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Great Minds

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Great Minds is a educational service provider based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2007. As of 2019 they had $84 million in revenue and $59 million in assets.

Great Minds is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit that seeks to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstance, receive a content-rich education.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Common Core.

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Program areas at Great Minds

Eureka math is a prek-12 curriculum that helps students to understand math deeply and to connect it to the real world, preparing them to solve problems that they have not encountered before. The team of teachers and mathematicians believe that it's not enough for students to memorize a process for solving a problem; they need to know why that process works. Eureka uses clear models and proven instructional methods to help students become not just literate, but fluent in math. The curriculum is available free of charge for use by any educator on our website,

Great minds began development of a new science curriculum, including determining module content and sequencing, developing lesson prototypes, detailing curriculum architecture, creating sample professional development, and more.

Wit & wisdom is a k-8 humanities curriculum based on authentic texts of the highest quality. Students use these texts at every turn to learn, and eventually master essential reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Instead of basals, students read books they love in order to build knowledge of important topics and master literacy skills. All students read and discuss grade-level texts, with suggestions for support included at key moments throughout each lesson. Great minds has also developed geodes, a series of readable texts for grades k-2.

Form 990s for Great Minds

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 23, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Nov 1, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jan 28, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Great Minds

Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$84,088,000
Investment income and dividends$156,379
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$24,039
Total revenues$84,268,418

Vendors for Great Minds

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting2020-01-23
█████████ ████████Software2019-08-29
███████Marketing software; CRM software; Content management system software2019-08-27
████████ █████ ███It Consultant$242,5332018-12-01
█████ █ ████████ ██Legal Consultant$370,0532018-12-01
███████ ███████ ███ ████████ ███Legal Consultant$291,9602018-12-01
█████ ███████ ███Consulting Services$387,4132018-12-01
██████ ██████████ ███Consulting Services$320,8572018-12-01

Personnel at Great Minds

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lynne MunsonChief Executive Officer and Founder / President and Executive Director$564,746May 28, 2020
David BlairChief Business Operations Officer$266,350May 28, 2020
██████ ██████Chief Operating Officer Until 7 and 2018$467,144Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Chief Financial Officer$288,391May 28, 2020
██████ ██████Chief Marketing Officer-May 28, 2020
███████ ██████Chief Technology Officer-May 28, 2020
█████ █████Chief Human Resource Officer / Chief Human Resources Officer$247,136May 28, 2020
█████ ██████Chief Sales Officer$304,724May 28, 2020
██████ ███████Chief Strategy Officer$260,221Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Chief Academic Officer - Science$175,015Dec. 31, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

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