American Journalism Project (AJP)

The American Journalism Project is a new venture philanthropy organization dedicated to local news.

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Washington, DC – EIN 831772542 www.theajp.org

The economics that supported the news industry for most of the twentieth century are no longer viable. As a result, the civic function news provides is under threat.

We founded the American Journalism Project to help combat this threat. In other sectors, venture philanthropy has created sustainable new ecosystems that fill gaps left by the market. We are doing the same for local news.

What is a Civic News Organization?
A civic news organization is a local news organization that has a public service mission and commitment to meeting the critical information needs of the community — in areas such as government, environment, education, social and criminal justice, or public health. It is supported by a mix of commercial media tactics and sophisticated charitable fundraising.

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We’ve set an audacious goal: to raise $50M from a visionary set of champions to support social entrepreneurs in building sustainable civic news organizations where they live — leaders who can serve as exemplars for a new generation of local news outlets.

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AMERICAN JOURNALISM PROJECT INC

WASHINGTON, DC 20011-5125 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 2018
  • EIN: 83-1772542
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Media, Communications Organizations (Arts, Culture and Humanities)
  • 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

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Total Revenue

$18,049,875

Total Functional Expenses $2,883,492
Net income $15,166,383
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $18,049,875 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $375,315 13.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $105,737 3.7%
Other
Total Assets $15,447,077
Total Liabilities $280,694
Net Assets $15,166,383
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
ALICE RHEE (MANAGING DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & GROWTH) $107,122
ANNA NIRMALA (MANAGING DIRECTOR) $88,817
JASON ALCORN (MANAGING DIRECTOR, STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS) $83,712
MICHELLE SRBINOVICH (MANAGING DIRECTOR, CNO SUCCESS) $79,672
JOHN THORNTON (SECRETARY AND TREASURER) $0
ELIZABETH GREEN (CHAIRPERSON) $0
ROSENTHAL ALVES (DIRECTOR) $0
KAREN PITTMAN (DIRECTOR) $0
JEFF COHEN (DIRECTOR) $0
PETER LATTMAN (DIRECTOR) $0
JOE NATOLI (DIRECTOR) $0
MARIA THOMAS (DIRECTOR) $0
IRVING WASHINGTON (DIRECTOR) $0

Last Updated: 2021-09-12 10:49
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