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Democracy Now!

Radio and TV news

three stars

81.61

207 West 25th Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 431-9090   Web Site
EIN: 01-0708733

Board Leadership
Karen Ranucci
Chair

CEO
Amy Goodman
Executive Producer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.61 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television; and on the internet. Democracy Now!'s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates - debates between people who substantially disagree.

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television; and on the internet. Democracy Now!'s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates - debates between people who substantially disagree.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.79
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Democracy Now! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Democracy Now! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Democracy Now! (NY) 81.61 three stars
Free To Choose Network (PA) 88.55 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 92.53 four stars
WNET (NY) 90.37 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,023,306
   Federated Campaigns $2,023
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,025,329
   Program Service Revenue $157,026
Total Primary Revenue $11,182,355
   Other Revenue $235,960
TOTAL REVENUE $11,418,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,531,990
   Administrative Expenses $657,029
   Fundraising Expenses $738,980
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,927,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,490,316
   
Net Assets $26,911,684

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Civic Journalism (Television, Radio and Internet) $6,531,990 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.61 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.61 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 81.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.99 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.57 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.59 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 81.59 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 78.76 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.93 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.91 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 97.74 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.30 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 98.29 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 98.45 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 01-0708733
Name in IRS Master File DEMOCRACY NOW PRODUCTIONS INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 March, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,987 2.27% Amy Goodman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Democracy Now! (NY) 81.61 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.37 three stars
Free To Choose Network (PA) 88.55 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 89.53 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Democracy Now!
207 West 25th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 431-9090
fax: (212) 431-8858
EIN: 01-0708733

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Board Leadership

Karen Ranucci
Chair

CEO

Amy Goodman
Executive Producer

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