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GRIST MAGAZINE INC

SEATTLE, WA 98101-2936 | Tax-exempt since April 2003
  • EIN: 06-1664153
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2019

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2019

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Total Revenue

$11,825,370

Total Functional Expenses $4,706,016
Net income $7,119,354
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,677,202 98.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $7,248 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$1,391
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $142,311 1.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $565,067 12.0%
Professional fundraising fees $77,614 1.6%
Other salaries and wages $2,338,727 49.7%
Other
Total Assets $9,659,085
Total Liabilities $504,207
Net Assets $9,154,878
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
GILLER CHARLES (FOUNDER) $226,517
WALKINSHAW BRADY (CEO) $220,091
JACKSON KATHARINE (DIRECTOR OF FIX) $140,104
SWAMINATHAN NIKHIL (EXECUTIVE EDITOR) $114,133
SIMON ANDREW (DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMING) $114,042
LETSINGER NATHAN (SENIOR DEVELOPER) $107,930
CARDWELL BEKAH (DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/ADMIN) $94,750
ALDERMAN JOHN (BOARD CHAIR) $0
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (BOARD PAST CHAIR) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (BOARD TREASURER) $0
HU ELISE (BOARD CLERK) $0
BORLAND GINO (BOARD MEMBER) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
GRIMM KRISTIN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (BOARD MEMBER) $0
RESNICK JEFF (BOARD MEMBER) $0
RAMDAS KAVITA (BOARD MEMBER) $0
VECHEY JOHN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2018

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2018

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Total Revenue

$3,339,763

Total Functional Expenses $3,848,144
Net income -$508,381
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,182,206 95.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $16,827 0.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$6,138
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $146,868 4.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $527,119 13.7%
Professional fundraising fees $31,722 0.8%
Other salaries and wages $1,892,947 49.2%
Other
Total Assets $2,338,435
Total Liabilities $305,449
Net Assets $2,032,986
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
GILLER CHARLES (FOUNDER) $174,170
WALKINSHAW BRADY (CEO) $148,681
DODD THOMAS SCOTT (EXECUTIVE EDITOR) $139,194
GRISAFI MATT (DIRECTOR OF MARKETING/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT) $111,331
LETSINGER NATHAN (DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT) $103,182
CARDWELL BEKAH (DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION) $90,046
ALDERMAN JOHN (BOARD TREASURER) $0
BORLAND GINO (BOARD MEMBER) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (BOARD CHAIR) $0
GRIMM KRISTIN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HU ELISE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (BOARD CHAIR) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (BOARD MEMBER) $0
SAHDEV SHIVIKA (BOARD MEMBER) $0
SCHMIDT WENDY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
STRAUSS BENJAMIN (BOARD CLERK) $0
VECHEY JOHN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2017

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2017

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Total Revenue

$3,211,485

Total Functional Expenses $3,514,305
Net income -$302,820
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,990,195 93.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $30,264 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$12,937
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $203,963 6.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $542,623 15.4%
Professional fundraising fees $137,283 3.9%
Other salaries and wages $1,599,958 45.5%
Other
Total Assets $2,776,381
Total Liabilities $235,229
Net Assets $2,541,152
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
SCHMALL LORI (CEO) $198,905
GILLER CHARLES (Founder) $196,982
Grisafi Matt (Director of Marketing/Business Development) $112,888
Letsinger Nathan (Director of Product) $101,905
CARDWELL BEKAH (Director of Finance/Administration) $82,582
ALDERMAN JOHN (Board Treasurer) $0
BORLAND GINO (Board Member) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (Board Member) $0
GRIMM KRISTIN (Board Member) $0
HU ELISE (Board Member) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (Board Member) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (Board Member) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (Board Member) $0
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (Board Chair) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (Board Member) $0
SAHDEV SHIVIKA (Board Member) $0
SCHMIDT WENDY (Board Member) $0
STRAUSS BENJAMIN (Board Clerk) $0
VECHEY JOHN (Board Member) $0
WALKINSHAW BRADY (CEO) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2016

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2016

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Total Revenue

$3,322,159

Total Functional Expenses $3,893,218
Net income -$571,059
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,973,974 89.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $45,660 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$15,518
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $318,043 9.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $506,800 13.0%
Professional fundraising fees $80,272 2.1%
Other salaries and wages $2,025,527 52.0%
Other
Total Assets $3,063,829
Total Liabilities $216,276
Net Assets $2,847,553
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
GILLER CHARLES (CEO) $190,000
GOSNELL BRICE (President) $160,910
Grisafi Matt (Dir. of Marketing & Business Dev.) $121,109
Letsinger Nathan (Product Lead) $105,542
SCHMALL LORI (Interim President) $92,317
BERARDI KIM (Former Director of Finance) $63,459
HURTADO WENTINA (Former Director of Finance) $35,203
VECHEY JOHN (Board Member) $0
STRAUSS BENJAMIN (Board Clerk) $0
SCHMIDT WENDY (Board Member) $0
SAHDEV SHIVIKA (Board Member) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (Board Member) $0
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (Board Chair) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (Board Member) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (Board Member) $0
HU ELISE (Board Member) $0
GRIMM KRISTIN (Board Member) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (Board Member) $0
BORLAND GINO (Board Member) $0
ALDERMAN JOHN (Board Treasurer) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (Board Member) $0
CARDWELL BEKAH (Director of Finance) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2015

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2015

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Total Revenue

$2,964,720

Total Functional Expenses $3,787,083
Net income -$822,363
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,613,216 88.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $61,281 2.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$7,453
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $297,676 10.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $582,161 15.4%
Professional fundraising fees $89,928 2.4%
Other salaries and wages $1,780,328 47.0%
Other
Total Assets $3,713,901
Total Liabilities $278,511
Net Assets $3,435,390
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
GILLER CHARLES (CEO) $210,000
HURTADO WENTINA (DIR. OF FIN & ADMIN) $90,000
GOSNELL BRICE (PRESIDENT) $61,000
ALDERMAN JOHN (BOARD TREASURER) $0
BORLAND GINO (BOARD MEMBER) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (BOARD CHAIR) $0
GRIMM KRISTEN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HU ELISE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (BOARD CHAIR) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (BOARD MEMBER) $0
SAHDEV SHIVIKA (BOARD CHAIR) $0
SCHMALL LORI (INTERIM PRESIDENT) $0
SCHMIDT WENDY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
STRAUSS BENJAMIN (BOARD CLERK) $0
VECHEY JOHN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
BERADI KIM (DIR. OF FIN & ADMIN) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2014

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2014

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Total Revenue

$2,608,281

Total Functional Expenses $3,277,095
Net income -$668,814
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,333,916 89.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $67,311 2.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$20,510
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $227,564 8.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $383,393 11.7%
Professional fundraising fees $72,702 2.2%
Other salaries and wages $1,402,198 42.8%
Other
Total Assets $4,654,183
Total Liabilities $358,090
Net Assets $4,296,093
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
GILLER CHARLES (CEO) $204,082
ROSENBERG SCOTT (EXECUTIVE EDITOR) $139,908
HURTADO WENTINA (DIR. OF FIN & ADMIN) $91,904
MORELLO-FROSCH RACHEL (BOARD CHAIR) $0
ALDERMAN JOHN (BOARD TREASURER) $0
STRAUSS BENJAMIN (BOARD CLERK) $0
BORLAND GINO (BOARD MEMBER) $0
DEPASS MICHELLE (BOARD CHAIR) $0
GRIMM KRISTEN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
HU ELISE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
KAUFMAN SUSAN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MCKIBBEN BILL (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MIRMAN EUGENE (BOARD MEMBER) $0
MULLENWEG MATT (BOARD MEMBER) $0
SAHDEV SHIVIKA (BOARD CHAIR) $0
SCHMIDT WENDY (BOARD MEMBER) $0
VECHEY JOHN (BOARD MEMBER) $0
GOSNELL BRICE (PRESIDENT) $0
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2013

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2013

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Total Revenue

$6,168,570

Total Functional Expenses $3,256,517
Net income $2,912,053
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,707,409 92.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $26,257 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $434,904 7.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $301,884 9.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,585,529 48.7%
Other
Total Assets $5,324,891
Total Liabilities $333,045
Net Assets $4,991,846
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2012

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2012

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Total Revenue

$3,362,763

Total Functional Expenses $3,309,226
Net income $53,537
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,867,348 85.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $12,335 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $483,080 14.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $288,846 8.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,596,738 48.3%
Other
Total Assets $2,579,548
Total Liabilities $483,091
Net Assets $2,096,457
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2011

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2011

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Total Revenue

$3,700,490

Total Functional Expenses $3,022,290
Net income $678,200
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,126,886 84.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $48,602 1.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$43,860
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $568,862 15.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $303,845 10.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,452,973 48.1%
Other
Total Assets $2,348,768
Total Liabilities $320,321
Net Assets $2,028,447
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2010

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2010

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2009

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2009

PDF

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2008

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2008

PDF

990
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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2007

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2007

PDF

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2006

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2005

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2004

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2003

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2003

PDF

990
990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


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