Human Services

YWCA USA

YWCA IS ON A MISSION

Washington, DC

Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA USA supports the work of 210 YWCA local associations across the United States. YWCA programs across the United States number more than 400 and serve more than 2,600,000 women, girls and families annually. The number of different individuals served totals more than 1,000,000.

Ruling Year

1972

CEO

Alejandra Y. Castillo Esq.

Main Address

1020 19th Street NW Suite 750

Washington, DC 20036 USA

Keywords

Racial Justice, Civil Rights, Women's Empowerment, Girls' Empowerment, Women's Economic Advancement, Women's Leadership Development, Girls' Leadership Development, Housing, Childcare, Youth Development, Family Services, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Teen Support, Family Support, Health, Wellness, Fitness, Exercise, Aquatics, Community Services, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Sexual Assault Services, Domestic Violence Services, Gender Based Violence Prevention

EIN

13-1624103

 Number

3505822254

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving more than 2.6 million women, girls, and their families and located in more than 1,000 locations across the United States. YWCA USA optimizes the organization's mission impact through planning, direct services, and support provided to YWCA local associations. YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. We combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Communicating our Mission and Impact

Advocacy

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of mission impact programs provided by YWCA USA and YWCA local associations.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

YWCAs forward racial justice, civil rights and the empowerment, economic advancement, health, and safety of women and girls. Together, YWCAs provide 4,000 services related to these 475 programs.

Percent of YWCAs tracking specific improvements related to racial justice, civil rights, empowerment, economic advancement, health, and/or safety among the communities served.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Communicating our Mission and Impact

Context notes

All YWCAs record process measures, such as the number of people served. The tracking of specific improvements realized as the result of YWCA local associations' direct services is actively encouraged

Number of key data areas tracked re: social policy, practices, racism and sexism.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Advocacy

Context notes

YWCA USA tracks the prevalence of racism and sexism re: income, wealth, employment, education, health services, housing, gender-based violence, and disparities in the criminal justice system

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

YWCA local associations share news of recognitions received from organizations other than YWCA as a part of their metrics and impact reporting process. More than 1/3 of YWCAs received awards in 2016

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Communicating our Mission and Impact

Context notes

Many participants engage in more than one YWCA USA or YWCA local association program or service. The total for unduplicated individuals served is also available, which is 1,026,000.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

Volunteers are an integral part of all YWCA planning and programming

Number of organizational partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

YWCA USA and YWCA local associations actively develop program, advocacy, and shared funding collaborations and partnerships.

Number of affiliates speaking to government leaders about relevant policy issues

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Advocacy

Context notes

215 signifies face to face meetings with Members of Congress. YWCA is the catalyst for thousands of contacts annually as YWCA women and families are regularly mobilized to voice their concerns

Number of YWCA board members, staff members and volunteers benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

YWCA associations have several ways to access tools, resources, and educational materials, e.g: the online resource library, webinars, affinity groups, conferences and connecting with YWCA USA staff

Number of YWCA USA and YWCA local association board and staff members attending mission leadership development programs.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Context notes

YWCA USA organizes 1-5 national mission leadership development conferences per year. In 2017 there were 5 national mission leadership development conferences.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA mission is advanced through major mission impact programs and services including:

-YWCA racial justice and civil rights programs designed to address structural racism and achieve equity and equality for all.

-YWCA women's and girls' empowerment and economic advancement programs designed to address financial literacy, job training, skill development, childcare, teen, parenting, housing, immigrants' and refugees' needs.

-Wellness, specialized screening and exercise programs and counseling programs designed to keep women, girls and families healthy.

-Sexual assault, trafficking and domestic violence services and gender-based violence prevention programs designed to keep women, girls and families safe.

-National campaigns and advocacy on issues of national concern to women, girls, and people of color.

Inclusive social justice models and multi-faceted approaches that include direct service, advocacy, and issue education. Connected national network focused on and committed to forwarding the YWCA mission. Professional staff and curriculum-based programs. Evidence-based program planning and implementation. Outcome tracking and reporting. 160+ years of first-hand experience and trail-blazing efforts. Largest network in the U.S. of service providers for survivors of domestic violence.

Public policies and practices across the United States demonstratively support eliminating racism and empowering women, as shown by consistent increases in equality and equity in income and wealth, employment, education and housing; the alleviation of disparities in health and criminal justice systems; and the alleviation of gender-based violence.

Annual YWCA USA services satisfaction surveys show that YWCA USA is providing essential support to YWCA local associations.

YWCA local associations and YWCA USA, since their founding, have played a significant role in national efforts to achieve women's equality, racial justice and civil rights. From organizing the first public women's employment bureau, first public women's reproductive health program, and the U.S.'s first interracial conference in the south to campaigning for laws to ensure workplace safety and equal pay as early as 1890 and establishing integrated public dining rooms as early as 1938, to securing funding for childcare, health, housing, and safety services for women and girls, YWCAs have been at the forefront of positive social change for more than 160 years. More milestones: www.ywca.org Ahead - Mission fulfillment: Racial justice and civil rights for all along with empowerment, economic advancement equality and equity, and the alleviation of health disparities and gender-based violence for all women and girls.

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Financials

YWCA USA

Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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