A Platinum 1 Billion Dollar Fraud – Black Elk – Platinum’s Partners and Mark Nordlicht

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Mark Dratch, why are you not protecting those most vulnerable?

NASDAQ Reporting – A Platinum Fraud, Black Elk and Going Back to 2016… $1 Billion and Counting

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Former Platinum Partners chief Mark Nordlicht and other executives of the now-defunct hedge fund group are due to go to trial on Tuesday on charges they defrauded investors out of $1 billion.

Opening statements are expected to begin in the morning before U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in federal court in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors charged the defendants in December 2016 with orchestrating two fraudulent schemes involving Platinum, which struggled to attract large institutional clients despite years of golden returns from niche and unsavory investments.

In one scheme, Platinum was accused of overvaluing its often-illiquid assets to collect higher fees, and falsely reporting annualized returns topping 17 percent.

Authorities said Platinum operated “like a Ponzi scheme” by using new money to fund redemptions by earlier investors, which were referred to internally as “Hail Mary time.”

The second alleged scheme centered on Black Elk, a Platinum-controlled oil exploration company. Prosecutors said the defendants defrauded Black Elk’s bondholders out of $50 million by diverting the proceeds of asset sales to Platinum ahead of Black Elk’s 2015 bankruptcy.

Reuters described Platinum’s use of related parties in its Black Elk bond vote in an April 2016 Special Report:

To read the article in its entirety click here.

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District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein Got It Right, Those Who Think Otherwise Are Missing the Point

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Murray Huberfeld in November 2017 outside federal court in lower Manhattan. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Dear Reader:

We believe, in no uncertain terms, that District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, got it very right to the extent of his available sentencing capacity when he sentenced Platinum founder Murray Huberfeld to 30 months and $19M.

Judge Hellerstein understood the magnitude of the crime that Huberfeld perpetrated on the COBA members. He was clearly aligned with he notion that you cannot punish the bribed without punishing the person or people who orchestrated the scheme underlying that bribe. And Platinum Partners in all its glory was a scheme. Hellerstein recognized that Huberfeld’s “conduct was not only corrupt and criminal, but led to the loss of millions of dollars of union retirement benefits,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said.

According to the article in the Daily News

Prosecutors considered Huberfeld, who was the briber, less culpable than Seabrook, the bribe-taker. Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell noted that Seabrook had deceived the correction officers he represented.

“(Huberfeld) didn’t know the correction officers. They didn’t know him. He had no responsibility to them,” Bell said.

Huberfeld attorney Henry Mazurek insisted that his client had not known that Platinum was doomed at the time he paid the bribe. Rather, Huberfeld had sought out COBA — using crooked Mayor de Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz as an intermediary — to boost his own status within the hedge fund.

For Assistant US Attorney, Martin Bell, to agree with Huberfeld’s attorneys is ridiculous. With all due respect it shows a fundamental lack of understanding of our financial system, a lack of clarity with regard to Huberfeld’s long history of trampling on our legal and financial system and a lack of disregard for the victims of Platinum’s fraud. US Attorney Martin Bell should be celebrating the work he did that led to Judge Hellerstein’s rulings, rather than giving impetus for a litany of appeals on the part of Marty Huberfeld. 

We applaud Judge Hellerstein’s comments with regard both to Huberfeld’s attorneys’ statements and if in agreement the statements of Bell when, as the Daily News states:

But Hellerstein called that argument “nonsense.” He held Seabrook, Rechnitz and Huberfeld jointly liable for the loss of the investment.

Hellerstein’s assessment of the absurdity of this argument speaks volumes.

Under legal regulatory guidelines a person who pedals an investment has a fiduciary duty to the investor, whether they know that investor or not. For a contrary argument to have even been raised highlights a lack of understanding of the SEC and the protections put in place to safeguard investments.

Were COBA to have been an ERISA fund, the fiduciary duty would have been greater. These were the livelihoods of people at stake, their futures and those of their children and grandchildren we placed at risk. And Murray Huberfeld knew it the moment he solicited the investment and bribed Norman Seabrook to transfer funds. The COBA investments and the fiduciary duty of Platinum’s partners and Norman Seabrook are the very foundation of investment policy. And they are no less legally bound.

The bribery and fraud underlying the loss of those investments was criminal. It lacked moral boundaries, put the foundation of the US financial system at risk and raises questions regarding the safeguards in place for investors.

Assistant US Attorney Martin Bell’s comments, if not taken out of context in the various new articles, increases the magnitude of the risks that Huberfeld and those like him pose to investors, if appropriate punishments are not levied.

LI hedge fund founder gets 30 months in prison in bribery case

A hedge fund founder from Lawrence who was part of a scheme to bribe the leader of New York City’s correction officers union to invest $20 million in his firm was sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday, officials said. His attorney vowed to appeal the term.

Murray Huberfeld, 57, who founded Platinum Partners hedge fund, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in connection with the transfer of $60,000 that prosecutors said was used to bribe Norman Seabrook, the former president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, to invest tens of millions in Platinum.

In all, the union lost $19 million of its $20 million investment with Platinum. As much as $15 million was from a retirement benefits program funded by the City of New York that invests money for correction officers’ retirements.

Huberfeld pleaded guilty in May to wire fraud conspiracy. Specifically, he pleaded to conspiring with Jona Rechnitz, a real estate businessman and star government witness in several federal corruption trials, to cause Huberfeld’s hedge fund to pay $60,000 to Rechnitz’s company by falsely representing that the money was payment for courtside tickets to eight New York Knicks basketball games.

Prosecutors said that money was really intended for Seabrook, a payment for making the investment of the union’s funds. Rechnitz had testified in Seabrook’s trial that he delivered $60,000 in cash to Seabrook in a Salvatore Ferragamo bag in 2014 after the union’s funds were invested with Platinum.

“Not content with being a successful businessman, Murray Huberfeld sought to grow his fund through fraud and deception, playing a critical role in a pernicious kickback scheme,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in a statement. “His conduct was not only corrupt and criminal, but led to the loss of millions of dollars of union retirement benefits. The sentence imposed today reflects the magnitude of his crimes and untold pain his conduct caused to others.”

To read the article in its entirety click here.

A Not-Quite-Platinum Result – Huberfeld Sentenced to 30 Months and $19M

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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hedge Fund Founder Sentenced To 30 Months In Connection With Bribery Of Former Correction Officers Union Leader

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that MURRAY HUBERFELD was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to submit false paperwork to Platinum Partners (“Platinum”), a hedge fund founded by HUBERFELD, in order to facilitate a bribe to Norman Seabrook, the former president of the nation’s largest municipal correction officers union.  HUBERFELD previously pled guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and thereby causing Platinum to fund a $60,000 bribe payment to Seabrook, which HUBERFELD intentionally concealed by falsely documenting the payment as one for courtside tickets to New York Knicks basketball games.  As a result of the bribe, Seabrook caused the investment of millions of dollars of union funds into Platinum. Today’s sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Not content with being a successful businessman, Murray Huberfeld sought to grow his fund through fraud and deception, playing a critical role in a pernicious kickback scheme.  His conduct was not only corrupt and criminal, but led to the loss of millions of dollars of union retirement benefits.  The sentence imposed today reflects the magnitude of his crimes and untold pain his conduct caused to others.”

According to the Superseding Information, Superseding Indictment, Indictment, and Complaint filed in this case, other public filings, statements made during the plea proceeding, and evidence and testimony presented at trial proceedings in the fall of 2017 and the summer of 2018:

HUBERFELD was a founder of Platinum, a hedge fund that he had founded and continued to control unofficially even after his formal affiliation with the fund had ceased.  In late 2013, HUBERFELD and Jona Rechnitz, an acquaintance and real estate businessman, sought to attract public and institutional investors to the fund.  In late 2013, Rechnitz told HUBERFELD that a contact of his – Norman Seabrook president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (“COBA” or the “Union”) – would likely invest COBA money in Platinum if HUBERFELD were willing to pay Seabrook money.  Over the next few months, Seabrook caused COBA to invest approximately $20 million of its funds into Platinum, including $15 million from a retirement benefits program funded by the City of New York that invests money for correction officers’ retirements.

In or around December 2014, arrangements were made to pay Seabrook for the millions of dollars the Union had invested over the course of that year.  Rechnitz paid Seabrook $60,000 in cash, delivered to Seabrook in a men’s luxury handbag.  HUBERFELD and Rechnitz arranged for Platinum’s management company to receive a fraudulent invoice for $60,000 – generated by Rechnitz – that, on its face, billed Platinum for seven pairs of courtside tickets to New York Knick games given to Platinum by Rechnitz, who owned Knicks season tickets.  In truth, and as HUBERFELD knew, the reason given to Platinum was false, and no Knicks tickets had changed hands.  The real purpose of the payment was to reimburse Rechnitz, who had paid Seabrook for his efforts in securing COBA’s investments.  Three days later, Platinum issued Rechnitz a $60,000 check.  Over the next few months, Rechnitz, HUBERFELD, and Jeremy Reichberg, another co-conspirator, continued to work together to lobby Seabrook for more money.  However, after a lawsuit filed by a former COBA board member referred to the Platinum investments, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office grand jury investigation resulted in subpoenas to Platinum and COBA in May 2015, no further investments were made.  Ultimately, Platinum collapsed, and COBA lost $19 million of its investment.

Seabrook was convicted of honest services fraud and conspiracy on August 18, 2018, after a 10-day trial in Manhattan federal court.  On February 8, 2019, Judge Hellerstein sentenced Seabrook to 58 months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $19 million.

On January 2, 2019, Reichberg was found guilty of honest services fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in connection with a separate scheme in which he and Rechnitz provided gifts and benefits to a number of high-level officers of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) in exchange for official police action for themselves and their associates.  He is due to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods on April 4, 2019.

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In addition to the prison term, HUBERFELD, 58, of Lawrence, New York, was sentenced to three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $19 million.

Mr. Berman praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYPD Internal Affairs Division.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Martin S. Bell, Russell Capone, and Lara Pomerantz are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s):
Public Corruption
Press Release Number:
19-036

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Hedge Fund Founder Sentenced To 30 Months In Connection With Bribery Of Former Correction Officers Union Leader

 

The Platinum Ponzi – Seabrook, Huberfeld, Orthodox, Pre-Ordained Wealth versus Self-Made… Prison?

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Seabrook, a Relatively non-Savvy, non-Orthodox Jew up Against a System Rigged to Keep the Orthodox Out of Prison or in Ottisville

Dear Reader:

We believe that if anyone deserves a lengthy prison sentence for the COBA investment scheme and subsequent losses the members incurred, it is the person or people responsible for the sham investment strategy in which Seabrook invested. Norman Seabrook should not be standing alone. Seabrook was enticed to Platinum by Murray Huberfeld, Jona Rechnitz, Jeremy Reichberg and others connected past or present to Platinum Partners on promises of extraordinarily high returns. He was bated, hook, line and sinker.

We believe that while Seabrook may have sold out the people entrusted by him to maintain the safety of their investments, he was simply too lacking in savvy to know how artfully he was duped. He was drawn in by the glitz, glamour and ego- stroking of those who bribed him to invest in their fund. They knew he was going to lose his shirt and the investments of every one of the COBA members. Anyone who thinks differently simply does not know the dynamic. We would tend to believe that the entire affair has left him far from penniless and those for whose investments he was responsible should be outraged. But, he was not the person they should have trusted to do the investing. He had motive, opportunity and not enough smarts to run in the opposite direction.

Perhaps Norman Seabrook should have asked himself some more intelligent questions like why they were pushing such a hard sell. Why was he being brought to Israel and treated like a king? Why were Orthodox Jews, who really are generally quite “anti-schvartze” (racist, to put it kindly) spending so much time wooing him? The reality is, “tachlis” (in not so many words), the Orthodox men who were responsible for Platinum, its years of scheming and defrauding investors, likely had numerous laughs over all of the people they conned and continue to scam, Seabrook being the black man who worked his way to the top, an admirable quality but still a Shvartze. 

To our point, quoting from Too Good to Be True  about the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff and speaking on the subject of Ezra Merkin, one of Madoff’s earliest investors, Erin Arvedlund writes: “Wall Street is just twenty guys selling each other stuff, while some schwartzer in the basement does all the work,” Merkin would joke privately. Publicly, however, Merkin acted like a Wall Street sage.” Seabrook could be described as a step up from the guy in the basement; but likely there are those who are still finding his involvement a point of good humor, particularly those who are facing lighter sentences than Seabrook.

Sadly, he lavished in the lifestyle they were offering him. One can almost hardly blame him. The men who enticed him are practiced con artists, with a lifetime of experience, born into privilege and by no means altruistic or compassionate. They are responsible for duping the members of COBA who have lost millions and ultimately it is because of them that those members will likely NEVER recover all of their losses. Seabrook wanted his palms greased and in exchange thought he’d increase a portfolio of assets. Platinum knew they were taking money that would cover other losses and it is each and every one of those men for whom the Court’s contempt should be obvious, swift and harsh. The Platinum Partners’ partners were lacking in conscience and compassion when they destroyed the COBA investments and it is they in our view who should pay harshly. But will they? White, Jewish, privileged and politically well-connected, probably they will not. 

Norman Seabrook, in all of his arrogance as seen in photographs was as much a victim as he was a perpetrator. Sadly, if he had a true “in” with the Chabad/Orthodox community with whom he was fraternizing, he would be sitting with Murray Huberfeld, facing far less time. The color of his skin, the lack of privilege in multiple forms, and the lack of Orthodox providence says a lot in our view.

One must wonder if anyone not connected to the Orthodox community in Brooklyn or NYC can ever have an even remotely fair shake, and that includes Norman Seabrook. 

Investigation into Platinum Widens, The Direction it Should Take?

 

Our Take on Events –

PLATINUM PARTNERS AND THE NUMEROUS FRAUDS AND PONZI SCHEMES

Since 2016, LM has been reporting on Platinum Partners and the various partners and schemes. It is and has always been our position that Platinum Partners, as a firm, has been nothing more and nothing less than one giant Ponzi Scheme, with some pretty frightening tentacles. Platinum Partners’ establishment with the assistance of then Africa Israel employee Jona Rechnitz, along with other members of AFI is all the more unsettling because we believe the earlier Platinum Fund, itself, was partially financed by Lev Leviev and his connection to the Platinum and its partners cannot and should not be ignored, particularly not by law enforcement reviewing all angles.

We will provide continued information to our readers on investigations it becomes available. Having said that, we do not believe that Murray Huberfeld should be given anything but the harshest sentence and we further believe that if the Platinum Partners’ liquidators are looking for all Platinum’s assets they need begin to look at the personal family fortunes of Huberfeld, David Bodner and Huberfeld’s longtime friend and co-partner Mark Nordlicht.

The men involved in Platinum, Black Elk, Echo Therapeutics, and all of the associated businesses and investments, should be scrutinized, bar none. And Jona Rechnitz should not remain unpunished for his involvement. He knew what he was doing when he introduced Norman Seabrook to the Platinum investments that tanked COBA. He knew what he was doing when he elicited money from Hamilton Peralta.

As we mentioned in a previous post, Murray Huberfeld’s attorneys in their remarkable eloquence would have us believe that he is a great altruist, naive and burdened by a scheme he knew nothing about. That is pure and utter nonsense. The many men involved in years and years of frauds and schemes and their associates are savvy, creative and cunning businessmen. These are not men who should be permitted to walk a higher ground because they purport to believe in a “higher authority” [borrowed from an old advertisement]. We have little choice but to give credit where credit is due and these men, in all of their financially lucrative glory, deserve the lions’ share. On the flip side of that very valuable coin, their moral compasses do not necessarily all point in the same directions as their victims’.

There have been thousands of victims over the years. We should be focusing on them: compensation, investment returns, justice and retribution. The money was siphoned off into personal family funds and other investments. And it should be recovered. 

As to COBA and its heralding a $7M recovery for COBA members, that is a financial farce. Murray Huberfeld will be repaying $4M initially with the additional $3M over time. This is utterly reprehensible as he will have use of funds during that time. He will be generating income over the course of that time. Platinum Partners, the fund, the individuals, should all be repaying COBA and its members, plus interest, investment losses and other compensation. Only then should those currently in charge take pride in their recovery.

 

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Platinum Partners Hedge Fund Investigation Reportedly Widens

 

The Platinum Partners saga may have further twists in store.

The New York-based hedge fund has begun liquidating its funds, after the firm’s longtime associate Murray Huberfeld was accused last month of arranging for a $60,000 kickback to be delivered — in a Salvatore Ferragamo bag — to a correctional officers’ union official in exchange for directing the union’s retirement fund investments to Platinum.

Now, Platinum and its chief investment officer, Mark Nordlicht, may face scrutiny as the probe widens, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Platinum’s woes began with the June 8 announcement of bribery charges against Huberfeld and Norman Seabrook, president of the New York City Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

Prosecutors say that Huberfeld, through an intermediary, arranged for the delivery of the kickback to Seabrook after the union official directed $20 million in union investments into the Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund. Huberfeld then arranged for the hedge fund to reimburse the intermediary for the kickback using a fraudulent invoice for the purchase of New York Knicks basketball tickets, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Both Seabrook and Huberfeld pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday.

The fund itself had not been implicated in the criminal case against Huberfeld, whom prosecutors describe as a co-founder and manager at Platinum, claiming he was not listed on the firm’s registration documents to avoid scrutiny. Huberfeld has been previously fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Federal agents raided Platinum’s office in late June, after the charges were announced, as part of an investigation that’s reportedly separate from the bribery case. And there are other rumblings of wider fallout.

Since its founding in 2003, Platinum Partners has appeared to be one of the world’s best-performing hedge funds, claiming a 17% annual return for its main fund as of last fall. But the firm has made investments in assets that are potentially hard to value or liquidate, such as private placements in a distressed company’s debt. These are known in accounting parlance as “Level 3” assets, which have significant “unobservable” value inputs. Nearly all of Platinum’s investments are Level 3, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Among the illiquid investments are several that have raised eyebrows. In 2007, according to SEC investigators, Platinum created a subsidiary called BDL Group for the purpose of investing in variable annuities for hospice patients, which paid out a bonus when the patient died. Several involved in the plan agreed to pay settlement fines to the SEC, but Platinum and Nordlicht were not accused of wrongdoing.

Other Platinum investments include financing for payday lenders, which offer short-term loans at the equivalent of a 400% annual rate or higher. The industry has long been the target of regulatory crackdowns.

Platinum’s payday borrowers include CashCall, according to Bloomberg. CashCall has been suedby the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly charging interest in excess of what state laws allow; the company contests those claims and the case is pending in federal court in Los Angeles.

All of this adds up to signals that, at best, it may take Platinum some time to liquidate its funds, a subject that was already making some investors antsy. Two prominent investors reported Platinum to the SEC in November for non-payment of redemptions, according to The Observer.

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, now says that the investigation into Platinum is examining whether it overstated the value of its holdings, or paid out exiting investors from new investments or borrowings. A Platinum spokesperson rejected those claims in a statement to the Journal.

To read the article in its entirety click here.

Huberfeld Family Grantmaking Foundation, $37M in Assets, $3M Granted in 2015 – Not Particularly Generous

The following represents one summary of the Huberfeld Family Foundation (a grantmaking organization) by the numbers. Important points are outlined in red. We did not delve into the individual grants because the totals make our point:

The foundation earned more than it granted. Salary and compensation may have been included in the money listed as “granted.” This is not overwhelming generosity.

This foundation is one of many family foundations and businesses in which Huberfeld has his hands.  

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HUBERFELD FAMILY FOUNDATION INC

15 MANOR LN, LAWRENCE, NY 11559-1503 | TAX-EXEMPT SINCE JULY 1997

  • EIN: 13-4042543
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Private Grantmaking Foundations (Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations)
  • 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.
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FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2016

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Accounting Fees Schedule
Form 990PF
Investments – other schedule
Investments Corporate Stock Schedule
Other Assets Schedule
Other Expenses Schedule
Other Income Schedule
Other Liabilities Schedule
Other notes/Loans receivable long schedule
Other notes/Loans receivable short schedule
Substantial Contributors Schedule
Taxes Schedule         

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2015

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990PF ▾         
Accounting Fees Schedule
Form 990, Schedule B
Form 990PF
Investments – other schedule
Investments Corporate Stock Schedule
Other Assets Schedule
Other Expenses Schedule
Other Liabilities Schedule
Other notes/Loans receivable long schedule
Substantial Contributors Schedule
Taxes Schedule         

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990PF

Total Revenue

$3,288,212

Total Expenses $3,126,127
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $1,925,025 58.5%
Interest revenue $57,400 1.7%
Dividends $1,239,636 37.7%
Sales of assets $0
Other income $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $3,013,514 96.4%
Compensation of officers* $120,000 3.8%
Other
Total Assets $37,599,809
Total Liabilities $2,660
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2014

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990-PF

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990PF ▾         
Accounting Fees Schedule
Form 990, Schedule B
Form 990PF
Investments – other schedule
Investments Corporate Stock Schedule
Legal Fees Schedule
Other Expenses Schedule
Other Income Schedule
Other Liabilities Schedule
Other notes/Loans receivable long schedule
Substantial Contributors Schedule
Taxes Schedule         

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990PF

Total Revenue

$5,911,821

Total Expenses $1,629,938
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $3,567,500 60.3%
Interest revenue $62,349 1.1%
Dividends $925,875 15.7%
Sales of assets $744,005 12.6%
Other income $612,092 10.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $1,522,214 93.4%
Compensation of officers* $60,000 3.7%
Other
Total Assets $37,450,854
Total Liabilities $15,790
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2013

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Form 990, Schedule B
Form 990PF
Investments – other schedule
Investments Corporate Stock Schedule
Other Assets Schedule
Other Expenses Schedule
Other Liabilities Schedule
Other notes/Loans receivable long schedule
Substantial Contributors Schedule
Taxes Schedule         

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990PF

Total Revenue

$4,046,313

Total Expenses $3,177,897
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $2,400,000 59.3%
Interest revenue $56,643 1.4%
Dividends $1,249,885 30.9%
Sales of assets $339,785 8.4%
Other income $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $3,109,731 97.9%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $33,156,518
Total Liabilities $3,337
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2012

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990PF

Total Revenue

$3,620,282

Total Expenses $2,710,406
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $2,233,333 61.7%
Interest revenue $96,242 2.7%
Dividends $1,189,423 32.9%
Sales of assets $101,284 2.8%
Other income $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $2,559,267 94.4%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $32,287,425
Total Liabilities $2,660
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2011

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990PF

Total Revenue

$7,044,355

Total Expenses $2,874,065
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $1,725,000 24.5%
Interest revenue $112,620 1.6%
Dividends $728,936 10.3%
Sales of assets $4,477,799 63.6%
Other income $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $2,744,486 95.5%
Compensation of officers* $0
Other
Total Assets $31,446,200
Total Liabilities $111,311
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2010

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990PF

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FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2009

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2008

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2007

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2006

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2005

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2004

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2003

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2002

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

FISCAL YEAR ENDING DEC.

2001

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990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N “e-Postcard.”

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N “e-Postcard” are not included in this data.

Types of Nonprofits

There are 27 nonprofit designations based on the numbered subsections of section 501(c) of the tax code. See the list »

How to Research Tax-Exempt Organizations

We’ve created a guide for investigating nonprofits for those just getting started as well as for seasoned pros.

API

The data powering this website is available programmatically, via an API. Read the API documentation »

Get the Data

For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016