CHICAGO INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION INC

Address
PO BOX 6060
BOULDER, CO 803066060
Contact
Website: http://www.citf.org
Phone: +1 (303) 532-2852
Nonprofit
NTEE: A32 - Television
EIN: 36-3833118

Mission

FORM 990, PART I, LINE 1, DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION: THE CORPORATION IS ORGANIZED AND WILL BE OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR "CHARITABLE, SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL- AND "SOCIAL WELFARE" PURPOSES WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTIONS 501(C)(3) AND 501(C)(4), RESPECTIVELY OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. TO THIS END, THE NONPROFIT SHALL UNDERTAKE ACTIVITIES TO: SUPPORT THE PROVISION OF QUALITY AND DIVERSE INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CONTENT AND CAPABILITIES TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DATA SERVICES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO PROVIDED TO ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN THE FORMAL EDUCATION OF ENROLLED STUDENTS. FOSTER OPEN, HONEST AND OUTSPOKEN MEDIA THAT HELP USERS TO BE A POPULAR DEMOCRATIC CHECK ON BOTH GOVERNMENT POWER AND CONCENTRATED PRIVATE PRIVILEGE; EXPAND THE DISSEMINATION OF MEDIA, AND POINTS OF VIEW CARRIED BY THEM, THAT OFFER DISSENTING, ALTERNATIVE, OR CRITICALLY CONSTRUCTIVE INFORMATION AND CONCEPTS TO THE MARKETPL
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameVOQAL CHICAGO
Year of formation1983
Subsection501(c)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area2082
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Number of employees00 
Number of highly compensated contractors11 
Personnel
Dwyer, Patricia
TitleCFOCFO 
Name of key/compensated personPATRICIA DWYERPATRICIA DWYER 
Average hours per week working for org8.008.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$29,251.00$13,689.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $128,095.00$98,642.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs42.0042.00 
Base reportable compensation from related orgs$128,095.00  
Nontaxable benefits from related orgs$29,251.00  
Sum of all compensation from related orgs$157,346.00  
Gleich, Lilly
TitleVICE PRES/DI  
Name of key/compensated personLILLY GLEICH  
Average hours per week working for org3.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director, Officer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Gleitch, Lilly
Title VICE PRES/DI 
Name of key/compensated person LILLY GLEITCH 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Iverson, Barbara
TitleTREASURERTREASURER 
Name of key/compensated personBARBARA IVERSONBARBARA IVERSON 
Average hours per week working for org3.004.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Miller, Adam
TitleCOO/SECRETARCOO/SECRETAR 
Name of key/compensated personADAM MILLERADAM MILLER 
Average hours per week working for org3.003.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$37,103.00$26,123.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $132,467.00$119,424.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs47.0047.00 
Base reportable compensation from related orgs$132,467.00  
Nontaxable benefits from related orgs$37,103.00  
Sum of all compensation from related orgs$169,570.00  
O'Neil, Daniel
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL O'NEILDANIEL O'NEIL 
Average hours per week working for org2.502.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Schwartz, John
TitleCEO/PRESIDENCEO/PRESIDEN 
Name of key/compensated personJOHN SCHWARTZJOHN SCHWARTZ 
Average hours per week working for org5.006.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$48,868.00$40,383.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $167,062.00$158,649.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs45.0040.00 
Base reportable compensation from related orgs$167,062.00$158,649.00 
Nontaxable benefits from related orgs$48,868.00$40,383.00 
Sum of all compensation from related orgs$215,930.00$199,032.00 
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesFORM 990, PART I, LINE 1, DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION: THE CORPORATION IS ORGANIZED AND WILL BE OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR "CHARITABLE, SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL- AND "SOCIAL WELFARE" PURPOSES WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTIONS 501(C)(3) AND 501(C)(4), RESPECTIVELY OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. TO THIS END, THE NONPROFIT SHALL UNDERTAKE ACTIVITIES TO: SUPPORT THE PROVISION OF QUALITY AND DIVERSE INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CONTENT AND CAPABILITIES TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DATA SERVICES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO PROVIDED TO ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN THE FORMAL EDUCATION OF ENROLLED STUDENTS. FOSTER OPEN, HONEST AND OUTSPOKEN MEDIA THAT HELP USERS TO BE A POPULAR DEMOCRATIC CHECK ON BOTH GOVERNMENT POWER AND CONCENTRATED PRIVATE PRIVILEGE; EXPAND THE DISSEMINATION OF MEDIA, AND POINTS OF VIEW CARRIED BY THEM, THAT OFFER DISSENTING, ALTERNATIVE, OR CRITICALLY CONSTRUCTIVE INFORMATION AND CONCEPTS TO THE MARKETPLFORM 990, PART I, LINE 1, DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION: THE CORPORATION IS ORGANIZED AND WILL BE OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR "CHARITABLE, SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL- AND "SOCIAL WELFARE" PURPOSES WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTIONS 501(C)(3) AND 501(C)(4), RESPECTIVELY OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. TO THIS END, THE NONPROFIT SHALL UNDERTAKE ACTIVITIES TO: SUPPORT THE PROVISION OF QUALITY AND DIVERSE INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CONTENT AND CAPABILITIES TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DATA SERVICES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO PROVIDED TO ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN THE FORMAL EDUCATION OF ENROLLED STUDENTS. FOSTER OPEN, HONEST AND OUTSPOKEN MEDIA THAT HELP USERS TO BE A POPULAR DEMOCRATIC CHECK ON BOTH GOVERNMENT POWER AND CONCENTRATED PRIVATE PRIVILEGE; EXPAND THE DISSEMINATION OF MEDIA, AND POINTS OF VIEW CARRIED BY THEM, THAT OFFER DISSENTING, ALTERNATIVE, OR CRITICALLY CONSTRUCTIVE INFORMATION AND CONCEPTS TO THE MARKETPL 
Program expenses (total)$1,330,443.00$1,036,812.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
GRANTS IN SUPPORT OF THE OGANIZATION'S PHILANTHROPIC VALUES.
Program expenses$1,300,945.00$1,010,101.00 
Grants and allocations made$1,174,828.00$909,810.00 
Program descriptionGRANTS IN SUPPORT OF THE OGANIZATION'S PHILANTHROPIC VALUES.GRANTS IN SUPPORT OF THE OGANIZATION'S PHILANTHROPIC VALUES. 
THE ORGANIZATION DELIVERED INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH JULY 2015. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PROVIDES THESE SCHOOLS WITH FREE OR LOW COST WIRELESS INTERNET (AS DESCRIBED IN SCHEDULE O) WHICH CONTINUES. VOQAL EDUCATION'S NEWEST EFFORT, EDUCATION VENTURE FUND, SEEKS TO REDUCE OPPORTUNITY GAPS IN EDUCATION BY LOCATING AND FUNDING TECHNOLOGY START-UPS WITH IDEAS TO REDUCE GAPS.
Program expenses$29,498.00$26,711.00 
Grants and allocations made$12,500.00  
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION DELIVERED INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH JULY 2015. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PROVIDES THESE SCHOOLS WITH FREE OR LOW COST WIRELESS INTERNET (AS DESCRIBED IN SCHEDULE O) WHICH CONTINUES. VOQAL EDUCATION'S NEWEST EFFORT, EDUCATION VENTURE FUND, SEEKS TO REDUCE OPPORTUNITY GAPS IN EDUCATION BY LOCATING AND FUNDING TECHNOLOGY START-UPS WITH IDEAS TO REDUCE GAPS.THE ORGANIZATION DELIVERED INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH JULY 2015. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PROVIDES THESE SCHOOLS WITH FREE OR LOW COST WIRELESS INTERNET (AS DESCRIBED IN SCHEDULE O) WHICH CONTINUES. VOQAL EDUCATION'S NEWEST EFFORT, EDUCATION VENTURE FUND, SEEKS TO REDUCE OPPORTUNITY GAPS IN EDUCATION BY LOCATING AND FUNDING TECHNOLOGY START-UPS WITH IDEAS TO REDUCE GAPS. 
THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DATA SERVICES TO EDUCATIONAL AND NON-PROFIT ENTITIES THROUGH ITS INVESTMENT IN MOBILE CITIZEN, LLC. THE PROGRAM REVENUE AND EXPENSES FLOWING THROUGH TO THE ORGANIZATION FROM MOBILE CITIZEN SCHEDULE K-1 WERE 421,404 AND 691,596 RESPECTIVELY, NETTING TO A LOSS OF (270,192).
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DATA SERVICES TO EDUCATIONAL AND NON-PROFIT ENTITIES THROUGH ITS INVESTMENT IN MOBILE CITIZEN, LLC. THE PROGRAM REVENUE AND EXPENSES FLOWING THROUGH TO THE ORGANIZATION FROM MOBILE CITIZEN SCHEDULE K-1 WERE 421,404 AND 691,596 RESPECTIVELY, NETTING TO A LOSS OF (270,192).THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DATA SERVICES TO EDUCATIONAL AND NON-PROFIT ENTITIES THROUGH ITS INVESTMENT IN MOBILE CITIZEN, LLC. THE PROGRAM REVENUE AND EXPENSES FLOWING THROUGH TO THE ORGANIZATION FROM MOBILE CITIZEN SCHEDULE K-1 WERE 296,636 AND 544,659 RESPECTIVELY, NETTING TO A LOSS OF (248,023). 
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$1,748,962.00$1,425,751.00 
Program services (total functional expenses)$1,330,443.00$1,036,812.00 
Management & general (total functional expenses)$418,519.00$388,939.00 
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$0.00$0.00 
Revenue
Total revenue$4,019,802.00$1,735,265.00 
Program service revenue (total)  $15,808.00
Revenue from contributions (total)  $18,258.00
Investment income$2,443,389.00$402,626.00 
Total unrelated business revenue-$486.00$13,857.00 
Other revenue, current yr$1,576,413.00$1,332,639.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue-$486.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$0.00$0.00 
Gross receipts$13,141,425.00$3,406,247.00 
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$1,882,678.00$1,566,805.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total)-$306,265.00-$234,166.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$328,238.00$351,008.00 
Net rental income  $0.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$22,852.00$41,002.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
General management fees (total)$324,137.00$292,474.00 
Investment management fees (total)$977.00$58,559.00 
Accounting service fees (total)$20,124.00$23,900.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$14,078,710.00$13,299,281.00$13,174,677.00
Total assets, beginning of year$13,299,281.00$13,174,677.00 
Total liabilities$383,846.00$521,925.00$463,991.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$521,925.00$463,991.00 
Net assets$13,694,864.00$12,777,356.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$12,777,356.00$12,710,686.00 
Other assets$4,327.00$811.00 
Investments: other securities$355,000.00$250,000.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$10,985,931.00$10,327,040.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$215,628.00$357,551.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$332,626.00$196,853.00 
Investments: program-related$799,033.00$940,924.00 
Grants payable$122,000.00$334,650.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$2,270,840.00$309,514.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$1,718,791.00$1,421,152.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges $1,803.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$109,128.00$34,557.00 
Deferred revenue$152,718.00$152,718.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$13,694,864.00$12,777,356.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members44 
Number of independent voting members33 
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-04-012015-04-01 
Tax year end date2017-03-312016-03-31 
Accounting methodAccrualAccrual 
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with entity ownerTrueTrue 
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrue 
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990 
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue  
Date e-filing submitted2018-03-082017-07-26 
IRS schema version2016v3.12015v3.0 
Filing identifier201840309349301034201720469349302117 
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