Non-profit

New Organizing Institute Education Fund (NOI Education Fund)

Website:

neworganizing.wellstone.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

56-2633160

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $4,554,889
Expenses: $5,323,554
Assets: $654,131

Formation:

2011 (NOI founded in 2005)

Status:

Defunct

Type:

Training Group

Executive Director:

Ethan Roeder

Founders:

Judith Freeman

Zack Exley

Archived Website:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150118063230/http://neworganizing.com/a

Succeeded By:

Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL)

Wellstone Action (RePower)

NOI is defunct. For its successor, see Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL)

New Organizing Institute Education Fund (NOIEF) was the charitable arm of New Organizing Institute (NOI), a progressive nonprofit that trained digital organizers and campaigners for the Democratic Party. The organization, described by a Washington Post reporter as “the Democratic Party’s Hogwarts for digital wizardry,” trained 30,000 members in ten years before experiencing a mass staff walkout in 2015. [1] Shortly afterward, the Institute and its Education Fund were disbanded and its core program and most remaining members were folded into Wellstone Action, one of the largest left-of-center training campaigner training organizations.

In 2012, Whitney May, Tiana-Epps Johnson, and Donny Bridges founded Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a left-of-center voter outreach group. All three would work for New Organizing Institute from 2012-2015 and then return to CTCL. In 2020, CTCL received a $250 million grant from Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

Leadership

New Organizing Institute Education Fund and New Organizing Institute were co-founded by Judith Freeman, a long-time strategist for the Democratic Party and allied organizations. In 2004, after attending college at the University of Chicago, Freeman worked for M+R Strategic Services and on then-Senator John Kerry’s (D-MA) presidential campaign. In 2005, Freeman began serving as a senior political strategist for the AFL-CIO labor union federation and co-founded New Organizing Institute. In 2008, Freeman worked as a digital field director for Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. [2] From 2004-2013, Freeman served as executive director of NOIEF, until she was replaced by Ethan Roeder. Freeman remained as president of NOI and chair of both organizations’ boards. [3][4]

In 2013, Ethan Roeder became the new executive director of NOIEF and the Institute. Roeder had served as a voter file manager and the national data manager Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He then worked at NOI as director of data, technology, and election administration for three years until he returned to President Obama’s reelection campaign as director of data. [5]

Activism

“Hogwarts” for Democrats and “The Left’s New Death Star”

For more information on NOI’s activism, see New Organizing Institute (Nonprofit)

In July 2014, a reporter for the Washington Post published a piece covering the New Organizing Institute, calling it “the Democratic Party’s Hogwarts for digital wizardry” and “the Left’s think tank for campaign know-how.” [6]

The piece detailed how NOI trained activists, campaign staffers, and nonprofit employees in digital technology such as HTML coding, voter outreach via email lists and social media adverts, donor outreach and fundraising methods, tips for spreading online video content, and proper eye-catching online messaging. The article explained that the impetus behind the Institute’s formation was the desire of Democratic Party operatives for their field workers to be trained in the latest digital techniques perfected by the Obama presidential campaign during the 2012 election. By spreading the latest skills in coding, social media, and internet advertising to as many left-of-center activists as possible, NOI could diffuse digital learning through the progressive movement as those activists went on to different places in their careers, giving a lasting advantage to Democrats. [7]

NOI’s “About” page (archived here) quoted a CNN article which called it “The Left’s New Death Star,” bragging that “even as Republicans made impressive strides in digital and data-driven campaigning in 2014, Democrats retain a culture of innovation and an army of campaign geeks that far outpaces their GOP foes . . . There is nothing like [NOI] on the Right.” [8]

Dissolution and Staff Walkout (2015)

In February 2015, eight senior staff members and an unknown number of the “20 or so” lower level staffers of the New Organizing Institute quit en masse. The day prior, senior staff members had presented an ultimatum to the New Organizing Institute board demanding the resignation of executive director Ethan Roeder due to alleged financial mismanagement which had left the organization on the verge of insolvency. The board, led by Judith Freeman, refused to remove Roeder. [9]

After the walkout, Freeman vowed to continue the New Organizing Institute,[10] but the Institute and the Education Fund would dissolve eight months later. In an October press release, Freeman announced that NOI’s core training program would be absorbed by Wellstone Action (now RePower). [11]

Center for Tech and Civic Life

Among the senior staff members who quit the New Organizing Institute in February 2015 were Whitney May, Tiana Epps-Johnson, and Donny Bridges. [12][13][14] In 2012, these three had founded the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a voter outreach organization which targets demographic groups which tend to support the Democratic Party. After establishing the organization, the three joined the Institute. May served as the group’s voter information project state liaison and election administration government liaison. Johnson served as the Institute’s election administration director. Bridges served as the Institute’s election administration research director. [15]

In February 2015, after leaving the Institute, the three rejoined CTCL. May became director of government services, Epps-Johnson became executive director, and Bridges became director of civic data. [16][17][18]

In 2020, CTCL would receive $250 million from Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to increase voter registration and mail voting for the 2020 election. [19]

Connections to Major Liberal Political Groups

Funders Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)

For more information, see Funders Committee for Civic Participation

Democracy Alliance

For more information, see Democracy Alliance

Leadership

Co-Founders

New Organizing Institute and the New Organizing Institute Education Fund and were co-founded by Judith Freeman, a long-time strategist for the Democratic Party and allied organizations. From 2004-2015, Freeman served as president of New Organizing Institute. [20] [21]

In 2004, after attending college at the University of Chicago, Freeman worked for M+R Strategic Services and on then-Senator John Kerry’s (D-MA) 004 presidential campaign. In 2005, Freeman began serving as a senior political strategist for the AFL-CIO labor union federation and co-founded New Organizing Institute. In 2008, Freeman worked as a digital field director for Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. [22]

Zack Exley, NOI’s other co-founder, is a longtime radical political activist who previously worked with MoveOn.org and Britain’s Labour Party. Exley was NOI president from 2004 to 2010, when he left to become chief community officer (later chief revenue officer) for the Wikimedia Foundation. From 2009-2010 Exley was an Open Society Foundations fellow, receiving a grant from the George Soros-aligned foundation. [23] In 2016, he was an advisor on socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) failed presidential campaign; from its collapse he co-founded Middle Seat, a digital marketing firm catering to far-left politicians and causes. Exley co-founded the left-wing political committees Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, which aims to elect socialist and far-left Democrats. In 2018, he co-founded New Consensus, a nonprofit that promotes the extremist Green New Deal. [24]

Exley co-authored the 2016 book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything with former CREDO super PAC president Becky Bond, a board member of NOI Education Fund until its collapse in 2015. [25] [26]

Executive Director

In 2013, Ethan Roeder became the new executive director of New Organizing Institute and the NOI Education Fund. Roeder previously worked as a voter file manager and the national data manager Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He then worked at New Organizing Institute as director of data, technology, and election administration for three years until he returned to President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign as director of data for Obama for America (OFA; now Organizing for Action). [27]

In September 2017, Roeder became director of campaigns for Forward Majority Action (not to be confused with Majority Forward), a major Democratic-aligned super PAC that spends heavily to flip Congressional and U.S. Senate seats to Democrats. [28]

In 2015, NOI/NOI Education Fund’s final year of operations, Roeder earned $113,392 in total compensation from both organizations. [29]

Board of Directors

In 2015, its final year of operation, NOI Education Fund’s board of directors included Robert “Biko” Baker, an associate lecturer on African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and left-wing activist involved in “data-driven voter turnout campaigns that dramatically increase the voter participation of young urban citizens”; and Becky Bond, co-founder of the far-left Real Justice PAC, which helps elect Democratic prosecutors, an advisor to Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Texas Senate campaign and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) 2016 presidential campaign, former president of the left-wing CREDO super PAC, and author of the 2016 book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. [30] [31]

Funding

NOI Education Fund was incorporated in 2010 and ceased operations in 2015. In June 2018, its tax-exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failing to file an annual Form 990 report for three years in a row. [32]

Relationship with NOI

NOI was NOI Education Fund’s 501(c)(4) affiliate. The two organizations shared office space and staff, who were paid for by NOI Education Fund while working for NOI.

In 2014, NOI Education Fund paid NOI $647,285 in employee salaries, $803,021 in reimbursements for “expenses” (details are not provided), and $60,130 for the “sharing of facilities, equipment, mailing lists,” or other expenses. [33]

In 2013, NOI Education Fund paid NOI $783,766 in employee salaries, $351,170 in reimbursements for “expenses” (details are not provided), and $72,928 for the “sharing of facilities, equipment, mailing lists,” or other expenses. [34]

Financial Overview

Between 2010 and January 2015, NOI Education Fund reported total revenues of nearly $26 million and total expenditures of nearly $26 million (including grants paid totaling $12 million): [35]

NOI Ed. Fund Financial Overview
YearTotal RevenuesTotal ExpendituresGrants PaidNet Assets
2014$4,554,889 $5,323,554 $1,694,186 $12,018
2013$5,898,535 $5,306,432 $2,623,094 $780,684
2012$7,089,297 $7,609,156 $4,194,335 $226,689
2011$5,395,791 $5,143,664 $2,047,925 $746,548
2010$3,029,825 $2,535,404 $1,392,670 $494,421
Total:$25,968,337 $25,918,210 $11,952,210

Donors to NOI Education Fund

Between 2008 and 2015, NOI Education Fund received over $16 million in grants, mostly from left-of-center foundations and pass-through funders: [36]

GrantorAmountYearGrant Description
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program$2,520,000 2011Specific project
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program$700,000 2012Specific project
Ford Foundation$600,000 2013General support for its unique grassroots program to train people to engage in and organize civic activities empowered by technology
Ford Foundation$600,000 2012Core support for the civic engagement program to train organizers and provide the tools necessary to build and manage effective non partisan voter engagement efforts
Ford Foundation$550,000 2013Core support for color of change to strengthen the voice of black America and create positive change surrounding critical political and social issues and for its criminal justice and voting rights initiatives
Ford Foundation$500,000 2014General support for community organizing and civic engagement work and for a project in partnership with the analyst institute to conduct research experimentation and learning in the civic engagement field
Ford Foundation$400,000 2012General support for its unique grassroots program to train people to engage in and organize civic activities empowered by technology
Ford Foundation$400,000 2011General support for its unique grassroots program to train people to engage in and organize civic activities empowered by technology
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program$400,000 2013Specific project
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$285,000 2014For grant recipient's exempt purposes (EDUCATION FUND)
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$250,000 2015
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$250,000 2012Environment and animals
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,000 2011To provide general support
Foundation To Promote Open Society$250,000 2012To provide general support
Schmidt Family Foundation$250,000 2011To support citizen engagement lab climate organizing campaign
Tides Foundation$250,000 2012General support for colorofchange.org education fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund$200,000 2011For start up support for a new online advocacy project in Asian American Communities $200 000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$200,000 2013For grant recipient's exempt purposes
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$200,000 2013For grant recipient's exempt purposes
Foundation To Promote Open Society$200,000 2013To provide general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Ford Foundation$200,000 2015General support for community organizing civic engagement and leadership development
Women Donors Network$200,000 2012Operating support for 'Ultra Violet'
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$150,000 2012General Support
Stephen M Silberstein Foundation$150,000 2013Produce the best leaders and strongest movements of our generation (SUM OF US)
Energy Foundation$150,000 2011To engage new allies on climate and energy issues
Unbound Philanthropy$125,000 2012Provide training and technical assistance to united we dream network's affiliates
Joyce Foundation$107,500 2011To provide training and technical assistance to public engagement grantees in the education and gun violence programs with a goal of expanding their capacity to use new media tools to organize around policy reform.
Open Society Foundations$100,000 2010To provide general support
Open Society Foundations$100,000 2009To provide general support
Ford Foundation$100,000 2013To convene research and identify future digital organizing strategies for social change
Tides Foundation$100,000 20122012 civic engagement efforts in Virginia North Carolina Florida and Michigan (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$100,000 2009Charitable non-lobbying work
Tides Foundation$100,000 2012Support civic engagement research work in Milwaukee (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$100,000 2010To support organizational development for emerging organizations in Michigan Arizona North Carolina Arkansas and Ohio
Unbound Philanthropy$100,000 2012Presente or a project of citizen engagement lab
Tides Foundation$95,000 2010General support for citizen engagement laboratory (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
San Francisco Foundation$87,500 2012Citizen participation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$85,000 2014Arts and culture
Tides Foundation$85,000 20132012 independent voter registration report project
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund$75,000 2012For the citizen engagement lab education fund to support online advocacy and organizing for civic participation in Latino communities $75 000 (EDUCATION FUND)
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund$75,000 2011For Citizen Engagement Laboratory; To support Presente Org's online advocacy in Latino communities; To support immigration reform and civic participation $75 000
Surdna Foundation Inc$75,000 2011General support
Arca Foundation$75,000 2011(EDUCATION FUND)
Arca Foundation$75,000 2012To support the economic justice program
Joyce Foundation$75,000 2013To support two new media trainings for Joyce grantees in Chicago.
Nathan Cummings Foundation$75,000 2011High impact video series
Unbound Philanthropy$75,000 2011Presente org - rapid response organizing project
Wallace Global Fund II$75,000 2012General support for SumOfUs' corporate accountability human rights and environment campaigns
Unbound Philanthropy$70,000 2011Culture strike project
Unbound Philanthropy$70,000 2012Culture strike's work in promoting a cultural strategy around immigration reform
Tides Foundation$65,847 2012Citizen engagement laboratory's police accountability communications and new media project (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$62,000 2012Voter registration technology support project (EDUCATION FUND)
Wallace Global Fund II$60,000 2013General support for the color of change
Bauman Family Foundation$50,000 2013Color of change revenue project
Bauman Family Foundation$50,000 2014Colorofchange.org
Compton Foundation Inc$50,000 2012Reproductive justice
NoVo Foundation$50,000 2012Project support ultra violet
NoVo Foundation$50,000 2014Project support civic legal corp.
NoVo Foundation$50,000 2013Project support civic legal corps legal fellowship training program and community center
NoVo Foundation$50,000 2015Project support CIVIC legal corps
Proteus Fund$50,000 2010For P Street Project's work to undermine the credibility of the Google-Verizon Internet policy framework and educate policy makers on the framework's potential harms
Robert W Deutsch Foundation$50,000 2013General purpose
Robert W Deutsch Foundation$50,000 2012General purposes
Sandler Foundation$50,000 2011For the citizen engagement laboratory
Arca Foundation$50,000 2012To support citizen engagement laboratory's economic Justice work
Arca Foundation$50,000 2010
Arca Foundation$50,000 2013To support color of change org education fund's economic justice project
Dobkin Family Foundation$50,000 2014General purpose fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Marisla Foundation$50,000 2010Citizen engagement laboratory
Tides Foundation$50,000 20132012 independent voter registration report project
Tides Foundation$45,358 2010Youth engagement planning for 2012
Tides Foundation$45,000 2012Citizen engagement laboratory's voter registration programs in Michigan Wisconsin Virginia North Carolina and Florida (EDUCATION FUND)
Rappaport Family Foundation$41,500 2012Project-specific grant in support of 'new organizing university-millennial project community college student engagement program'
Hull Family Foundation$41,000 2009
Bauman Family Foundation$40,000 2015General support
Gill Foundation$40,000 2013Program support for Color of change org
Hull Family Foundation$40,000 2010General operating
Rappaport Family Foundation$40,000 2012Organizing leadership online.
Rappaport Family Foundation$40,000 2013For project specific support of community college initiative
Arca Foundation$40,000 2011(EDUCATION FUND)
Brainerd Foundation$40,000 2013Environmental preservation
Ford Foundation$40,000 2013New organizing institute education fund is requesting travel and travel-related support on behalf of get equal education fund with this travel grant get equal plans to hold convenings and other opportunities
Leonard And Sophie Davis Fund$40,000 2014Support for social service programs or educational programs
Marisla Foundation$40,000 2012Citizens engagement laboratory climate initiative
Tides Foundation$40,000 2012General support for SumOfUs (EDUCATION FUND)
Wallace Global Fund II$40,000 2013Project support to protect end expand democratic systems
Wallace Global Fund II$40,000 2012General support for color of change
Tides Foundation$39,869 2014Berim's general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$38,000 2012Facebook mobilization experiment (EDUCATION FUND)
Unbound Philanthropy$35,000 2012Api online organizing
Tides Foundation$33,955 2014Food democracy now general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Enlyst Fund$30,000 2012General support (EDUCATION FUND)
Hull Family Foundation$30,000 2013General and unrestricted (EDUCATION FUND)
Hull Family Foundation$30,000 2015For voices Idaho operations and program costs
Jewish Community Federation Of San Francisco The Peninsula Marin And Sonoma$30,000 2012Gen/program
Mitchell Kapor Foundation Dba Kapor Center For Social Impact$30,000 2010Support for education
Orange County Community Foundation$30,000 2014Human services
Proteus Fund$30,000 2010To work to identify net neutrality champions in Congress pressure key legislators and gather information from Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) members to inform a shared lobbying strategy
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors$30,000 2014General Support
Tides Foundation$30,000 2011General support for citizenship engagement laboratory (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
Tides Foundation$30,000 2011General support for citizenship engagement laboratory (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
Tides Foundation$30,000 2013Fellows program
Tides Foundation$30,000 2010General support for citizen engagement laboratory (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
Ford Foundation$29,371 2013The new organizing institute completed a quantitative analysis of cumulative work of the organizations that comprise the black civic engagement initiative and the national Latino civic engagement
San Francisco Foundation$27,500 2013W24 (citizen participation)
Tides Foundation$25,738 2012General support for food democracy now! (EDUCATION FUND)
Schwab Charitable Fund$25,208 2015Support for education
Bauman Family Foundation$25,000 2013Color of change
California Community Foundation$25,000 2012Civic engagement
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$25,000 2012General Support
Hull Family Foundation$25,000 2012General and unrestricted
Jewish Federation Of Cleveland$25,000 2011General support
Ploughshares Fund$25,000 2014To organize a July 2014 event that brings constituents veterans and diverse Iranian voices to Washington to meet with members of congress to discuss option for limiting Iran's nuclear capability to civilian use (BERIM)
Robert R Mccormick Foundation$25,000 2013For one year of support for the Chicago votes education fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Seattle Foundation$25,000 2011To support the citizen engagement lab (EDUCATION FUND)
Seattle Foundation$25,000 2010To Support the Citizen Engagement Lab
Arca Foundation$25,000 2014Grant for support of 'berim.org'
Arca Foundation$25,000 2012To support sumofus for the purposes of internet education and advocacy on issues of human rights poverty eradication and consumer rights
The Chorus$25,000 2012Program/project support (EDUCATION FUND)
The Chorus$25,000 2013General operating support
The Chorus$25,000 2013General operating support
Dobkin Family Foundation$25,000 2014General purpose fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Sagner Family Foundation$25,000 2008Leadership programs for youth
Sagner Family Foundation$25,000 2009Leadership programs for youth
Schooner Foundation$25,000 2014General support
Schooner Foundation$25,000 2013General support
Tides Foundation$25,000 2012GetEQUAL education fund's efforts to register and mobilize young LGBTQ and immigrant youth in collaboration with united we dream (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$25,000 2012General support (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$25,000 2014Berim's general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$25,000 2012To support experiments and testing for direct online voter registration in collaboration with rock the vote (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$25,000 2011General support
Tides Foundation$25,000 2010Citizen engagement laboratory's video the vote project (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
Tides Foundation$25,000 2013Business federation civic fund's national voter registration day (BUSINESS FEDERATION - CIVIC FUND)
Tides Center$24,555 2010Equality Across America - CEL/GetEQUAL
Tides Foundation$24,223 2014Food democracy now general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Hull Family Foundation$23,000 2011General and unrestricted (EDUCATION FUND)
Jewish Community Federation Of San Francisco The Peninsula Marin And Sonoma$22,000 2013Support for education (EDUCATION FUND)
General Service Foundation$20,000 2014Sum of US and roc-united: taking on the other NRA and empowering low-wage workers
General Service Foundation$20,000 2012Sum of US's environment labor rights and human rights program that seeks to hold corporations accountable for the consequences of their actions through collective new media and offline actions
Gill Foundation$20,000 2012Program support for colorofchange.org's tea party watch campaign
Gill Foundation$20,000 2013Program support for Color of change org
Hull Family Foundation$20,000 2014General and unrestricted
Hull Family Foundation$20,000 2012Sum of us program
Mitchell Kapor Foundation Dba Kapor Center For Social Impact$20,000 2011Civic participation
Natural Health Research Foundation$20,000 2014General Support
Silicon Valley Community Foundation$20,000 2012Support for education (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$20,000 2012SumOfUs environmental work (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$20,000 2011General support for citizenship engagement laboratory (CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LABORATORY)
Hull Family Foundation$18,000 2012Citizen engagement lab
Hull Family Foundation$18,000 2012Citizen engagement lab program
Arcus Foundation$15,000 2014To support GetEQUAL education fund's listening sessions in targeted communities to lift up pressing needs of the most underserved LGBTQ populations and inform GetEQUAL's field organizing mandate
Ben and Jerry's Foundation Inc$15,000 2014350 Vermont - tar sands free northeast kingdom
Citybridge Foundation$15,000 2011One city grant
Enlyst Fund$15,000 2011General support
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$15,000 2014For grant recipient's exempt purposes (EDUCATION FUND)
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$15,000 2014For grant recipient's exempt purposes (EDUCATION FUND)
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$15,000 2013For grant recipient's exempt purposes
Hull Family Foundation$15,000 2013Bus federation civic fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Hull Family Foundation$15,000 2013Sum of us program (EDUCATION FUND - SUM OF US)
Hull Family Foundation$15,000 2011Citizen engagement lab project (EDUCATION FUND)
Natural Health Research Foundation$15,000 2013General Support
San Francisco Foundation$15,000 2014Citizen participation
Swanee Hunt Family Foundation$15,000 2011Arts and community support
Swanee Hunt Family Foundation$15,000 2013Prime movers program
Schooner Foundation$15,000 2009General support
Women's Foundation Of Colorado$15,000 2014Direct service grant from a donor advised fund
Tides Foundation$15,000 2011General support
Ploughshares Fund$14,950 2014To organize a February 2014 fly-in that brings constituents and prominent Iranian activists to Washington to meet with member of congress to discuss diplomacy with Iran (BERIM)
Liberty Hill Foundation$12,340 2012Citizen engagement lab's education fund
Patagonia Org$12,000 2014To support environmental projects (EDUCATION FUND)
Liberty Hill Foundation$10,900 2011Citizen engagement lab
Arcus Foundation$10,000 2013To support rusa LGBT in its work to assist the Russian-speaking LGBTQ community in the us and to develop the capacity of the organization
Enlyst Fund$10,000 2014General support
Enlyst Fund$10,000 2013General support
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$10,000 2014For grant recipient's exempt purposes (EDUCATION FUND)
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$10,000 2015
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$10,000 2012General Support
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$10,000 2012Support for education
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund$10,000 2012Support for education
Foundation For The Carolinas$10,000 2012General Support (EDUCATION FUND)
Harris and Frances Block Foundation$10,000 2014350 org vt
Hull Family Foundation$10,000 2015General and unrestricted
Hull Family Foundation$10,000 2012Citizen engagement lab program - presente program
Hull Family Foundation$10,000 2012Citizen engagement lab program - ultraviolet program
Hull Family Foundation$10,000 2012Color of change program
Natural Health Research Foundation$10,000 2015General Support
Neda Noban Foundation$10,000 2012Ultra violet
New World Foundation$10,000 2013In support of food democracy now (EDUCATION FUND)
Patagonia Org$10,000 2015To support environmental projects
Stonewall Community Foundation$10,000 2013Scouts for equality (EDUCATION FUND)
Sunflower Foundation$10,000 2012To support their 2013 fellowship program to train people primarily women and minorities in progressive online advocacy and civic engagement
Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation$10,000 2012Ultraviolet group
Ayco Charitable Foundation$10,000 2014General support (EDUCATION FUND)
Calamus Foundation$10,000 2013General operations
US Charitable Gift Trust$10,000 2013Support for education
Tides Foundation$10,000 2014General support (EDUCATION FUND)
Tides Foundation$10,000 2012Citizen engagement laboratory's general support (EDUCATION FUND)
Universal Health Care Foundation Of Connecticut$10,000 2013General operations
Patagonia Org$9,000 2015To support environmental projects
Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids$8,500 2013General Support
Arcus Foundation$8,100 2013To support the co-director of get equal education fund in their participation in the arcus LGBT leadership initiative (ALLI) which will provide resources to help identify key partnerships build effective alliances and develop professiona
Hull Family Foundation$7,500 2013Idaho civic engagement project (EDUCATION FUND - SUM OF US)
Needmor Fund$7,500 2012Program support
Liberty Hill Foundation$6,800 2013Scouts for equality (5000); getequal ed fund's DC activities (1 800) (EDUCATION FUND)
Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids$6,000 2014Unrestricted general
Rappaport Family Foundation$6,000 2013General support
Gerry-Corbett Foundation$5,000 2014General Support
Hull Family Foundation$5,000 2013Bus federation civic fund (EDUCATION FUND)
Hull Family Foundation$5,000 2014Chicago votes education fund
Jana Foundation$5,000 2013General Support (EDUCATION FUND)
Jana Foundation$5,000 2016General Support
Pivotal Foundation$5,000 2013General Support
Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation$5,000 2012Ultraviolet group
Byrnes Family Foundation$5,000 2012General support
Educational Foundation Of America$5,000 2014General and unrestricted
Germanacos Family Foundation$5,000 2014In support of extend
Jacquelyn And Gregory Zehner Foundation$5,000 2012General purposes
Sagner Family Foundation$5,000 2015For its charitable purposes
Schott Foundation For Public Education$5,000 2012Board discretionary grant
Laura Berick Foundation$2502014Unrestricted
Total:$16,349,964

NOI Education Fund’s largest and most notable donors over this period included:

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  32. Exemption revoked June 15, 2018. See IRS Exempt Organizations Search: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/detailsPage?ein=562633160&name=NEW%20ORGANIZING%20INSTITUTE%20EDUCATION%20FUND&city=WASHINGTON&state=DC&countryAbbr=US&dba=&type=DETERMINATIONLETTERS,%20REVOCATION&orgTags=DETERMINATIONLETTERS&orgTags=REVOCATION ^
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    Note: NOI Education Fund’s Form 990s run from January 31st through February 1, so years are reported for the actual period covered in the Form 990, not necessarily the date on the upper-right of the document. ^

  36. Data provided by FoundationSearch. Donors to New Organizing Institute Education Fund. Search conducted January 4, 2021. www.FoundationSearch.org ^

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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: January - December
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2010

  • 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 Jan Form 990 $4,554,889 $5,323,554 $654,131 $642,113 N $4,189,783 $320,052 $126 $0 PDF
    2014 Jan Form 990 $5,898,535 $5,306,432 $1,022,808 $242,124 N $5,484,109 $409,759 $17 $93,784 PDF
    2013 Jan Form 990 $7,089,297 $7,609,156 $383,220 $156,531 N $5,813,155 $1,166,847 $28 $119,163 PDF
    2012 Jan Form 990 $5,395,791 $5,143,664 $1,330,985 $584,437 N $4,279,605 $1,005,999 $218 $98,948 PDF

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