Institute for Southern Studies

Group

The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) was founded in 1970 by veteran civil rights activists and continues to promote the idea that the South and its people haven’t changed since at least the 1960’s. ISS jumps at the chance to call any one that disagrees with their point of view a racist, bigot or any other name that would help to discontinue the discussion. They were created to change the South to a “liberal/progressive” region.

Institute for Southern Studies was a founding member of the organization (Blueprint NC) best known for the strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

Financials: Source IRS 990s    
Year Revenue   Expenditures   Net Assets
2012 $296,281   $309,300   $230,104
2013 $267,409   $283,495   $214,018
2014 $449,196   $381,840   $282,078
2015 $361,432   $319,539   $323,971

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Allie Yee Program and Development Associate Current
Chris Kromm Executive Director Current
Danielle Adams Office Coordinator Current
Ethan Clauset Web Director Current
Fiona Morgan Board Chair Current
Isela Gutierrez-Gunter Board Member Current
Kieran Taylor Board Member Current
Pam Spaulding Board Member Current
Paul Cuadros Board Member Current
Sue Sturgis Co-Editor / Editorial Director - Facing South Current
Ajamu Dillahunt Board Co-Chair Former
Alex Kotch Research Associate Former
Bob Hall Founding Editor of Southern Exposure Former
Desiree Evans Co-Editor Facing South Former
Elena Everett Program Assistant Former
Fiona Morgan Board Co-Chair Former
Jennie Renner-Yoemans Office Coordinator Former
Jerimee Richir New Media Director Former
Michael De Los Santos Board Former
Rachel Johnson Art Pope Exposed Blogger Former
Rania Masri DIrector, Southern Peace Research and Education Center Former
Rania Masri Fellow Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2016 $37,500.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2016 $10,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $100,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $200,000.00 For general operating support
Hill-Snowdon Foundation 2014 $10,000.00 For Southern Strategies Program. Community organizing.
Marguerite Casey Foundation 2014 $5,000.00 For general support; Community organizing.
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2014 $10,000.00 Program development-Project Suppon
NEO Philanthropy 2014 $50,000.00 Grant made through FFF - Four Freedoms Fund. Community organizing; Immigrant rights.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $90,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $25,000.00 For its Carolina Public Press project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $5,000.00 For its Carolina Public Press project
Carnegie Corporation of New York 2013 $23,000.00 Program development; Research For research media and public education project to heighten understanding of new immigrant communities in the South and promote more effective policies on immigrant issues
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $2,000.00 General purpose of charity; Community organizing.
Mertz Gilmore Foundation 2013 $25,000.00 Research For a research media and public education project in North Carolina
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $10,000.00 Community organizing
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $1,000.00 Community organizing
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $1,000.00 Community organizing
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $250.00 Community organizing
The Hummel Family Fund, Inc. 2013 $1,000.00 Community organizing
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $100,000.00 For general operating support; Community organizing.
Julian Price Family Foundation 2012 $2,000.00 General purpose of charity; Community organizing.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc 2012 $10,000.00 Program development For the honoring Our Nation's Promise to the Gulf Coast project
Surdna Foundation Inc 2012 $75,000.00 Program development For the Gulf Community Agenda Report a project to put New Orleans and Gulf recovery back on the national radar and ensure community voices are central to the national Gulf recovery debate
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2012 $1,000.00
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2012 $7,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $20,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $14,700.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $65,000.00 Program development For its Carolina Public Press project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $35,000.00 For general operating support; Community organizing.
Surdna Foundation Inc 2011 $75,000.00 Program development; Research To promote a more just and accountable Gulf Coast recovery through public interest journalism research support for community-based organizations and training new media investigative journalists
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2011 $7,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $10,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $5,000.00 General/operating support For general support
Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock 2011 $35,000.00 Program development To strengthen and expand social-change-oriented communications and organizing work in the South
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 $161,280.00 Program development For the NC Money and Democracy Media Project
Bydale Foundation 2010 $2,500.00
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Inc 2010 $1,000.00 For the Institute Investigative Fund for special coverage of the Gulf Coast Deepwater Horizon disaster and its aftermath
Marguerite Casey Foundation 2010 $200.00 For membership drive and general support; Community organizing.
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2010 $1,000.00 Program development To document threats to the Gulf Coast and the community responses for recovery and renewal
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2010 $7,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $14,350.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $12,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $1,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $1,000.00 For Gulf Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $70,000.00 Program development For Carolina Public Press project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $34,920.00 Program development For NC Freedom Journalism School
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2009 $7,500.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $5,000.00 General support; Community organizing.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2009 $80,000.00 Program development For Census and Redistricting Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2009 $25,000.00 Program development For The Hidden Costs of Coal
Park Foundation Inc 2008 $20,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For Southern Voices Media New Media for Changing South
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2008 $5,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $1,000.00
Park Foundation Inc 2007 $40,000.00 Program development For launch of Southern Voices Media initiative
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2007 $40,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general support of community development programs
Rappaport Family Foundation 2007 $20,000.00
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc 2007 $10,000.00 Program development For A People's Agenda for the Gulf Coast: the Grassroots Gulf Policy Initiative
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 $70,000.00 For North Carolina Environmental Reporting and Education Project. Community organizing.
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2006 $40,000.00 General/operating support For general support of community development and other programs
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2006 $3,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2006 $500.00 Community organizing.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $40,000.00 Program development; Publication To develop North Carolina Workers' Right Report Card and to write and publish Public Subsidies Report
Educational Foundation of America 2005 $45,000.00 Program development For War Profiteers Project
The Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Inc 2005 $3,000.00
Town Creek Foundation, Inc. 2005 $20,000.00 Community organizing.
Triangle Community Foundation 2005 $20,000.00 Continuing support
Triangle Community Foundation 2005 $5,000.00 Continuing support; Community organizing.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $35,000.00 Program development; Research For Public Money Public Accountability initiative to investigate economic recruitment incentives and other corporate subsidies in North Carolina and to promote greater accountability in use of public resources
The CarEth Foundation Inc 2004 $12,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2004 $500.00 Community organizing.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 $50,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support
Town Creek Foundation, Inc. 2003 $20,000.00 Community organizing.
Triangle Community Foundation 2003 $18,000.00 Community organizing.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $50,000.00 Program development For North Carolina Voting Rights Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $30,000.00 Program development For Bob Hall Investigative Action Fund to train new generation of journalists working in public interest

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Address 1:
2009 Chapel Hill Rd

City:
Durham

State:
NC

Zip:
27707

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