Transparency and Accountability
The Eisner Foundation is committed to complete fiscal transparency and accountability. Even though the Eisner Foundation dispenses private funding, we act as stewards of the public trust. In this capacity we have a responsibility to be as transparent and accountable as possible. It is our duty and obligation to our grantees, our financial partners, and the taxpaying public as a whole. We believe that if the non-profit sector wishes to create public confidence, charities and foundations must be leaders in creating a climate of transparency and accountability.
As a result, this website includes our tax returns, our audited financial statements, the letters granting us tax-exempt status by the relevant government entities, and complete list of our grantees. We also make every effort to share our successes and failures as grant-makers, and our decision-making processes and methodologies.
The Eisner Foundation was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California in 1997. We are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described under section 501 © (3). As a private foundation, we are classified as a 509 (a) organization. Our employer identification number is 95-4607191.
Federal Tax-Exemption Letter
State Tax-Exemption Letter
The following documents are our three most recent federal information tax returns. Each has been filed with the I.R.S. and the State of California. Each contains a complete list of all of our grantees for the three most recent years. When our newest form is filed, we will make it available here.
2013 Tax Return
2012 Tax Return
2011 Tax Return