Non-profit

Sojourners

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

23-7380554

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $5,797,529
Expenses: $5,002,907
Assets: $6,343,164

Sojourners is a left-of-center advocacy organization using Christian messaging to support liberal public policies. It publishes a monthly journal, titled Sojourners.

Criticism

Sojourners has been criticized for taking significant funding from irreligious mega-donors and foundations to push left-wing ideas in the name of Christianity, a phenomenon which critics have called “rented evangelicals.” [1] In the 2004 election cycle, Sojourners received a $200,000 grant from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. In 2006, the group received another $25,000 from Soros and in 2007 received an additional $100,000 from the foundation. [2] It was later reported in 2010 that Sojourners received $2,159,346 from the Ford Foundation, Tides Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Wallace Global Fund between 2003 and 2009. [3]

References

  1. Cheryl K. Chumley. Washington Times. October 22, 2018. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/22/george-soros-and-his-rented-evangelicals-outed-chr/. ^
  2. Scott Walter. “Spread the political wealth around.” Philanthropy Daily. September 1, 2010. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.philanthropydaily.com/spread-the-political-wealth-around/ ^
  3. Jay Richards. “Soros Funding of Sojourners Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg.” National Review Online. August 25, 2010. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/soros-funding-sojourners-only-tip-iceberg-jay-richards/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 1974

  • 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 Jun Form 990 $5,797,529 $5,002,907 $6,343,164 $5,380,629 Y $4,448,779 $1,058,330 $13,165 $530,204 PDF
    2015 Jun Form 990 $4,823,913 $4,589,759 $2,133,466 $1,914,570 Y $3,293,956 $1,475,206 $5,416 $508,250 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $4,717,968 $5,130,902 $1,987,609 $1,994,512 Y $3,112,426 $1,443,235 $7,875 $499,592 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $4,811,899 $5,792,300 $2,435,809 $2,009,028 Y $3,323,466 $1,426,816 $14,265 $449,722 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $4,808,517 $4,751,860 $3,277,513 $1,953,731 Y $3,211,395 $1,506,269 $10,050 $395,519 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $4,041,442 $4,404,716 $3,381,406 $2,096,710 Y $2,349,362 $1,583,768 $27,482 $448,191 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Sojourners

    408 C ST NE
    WASHINGTON, DC 20002-5818