Non-profit

Win Florida, Inc.

Tax ID:

81-0901620

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Formation:

2015

Type:

Grantmaking Organization

President:

Carlos Odio

Win Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) left-of-center grantmaking group that promotes left-wing causes in Florida by donating to voter registration groups and PACs. The organization was terminated in 2018 and is now defunct.

Leadership

Win Florida was led by its president Carlos Odio, a superdelegate for the Democratic National Convention for Florida and Nebraska in 2016. [1]

Funding

In 2016, Win Florida received $2.8 million in grants, roughly ten times the amount they received in 2015. Roughly a quarter of its funding came from a $500,000 grant from the Civic Participation Action Fund, a project of Atlantic Philanthropies. [2] That year, Win Florida also received a $1.1 million grant from Priorities USA Action. [3] In 2017, Win Florida received only $445,000 in grants, $400,000 of which came from the Civic Participation Action Fund. [4]

Win Florida donated to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups during 2016. The group’s largest expenditures were grants to left-leaning PACs, but it also made $100,000 grants to the Bus Federation Civic Fund and the Florida State Conference of the NAACP, as well as two $40,000 grants to New Florida Majority and Fair Share for their voter registration programs. [5] Win Florida’s largest non-PAC grant by far, however, was a $844,000 grant to the National Council of La Raza for voter registration. [6]

Political Activities

Win Florida focused largely on making contributions to PACs: in 2016, the group spent $1.5 million on such contributions. Win Florida contributed $900,000 to Florida for All, $590,000 to South Florida’s Future, and $10,000 to Florida Planned Parenthood PAC. [7]

References

  1. “Carlos Odio.” Ballotpedia. Accessed July 17, 2019. https://ballotpedia.org/Carlos_Odio. ^
  2. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). The Civic Participation Action Fund. 2016. Schedule I. ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Priorities USA Action. 2016. Schedule I. ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). The Civic Participation Action Fund. 2017. Schedule I. ^
  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Win Florida Inc. 2016. Schedule I. ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Win Florida Inc. 2016. Schedule I. ^
  7. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Win Florida Inc. 2016. Schedule I. ^
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