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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Type Media Center

Dedicated to a free & independent press

four stars

91.74

116 East 16th Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 822-0250   Web Site
EIN: 13-6216903

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
Chair

CEO
Taya Kitman
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.74 four stars
  Financial 96.09 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute was established to extend the reach of progressive ideas and strengthen the independent press. Our dynamic range of programs include a bestselling book publishing imprint, Nation Books; our award-winning Investigative Fund, which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; the widely read and syndicated website TomDispatch; our internship program at The Nation magazine; and Journalism Fellowships that fund up to 20 high-profile reporters every year.

Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute was established to extend the reach of progressive ideas and strengthen the independent press. Our dynamic range of programs include a bestselling book publishing imprint, Nation Books; our award-winning Investigative Fund, which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; the widely read and syndicated website TomDispatch; our internship program at The Nation magazine; and Journalism Fellowships that fund up to 20 high-profile reporters every year.

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Financial

four stars

96.09

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Type Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Type Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Type Media Center (NY) 91.74 four stars
GRIST (WA) 92.82 four stars
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 97.87 four stars
Resource Media (CA) 87.20 three stars
ProPublica (NY) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,964,073
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $78,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,042,073
   Program Service Revenue $72,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,114,073
   Other Revenue $627,407
TOTAL REVENUE $3,741,480
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,403,796
   Administrative Expenses $489,694
   Fundraising Expenses $237,007
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,130,497
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-389,017
   
Net Assets $6,601,021

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
Investigative Fund $1,524,610 44.8%
Fellowships $622,274 18.3%
Internships $352,962 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 91.74 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.57 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.47 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 85.95 three 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 13-6216903
Name in IRS Master File TYPE MEDIA CENTER INC
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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, 1967
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,052 4.89% Taya Kitman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Type Media Center (NY) 91.74 four stars
Commentary (NY) 90.59 four stars
GRIST (WA) 92.82 four stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 90.80 four stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Type Media Center
116 East 16th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 822-0250
fax: (212) 253-5356
EIN: 13-6216903

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
Chair

CEO

Taya Kitman
Executive Director, CEO

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