Non-profit

Ottinger Foundation

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

13-6118423

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $71,978
Expenses: $194,399
Assets: $4,266,878

Type:

Private Foundation

The Ottinger Foundation provides financial support to left-of-center groups focused on environmental, labor, and social justice issues.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­History

The Ottinger Foundation achieved tax-exempt status in 1946. [1] The group no longer maintains a website, but as of 2012 the Foundation stated that it funded organizations that promoted change via innovation and citizen activism. Ottinger ceased accepting unsolicited grant proposals in 2004 and from then on only invited specific groups to submit proposals. [2]

Funding

All of the group’s funding comes from the sale of assets or interest and dividends on assets. [3]

Activities

The Foundation has historically support left-of-center organizations, supporting labor, environmental, and social justice groups. [4] In 2017 the organization supported six groups, including the Tides Foundation, the Working America Foundation, and Equal Justice Works. [5]

Leadership

All 12 members of the board are identified as directors and none receive any payment for their work with the Foundation. Several members of the Ottinger family are board members. [6]

References

  1. Ottinger Foundation, IRS (Form 990 PF), 2017 ^
  2. “The Ottinger Foundation” OttingerFoundation.org. Archived from the original July 5th, 2012. Accessed September 18, 2019. ^
  3. Ottinger Foundation, IRS (Form 990 PF), 2017, Part I ^
  4. “2004 Grants” OttingerFoundation.org. Archived from the original July 9th, 2012. Accessed September 18, 2019. ^
  5. Ottinger Foundation, IRS (Form 990 PF), 2017, Part XV ^
  6. Ottinger Foundation, IRS (Form 990 PF), 2017, Part VIII ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Meg Gage
    Former Executive Director (1992-1999)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 1946

  • 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 Dec Form PF $71,978 $194,399 $4,266,878 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $156,083 $209,063 $4,589,335 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $253,071 $168,727 $4,576,790 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $108,844 $152,813 $4,379,113 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $236,701 $171,080 $4,184,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Ottinger Foundation

    1411 BROADWAY 9TH FLOOR
    NEW YORK, NY 10018-3496