Oklahoma Watch, Inc.

Oklahoma Watch, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Tax ID27-3721498

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About this organization






Oklahoma Watch is organized for the specific purpose of gathering and disseminating information in a nonpartisan manner about important public-policy issues facing the state and its communities, using investigative, explanatory, data-driven and multimedia journalism. Oklahoma Watch also fulfills an educational role for emerging journalists through internships and collaborative activities with university journalism and other university departments. Funding is provided by grants from private foundations and donations from individuals.


Program service accomplishments: publishing and distributing in-depth and investigative content. - Accomplishments: Oklahoma Watch produced and published numerous pieces of content, including investigative stories, data sets, interactive graphics, still photos and videos. We distributed most of our stories to about 100 newspapers, digital sites, and radio and television news outlets across Oklahoma for free republication in print and online, giving us an audience reach of well over 1 million. Our content focused on significant quality-of-life and public-policy issues in areas such as education, publlic health, criminal justice, mental health, state government, election issues, women and children.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The filing documents outline the non-profit's mission as “Through investigative, fact-driven journalism, we dig deep and examine significant issues facing our state. our work engages all oklahomans, amplifies the discussion of issues and leads to change. we help develop the journalists and journalism of the future. in terms of values, we strive to be trustworthy, relentless, ethical, innovative, engaging and inclusive.”.

When outlining the tasks it performs, they were referred to as: “Improve the lives of all oklahomans through investigative and explanatory journalism that educates, exposes and inspires change.”.

  • The non-profit's reported state of operation is OK as per legal requirements.
  • The filing reveals that the address of the non-profit in 2020 is 395 W LINDSEY ST SUITE 3120D, NORMAN, OK, 73019.
  • As of 2020, the non-profit has 7 employees reported on their 990 form.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$55,952.
  • The organization has 9 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2011.
  • The organization pays $519,494 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $83,330 in fundraising expenses.

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