EIN 31-1705370

Common Cause Education Fund

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
145
Year formed
2000
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
Financials as of 2020-06
Revenues
$12.6m
+$4m
45.5%
 
$13m: Grants & donations
 
$126k: Fund event contrib
 
$51k: Prog svcs
Expenses
$10m
+$2m
20.5%
 
$4m: Salaries, non-officers
 
$1m: Management
 
$840k: Comp, officers
 
$4m: Misc other expenses
Assets
$11.7m
+$4m
46.8%
 
$7m: Cash
 
$3m: Stocks & bonds
 
$1m: Grants receiv
 
$85k: Misc other assets
Liabilities
$2.2m
+$1m
130.1%
 
$1m: Notes & mortg pay
 
$821k: Accts pay
 
$207k: Other lia
Description
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest.

Program areas at Common Cause Education Fund

Redistricting & representation won a historic victory in Common Cause v. lewis, which challenged partisan gerrymandering of north carolina state legislative districts as violative of the state constitution.released "whitewashing representation: how using citizenship data to gerrymander will undermine our democracy" report that explains what administrative data is, how it is used and what challenges can arise from its use in the 2020 census.in response to covid-19, Common Cause coordinated and submitted an amicus letter to secure court-ordered delay of California's redistricting deadlines to ensure that any delay in delivering population data to the states would not shorten the critical public testimony portion of the redistricting process.led several initiatives related to the 2020 census, including producing a resource that details the impact of modifying certain census deadlines, engaging members through social media outreach, and hosting webinars such as "democracy during coronavirus: saving the census. "multiple staff were named to statewide and/or local census "complete count committees"
Money in politics & ethics conducted research into the first decade of implementation of sweeping campaign finance reform, including small donor democracy program in connecticut.conducted thorough review of abuses of power, conflicts of interest, ethical challenges and special interest influence related to the trump administration's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.watchdoged national and state elections to ensure that candidates and other political actors follow the rules and that rules are applied in a fair nonpartisan manner.wrote and published a report on the secretive corporate lobbying efforts of the american legislative exchange council (alec) in Texas.
Voting & elections created a report entitled, "zero disenfranchisement: the movement to restore voting rights" to highlight the importance of providing voting rights to previously incarcerated individuals who have served their timewrote a report, along with two allied organizations, entitled, "pilot implementation study of risk-limiting audit methods in the state of rhode island"wrote a report, along with a coalition partner, entitled, "the Colorado voting experience: a model that encourages full participation"

Form 990s for Common Cause Education Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062019-12-05990View PDF
2018-062018-12-22990View PDF
2017-062017-12-01990View PDF
2016-062017-01-25990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Common Cause Education Fund

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerGrantmaker tax periodDescriptionAmount
Matan B'seter Foundation2018-11State Democracy Project$900,000
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...and 65 more grants received

Financials for Common Cause Education Fund

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,628,791
Program services$50,514
Investment income and dividends$14,096
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$20,439
Net income from fundraising events$-83,571
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,630,269

Personnel at Common Cause Education Fund

NameTitleCompensationDate of data
Karen Hobert FlynnPresident Leadership / President and Chief Executive Officer$149,0822020-05-20
Bette MarchantChief Financial Officer Finance and Accountingleadership / Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer2020-05-20
Steve SpauldingChief of External Strategies$89,5242019-06-30
 Subscribe to viewVice President , Communications$74,4122019-06-30
 Subscribe to viewVice President , Legislative Affairs$87,0762019-06-30
...and 25 more key personnel
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$12,630,269
2020
Yearly growth
45.5%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$9,955,850
2020
Yearly growth
20.5%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$11,748,561
2020
Yearly growth
46.8%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
145
2020
Yearly growth
21.8%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
805 15TH Street No 800
Washington, DC20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
commoncause.org/ 
Phone
(202) 833-1200
Facebook page
CommonCause 
Twitter profile
@commoncause 
IRS details
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2000
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
R40: Voter Education, Registration
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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