Garden State Equality Education Fund Inc

New Jersey's Largest LGBT Organization

aka Garden State Equality   |   Asbury Park, NJ   |  www.gardenstateequality.org

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 info

2005

Executive Director

Christian Fuscarino

Main address

1408 Main Street

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 USA

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EIN

20-2588166

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Teach & Affirm

Teach & Affirm is a program to improve the lives of LGBT youth by creating safe and inclusive learning communities across the state. Under this program we are working with families, educators, and school administrators to address issues faced by LGBT youth. We provide an assessment of the current school climate; policy assistance on issues of gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation; tailored professional development trainings on a variety of topics related to LGBT students; LGBT-inclusive curriculum workshops for educators; anti-bullying and other workshops for students; and community events such as parents’ nights, as well as advocacy for students and families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
LGBTQ people

Map & Expand seeks to address one of the great civil rights challenges of our time: making sure health services meet the needs of the LGBT community. Part of this is about training, and under this program we are providing needs assessments, policy assistance, and professional development trainings to healthcare providers. Our trainings in this space focus on developing cultural competencies and sensitivity in working with LGBT patients and clients. Additionally, we understand that LGBT people need to know where we can go to receive care that is sensitive to and appropriate to our needs. To that end we are working on developing a statewide needs assessment for providers that will allow us to identify health care providers that know how to treat us, and literally map out where they are in the state.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Caregivers

Our Pledge & Protect program, protects and addresses the unique and complex needs of the LGBT older adult community.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, LGBTQ people, People with HIV/AIDS

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Intersex people, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Intersex people, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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.

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

Financials

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Garden State Equality Education Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Franklin Cumberbatch, Jr.

A+E Networks

Term: 2016 -

Zak Karim

Bank of America

William Bradshaw

NJ Natural Resources

Michele Jaker

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Jackie Baras

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Barbara Leebaw

Working Mother Research Institute

Amy Scheer

New York Red Bulls

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/14/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data