Non-profit

New Georgia Project

Website:

newgeorgiaproject.org

Location:

ATLANTA, GA

Tax ID:

82-1348307

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $25,272,549
Expenses: $7,356,096
Assets: $18,504,908

Formation:

2014

Type of Organization:

Voter Registration and Voter Advocacy Organization

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New Georgia Project is a left-of-center voting and redistricting oriented organization formerly headed by then-Georgia State House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams. The organization was previously a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy, a non-profit grantmaking entity that supports a number of left-of-center and liberal causes.

The organization advocates a left-progressive identity politics and aims to register largely Democratic-leaning non-white voters across the state of Georgia. The organization has faced accusations in of misreporting voter registration statistics, mismanaging organization funds, and violating campaign ethics laws.

Criticism and Controversy

2014 Mismanagement Controversy

Stacey Abrams, former state House Democratic Leader, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, and vocal left-of-center advocate, previously served as the CEO and founder of New Georgia Project. She faced accusations of financial mismanagement for taking a salary of $177,500 while working only 20 hours per week for the organization. The organization was also accused of financial mismanagement for paying more than $1.5 million to a Washington, D.C. based voter registration firm rather than using any of its own methods. The organization, though it raised more than $3 million, also failed to meet its quota for registering voters in Georgia. While Abrams claimed the organization would be able to register 120,000 voters in the same year, it registered only 46,000. 1

2018 Violations of Campaign Ethics Laws

In 2019, a Georgia state ethics commission complaint alleged that the New Georgia Project and the New Georgia Project Action Fund had “illegally canvassed for Democratic candidates including [Stacey] Abrams, used phone bank scripts pushing people to vote Democratic and included “#teamAbrams” in social media posts soliciting donations” during the 2018 election cycle. The complaint claimed that, in total, the New Georgia Project had failed to disclose more than $3 million in illicit electioneering expenses and $4 million in political contributions to state authorities between 2017 and 2019. 2

The ethics commission proceeded with an investigation, and obtained the bank records of both the New Georgia Project and the New Georgia Project Action Fund via subpoenas in 2019. Within the records investigators reportedly found evidence that the organizations had paid $36,000 to a printing company to produce “doorknockers” that featured a list of Democrats to vote for in the 2018 election. 3

On August 1, 2022, the state ethics commission decided, in a unanimous decision, that the complaint would move past the preliminary hearing stage, and that the New Georgia Project and its affiliated action fund had violated campaign ethics laws eight times. After the unanimous vote of the ethics commission the case moved forward to the office of state administration where a judge would pass final judgment. 4 As of August 23, 2022, no ruling has been made.

May 2022 – Group Chat and Digging for Racism Charges to Fire White Employee

In November 2022, screenshots were obtained by Fox News Digital of exchanges written in May 2022 between members of NGP leadership, including CEO Kendra Cotton, Chief Field and Organizing Officer Keron Blair, and Chief Technology Officer Gabe Posey; discussing how to justify firing a white female NGP staffer. According to the exchange, dubbed “T-Shirt Debacle,” the discussion and justification centered around how said employee, an NGP executive administrator, had placed an order for more units of a T-shirt that the organization already had a surplus of. 5 In response to how the administrator might file for wrongful termination should she be fired, Blair commented,

“If we are going to fire her or [terminate] her, then let’s make a strategic plan to do so… It can’t be based on something that falls apart with scrutiny. It has been my experience that young, white, seemingly progressive, lesbian women/men do not go quietly into the night…” 6

Later on, Cotton suggested finding and using charges of racism as a justification for firing the administrator, commenting, “Let’s go the hostile work environment route and pull on the racism thread…” 7 An unidentified executive in the chat would later write, “We can’t do to this girl to what white folks have been doing to us for generations…Due process is all I’m saying…We need a RECORD.” 8

An NGP spokesperson later commented to Fox News Digital that the organization, “…does not believe in drumming up false racism charges to justify firing an employee.” 9 The spokesperson also claimed that it was Melissa Koefod, then-Chief Operating Officer of NGP and also on the exchange, who had brought up charges of racism against the female employee but due to not submitting receipts of such exchanges, the company did not allow charges to proceed. Koefod responded by claiming that she did forward concerns brought up by NGP organizers to company leadership, but she believed that leadership staff was afraid to fire the staffer as they feared the female employee had records of the CEO “infantilizing and bullying her for being white.” 10 Koefor also noted she was “surprised at first at how fearful they were of former employees thinking, why be so scared if you aren’t doing anything wrong.”11

June 2022 – Firing of CFO Ralph Fraizer

On November 4, 2022, according to the Washington Free Post, an anonymous executive within the company claimed that NGP Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ralph Fraizer had been fired from his position in June 2022 after requesting leadership to hire a forensics accountant in order to look over company finances as well as warning executives that “he couldn’t do his job without violating the law…” due to them engaging in “improper financial impropriety” 12 and that they must bring in a forensic accountant to “right the ship.” 13 An anonymous former executive also noted that CEO Cotton had rejected a request by the then-Chief Operating Officer to hire a new accountant in August 2022 by texting them, “We are HYPER SENSITIVE about who we let around our financial info,” 14 Frazier, due to signing a non-disclosure agreement, did not comment on the story, but according to the Washington Free Beacon, on November 3rd the NGP sent a text message to its employees stating that speaking with the press was a violation of their “Contact the Media” policy and that those who were approached by press should inform their supervisors immediately 15 As of November 4th, several executive positions within the NGP remain vacant including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Communications Officer. 16

August 2022 – Real Estate Deal with Global Resource Partners, LLC

Internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, including a letter from August 26, 2022, reveal that NGP junior staffer Erin Ferguson had urged senior staff to close on a real estate deal to purchase several properties from business firm Global Resource Partners, LLC for $2.45 million. However, a former NGP senior executive staffer noted that not only would the properties need roughly $288,000 in repairs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but NGP already had a $15,000-per-month lease with their current property set through 2025. 17 In addition, a real estate agent from Sheet Metal Workers Building Association revealed that their company actually owned the Atlanta properties and that they were planning to sell them to Global Resource Partners for $1.92 million at around the same time the deal with NGP was planned. Yet, Global Resource Partners eventually backed out of its real estate deal with NGP while the properties remain unsold as of November 2022. 18 Further documents and communications reveal that Ferguson had urged the senior leadership to “liquidate a significant portion of the charity’s stock holdings to purchase the properties, claiming it was a “very safe” investment that would protect the group against inflation and allow it to secure lines of credit.” 19 In a group text from August 9, Ferguson wrote “The numbers are compelling… every morning the market opens at 9Am we spend 11Million…we will have offers on this building for 3-4 Million the day we close.” 20 Following the failed deal, in October 2022, several of NGP’s leadership staff were fired over a video conference call due to claims they “could no longer afford their salaries.” 21

January 2023 – Legal Action Threatened by Washington State and Several Others

On January 3, 2023, the Washington Secretary of State issued an order to New Georgia Project to “immediately cease” all fundraising operations in Washington State until it was able to “renew its charitable solicitation license” with the state. 22 However, this would require the group to disclose its 2021 tax filings to the IRS, which it failed to do so by the November 2022 deadline. Strategic communications manager stated to the Washington Free Beacon Simran Jadavji that their staff, “are just now returning to work after a much-deserved break for the holidays.” 23

In addition, 16 other states that New Georgia Project fundraised in have reported the group’s Charitable Solicitation Licenses with said states are either, “expired, closed, delinquent, or noncompliant,” 24 that could potentially lead to future fines or criminal inquiries if not resolved. 25

February 2023 – Financial discrepancies on NGP’s 2021 990 Form

In February 2023, it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that over $500,000 was missing from the group’s 2021 990 tax filing. According to the story, the NGP’s latest filing included a $533,846 consulting payment as well as a $67,500 grant paid to Black Male Initiative, a charity group owned by Edima Ufot, the brother of former NGP CEO Nse Ufot whom had been reportedly fired by NGP chairman Francys Johnson in October 2022. 26 However, Black Male Initiative claimed it had never received the grant amount, even releasing its latest IRS filings to the Washington Free Beacon showing, “$0 in consulting income and just $255,000 in contributions from all sources in 2021.” 27 Nonprofit attorney Alan Dye commented that, “This is something that the Internal Revenue Service should be interested in…particularly with the added element of the former officer possibly pocketing the money…Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark.” 28

According to the Washington Free Beacon, there existed additional discrepancies on the group’s 2021 990 form especially in comparison to its 990 from filed for 2020. It was reported that its 2021 990 form showed that the group paid $5,671,892 in compensation that year for 105 employees, but the previous year saw them pay $19,142,227 in compensation for 173 employees, or a $17 million discrepancy between the two years. 29 The Washington Free Beacon also mentions that the group’s 2020 form shows it paid $0 in payroll taxes that year. Dye reacted by claiming, “I have no idea how a charity can have 173 paid employees and pay no payroll taxes. It’s just not possible…I can’t answer that question. There should be no excuse for that.” 30

In addition, the 2021 form reportedly showed that Ufot, whilst still working at the company, was the only employee listed to have received a six-figure salary that year. In fact, the same form shows that Ufot had been overpaid by roughly $10,000, which was listed as an “excess benefit.” 31 However, an anonymous former executive for NGP claimed that at least two other employees had received a similar salary that year. Capital Research Center president Scott Walter commented that, “Such a bizarre discrepancy is highly unusual and certainly cause to question the merits of the accountant. In a proper accounting firm, at least 2 or 3 people would have had to examine the return before sending it to the group, and no such wild error should have been missed.” 32

The New Georgia Project Action Fund had also reported a $25,000 payment to the Committee for a New Georgia in 2021, an organization described to be the Action Fund’s “independent affiliated political committee.” 34 However, the 2021 990 form filed by the Committee for a New Georgia showed it had actually received roughly $36,000 from the Action Fund in October 2021 instead. Paul Kamenar, a counsel for ethics watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center, commented that this error, in addition to other discrepancies on the NGP’s latest 990 form does, “raise serious questions that warrant a full investigation by both the IRS and Georgia enforcement authorities…Not only are civil fines and penalties possible, but so is criminal liability.” 35

Identity Politics

New Georgia Project is open about its advocacy for race- and ethnicity-based identity politics. The organization advertises on its website the goal of registering all voters “of color” in the state of Georgia. The organization claims that voting right of people of color are “under attack” and that the state willfully prevents people of color from voting. 36

NGP partners with religious organizations with predominately African-American congregations to host voter registration drives and to educate congregants of voter rights. NGP also hosts an online left-of-center and liberal forum it calls “Forum for Faith and Politics,” to push identity politics. Speaking topics have included titles such as, “Politics, Black Liberation, and Theologies of Resistance,” a podcast in which former executive director for NGP, Nse Ufot, discussed extreme liberal race politics with Michael Honor, a pastor at a Georgia church and author on similarly motivated issues. 37

People

Chairman of the board of directors, Francys Johnson, is a left-leaning activist and civil rights lawyer. Johnson assumed the post in 2020 after Democratic senate hopeful, Ralph Warnock, stepped down. Previously, Johnson served as president of the Georgia NAACP.

Raphael Warnock was the former chair of the board of directors for NGP, serving in the position from 2017 t0 2019. Warnock is a pastor in Georgia and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. His campaign for public office runs primarily on the sentiment of beating the GOP and stopping Trump administration agendas. He runs on the slogan, “Turn Georgia Blue.” 38 39 He was tapped by the Obama administration to deliver numerous prayers and dedications for Presidential events during Barack Obama’s presidency. 40

Nse Ufot is the former executive director and CEO of NGP. Ufot previously worked as a lawyer in the Atlanta, Georgia area and serves in a number of capacities for organizations in the area. Ufot’s time as an attorney was spent negotiating labor contracts. She also worked in the political arm of AFSCME, a large labor union representing government workers. 41 Ufot had reportedly stepped down from her position as CEO, “out of love,” 42 as stated by a letter written by her and released onto the company website, but according to The Washington Free Beacon, private correspondences show that Ufot had been fired by NGP board chairman Francys Johnson along with several employees including then-chief legal officer and deputy general counsel. Kerr, Andrew and Joseph Simonson. “Days Before Election, Stacey Abrams’s ‘Poster Child’ Voter Registration Group is in Turmoil.” The Washington Free Beacon, November 4, 2022. https://freebeacon.com/elections/days-before-election-stacey-abramss-poster-child-voter-registration-group-is-in-turmoil/[/note]

Funding and Associated Organizations

The New Georgia Project received a grant of an undisclosed amount in 2020 from the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a left-of-center grantmaking entity, as part of a $5 million grantmaking effort that the foundation dedicated to increasing voter engagement from left-leaning demographics across the country. 43 It also received a grant in 2015 of an undisclosed amount from the Northstar Fund, a New York based left-of-center grantmaking entity. 44 The group also received grants of undisclosed amounts from Democracy Fund, a left-of-center grantmaking organization which funds a variety of left-of-center and liberal entities. 45

New Georgia Project is a partner organization with the Center for Popular Democracy, a left-of-center multi-issue organizing and press group funded and endorsed by a plethora of liberal grantmaking entities such as Democracy Alliance and the Ford Foundation. 46

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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 2019

  • 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
    2020 Dec Form 990 $25,272,549 $7,356,096 $18,504,908 $616,143 N $24,510,646 $757,946 $3,957 $300,320
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,636,327 $1,911,849 $311,249 $359,596 N $1,636,327 $0 $0 $118,232 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $1,919,960 $1,693,546 $428,293 $201,117 N $1,919,960 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $74,546 $71,020 $762 $0 N $74,546 $0 $0 $0 PDF

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