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Brave New Films

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three stars

88.59

10510 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232
  Web Site
EIN: 94-3209789

Board Leadership
Robert Greenwald
President

CEO
Robert Greenwald
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.59 three stars
  Financial 94.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.06

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brave New Films on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brave New Films on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars
WNET (NY) 90.33 four stars

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Our mission is to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are creating a better America, and we want you to join us. Using media, films, volunteers and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges mainstream media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. From exposing the private prison crisis to helping middle class and poor workers to understanding where your tax dollars are going, our groundbreaking social media campaigns have revolutionized activism. We are reaching millions through YouTube, bloggers, networking sites, and strategic partnerships — and we're getting results. You are critical to advancing these hard-hitting campaigns. We can't create a socially conscious nation alone. Please consider donating today to help us create and distribute cutting-edge films that get results. All donations are tax deductible. Brave New Films is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501©(3) organization that carries out the Brave New Films mission by creating and distributing educational films. Brave New Films Action Fund is a 501©(4) nonprofit organization that conducts legislative activity necessary to carry out the mission of the Brave New Films family. Neither of the Brave New Films organizations makes contributions to or expressly advocates for the election or defeat of candidates for public

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,508,038
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,508,038
   Program Service Revenue $7,114
Total Primary Revenue $4,515,152
   Other Revenue $43,098
TOTAL REVENUE $4,558,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,008,420
   Administrative Expenses $272,047
   Fundraising Expenses $232,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,513,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,045,184
   
Net Assets $4,532,287

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
Media Productions $2,008,420 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.59 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 94-3209789
Name in IRS Master File BRAVE NEW FILMS 501 C 3
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 (122) Producing films
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 September, 1994
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,242 5.42% Jim Miller Executive Director

Our mission is to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are creating a better America, and we want you to join us. Using media, films, volunteers and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges mainstream media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. From exposing the private prison crisis to helping middle class and poor workers to understanding where your tax dollars are going, our groundbreaking social media campaigns have revolutionized activism. We are reaching millions through YouTube, bloggers, networking sites, and strategic partnerships — and we're getting results. You are critical to advancing these hard-hitting campaigns. We can't create a socially conscious nation alone. Please consider donating today to help us create and distribute cutting-edge films that get results. All donations are tax deductible. Brave New Films is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501©(3) organization that carries out the Brave New Films mission by creating and distributing educational films. Brave New Films Action Fund is a 501©(4) nonprofit organization that conducts legislative activity necessary to carry out the mission of the Brave New Films family. Neither of the Brave New Films organizations makes contributions to or expressly advocates for the election or defeat of candidates for public

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.73 four stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 85.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brave New Films
10510 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
EIN: 94-3209789

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Board Leadership

Robert Greenwald
President

CEO

Robert Greenwald
President

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