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Code for America Labs - Boston

 155 9th Street
 San Francisco, CA 94103
[P] (415) 625-9633
[F] --
www.codeforamerica.org
[email protected]
Jessica Silverman
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INCORPORATED: 2009
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 27-1067272

LAST UPDATED: 09/14/2015
Organization DBA Code for America
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology, and organize networks of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

Mission Statement

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology, and organize networks of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $14,455,000.00
Projected Expense $12,800,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. Fellowship
  • 2. Brigade

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology, and organize networks of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

Background Statement

CFA works with city officials and leading web development talent to identify and then develop web solutions that can then be shared and rolled out more broadly to cities across America.

Impact Statement

In Code for America's first 5 years, we have: 
  • Helped local governments post and fill 55 new roles with digital leaders and change agents.
  • Accelerated and incubated new government technology companies, which have raised $45m of capital and changed what’s expected of the government technology ecosystem.
  • Curated a national network which now numbers 16,000 volunteers in 111 Brigades working with their local governments.
In our next five years, we're excited to:
  • Inspire 100+ teams in government to build new skills and practices
  • Build 150+ effective products for government
  • Curate strong partnerships with local governments and their communities through Communities of Practices, comprised of ~350 active participants 
 

Needs Statement

Please contact our team at Code for America so we can discuss potential partnerships: [email protected]

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

National
Local
Code for America works with local governments, communities, and companies across the country.

Organization Categories

  1. Public & Societal Benefit - Citizen Participation
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

1. Fellowship

This one year program embeds teams of developers, designers, product managers, and researchers in local governments to tackle local challenges and build key capabilities within the city. For more information, please check out codeforamerica.org/fellowship.
Budget  $440,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Each Fellowship team builds an app which solves a specific problem identified by the city. In 2015, the Somerville Fellowship team is working on a digital, sortable roster for teachers and administrators to better identify which students need the most help.
Program Long-Term Success  In our first five years, we have worked with 38 government partners and 130 Fellows which have resulted in 50+ structural changes to local governments. These structural changes include Fellows who have decided to work in local government after the Fellowship, often creating a new role in the process.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  http://www.codeforamerica.org/cities/boston/ & http://www.codeforamerica.org/cities/somerville/ 

2. Brigade

Across the country, Code for America coordinates local chapters of volunteer community members, who join forces with local government to build and deploy apps, open data, and bring make their cities better.
 
Code for Boston is one of our biggest and most active chapters with 200+ members.  
 
Budget  --
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  .
Program Long-Term Success  77 US Brigades  4,500 volunteers
Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success  http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Boston/

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jennifer Pahlka
CEO Term Start Jan 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, Calif. with her daughter, her husband, and seven chickens.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 63
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1,500
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Jen Pahlka
Board Chair Company Affiliation Code for America
Board Chair Term Jan 2011 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Shona Brown Google --
Stacy Donohue Omidyar Network --
Brett Goldstein University of Chicago --
Nigel Jacob City of Boston --
John Lilly Greylock Partners --
Tim O'Reilly O'Reilly Media --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $5,793,594 $5,291,248 $2,255,939
Total Expenses $5,036,503 $3,623,208 $1,585,198

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $3,527,747 $4,867,781 $1,458,941
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,254,563 $420,746 $796,998
Investment Income, Net of Losses $11,284 $2,721 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $4,504,916 $2,861,417 $1,145,712
Administration Expense $337,772 $660,404 $392,576
Fundraising Expense $193,815 $101,387 $46,910
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 1.46 1.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 79% 72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 5% 2% 3%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $3,482,795 $2,561,496 $922,206
Current Assets $3,254,137 $2,410,229 $894,937
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $183,959 $19,871 $48,621
Total Net Assets $3,298,836 $2,541,625 $873,585

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) 0.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 17.69 121.29 18.41

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s and reflect the organization's national financial data, while the content of the profile reflects the organization's Boston-based work. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note, the organization changed its fiscal year dates in 2013 from July 1 - June 30 to Jan. 1 - Dec. 31. As such, 2013 990 and audit documents covering the 6 month period of July 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013 are posted above for your reference, but the full year data is posted in the charts and graphs, reflecting the full year 2013 files posted above. 
 

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Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Code for America believes that government can work by the people, for the people, in the 21st century. 

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

To realize our vision, Code for America documents the practices of 21st century government, builds products that encode those practices, and empowers people to implement them.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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