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Next City

Inspiring Better Cities

three stars

81.43

1500 JFK Boulevard #1220
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (267) 239-0762   Web Site
EIN: 22-3886361

Board Leadership
Eric Shaw
Chair

CEO
Lucas Grindley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.43 three stars
  Financial 78.45 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Next City provides daily online coverage of the leaders, policies and innovations driving progress in metropolitan regions across the world. In an age when original, on-the-ground reporting is increasingly rare, we send our writers into urban communities around the world to produce our award-winning longform content. In addition to our online journalism, we produce events including an annual urban leadership conference, Vanguard.

Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Next City provides daily online coverage of the leaders, policies and innovations driving progress in metropolitan regions across the world. In an age when original, on-the-ground reporting is increasingly rare, we send our writers into urban communities around the world to produce our award-winning longform content. In addition to our online journalism, we produce events including an annual urban leadership conference, Vanguard.

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Financial

two stars

78.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
69.7%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Next City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Next City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Next City (PA) 81.43 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $665,283
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $665,283
   Program Service Revenue $75,172
Total Primary Revenue $740,455
   Other Revenue $1,154
TOTAL REVENUE $741,609
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $710,365
   Administrative Expenses $227,862
   Fundraising Expenses $160,493
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,098,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-357,111
   
Net Assets $483,251

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
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.43 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 81.76 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.88 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.04 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 86.56 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 22-3886361
Name in IRS Master File NEXT CITY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 2004
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$50,264 4.57% Lucas Grindley Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,813 5.26% Tom D'Allessio Former President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Next City (PA) 81.43 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Next City
1500 JFK Boulevard
#1220
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (267) 239-0762
EIN: 22-3886361

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Board Leadership

Eric Shaw
Chair

CEO

Lucas Grindley
Executive Director

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