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Democracy Now!

Radio and TV news

81.49

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 81.49
  Financial 97.03
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.03

Accountability & Transparency

74.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.94
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
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) 81.49
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.23
StoryCorps (NY) 90.99
KVIE (CA) 87.92
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 86.94

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,239,729
   Federated Campaigns $1,821
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,241,550
   Program Service Revenue $108,448
Total Primary Revenue $10,349,998
   Other Revenue $490,561
TOTAL REVENUE $10,840,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,619,962
   Administrative Expenses $638,896
   Fundraising Expenses $738,204
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,997,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,843,497
   
Net Assets $31,820,937

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) $6,619,962 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 81.49
2018-12 09/01/2020 81.61
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.61
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.61
2015-12 03/01/2017 81.56
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.53
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.99
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.57
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.59
2011-12 12/01/2013 81.59
2011-12 05/01/2013 78.76
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.93
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 97.74
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.30
2007-12 04/01/2009 98.29
2006-12 05/01/2008 98.45

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,411 2.45% Amy Goodman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Democracy Now! (NY) 81.49
KVIE (CA) 87.92
StoryCorps (NY) 90.99
Brave New Films (CA) 86.55
WNET (NY) 94.20

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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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