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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Project Veritas

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two stars

71.72

1214 Boston Post Road No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
tel: (914) 908-2300   Web Site
EIN: 27-2894856

Board Leadership
James O’Keefe
Chairman

CEO
James O’Keefe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.72 two stars
  Financial 77.43 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project Veritas mission is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society. We launch an investigation with the placement of our undercover journalists. The rollout of our findings creates a growing and uncontainable firestorm of press coverage. Corruption is exposed, leaders resign, and organizations are shut down. We get immediate, measurable and impactful results, and our return on investment is unparalleled. Our goal is to inform the public of wrongdoing and allow the public to make judgments on the issues.

Project Veritas mission is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society. We launch an investigation with the placement of our undercover journalists. The rollout of our findings creates a growing and uncontainable firestorm of press coverage. Corruption is exposed, leaders resign, and organizations are shut down. We get immediate, measurable and impactful results, and our return on investment is unparalleled. Our goal is to inform the public of wrongdoing and allow the public to make judgments on the issues.

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Financial

two stars

77.43

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
65.8%
  Administrative Expenses 27.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 44.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Veritas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Veritas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Project Veritas (NY) 71.72 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,677,317
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,677,317
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,677,317
   Other Revenue $183,018
TOTAL REVENUE $8,860,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,303,072
   Administrative Expenses $2,815,132
   Fundraising Expenses $578,134
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,696,338
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-836,003
   
Net Assets $1,487,813

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 02/01/2020 71.72 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 27-2894856
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT VERITAS
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 March, 2011
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
$179,233 1.84% Russell Verney Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$387,071 3.99% James O'Keefe Chairman
$184,804 1.90% Robert J. Halderman Project Manager

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Veritas (NY) 71.72 two stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 88.12 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Project Veritas
1214 Boston Post Road
No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
tel: (914) 908-2300
EIN: 27-2894856

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Board Leadership

James O’Keefe
Chairman

CEO

James O’Keefe
Executive Director

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