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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Media is a women's rights group based in San Francisco, CA that was founded in 2003. As of 2019 they had $25 million in revenue and $17 million in assets.

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.

(415) 863-0600
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Program areas at Common Sense Media

Rate: Common Sense rates and reviews movies, video games, mobile applications (""apps""), books, tv shows, and websites and provides tips on everything digital, offering developmentally age-appropriate, reliable information so parents can decide what's best for their families. The ratings, reviews, and tips are in video and written format and can be found at, through the organization's ios and android mobile applications, and through distribution agreements with cable and other Media and retail partners.common Sense publishes independent ratings and reviews for nearly everything children want to watch, read, play, listen to, and learn. Common Sense does not receive payments or other consideration for these reviews. The unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and are not influenced by the creators or by funders.guides: Common Sense has developed comprehensive guides to help users find the best of the best. Guides published by the organization include essential school tools, top kids' movies: ...

Advocate: Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Common Sense believes in the immense potential of today's technology to help all children create, communicate, connect, and learn in new and effective ways. Common Sense's independent rating systems, research, tools and advice are used by millions of families, educators and policymakers to harness the power of Media, technology, and public policy to improve the well-being of every child.

Educate: Common Sense education gives educators and students the digital learning resources they need to harness the power of technology for life.the Common Sense education k12 digital citizenship program includes learning resources for students, teachers, and family members. With lesson plans, videos, student interactives, family outreach materials, and more, the program helps school communities navigate the digital world. With unbiased reviews and ratings of over 2,000 edtech tools, Common Sense education helps teachers find new resources to use with students or share with colleagues. In addition, quick how-to videos and easy-to-implement lesson plans give teachers fresh ideas for the classroom.common Sense education's premium professional development resources help educators empower students in the digital world. From online tutorials and webinars to plcs and in-person workshops, these paid professional development services enable schools to dive deeper into their individual needs.

Form 990s for Common Sense Media

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 31, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 28, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 22, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Common Sense Media

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,515,833
Program services$11,228,187
Investment income and dividends$60,331
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-352,022
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$25,452,329

Vendors for Common Sense Media

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-09-11
██████████CRM software2020-09-11
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█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2020-01-31
████ ██████ ██ ██████████Insurance2019-12-31
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...and 16 more vendors

Personnel at Common Sense Media

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jim SteyerFounder and Chief Executive Officer-Oct. 4, 2020
David KuizengaChief Financial and Administrative Officer$204,351Oct. 4, 2020
█████ █████Chief Marketing Officer$190,114Oct. 4, 2020
████ ████Chief Product and Technology Officer$213,853Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ████Chief of Staff-Oct. 4, 2020
█████ █████Chief Strategy and Development Officer$245,981Oct. 4, 2020
████ ██████Vice President and Editor - In - Chief$160,100Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ██████Vice President, Communications-Oct. 4, 2020
███████ █████████Vice President, Design and Marketing-Oct. 4, 2020
█████████ █████████Vice President, Advocacy$171,477Oct. 4, 2020
...and 60 more key personnel

Peer women's rights advocacy organizations

1National Partnership for Women and Families501(c)(3)$7.5 millionWashington, DC
2International Center for Research on Women501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
3Women's Refugee Commission (WRC)501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
4Women Deliver501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
5Hadassah501(c)(3)$21 millionNew York, NY
6Futures Without Violence501(c)(3)$13 millionSan Francisco, CA
7Women's World Banking501(c)(3)$16 millionNew York, NY
8San Francisco Study Center501(c)(3)$9.0 millionSan Francisco, CA
9The Center for Investigative Reporting501(c)(3)$8.6 millionEmeryville, CA
10Public Library of Science (PLOS)501(c)(3)$32 millionSan Francisco, CA
11Mother Jones501(c)(3)$16 millionSan Francisco, CA
12Annual Reviews501(c)(3)$16 millionPalo Alto, CA
13National Women's Law Center501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
14Equality Now501(c)(3)$6.4 millionNew York, NY
15YWCA Minneapolis501(c)(3)$20 millionMinneapolis, MN
16American Association of University Women / Aauw-Educational Foundation501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
17Women for Women International501(c)(3)$21 millionWashington, DC
18Texas Tribune501(c)(3)$10 millionAustin, TX
19The News Literacy Project501(c)(3)$9.3 millionBethesda, MD
20Editorial Projects in Education501(c)(3)$18 millionBethesda, MD
21Grist Magazine501(c)(3)$11 millionSeattle, WA
22United States Naval Institute501(c)(3)$12 millionAnnapolis, MD
23Democracy Now!501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
24Great Minds501(c)(3)$84 millionWashington, DC
25Project Veritas501(c)(3)$8.8 millionMamaroneck, NY