EIN 27-2459538

Blueprint North Carolina

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
30
City
Year formed
2010
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
Description
Blueprint North Carolina partners with public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing non-profits to achieve a better, fairer and healthier North Carolina. The organization develops an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy. They focus on capacity building by supporting partners to maintain their existing capacity and engage in civic engagement programming. In 2019, they prioritized work in Kinston, Wilmington, and Fayetteville where they mailed 65,395 votes, made 86,860 phone calls and sent more than 17,000 texts. Blueprint North Carolina is based in Raleigh, NC.
Total revenues
$12,241,257
2020
Total expenses
$11,993,675
2020
Total assets
$5,242,560
2020
Num. employees
30
2020

Program areas at Blueprint North Carolina

Program 1) Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we nearly doubled the size of our 2020 GOTV universe because the current circumstances created a need for even frequent voters to receive multiple touches with important information. Our universe was broken into tiers and overall has 1.8 million people of color, 1.2 million households, and 1.5 million phone numbers. Our multi-touch program for GOTV included phone, text, mail, digital, and relational outreach was conducted by 35+ partners. Overall, partners contacted voters in all 100 counties of the state. Our voter guide was mailed to 1.2 million households and over 500,000 distributed by hand with an expanded set of questions that included criminal justice reform, climate, and how to address the economic and health impacts of the pandemic. Other contacts included sending 2.9 million pieces of mail, 204,000 walk contact attempts, and over 17,000 literature drops. Voter turnout for our universe was 71.3%, which was about 3% lower than the statewide turnout.
Program 3) In our immediate response to COVID-19, we took proactive steps to support healthy people, a healthy workplace, and a healthy democracy by offering general operating support grants to all of our partners and some allies on a sliding scale based on organizational budgets. We believe supporting our partners this way is the only way to effectively do long-term civic engagement in alignment with our mission. This tactic was successful as partners were able to retain staff and stay involved with civic engagement work. We supported partners in adapting all civic engagement programming to digital and over the phone with funding, technical assistance, trainings, and responding to the needs of our partners based on their individual needs and not one size fits all tactic. Our versatility and rapid response ability gave us the nimbleness and willingness to experiment, helped us meet the moment and support successful programs.
Program 2) Blueprint NC partners hosted 750 Power Protection & Encouragement Events at 220 polling locations across the state during Early Voting and on Election Day across 64 counties. 87 groups that participated in the Power, Protection, and Encouragement at the Polls program. Regrants were made to 87 groups totaling nearly . We also supported partners in Post-Election Power, Protection, and Encouragement mobilizations and provided additional in regrants to 64 partners for their efforts.
We were able to meet and exceed our 2020 goals despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, we were still successful in our work because we listened to our partners' needs and responded accordingly. We did not approach our response in a one size fits all manner and prioritized the needs of people over program. Putting people first is what is right in a time of crisis and is also a strategic imperative. We want to build infrastructure that outlasts this moment, and providing the funding and being there for our partners through this moment is how we build a long-term infrastructure. We will continue to invest in the infrastructure of people-powered organizations and base-building that will always be needed for a functioning democracy.

Grants made by Blueprint North Carolina

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Democracy North CarolinaGet Out the Vote (Gotv)$422,500
Church World Service (CWS)Election Adminstration$148,501
North Carolina A Philip Randolph InstituteGet Out the Vote (Gotv)$120,000
...and 297 more grants made totalling $6,366,470

Who funds Blueprint North Carolina

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Telescope FundGeneral Support$1,150,000
NEO PhilanthropyProgram Grant$950,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$751,750
...and 43 more grants received totalling $9,718,254

Personnel at Blueprint North Carolina

NameTitleCompensation
Serena SebringChief Executive Officer / Executive Director$110,085
Matt HughesChief of Finance and Operations
Pat OrrangeChair / Director$0
Elena EverettTreasurer$0
Marcus BassVice Chair / Director$0
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Blueprint North Carolina

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,241,257
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
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$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,241,257

Form 990s for Blueprint North Carolina

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122023-11-13990View PDF
2019-122022-10-11990View PDF
2018-122020-02-13990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-11-06990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
March 30, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 35 new grant, including a grant for $1,150,000 from Telescope Fund
December 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
December 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
October 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 42 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from The Ford Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsBusiness and community development organizationsCharities
Issues
Community improvementCriminal justice
Characteristics
Political advocacyProvides grantsLobbyingGrassroots organizingState / local levelTax deductible donations
General information
Address
PO Box 607
Durham, NC 27702
Metro area
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
County
Durham County, NC
Website URL
blueprintnc.org/ 
Phone
(919) 928-4480
IRS details
EIN
27-2459538
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2010
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
S20: Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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