Non-profit

The GroundTruth Project

Website:

thegroundtruthproject.org

Location:

BOSTON, MA

Tax ID:

46-0908502

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $2,863,450
Expenses: $1,358,009
Assets: $2,546,444

Type:

Center-Left Journalism Nonprofit

Founder and CEO:

Charles Sennott

Formerly:

GroundTruth Initiative (2012-2013) [2]

The GroundTruth Project (formerly the GroundTruth Initiative) is a center-left media and journalism organization that seeks to introduce a left-leaning agenda into local news reporting.

GroundTruth is the fiscal sponsor of Report for America, a group created in 2018 to insert left-leaning journalists into news organizations across the U.S. in order to fill “a coverage gap” in local news reporting. Report for America lists its financial supporters as the following: [1]

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Facebook, the Google News Initiative, The Tow Foundation, Galloway Family Foundation, Dirk and Natasha Ziff, the Ford Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Heising-Simons Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Arthur Blank Foundation, and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.

References

  1. “About.” Report for America. Accessed October 8, 2019. https://www.reportforamerica.org/about/ ^
  2. “Articles of Amendment.” Massachusetts Secretary of State: GroundTruth Project. Filed December 12, 2013. Accessed October 8, 2019. http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSearchViewPDF.aspx ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2014

  • 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 990 $2,863,450 $1,358,009 $2,546,444 $53,349 N $2,863,450 $0 $0 $207,993 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $1,320,060 $740,867 $1,022,374 $34,720 N $1,320,060 $0 $0 $139,041 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990EZ $1,000 $872 $408,461 $408,333 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990EZ $0 $0 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    The GroundTruth Project

    10 GUEST STREET
    BOSTON, MA 02135-2066