Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Free Press

Fight for your rights to connect and communicate

four stars

96.04

40 Main Street Suite 301
Florence, MA 01062
tel: (202) 265-1490   Web Site
EIN: 41-2106721

Board Leadership
Ben Scott
Board Chair

CEO
Craig Aaron
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.04 four stars
  Financial 96.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Free Press believes that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what's actually happening in their communities. We believe that the struggle for racial justice must be at the center of transforming our media and our democracy.

Free Press closely watches as the decisions shaping the media landscape are made and sounds the alarm when people's rights to connect and communicate are in danger. We focus on saving Net Neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism.

Free Press believes that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what's actually happening in their communities. We believe that the struggle for racial justice must be at the center of transforming our media and our democracy.

Free Press closely watches as the decisions shaping the media landscape are made and sounds the alarm when people's rights to connect and communicate are in danger. We focus on saving Net Neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of list subscribers
1,400,000
Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs
23
Number of advocate or trained spokesperson citations in the media
1,500
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,651,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,651,707
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,651,707
   Other Revenue $20,640
TOTAL REVENUE $5,672,347
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,744,721
   Administrative Expenses $153,077
   Fundraising Expenses $380,539
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,278,337
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,394,010
   
Net Assets $6,119,999

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$91,254 2.78% Craig Aaron President & CEO $30,418
Other Salaries of Note
$109,179 3.33% Kimberly Longey COO $19,267
$102,402 3.12% Matthew Wood Policy Director $25,601

Mission

Free Press believes that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what's actually happening in their communities. We believe that the struggle for racial justice must be at the center of transforming our media and our democracy.

Free Press closely watches as the decisions shaping the media landscape are made and sounds the alarm when people's rights to connect and communicate are in danger. We focus on saving Net Neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free Press (MA) 96.04 four stars
Alliance for Justice (DC) 95.83 four stars
State Voices (DC) 91.18 four stars
National Coalition Against Censorship (NY) 97.07 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 91.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Free Press
40 Main Street
Suite 301
Florence, MA 01062
tel: (202) 265-1490
EIN: 41-2106721

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Board Leadership

Ben Scott
Board Chair

CEO

Craig Aaron
President and CEO