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ATG Against the Grain Productions, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 04/06/2015: ATG Against the Grain Productions, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: ATG AGAINST THE GRAIN PRODUCTIONS INC

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ATG Against the Grain Productions, Inc. Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 04/06/2015: ATG Against the Grain Productions, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: ATG AGAINST THE GRAIN PRODUCTIONS INC

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Also Known As: Same
Physical Address: Dallas, TX 75204 
EIN: 26-1153933
Web URL: www.againstthegrainproductions.com 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 2008 
Top Funders: Sales of Tickets and Auction Items - $29,116
Sponsorship - $26,250
Contributions - $9,585
Top Funding Needs: Asia Orphanage Aid - $20,000
ATG Artistic, Leadership and Heritage/Culture Camp Scholarship Fun - $12,000
Community Outreach - $20,000


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Mission Statement

Against The Grain Productions (ATG) functions as a traditional 501(c)(3) nonprofit…but with a twist. In the true spirit of its name, ATG finds unconventional, innovative and entertaining ways to promote leadership, positive identity, unity and artistry in the Asian American community; promote awareness of Asian American culture; give a platform to emerging Asian American artists; and provide inspiration to the community around us to think and act “outside the box.”

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: April 18, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

Total Revenue $50,452
Total Expenses $31,600

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Fiscal Year Starting: April 18, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

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Tammy Nguyen Lee

Profile:

Tammy Nguyen Lee is a multi-faceted, award-winning film and television producer, director, developer, on-camera talent and philanthropist. She graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts with a BA in Cinema (with double minors in French and Business) and received a MFA from UCLA's elite Producers Program. For her work in the arts, she has received several national scholarships and honors, and her short films have screened at film festivals nationwide. As a working actress, spokesperson and model whose credits span from movies, television, commercials, industrials, and national campaigns, her experience on set fueled her passion for advocating the complexity of the Asian American identity and representation in the media. In 2007, she founded ATG Against The Grain Productions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit production company that promotes Asian American education and cultural awareness and raises money for international orphanages. She produced and directed her first independent documentary feature, OPERATION BABYLIFT: THE LOST CHILDREN OF VIETNAM, which has screened internationally and won several awards. Tammy is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She has served in a variety of leadership capacities in numerous charitable and civic organizations, including Women in Film.Dallas, The Community Center of Greater Dallas, and Miss Asian American Texas. She has been a motivational speaker for the Monster Diversity Leadership Program and the Asian American Leadership and Educational Conference. For her charity work, she was recently honored with the SMU Distinguished Alumni Emerging Leader Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon a young alumnus/alumnae.

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Self-Identified Gender Identity of Board & Staff ?

Board Members Staff Members full time Staff Members part time Senior Staff full time Volunteers
Female 100% not collected not collected not collected 65%
Male 0% not collected not collected not collected 18%
Transgender?/Unspecified non-conforming 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%
Individuals decline to state 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%

Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity of Board & Staff

Board Members Staff Members full time Staff Members part time Senior Staff full time Volunteers
Asian/Asian American 100% not collected not collected not collected 94%
Black/African American 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%
Hispanic/Latino/Latina 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%
White 0% not collected not collected not collected 6%
Multi-racial or multi-ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities) 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%
Individuals decline to state 0% not collected not collected not collected 0%

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Program: Fashion for a Passion (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Budget:
$8,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
Asian/Pacific Islander
Female Infants/Babies (under age 5)
Adults

Program Description:

Fashion for a Passion is our main annual event that draws people from all over the Dallas community in a celebration of emerging Asian American talent in the arts. Each year, guests enjoy musical performances, a fashion runway show and silent/live auctions that include pieces from our featured artists. Fashion for a Passion is also the perfect opportunity for us to give center stage to a few of our ATG Artistic/Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship winners. Each year, Fashion for a Passion just gets better and better! In 2014, we not only showcased an incredibly talented group of Asian American designers, artists and musical performers but also saw a record 450 guests and raised more than $35,000, the most raised to-date.

Program Long-Term Success:

Raised ~ $110,000 in the past five years, all of which was used to benefit ATG's supported orphanages, scholarship fund and outreach programs.

Program Short-Term Success:

This program gives Asian American artists a platform to raise their visibility in the community, allowing them an opportunity to showcase their art/work, gain valuable press exposure and make connections to those who can further their career.

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- In 2014, we raised a net of $35,000 to go toward our giving budget for 2015. - It has launched the name of Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh, Hanh Dang of Lucy Dang and many more.

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Budget:
$2,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Asian/Pacific Islander
None
None

Program Description:

Cocktails for a Cause is a charity fundraiser that highlights the talent and work of Asian American artists while benefiting ATG’s community outreach, scholarships, educational initiatives and needy orphanages in Asia.

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Budget:
$2,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
Asian/Pacific Islander
Adults
None

Program Description:

ATG hosts an engaging and educational panel discussion comprised of dynamic and influential Asian American industry leaders who speak on their motivating path to success. The event’s mission is to inspire leadership, provide mentorship and provoke thought on how we are all capable of becoming groundbreakers.

Program Long-Term Success:

Provides motivational and inspirational thoughts and ideas to the community to build strong leadership and diversity in the workplace.

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Program Success Examples:

In 2014, we held our 3rd Annual Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Asian American Mover and Shakers in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, featuring our first ever all-female panel of game changers.

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Program Description:

Through screenings of co-founder Tammy Nguyen Lee’s award-winning documentary Operation Babylift and our partnership with film festivals around the country to help support and promote the work of today’s Asian American filmmakers, Against The Grain hopes to entertain, engage and enlighten the community while also raising funds to benefit our various causes.

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- In 2009, we released the award-winning feature documentary, Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam, which screened at more than a dozen festivals and won two awards. - In 2010, we created the Artistic Scholarship fund to support Asian American students pursuing a degree in the arts. - In 2011, we distributed nearly $10,000 for orphanage aid and outreach programs, gave $2,000 Artistic Scholarships to two exemplary students and raised more than $20,000 at Fashion for a Passion, which more than 300 guests attended. - In 2012, we provided $13,500+ of aid to half a dozen orphanages in Vietnam and Thailand; awarded $2000 in Artistic Scholarships; gave $900 in scholarships for young adoptees to attend culture camps; selected our first recipient for the $5,000 Sunna Lee Leadership Scholarship; and raised nearly $30,000 net at Fashion for a Passion, which was attended by nearly 400 guests. - In 2013, we provided $18,000 of aid to our supported orphanages in Vietnam and Thailand, awarded $6,000 in scholarships and gave almost $1,000 to disaster relief, raising nearly $45,000. - In 2014, we hosted our first all-female panel at Groundbreakers Speak; raised more than $50,000 total with other fundraising events, gave nearly $20,000 to orphanages in Vietnam and Cambodia (with $5,000 earmarked for The Philippines and Thailand in 2015); and awarded $11,000 in scholarships.
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