Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Garden State Equality Education Fund Inc

New Jersey's Largest LGBT Organization

aka Garden State Equality

Asbury Park, NJ

Mission

Garden State Equality is New Jersey's statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. We represent nearly 150,000 members and all those who believe in equality.

Ruling Year

2005

Executive Director

Christian Fuscarino

Main Address

1408 Main Street

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 USA

Keywords

LGBT, Education, Advocacy, Older Adults, Students, Anti-bullying, safe schools,

EIN

20-2588166

 Number

1221126767

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Teach & Affirm

Map & Expand

Pledge & Protect

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

LGBTQ people

Context notes

With approx. 500,000 LGBT individuals in NJ and a total of over 150,000 GSE members, we estimate that our audience is half a million

Number of audience members willing to take action on behalf of a specific issue

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

LGBTQ people,

People with HIV/AIDS

Context notes

With 150,000 members our organization is able to mobilize citizens quickly and effectively in support of our work and actions.

Number of audience members saying issue is important to them

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Intersex people,

LGBTQ people

Context notes

Support for our advocacy is provided at our events and workshops, as well as via email and social media, with an average rate of satisfaction of approx. 10 individual comments/likes per day.

Number of policies formally established

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Context notes

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/PL17/268_.HTM, http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/PL17/176_.HTM, http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/PL17/137_.HTM

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Intersex people,

LGBTQ people

Context notes

42 community events, workshops, and trainings across all program areas in 2017. With over 3,127 in total attendance.

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

In this post-marriage environment, our main focuses are youth, transgender people, and seniors, and our work on those issues is informed by racial, economic, and disability justice concerns. GSE is working on campaigns to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBT community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. Beyond that, GSE supports NJ's activist community by bringing an LGBT lens to the shared struggle for justice.

Bringing our programs (Pledge & Protect, Map & Expand, Teach & Affirm) throughout New Jersey.

As New Jersey's largest LGBT organization, we have hired an impressive team trained and certified to facilitate our program goals and have a strong base of volunteers to help.

We are happy to provide data on our program success. Please email Contact@GardenStateEquality.org and we can provide you with this information.

Please visit Garden State Equality's "about" section to see our accomplishments: https://www.gardenstateequality.org/about

External Reviews

Financials

Garden State Equality Education Fund Inc

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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