EIN 82-3844275

Block Club Chicago NFP

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Block Club Chicago NFP delivers reliable, nonpartisan and essential coverage of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods through our prolific hyperlocal news operation. With over 15,000 stories published and hundreds of community meetings covered, we send our newsletter to over 100,000 people daily.
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Program areas at Block Club Chicago NFP

Block Club is the most prolific hyperlocal news operation in the Chicago area. We've published more than 15,000 stories on Chicago's neighborhoods, covered hundreds of community meetings and send our newsletter out to more than 100,000 people daily.block Club believes all neighborhoods deserve to be covered in a meaningful way. We amplify positive stories, show up to development and local school council meetings and serve as watchdog in neighborhoods that are often ostracized by traditional news media.our reporters don't parachute in once to cover a story. They are in the neighborhoods they cover every day building relationships over time with neighbors. We believe this ground-level approach not only builds community but leads to a more accurate portrayal of a neighborhoods.

Who funds Block Club Chicago NFP

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Robert R Mccormick FoundationFor Block Club Chicago'S Investigative Coverage of and for Chicago'S South and West Sides$1,600,000
American Journalism ProjectTo Grow and Diversify Revenue and To Advance Toward A Sustainable Model for Local News.$396,800
The Joyce FoundationJournalism$260,000
...and 22 more grants received totalling $2,535,745

Personnel at Block Club Chicago NFP

Shamus ToomeyPublisher$139,962
Lizzie Schiffman TufanoVice President of Revenue
Taylor NazonDirector of Membership
Maple WalkerSenior Director of Development
Zack HeydornDirector of Sales
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Block Club Chicago NFP

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,384,174
Program services$1,260,837
Investment income and dividends$276
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$7,207
Miscellaneous revenues$6,450
Total revenues$4,658,944

Form 990s for Block Club Chicago NFP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-10990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-09990View PDF
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-01-24990View PDF

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Data update history
June 20, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $1,600,000 from Robert R Mccormick Foundation
January 2, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
October 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $7,500 from Carol Oppenheim and Jerome S Lamet Charitable Fund
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General information
303 Wacker Dr 2106
Chicago, IL 60601
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 860-0020
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B00: Education: General
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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