Non-profit

Open Society Policy Center

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

52-2028955

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $12,000,000
Expenses: $12,680,864
Assets: $10,044,233

The Open Society Policy Center is a lobbying group associated with the Open Society philanthropies founded by left-of-center financial billionaire George Soros. Longtime left-of-center political and advocacy operative Stephen Rickard serves as the Center’s executive director.

In 2018, OPSC gave $2 million in grants to left-wing groups for the purpose of advocating against President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations. The grantees included $1,000,000 to Planned Parenthood Action Fund, $150,000 to the Center for American Progress Action Fund, $150,000 to the Committee for a Fair Judiciary, $350,000 to Color of Change (a part of which was designated for voting rights advocacy), $200,000 to the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR), and $100,000 to Maine People’s Alliance. [1] [2]

References

  1. “Soros Fuels Dark Money Judicial Group That Fights Kavanaugh, Trump Nominations.” Washington Free Beacon, September 9, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/politics/soros-fuels-dark-money-judicial-group-that-fights-kavanaugh-trump-nominations/ ^
  2. “OSPC Summary of Lobbying Activities: 2018, Third Quarter.” Open Society Policy Center. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://opensocietypolicycenter.org/reporting/ospc-summary-of-lobbying-activities-2018-third-quarter/. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Stephen Rickard
    Executive Director
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 1997

  • 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 $12,000,000 $12,680,864 $10,044,233 $656,453 N $12,000,000 $0 $0 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $17,000,000 $10,233,652 $10,591,160 $689,090 N $17,000,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $8,000,000 $12,590,145 $4,243,090 $1,107,368 N $8,000,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $18,000,000 $11,584,378 $8,175,292 $449,425 N $18,000,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $5,200,000 $4,558,517 $1,631,954 $321,709 N $5,200,000 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $3,000,015 $2,706,718 $1,171,075 $502,313 N $3,000,000 $0 $15 $0 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $2,500,044 $2,147,310 $532,783 $157,318 N $2,500,000 $0 $33 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Open Society Policy Center

    224 W 57TH ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10019-3212