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GRIST

A beacon in the smog

three stars

88.73

1201 Western Avenue Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 876-2020   Web Site
EIN: 06-1664153

Board Leadership
Rachel Morello-Frosch
Board Chair

CEO
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.73 three stars
  Financial 84.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GRIST on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GRIST on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GRIST (WA) 88.73 three stars
Resource Media (CA) 87.20 three stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 86.54 three stars
Commentary (NY) 90.59 four stars
ProPublica (NY) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,182,206
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,182,206
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,182,206
   Other Revenue $157,557
TOTAL REVENUE $3,339,763
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,837,976
   Administrative Expenses $355,991
   Fundraising Expenses $654,177
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,848,144
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-508,381
   
Net Assets $2,032,986

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 88.73 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 92.82 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 92.78 four stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 91.42 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.61 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.83 three stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 88.72 three stars
2012-09 04/01/2014 87.37 three stars
2011-09 03/01/2013 89.19 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 87.00 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 82.26 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 86.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 87.85 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 94.76 four stars
2007-09 08/01/2009 97.54 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-1664153
Name in IRS Master File GRIST MAGAZINE INC
NTEE Code C99
NTEE Classification Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,681 3.86% Brady Walkinshaw CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$174,170 4.52% Charles Giller Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GRIST (WA) 88.73 three stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 96.66 four stars
Milkweed Editions (MN) 90.53 four stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 86.54 three stars
Resource Media (CA) 87.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

GRIST
1201 Western Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 876-2020
EIN: 06-1664153

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Board Leadership

Rachel Morello-Frosch
Board Chair

CEO

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw
CEO

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