Non-profit

State Voices

Website:

statevoices.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

20-1115618

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $9,871,075
Expenses: $13,763,270
Assets: $6,696,506

Formation:

2008

State Voices is a left-of-center advocacy group founded in 2008. [1] State Voices connects advocacy and activist organizations to each other so they can collaborate in “state tables” on mutual policy goals. [2] The organizations it works with are typically left-of-center or environmentalist in nature.

Political Activities

Redistricting and the 2020 U.S. Census

An immediate goal for State Voices is to implement redistricting via changes to the 2020 U.S. Census. This includes taking measures to further account for minority groups, youth, and low-income individuals. [3] On its website, State Voices says that they are “also committed to ensuring fair redistricting so that boundaries are not manipulated to favor political parties.” [4] A claim that holds less water when considering that State Voices almost exclusively works with left-of-center organizations.

Funding

State Voices has received substantial funding from left-of-center foundations. These include the Bohemian Foundation, Open Society Institute (now the Open Society Foundations), Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation, Tides Foundation, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

The Bohemian Foundation gave $50,000 in 2012, the Open Society Foundations gave a combined $200,000 in 2008 and 2009, the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation gave $50,000 in 2013, the Tides Foundation gave a combined $190,000 in 2009 and 2012, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave a total $500,000 from 2014 to 2016. [5]

Leadership

Alexis Anderson-Reed began her tenure as executive director of State Voices on September 4th, 2018. [6] Previously, Anderson-Reed served as the senior director of programs for State Voices before joining the Funders’ Committee For Civic Participation in 2016. [7] She is also on State Voices’ Board of Directors. [8]

Miles Rapoport is the current chair of State Voices’ board of directors. [9] He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, has headed the far-left think tank Demos, and served as Connecticut Secretary of State. [10]

Board of Directors

Sue Van is a member of the State Voices board of directors, CEO of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, and a Fund Steering Committee Member in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Fund.

Rinku Sen is a member of the State Voices’ board of directors and a senior strategist at Race Forward. She formerly worked as executive director and publisher of Race Forward’s news site Colorlines. [11]

References

  1. “History.” State Voices. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/about/history/. ^
  2. “Who We Are.” State Voices. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/about/who-we-are/. ^
  3. “Civic Representation.” State Voices. March 15, 2018. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/2016/10/20/civic-representation/. ^
  4. “Civic Representation.” State Voices. March 15, 2018. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/2016/10/20/civic-representation/. ^
  5. State Voices. Accessed June 6, 2019. www.FoundationSearch.com ^
  6. Tucker, Brianna. “State Voices Announces New Executive Director.” The Beat DC. August 14, 2018. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://www.thebeatdc.com/blog/2018/8/14/state-voices-announces-new-executive-director. ^
  7. Tucker, Brianna. “State Voices Announces New Executive Director.” The Beat DC. August 14, 2018. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://www.thebeatdc.com/blog/2018/8/14/state-voices-announces-new-executive-director. ^
  8. “Alexis Anderson-Reed.” State Voices. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/staff/alexis-anderson-reed/. ^
  9. “Board of Directors.” State Voices. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://statevoices.org/about/board/. ^
  10. “Miles Rapoport.” Ash Center. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://ash.harvard.edu/people/miles-rapoport. ^
  11. “Rinku Sen.” Facing Race: A National Conference. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://facingrace.raceforward.org/speaker/rinku-sen. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Ken Grossinger
    Former Board Member
  2. Sue Van
    Board Member
  3. Katherine Peck
    Board Member
  4. Angela Tombazzi
    Director of Data and Technology
  5. Helena Huang
    Former Employee
  6. Matt Brix
    Managing Director

Child Organizations

  1. Ohio Voice (Non-profit)

Coalition Memberships

  1. Census Counts 2020
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2004

  • 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 $9,871,075 $13,763,270 $6,696,506 $653,179 N $9,066,233 $634,525 $5,921 $294,502
    2015 Dec Form 990 $13,090,568 $8,851,490 $10,189,930 $254,408 N $12,969,933 $114,638 $5,486 $286,398 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $11,267,739 $9,999,798 $6,175,572 $479,128 N $11,264,324 $0 $3,415 $336,222 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $8,393,594 $7,766,678 $5,157,562 $729,059 N $8,395,160 $0 $2,769 $254,862 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $15,114,881 $12,703,622 $4,221,046 $419,459 N $15,108,718 $0 $6,163 $196,537 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $5,372,944 $5,208,369 $1,914,696 $524,368 N $5,294,827 $74,988 $3,129 $183,093 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $5,344,081 $5,171,367 $1,451,061 $225,308 N $5,238,508 $101,962 $2,861 $174,279 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    State Voices

    1625 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20036-2212