The Organizations That Share Office Space With Media Matters For America

Media Matters for America’s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015, details its close relationship with over half a dozen separate organizations:

During the year ended December 31, 2015, MMFA shared employees, office space and other related expenses and services with the Media Matters for America Action Network (the Network), a not-for-profit organization exempt under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

During the year ended December 31 2013, the Organization spun-off its Progressive Training Institute program to two new entities: the Franklin Forum (the Forum), a non-profit organization exempt under Section 50l(c)(4) of the Code, and the Franklin Education Forum (the Education Forum), a non-profit organization exempt under Section 50l(c)(3) of the Code. The Organization’s Chair of the Board of Directors is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Forum and the Education Forum. As part of this spinoff, the Organization granted $89,850 during the year ended December 31, 2015 to the Education Forum.

During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Organization shared employees and other related expenses and services with The American Independent (Al), a not-for-profit journalism organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, in furtherance of its journalism efforts. The Organization granted AI $110,000 during the year ended December 31, 2015. As of December 31, 2015, the Organization had amounts due from AI totaling $4,731.

The Organization has sublease agreements with the following entities, all of whom have elected the Organization’s Chair of the Board of Directors as the Chair of the Board of Directors of their respective entities:

  • American Bridge 21st Century (American Bridge), a political action committee and American Bridge 21st Century Foundation (the Foundation), a non-profit organization exempt under Section 501(c)(4) of the Code – American Bridge and the Foundation have subleases from the Organization. During the year ended December 31, 2015, rental income received from the subleases totaled approximately $60,736. As of December 31, 2015, MMFA had amounts due from American Bridge and the Foundation totaling $14,280 and $10,497, respectively.
  • The Forum – The Forum had a sublease agreement with the Organization which expired June 30, 2014, when the sublease became month-to-month. During the year ended December 31, 2015, rental income received from the Forum totaled approximately 18,416. As of December 31, 2015, MMFA had a amounts due from The Forum totaling $65,321.
  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) – CREW has a sublease with MMFA that commenced on February 1, 2015, and will expire on December 31, 2016. During the year ended December 31, 2015, rental income received from CREW totaled approximately $42,000. As of December 31, 2015, MMFA had amounts due from CREW totaling $4,450.
  • During the year ended December 31, 2015, MMFA shared office space and other related expenses and services with Correct The Record, a political action committee. During the year ended December 31, 2015, rental income received from Correct The Record totaled $47,191. As of December 31, 2015, MMFA had amounts due from Correct The Record totaling $8,122.

Below is a listing of all the organizations that share office space with Media Matters for America at 455 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001:

 

Media Matters for America

EIN: 47-0928008

From MMFA 2015 Form 990

 

Media Matters Action Network

EIN: 77-0646754

From MMAN 2015 Form 990

 

American Bridge 21st Century Super PAC

FEC ID: C00492140

 

Correct the Record Hybrid PAC

FEC ID: C00578997

 

American Bridge 21st Century Foundation

EIN: 27-5278038

From AB Foundation 2015 Form 990

 

The Franklin Education Forum

EIN: 46-3009324

From Franklin Education Forum 2015 Form 990

 

The Franklin Forum

EIN: 46-3018149

From Franklin Forum 2015 Form 990

 

Franklin Forum PAC

FEC ID: C00561944

 

Franklin Strategies, LLC

D.C. Initial File Number: L00005455489

From D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

 

The Bonner Group, Inc

D.C. Initial File Number: 992177

From D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

 

The American Independent

EIN: 33-1137541

From American Independent 2015 Form 990

 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington DC Inc

EIN: 03-0445391

From CREW 2015 Form 990

 

American Democracy Legal Fund

EIN: 47-1750779

From ADLF 2015 Form 990

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