina Foundation For Education$225,000 2009
Nathan Cummings Foundation$200,000 2009
California Physicians Service Foundation$200,000 2009
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,000 2009
Ford Foundation$200,000 2009
Foundation For Child Development$200,000 2009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$200,000 2009
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2009
Smith Richardson Foundation$200,000 2009
Christopher Reynolds Foundation$176,000 2009
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation$175,000 2009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$160,000 2009
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund$150,000 2009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,000 2009
Foundation To Promote Open Society$150,000 2009
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$150,000 2009
Foundation For Child Development$135,000 2009
James Irvine Foundation$125,000 2009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2009
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$100,000 2009
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2009
California Physicians Service Foundation$100,000 2009
Elbridge Stuart Foundation$100,000 2009
Ford Foundation$100,000 2009
Hauser Foundation$100,000 2009
Public Welfare Foundation$100,000 2009
Public Welfare Foundation$100,000 2009
Surdna Foundation$100,000 2009
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation$100,000 2009
Rockefeller Foundation$7,500,000 2008
James Irvine Foundation$1,200,000 2008
Schwab Charitable Fund$1,000,000 2008
Lumina Foundation For Education$450,000 2008
Rockefeller Foundation$400,000 2008
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$350,000 2008
Open Society Foundations$300,000 2008
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,000 2008
Ford Foundation$250,000 2008
Open Society Foundations$250,000 2008
Ford Foundation$245,000 2008
Nathan Cummings Foundation$235,000 2008
California Physicians Service Foundation$200,000 2008
Ford Foundation$200,000 2008
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2008
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$187,500 2008
Christopher Reynolds Foundation$150,000 2008
Healthone$150,000 2008
Foundation For Child Development$135,000 2008
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2008
Hand Foundation$125,000 2008
Open Society Foundations$115,000 2008
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2008
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2008
California Physicians Service Foundation$100,000 2008
Foundation For Child Development$100,000 2008
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$100,000 2008
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation$1,250,000 2007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$754,700 2007
Rockefeller Foundation$750,000 2007
New York Community Trust$417,000 2007
Smith Richardson Foundation$261,500 2007
James Irvine Foundation$250,000 2007
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,000 2007
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,000 2007
California Physicians Service Foundation$250,000 2007
Open Society Foundations$250,000 2007
Open Society Foundations$250,000 2007
Ford Foundation$200,000 2007
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2007
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$175,000 2007
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation$153,465 2007
California Wellness Foundation$150,000 2007
Rockefeller Brors Fund$150,000 2007
Tides Foundation$150,000 2007
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$125,000 2007
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$125,000 2007
Hand Foundation$125,000 2007
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2007
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2007
Christopher Reynolds Foundation$100,000 2007
Ford Foundation$100,000 2007
Foundation For Child Development$100,000 2007
Hauser Foundation$100,000 2007
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation$1,000,000 2006
California Physicians Service Foundation$600,000 2006
New York Community Trust$383,000 2006
James Irvine Foundation$250,000 2006
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,000 2006
Open Society Foundations$250,000 2006
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,000 2006
Ford Foundation$200,000 2006
Foundation For Child Development$200,000 2006
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2006
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$152,250 2006
Ford Foundation$150,000 2006
Rockefeller Brors Fund$150,000 2006
Smith Richardson Foundation$127,500 2006
F.B. Heron Foundation$125,000 2006
Hand Foundation$125,000 2006
Joyce Foundation$100,000 2006
Rockefeller Foundation$100,000 2006
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2006
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2006
James Irvine Foundation$2,500,000 2005
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation$1,250,000 2005
California Physicians Service Foundation$800,000 2005
Ford Foundation$800,000 2005
California Physicians Service Foundation$600,000 2005
New York Community Trust$551,000 2005
F.B. Heron Foundation$500,000 2005
Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation$396,770 2005
James Irvine Foundation$250,000 2005
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$200,000 2005
Ford Foundation$200,000 2005
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2005
Rockefeller Brors Fund$200,000 2005
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$187,000 2005
Pew Charitable Trusts$175,000 2005
Ford Foundation$150,000 2005
Casey Family Programs$125,000 2005
Hand Foundation$125,000 2005
Joyce Foundation$100,000 2005
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2005
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2005
Hauser Foundation$100,000 2005
James Irvine Foundation$750,000 2004
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation$750,000 2004
California Physicians Service Foundation$500,000 2004
Ford Foundation$251,000 2004
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$250,000 2004
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2004
Ford Foundation$200,000 2004
Open Society Foundations$200,000 2004
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$140,000 2004
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2004
Annie E. Casey Foundation$100,000 2004
Ford Foundation$100,000 2004
California Physicians Service Foundation$940,000 2003
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$560,000 2003
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$300,000 2003
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2003
Ford Foundation$200,000 2003
Pew Memorial Trust$189,000 2003
Open Society Foundations$150,000 2003
Casey Family Programs$125,000 2003
Ford Foundation$100,000 2003
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,000 2002
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$345,000 2002
Pew Memorial Trust$255,000 2002
John D. and Carine T. Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$250,000 2002
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$125,000 2002
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$125,000 2002
Annie E. Casey Foundation$113,000 2002
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,000 2001
Pew Memorial Trust$500,000 2001
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$307,500 2001
Ford Foundation$300,000 2001
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$125,000 2001
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$125,000 2001
Open Society Foundations$100,000 2001
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,000 2000
Pew Memorial Trust$500,000 2000
John and Mary R. Markle Foundation$192,500 2000
Lear Family Foundation$100,000 2000
Lear Family Foundation$200,000 1999
John Merck Fund$150,000 1999
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation$100,000 1999
Schumann Media Center$200,000 1998
Total:$172,274,821

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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
    2017 Dec Form 990 $39,313,077 $36,069,449 $39,928,890 $13,140,792 N $37,653,997 $11,785 $59,632 $2,313,940 PDF
    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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