Round Earth Media

Address
3109 West 50th Street Box 203
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Contact
Website: http://www.roundearthmedia.org
Phone: +1 (952) 935-8088
Nonprofit
NTEE: A34 - Radio
EIN: 36-4580701

Mission

To produce journalism that explains how the policies and actions of the developed world change the lives of people around the globe; make other cultures real to the American public through vivid, first-hand stories of individuals ; support and mentor the next generation of global journalists while reporting under-covered stories for world-wide audiences, and adhere to the highest journalistic standards to provide information citizens need to make informed decisions about globally important issues. For more please visit our website: http://roundearthmedia.org/
 20172016201520102009
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2004
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Metropolitan statistical area5120
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel $49,998.00   
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$45,000.00$49,998.00   
Number of employees22   
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of volunteers44   
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Alizedah, Ali
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personAli AlizedahAli Alizedah   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Baranauckas, Carla
TitleSecretarySecretary   
Name of key/compensated personCarla BaranauckasCarla Baranauckas   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Henkoff, Ron
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personRon HenkoffRon Henkoff   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Johnson, Ann
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personAnn Mond JohnsonAnn Mond Johnson   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Kabbajj, Amine
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personAmine KabbajjAmine Kabbajj   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Knaeble, Steve
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personSteve KnaebleSteve Knaeble   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Lehrman, Brad
TitleTreasurerTreasurer   
Name of key/compensated personBrad LehrmanBrad Lehrman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Plimpton, Susan
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personSusan PlimptonSusan Plimpton   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Prengaman, Peter
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personPeter PrengamanPeter Prengaman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org11   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Stucky, Mary
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive Director   
Name of key/compensated personMary StuckyMary Stucky   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org4040   
Reportable compensation from org$45,000.00$49,998.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo produce journalism that explains how the policies and actions of the developed world change the lives of people around the globe; make other cultures real to the American public through vivid, first-hand stories of individuals ; support and mentor the next generation of global journalists while reporting under-covered stories for world-wide audiences, and adhere to the highest journalistic standards to provide information citizens need to make informed decisions about globally important issues. For more please visit our website: http://roundearthmedia.org/To produce journalism that explains how the policies and actions of the developed world change the lives of people around the globe; make other cultures real to the American public through vivid, first-hand stories of individuals ; support and mentor the next generation of global journalists while reporting under-covered stories for world-wide audiences, and adhere to the highest journalistic standards to provide information citizens need to make informed decisions about globally important issues.   
Program service expenses, total$172,072.00$151,553.00   
Programs, including revenue & expenses
A student journalism program in Morocco continues in collaboration with SIT Study Abroad. Round Earth Media is providing compelling learning opportunities that will cultivate the next generation of global journalists along with opportunities for them to report much-needed news and information for international audiences. For more on the stories produced from Morocco, audience reached and journalists trained visit: http://morocco.roundearthmedia.org/
Program expenses$49,588.00$60,865.00   
Program revenue$0.00$0.00   
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00   
Program descriptionA student journalism program in Morocco continues in collaboration with SIT Study Abroad. Round Earth Media is providing compelling learning opportunities that will cultivate the next generation of global journalists along with opportunities for them to report much-needed news and information for international audiences. For more on the stories produced from Morocco, audience reached and journalists trained visit: http://morocco.roundearthmedia.org/Student Journalism Programs in Morocco and the Balkans continue and a new student journalism program is launched in South Africa. Round Earth Media is providing compelling learning opportunities that will cultivate the next generation of global journalists along with opportunities for them to report much-needed news and information for international audiences.   
A student journalism program in South Africa continues in collaboration with SIT Study Abroad. Round Earth Media is providing compelling learning opportunities that will cultivate the next generation of global journalists along with opportunities for them to report much-needed news and information for international audiences. Our South African media partners have expanded to include The Times, Groundup and The Daily Maverick with American students based in those newsrooms and partnered with young South African reporters. For more on the stories produced, audience reached and journalists trained visit: http://southafrica.roundearthmedia.org/
Program expenses$29,633.00    
Program revenue$0.00    
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program descriptionA student journalism program in South Africa continues in collaboration with SIT Study Abroad. Round Earth Media is providing compelling learning opportunities that will cultivate the next generation of global journalists along with opportunities for them to report much-needed news and information for international audiences. Our South African media partners have expanded to include The Times, Groundup and The Daily Maverick with American students based in those newsrooms and partnered with young South African reporters. For more on the stories produced, audience reached and journalists trained visit: http://southafrica.roundearthmedia.org/    
Journalism is produced with early career journalists using the unique Round Earth model, reaching huge audiences in the US and in the country where the story is taking place. One project in 2016: Land + Sea: Stories from Baja California, Mexico, where US business and local communities compete for space. This project focused on the environmental, economic, and political implications of undersea phosphate mining and overland commercial development along the Baja shoreline. The Land + Sea project has proven the power of Round Earth's unique model, key to mentoring and supporting our journalist partners, and putting their insightful, original, and important reporting before bi-national audiences. For more information on this project:http://landandsea.roundearth.webfactional.com/english.html
Program expenses $90,688.00   
Program revenue $0.00   
Grants and allocations made $0.00   
Program description Journalism is produced with early career journalists using the unique Round Earth model, reaching huge audiences in the US and in the country where the story is taking place. One project in 2016: Land + Sea: Stories from Baja California, Mexico, where US business and local communities compete for space. This project focused on the environmental, economic, and political implications of undersea phosphate mining and overland commercial development along the Baja shoreline. The Land + Sea project has proven the power of Round Earth's unique model, key to mentoring and supporting our journalist partners, and putting their insightful, original, and important reporting before bi-national audiences. For more information on this project:http://landandsea.roundearth.webfactional.com/english.html   
Our reporting project in Haiti is designed to increase awareness and understanding of challenges faced by vulnerable populations caused by structural inequalities through in-depth journalism published in Haiti and in international media outlets. This project focuses on places and issues that are neglected in today's 24 hour cycle of daily headline news. This journalism is produced with partnerships of early career journalists using the unique Round Earth model. Our reporting has reached millions of listeners and readers in Haiti and the US via major media outlets. This project is ongoing. For more information see http://www.roundearthmediahaiti.org/
Program expenses$72,729.00    
Program revenue$0.00    
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program descriptionOur reporting project in Haiti is designed to increase awareness and understanding of challenges faced by vulnerable populations caused by structural inequalities through in-depth journalism published in Haiti and in international media outlets. This project focuses on places and issues that are neglected in today's 24 hour cycle of daily headline news. This journalism is produced with partnerships of early career journalists using the unique Round Earth model. Our reporting has reached millions of listeners and readers in Haiti and the US via major media outlets. This project is ongoing. For more information see http://www.roundearthmediahaiti.org/    
Return of private foundation (PF)
Revenue and expenses
Expenses & disbursements (total)   $36,525.00$13,986.00
Total revenue per books   $59,496.00$31,191.00
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$109,125.00$800,453.00   
Revenue from contributions (total)$109,110.00$800,352.00$72,109.00  
Revenue from noncash contributions$0.00$0.00   
Investment income, current yr$15.00$101.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$109,110.00$800,352.00   
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00   
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$0.00$0.00   
Contributions revenue from membership dues$0.00$0.00   
Revenue from fundraising events$0.00$0.00   
Contributions from related organizations$0.00$0.00   
Revenue from gov't grants$0.00$0.00   
Revenue from all other contributions$109,110.00$800,352.00   
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00   
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00   
Investment income$15.00$101.00   
Net rental income  $0.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$221,271.00$216,198.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $172,072.00$151,553.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$31,231.00$34,077.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$17,968.00$30,568.00   
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total) $0.00   
Legal fees (total)$879.00$0.00   
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
General management fees (total) $0.00   
Investment management fees (total) $0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$579,462.00$697,771.00$101,612.00  
Total assets, beginning of year$697,771.00$101,612.00   
Total liabilities$14,883.00$21,052.00$9,798.00  
Total liabilities, beginning of year$21,052.00$9,798.00   
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$300,000.00$621,841.00   
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$10,094.00$25,976.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$554,485.00$650,743.00   
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00   
Net assets$564,579.00$676,719.00   
Net assets, beginning of year$676,719.00$91,814.00   
Other liabilities$0.00$4,702.00   
Bond liabilities$0.00$0.00   
Intangible assets $0.00   
Other assets $0.00   
Investments: other securities $0.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities $0.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$277,308.00$73,711.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$73,711.00$92,459.00   
Investments -- program-related $0.00   
Escrow or custodial account liability$0.00$0.00   
Loans and other payables to key persons$0.00$0.00   
Grants payable$0.00$0.00   
Inventories for sale or use $0.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$112,146.00$584,255.00   
Advertising (total)$3,211.00$2,250.00   
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00   
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00   
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$580.00$105.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$14,883.00$16,350.00   
Deferred revenue$0.00$0.00   
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$0.00$0.00   
Secured mortgages and notes payable$0.00$0.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$564,579.00$676,719.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$540.00$540.00   
Payment to affiliates $0.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1010   
Number of independent voting members1010   
Accrual accountingTrueTrue   
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-01   
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012010-12-012009-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990   
IRS schema version2017v2.02016v3.0   
Filing identifier201801329349300800201742989349300509   
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