EIN 20-0387511

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

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The Democracy Collaborative Foundation promotes democratic community development strategies and researches anchor institutions' role in expanding opportunities.
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Program areas at The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

Community wealth building: in 2022, The Democracy Collaborative's community wealth building (cwb) program team worked in partnership with local stakeholders to produce three cwb action plans for The cities of somerville, ma, and meadville, pa, and alameda county in ca. Each of these action plans included direct research and interviews, focused workshops, and The delivery of a report complete with landscape analysis of local condition and recommendations for action. In 2021, we produced an action plan for The city of chicago which was The basis for a public report called a "new era for community wealth building" which we wrote a released in june of 2022, alongside a public webinar showcasing The action planning work in place. At The same time we re-wrote and launched a new cwb landing page and subpages on The Democracy Collaborative's website and put together a cwb task force to assist in delivery on The ground. Globally, The cwb team chaired an expert advisory panel in northern ireland that worked with The department for communities to produce a report to advance cwb in The area; advised The scottish government on The development of their cwb program and oversaw The release of a local guide to cwb and The drafting of early stage national legislation; built relationships in australia, canada, and amsterdam to lay The ground work for evolving partnership to advance cwb locally.
Theory, research and policy programs: tdc is doing national work to advance The concept of public ownership of pharmaceutical firms, as a demonstration project for The democratic economy principle that critical, life-serving areas of The economy health foremost among them should not be subject to maximum profit extraction, but instead should be owned in The public interest. Our team in this area helped advance The coalition that led to The 2022 move by California gov. Gavin newsom to create public ownership/control of insulin production in California. Tdc is convening key researchers and scholars working on The broad theory of system change, gathering as The start of a learning lab to extend through 2024. The learning lab began in 2022 to bring together a small, hand-picked cohort of next system thinkers and change agents, innovative faculty, and graduate students to learn about and articulate coherent frames and models for a next socio-economic system that is equitable, democratic, and ecologically sustainable.

Who funds The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Novo FoundationGeneral Support$1,585,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$300,100
Kresge FoundationTo Support the Healthcare Anchor Network As It Encourages Its Member Hospitals To Apply A More Explicit Racial Equity and Justice Lens To Their Investments, Policies and Practices.$200,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

Stephanie McHenryChief Executive Officer$175,087
Joe GuinanVice President$135,517
Ted HowardPresident and Founder / President and Executive Director$205,280
Sili M RecioDirector of Communications$109,593
David ZuckermanDirector - Health Anchor Network$167,943
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,600,823
Program services$13,074
Investment income and dividends$23,465
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$43,805
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-18,221
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$33,578
Total revenues$3,696,524

Form 990s for The Democracy Collaborative Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-14990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $1,335,000 from Novo Foundation
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
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General information
13800 Fairhill Rd 215
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Website URL
(216) 282-2022
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
J40: Labor unions, organizations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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