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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern


Groundswell builds community power

80 M Street SE Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 505-3051   Web Site
EIN: 27-0201126

Board Leadership
Christopher Murray

Michelle Moore
Chief Executive Director



Groundswell has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Groundswell’s most recent Form 990 for 12/2018 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Groundswell for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/20/2019 74.69 two 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 27-0201126
NTEE Code C35
NTEE Classification Energy Resources Conservation and Development
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 2010
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014

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Charity Contact Info

80 M Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 505-3051
EIN: 27-0201126

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Board Leadership

Christopher Murray


Michelle Moore
Chief Executive Director

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