Groundswell International was established as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the District of Columbia in October 2009, and was recognized as tax-exempt pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in August 2010.
We believe that non-governmental organizations should be accountable to partner organizations, to communities they work with, and to those from whom they receive support. For this reason, we have established a bottom-up organizational structure that institutionalizes effectiveness, accountability and transparency at all levels. A policy requiring audited annual financial statements is among the mechanisms that we have established to ensure the organization stays true to this ideal. We also prepare annual reports detailing our work on the ground. Both are available here:
We work hard to use our resources efficiently and for greatest impact. Our approach of strengthening community-based organizations to create, manage, spread and sustain positive changes in their own lives is low cost and does not generate dependencies on external funding. Our programs support sustainable community development. In 2011 we spent 89% of our resources on programs and were able to increase program support by 35% over 2010.
Please write us at email@example.com for a copy of our 501(c)3 determination letter or if you have questions about our financial management or other aspects of our work. We are also members of the GuideStar Exchange, which means you can download our latest form 990 from the GuideStar website.