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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Make It Right Foundation

912 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 620-3200   Web Site
EIN: 26-0723027

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On September 7, 2018, NBC News reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Make It Right Foundation in an article titled, "Brad Pitt sued by New Orleans residents who say Make It Right sold them 'defective' homes." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the NBC News article.

  • On September 19, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Brad Pitt's Make It Right charity sues architect for leaky construction." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On September 27, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Architect says it was 'shocking and insulting' to be sued by Make It Right." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On November 7, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Lawsuit against Brad Pitt’s Make It Right has become a federal case." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On November 20, 2018, The Edmonton Sun published an article titled, "Brad Pitt fights to dismiss lawsuit against New Orleans housing charity." For more information, please see The Edmonton Sun article.

  • On December 12, 2018, NBC News published an article titled, "Brad Pitt is responsible for charity's defective New Orleans homes, residents say in court filing." For more information, please see the NBC News article.

  • On February 4, 2019, The New York Post published an article titled, "Inside Brad Pitt’s Katrina charity disaster, now subject of class-action lawsuit." For more information, please see The New York Post article.

  • On May 23, 2019, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Lawsuit against Brad Pitt’s Make It Right sent back to Orleans Parish court." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 26-0723027
Name in IRS Master File MAKE IT RIGHT FOUNDATION
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 November, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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Make It Right Foundation
912 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 620-3200
EIN: 26-0723027

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