Non-profit

RepresentUS Education Fund

Website:

representuseducationfund.org/

Location:

FLORENCE, MA

Tax ID:

26-3088283

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $6,645,494
Expenses: $5,689,892
Assets: $4,216,122

Founded:

2008

RepresentUs Education Fund is the charitable education arm of RepresentUs, a left-of-center organization that advocates for more stringent regulation of electoral and advocacy speech in American politics.

About

RepresentUs Education Fund (RUEF) is a nonprofit organization working to bring awareness to the alleged “money-in-politics corruption,” through education, research, and grassroots organizing. The organization utilizes digital platforms including an interactive blog, “The Bulletin,” as well as posting videos on YouTube, which it claims were viewed more than 1.5 million times in 2014. [1]

RUEF’s blog, “The Bulletin,” includes articles on so-called “dark money,” election updates, and various members of Congress. [2] The blog also includes a variety of informational graphics on topics such as lobbying, corporate influence, and federal spending. [3]

Finances

In 2018, the organization reported more than $3 million in total revenue and more than $2.9 million in total expenses. The organization awarded more than $1.3 million in grants, more than $1.2 million of which went to RepresentUs. [4]

The organization’s 2019 tax returns that revenue more than doubled to more than $6.3 million in total revenue and more than $4.8 million in total expenses. Similarly to 2018, the organization awarded more than $1.3 million in grants, including more than $1.3 million to RepresentUs; $10,000 to the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, a left-of-center group endorsing various electoral changes; and $20,000 to Voter Choice Education. [5]

RUEF claims that funds contributed to the RepresentUs are spent on educational materials, volunteer calls, and staff deployments to events across the country. [6]

References

  1. [1]“Home.” RepresentUs Education Fund, August 7, 2019. https://representuseducationfund.org/. ^
  2. “News Archives.” The Bulletin. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://bulletin.represent.us/category/news/. ^
  3. “Graphics Archives.” The Bulletin. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://bulletin.represent.us/category/graphics/. ^
  4. RepresentUS Education Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2018 ^
  5. RepresentUS Education Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019 ^
  6. “Home.” RepresentUs Education Fund, August 7, 2019. https://representuseducationfund.org/. ^

Associated Organizations

  1. Represent.Us (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: March 1, 2009

  • 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 $6,645,494 $5,689,892 $4,216,122 $1,137,059 N $6,629,492 $0 $0 $549,260
    2019 Dec Form 990 $6,386,537 $4,829,000 $2,646,240 $522,779 N $6,209,607 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $3,022,599 $2,900,882 $803,488 $237,564 N $2,920,706 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $2,300,971 $2,165,588 $673,125 $228,558 N $2,219,376 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $2,258,676 $2,008,060 $590,445 $281,278 N $2,258,251 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,700,123 $1,673,904 $263,462 $195,498 N $1,698,877 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $1,328,317 $1,588,467 $323,000 $281,255 N $1,327,032 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,216,809 $1,004,851 $421,531 $130,206 N $1,216,513 $0 $296 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,114,480 $1,780,022 $154,104 $122,737 N $1,111,875 $0 $2,599 $116,270 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $224,694 $744,524 $792,532 $95,623 N $123,884 $0 $232 $115,569 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $1,379,307 $217,650 $1,260,794 $44,055 N $1,379,230 $0 $164 $29,135 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    RepresentUS Education Fund

    PO BOX 60008
    FLORENCE, MA 01062-0008