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Brave New Films

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three stars

86.63

10510 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (310) 204-0448   Web Site
EIN: 94-3209789

Board Leadership
Robert Greenwald
President

CEO
Robert Greenwald
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63 three stars
  Financial 88.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

Financial

three stars

88.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
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) 86.63 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.32 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.62 three stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.10 four stars
KVIE (CA) 86.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,833,842
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,833,842
   Program Service Revenue $83,080
Total Primary Revenue $1,916,922
   Other Revenue $34,759
TOTAL REVENUE $1,951,681
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,692,514
   Administrative Expenses $272,532
   Fundraising Expenses $352,490
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,317,536
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-365,855
   
Net Assets $3,760,444

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 $1,692,514 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2018 86.63 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.67 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,961 6.94% Jim Miller Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 91.47 four stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.32 four stars
From the Top (MA) 86.68 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brave New Films
10510 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (310) 204-0448
EIN: 94-3209789

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Board Leadership

Robert Greenwald
President

CEO

Robert Greenwald
President

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