EIN 04-3271457


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MassINC provides the people of Massachusetts with nonpartisan information to engage in democracy through research, journalism, and civic initiatives.
Also known as...
The Massachusetts Institute for A New Commonwealth; Ideas Boston
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Program areas at MassINC

Commonwealth:commonwealth continued The daily rigorous journalism that is providing quality, nonpartisan reporting on civic life in Massachusetts. Reporter shira schoenberg wrote A series of articles looking at The child welfare system in Massachusetts and reported on The seizure of an oxford man's home for an unpaid tax bill of $3,056. Meanwhile, executive editor michael jonas closely followed The boston mayoral race and recently reported on The effect The term 'latinx' has on political campaigns while featuring local voices in The discussion. Over The summer 2021, editor bruce mohl moderated Massinc's most-attended even this year, "does giving people money make for good policy"? The Commonwealth town hall asked The question - is guaranteed income The right policy for Massachusetts residents? This event was brought to viewers in partnership with The shah family foundation, The united way of Massachusetts bay, and The cambridge community foundation. On The fiscal side, Commonwealth has had an exciting year. We ran three successful online fundraisers and surpassed our $100,000 goal for 2021 individual donations. We've also embarked on The journey to build Commonwealth at A larger scale by launching our Commonwealth beacon campaign with The help of charlie kravetz, former general manager of wbur.
Transformative transit-oriented development / gateway hubs:tod consultant andre leroux continued our partnership with The gbh forum network, and presented several "ttod talks" focused on The changing world of public transportation in Massachusetts and The gateway cities. Massinc also worked with walk boston to host walk audits in fitchburg, brockton, and haverhill to help municipalities better understand The use of public spaces in 2021 and how they can work to activate them to invigorate their communities and better cater to their residents' needs. Massinc's ttod program continued to amplify The perspective of gateway cities as legislative budget conversations took place. Andre leroux published three thorough testimonies to The joint transportation committee on transportation revenue bills, low-income and zero-fare bills, and regional transit authority (rta) advancement bills.
Education and early college:in april 2021, Massinc released A report on The performance of The first two cohorts of students to graduate from state designated early college high schools. The analysis, early college as A force for equity in The post-pandemic era, shows that these students are continuing directly to college and persisting at much higher rates than their peers. Massinc also worked with The legislature to secure amendments in The house and senate budgets for early college funding and expansion. The early college discussions continued in october 2021 during A virtual forum in partnership with The Massachusetts business alliance for education and latinos for education. This forum celebrated The legislators, educators, and civic leaders powering The early college movement across The state and featured remarks from commissioner carlos santiago, and ways and means co-chairs, senator michael rodrigues and representative aaron michelwitz. Massinc further collaborated with external partners in The release of The report pathways to economic mobility: identifying The labor market value of community college in Massachusetts. Produced in partnership with The boston foundation and The kitty and michael dukakis center for urban and regional policy, The report presents data on The impact of community college on earnings and employment in Massachusetts.

Who funds MassINC

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Richard and Susan Smith Family FoundationEducation$200,000
The Boston Foundation (TBF)Operating Support/annual Fund$182,500
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Community & Human Services$110,000
...and 9 more grants received

Personnel at MassINC

Maeve DugganChief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Lauren LouisonPresident and Treasurer / President / Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer$171,295
Caroline HolsteinDirector of Human Resources Operations$100,650
Benjamin FormanResearch Director$107,322
Juana MatiasPast Chief Operating Officer$157,015
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for MassINC

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,223,816
Program services$11,867
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$3,262
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$99,701
Total revenues$4,338,646

Form 990s for MassINC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-03990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-03990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 24, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 10, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $108,500 from Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
March 29, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
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Social sciencesHuman servicesCrime and lawPublic policy
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General information
11 Beacon St 500
Boston, MA 02108
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Website URL
(617) 742-6800
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
V00: Social Science Research: General
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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