You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) – a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Arlington, Virginia whose mission, as a trade association, is to “represent, educate and improve the food industry.” Formerly called the Supermarket Institute, FMI represents an estimated 1,500 members (40,000 retail food stores, 25,000 pharmacies and an indeterminate number of suppliers and business partners within the food retail industry).
In a country flush with trade associations that raise hundreds of millions of dollars, FMI is small: they raise about $30 million annually ($26-$32 million annually over the most recent five year period) that comes primarily from two sources (membership dues and registration fees/exhibit fees, and sponsorships) and spend slightly less (primarily on compensation for the 85 employees, travel and conferences, fees for outside services, and office expenses). Read more
The International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO (IUPA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (5) – a labor union – whose mission is to be “the voice of law enforcement officers.” With an estimated 23,000 members, IUPA is the largest police union in the AFL-CIO..
According to the Form 990 (2018) covering the year April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 submitted to the IRS, IUPA reported $11.7 million in revenue (down 40% from $19.5 million the previous year) of which only $3.7 million came from membership dues. $8 million came from contributions which were primarily phone solicitation and telemarketing fundraisers who raised $7.9 million and were compensated $7 million, netting IUPA about $900,000. In other words, for every $1 raised by the phone solicitation fundraisers, only 11 cents went to IUPA because the phone solicitors kept 89 cents of every $1 or $89 of every $100 raised. Read more
The IUPA (International Union of Police Associations) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (5) based in Sarasota, Florida. A labor union representing the police, IUPA is also the largest police union in the AFL-CIO with an estimated 23,000 members.
From 2005 to March of 2020, IUPA rented office space in Sarasota to house their employees (about 25 over the past few years). Occupancy costs in recent years (based on the Form 990’s the IUPA submitted to the IRS) ran about $400,000-$450,000 annually.
In November, 2019, IUPA closed on a 17,400 square foot office building in Sarasota they purchased for $2.6 million, putting down about $500,000 and obtaining a mortgage for about $2.1 million. In March of 2020, IUPA moved from their previously rented space (1549 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL) to the newly acquired and renovated office space at 5632 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota with the intention to occupy about 10,000 square feet and lease out the remaining 7,400 square feet. Read more
Mercyhealth is a regional healthcare system with 7 hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, Mercyhealth consists of many non-profit, tax-exempt organizations (9) and also owns several organizations that are taxed as corporations including Mercycare Insurance Company, Rockford Health Insurance (which is domiciled in Bermuda), and Mercycare HMO (which consolidated with Mercycare Insurance Company).
The entire Mercyhealth system (the largest employer in the area) has more than 8,000 employees compensated through the various non-profits and corporations. This post will list the most highly compensated employees as reported by Mercy Health System Corporation (MHSC) on the Form 990 (2016 for the year ending June 30, 2017) submitted to the IRS. To find the most highly compensated employees at a specific hospital or related organization, see the corresponding Form 990. Read more
The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has been in the news lately because the US Women’s National Team (WNT) filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against them in 2019, which is currently on appeal. A non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3), the USSF is the official governing body of soccer in the US which makes them a powerful organization in the sports industry.
In 2018-2019, the USSF reported reported $115 million in revenue (compared to $124 million the prior year) which came from 6 sources: Read more
The US Soccer Federation (USSF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Recognized as the official governing body of soccer in the US, the USSF itself is governed by a Board of Directors (15, the majority of whom are male) and the by-laws and policies adopted by the Board of Directors and the National Council (the representative membership body of the USSF).
There are two national teams: the US Mens National Team (USMNT) and the US Women’s National Team (USWNT). In March, 2019, the members of the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF in the US District Court, which is currently on appeal. Read more
The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has been in the news quite often of late because the US Women’s National Team (WNT) filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against them in 2019 which is currently on appeal. A non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3), the USSF is the official governing body of soccer in the US which makes them a powerful organization in the sports industry. Read more
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters) is a labor union in the United States and Canada for workers who want to bargain collectively. With 1.4 million members from 24 industrial divisions in both the public and private sector including public defenders, vegetable pickers, freight drivers, warehouse workers, newspaper workers, construction workers, healthcare workers, zoo keepers, airline pilots, police officers, secretaries, and more, the Teamsters is considered to be the most powerful labor union in North America. Read more
If you’ve never heard of Together Rising, you probably will in the near future because this non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) really does donate almost all of the funds it raises to other non-profits.
Established in 2013 by the author, Glennon Doyle (Carry On, Warrior; Love Warrior; and Untamed), Together Rising is about helping people out in a crisis situation by focusing on time-limited fundraisers (called Love Flash Mobs) to meet a particular need in a matter of hours. In essence, Together Rising acts as a vetting organization – similar to United Way (but without all the overhead) – with most revenue “granted” to other non-profits who then provide the assistance to alleviate a crisis. Read more
AdventHealth (formerly known as Adventist Health System until 2019 when the 501 (c) (3) “rebranded” itself) is one of the largest non-profit health care providers in the United States with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in 9 states. Based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, AdventHealth is a very large system with dozens of separate 501 (c) (3)’s for the hospitals, physician care, patient care, and more. Read more