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Foundation for National Progress

Publisher of Mother Jones magazine

three stars

83.85

222 Sutter Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 321-1700   Web Site
EIN: 94-2282759

Board Leadership
Phil Straus
Chair

CEO
Monika Bauerlain
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 189.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for National Progress on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for National Progress on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for National Progress (CA) 83.85 three stars
GRIST (WA) 91.42 four stars
ProPublica (NY) 96.66 four stars
Common Sense Media (CA) 92.22 four stars
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 97.17 four stars

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Established in 1976, the Foundation for National Progress (FNP) exists to publish and support Mother Jones magazine. Mother Jones is a news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting. We currently have two main channels: an award-winning bimonthly national magazine (circulation 240,000), and a website featuring new, original reporting. The foundation also supports the leading independent hands-on training program for emerging journalists, the Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program. In 1993 Mother Jones became the first general interest magazine to go online.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,442,016
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,026,111
   Fundraising Events $245,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,713,127
   Program Service Revenue $4,523,094
Total Primary Revenue $13,236,221
   Other Revenue $337,294
TOTAL REVENUE $13,573,515
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,706,851
   Administrative Expenses $1,372,976
   Fundraising Expenses $1,235,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,315,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-742,263
   
Net Assets $-1,829,959

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
Investigative Reporting $8,137,342 69.5%
The Climate Desk $993,774 8.5%
Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program $322,368 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 88.55 three stars
2014-06 05/01/2015 88.60 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.13 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.92 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 81.33 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 78.30 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.17 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 75.20 two stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 76.48 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 62.73 one star
2006-12 09/01/2007 67.96 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 80.17 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 82.60 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 83.13 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 94-2282759
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR NATIONAL PROGRESS
NTEE Code W00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
$173,240 1.21% Monika Bauerlein CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$175,453 1.22% Madeleine Buckingham Chief Business Strategist/CFO
$175,262 1.22% Steve Katz Publisher

Established in 1976, the Foundation for National Progress (FNP) exists to publish and support Mother Jones magazine. Mother Jones is a news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting. We currently have two main channels: an award-winning bimonthly national magazine (circulation 240,000), and a website featuring new, original reporting. The foundation also supports the leading independent hands-on training program for emerging journalists, the Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program. In 1993 Mother Jones became the first general interest magazine to go online.

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Foundation for National Progress (CA) 83.85 three stars
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Foundation for National Progress
222 Sutter Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 321-1700
EIN: 94-2282759

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Board Leadership

Phil Straus
Chair

CEO

Monika Bauerlain
CEO

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