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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

GroundSpark

Igniting change through film

one star

68.72

4104 24th Street Suite 2013
San Francisco, CA 94114
tel: (800) 405-3322   Web Site
EIN: 83-0498854

Board Leadership
Joan Lefkowitz & Lidia Szjaiko
Co-Chairs

CEO
Debra Chasnoff
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.72 one star
  Financial 71.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1978, GroundSpark has produced and distributed films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. Our mission is to create visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world. Working closely with educators, activists, national and local organizations, we ensure that our films are used to inspire meaningful social change. GroundSpark's landmark program, The Respect For All Project, facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

Since 1978, GroundSpark has produced and distributed films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. Our mission is to create visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world. Working closely with educators, activists, national and local organizations, we ensure that our films are used to inspire meaningful social change. GroundSpark's landmark program, The Respect For All Project, facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

Financial

two stars

71.71

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GroundSpark on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GroundSpark on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GroundSpark (CA) 68.72 one star
Womens Media Center (DC) 86.74 three stars
9to5 National Association of Working Women (WI) 92.18 four stars
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 91.14 four stars
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 93.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $120,302
   Federated Campaigns $7,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $127,802
   Program Service Revenue $182,101
Total Primary Revenue $309,903
   Other Revenue $-2,945
TOTAL REVENUE $306,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $240,393
   Administrative Expenses $41,016
   Fundraising Expenses $23,633
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $305,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,916
   
Net Assets $75,269

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
Film Production $151,519 63.0%
Outreach, Communication and Film Distribution $44,043 18.3%
Respect for All $34,831 14.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 68.72 one star
2015-12 12/01/2016 76.42 two stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 75.17 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 65.97 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 61.61 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 63.31 one star
2012-12 03/01/2014 72.42 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 56.75 one star
2010-12 08/08/2012 70.18 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 70.78 two stars
2008-12 12/22/2010 75.31 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 77.10 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 69.73 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 82.56 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 82.25 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 83-0498854
Name in IRS Master File GROUNDSPARK
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
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 December, 2007
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,835 22.56% Debra Chasnoff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GroundSpark (CA) 68.72 one star
Womens Media Center (DC) 86.74 three stars
National Partnership for Women & Families (DC) 88.43 three stars
National Women's Law Center (DC) 92.29 four stars
Women's Funding Network (CA) 86.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

GroundSpark
4104 24th Street
Suite 2013
San Francisco, CA 94114
tel: (800) 405-3322
fax: (415) 641-4632
EIN: 83-0498854

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Board Leadership

Joan Lefkowitz & Lidia Szjaiko
Co-Chairs

CEO

Debra Chasnoff
President

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