EQUALITY PROJECT

aka Henderson Equality Center, Henderson Pride Fest, Equality Nevada, Athlete Equality   |   Henderson, NV   |  www.HendersonEqualityCenter.org

Mission

We envision Nevada where everyone feels at home and where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued. Equality Project is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society. Henderson Equality Center, a community supported organization to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, allies and queer community of Henderson, NV by providing a safe space, pursue resources and providing courses focus on educational, social, support, skill building and job assistance classes for at-risk, low-income LGBTQ youth and adults.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Chris Davin

Main address

1490 W Sunset Rd Suite 120

Henderson, NV 89014 USA

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EIN

27-2049717

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Children's Rights (R28)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Equality Nevada advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Nevadans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Equality Nevada focuses on youth, making sure laws are passed to protect them, provider funding and resources to low income families to help make possible that all youth can achieve the same dreams in life. Equality Nevada builds a social and political voice for the LGBTQ communities of Nevada. We work with leaders from all around Nevada in an intentionally collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and respectful way.

Our programs

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

Equality Project

Equality Project INC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses advocacy, education and mobilization programs to achieve our mission.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

Equality Nevada advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Nevadans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Equality Nevada builds a social and political voice for the LGBTQ communities of Nevada. We work with leaders from all around Nevada in an intentionally collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and respectful way.

We aim to advance LGBTQ protective policy, convene and organize LGBTQ leaders, people, and organizations, and elect candidates who support the various needs of our diverse community throughout the state.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Athlete Equality we want every youth to have a chance at playing a sport. We offer a Grant program to help the youth from getting equipment to helping sponsor them to be on a team.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
LGBTQ people

Henderson Equality Center provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Henderson, NV with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large. Henderson Equality Center will work toward these goals through education, social support, networking, and advocacy.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

We aim to advance LGBTQ protective policy, convene and organize LGBTQ leaders, people, and organizations, and elect candidates who support the various needs of our diverse community throughout the state. To advance LGBTQ education among youth by providing workshops and educational classes.

To have fundraising events through out the year to raise money.

To run our office location to provide access for youth to have resources and education to various topics.

Fully compatible with a organization size of 10-15 members

We have accomplished so much, we first started in Chicago IL with the non profit organization which held an annual event the Chicago Red Dress Party for 5 years. The organization then relocated to Las Vegas NV where it has now been since 2018 conducting operation. Since relocating to Las Vegas, NV we have opened up Equality Nevada and Athlete Equality. Two organizations under the Equality Project umbrella. In 2020 we are moving forward with the opening up of an office. This office will be for youth education, teaching workshops on various LGBT topics that are important to the education of LGBT students.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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EQUALITY PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 9/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Cody Reynolds

Equality Project

Term: 2015 -

Cody Reynolds

Equality Project INC

Chris Davin

Equality Nevada

Chris Davin

Equality Project

Chris Davin

Henderson Equality Center

Samantha Palaggi

Equality Nevada

Samantha Palaggi

Henderson Equality Center

Trevor Harder

Equality Nevada

Trevor Harder

Henderson Equality Center

Steven Mitchell

Henderson Equality Center

Sharyn Mitchell

Henderson Equality Center

Rachel Marsh

Henderson Equality Center

Kat Sandigo

Henderson Equality Center

Board leadership practices

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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 11/24/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/24/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.