EIN 23-7135837

Accuracy in Media (AIM)

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Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage. Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog whose mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting. AIM exposes politically motivated media bias; teaches consumers to think critically about their news sources; and holds the mainstream press accountable for its misreporting.
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Program areas at AIM

The Accuracy in Media report has continued to publicize and expose specific examples of Media misreporting, including instances where the Media have completely ignored important stories or reported them in such biased terms that Media consumers received a skewed impression of the issue that bears little resemblance to the facts. Accuracy in Media reports and articles empowers individuals to hold journalists as well as public and private officials accountable, in order to achieve a well informed and free society.
Investigating journalism and publishing news columns that expose misrepresentation of facts also support the organization's primary mission.
in Accuracy in Media's "action alert" section, articles help give the readers the opportunity to take action. This activism program increases awareness and directs individuals on how to petition or protest the inaccuracies found in the Media.
Conferences, conventions and video productions that are in accordance with supporting the organization's mission.

Who funds Accuracy in Media (AIM)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$550,000
The Percy FundTo Support the Operating Budget of the Recipient$55,000
Donors TrustFor General Operations$21,000
...and 15 more grants received

Personnel at AIM

Bethany RolandoVice President of Development
Dan BackerBoard Member$0
Adam GuillettePresident$185,566
Gene SchaerrVice Chairman / President$0
Gus PortelaExecutive Director$75,100
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for AIM

RevenuesFYE 04/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$908,474
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$27,899
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$43,988
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$980,361

Form 990s for AIM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-042021-02-24990View PDF
2019-042020-02-14990View PDF
2018-042018-12-22990View PDF
2017-042018-04-10990View PDF
2016-042017-08-11990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 10, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,500 from Henderson Foundation
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from John Brown Cook Foundation
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $125,000 from The Dunn Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMedia and communications organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Political advocacyNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
1717 K St NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 364-4401
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A30: Media, Communications Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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