PLATINUM2023

Women for Conservation

Empowering women protecting the planet

Warrenton, VA   |  https://www.womenforconservation.org/

Mission

Women for Conservation empowers and partners with women around the globe to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder & Executive Director

Sara Ines Lara

Main address

PO Box 952

Warrenton, VA 20188 USA

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EIN

84-2139308

NTEE code info

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Women for Conservation (W4C) addresses the multifaceted challenges faced by women in rural communities around biodiversity hotspots, with a focus on Colombia. These women often experience limited access to conservation education, reproductive healthcare, and sustainable economic opportunities. This lack of resources hinders their participation in conservation efforts and perpetuates cycles of poverty, ultimately threatening critical biodiversity areas and the survival of endangered species.

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?

Environmental Outreach and Education

We will host workshops targeted at local women to raise awareness about endangered species and their habitats, with the intention of increasing women’s active involvement in conservation. Topics will include subjects such as recycling, permaculture, composting, horticulture, native gardens, solar and other energy alternatives, natural product use, and local / ethical product consumption.

Population(s) Served

An Alliance of Women for Conservation
We facilitate local, national, and international connections among women with the aim of creating concrete conservation action for the protection of endangered species.
At the local level, we will unite groups of women with the intention that they will lead conservation programs within their own communities.
At the national and global level, we will bring together groups of women to exchange stories, challenges, and solutions to benefit conservation.
At the international level, we will introduce women in developed countries to women in rural communities of developing countries to share professional knowledge and support.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

We focus our efforts on introducing family planning to communities in critical biodiversity areas, where preserving natural habitats and resources is key to saving unique species on the edge of extinction. We coordinate with women’s groups in key communities to introduce reproductive methods and family planning access. In doing so, we seek to empower women and young women, increasing their future opportunities, while alleviating poverty and protecting natural resources.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged 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 girls and women provided with 5 years of free contraceptive healthcare (Jadelle reversable hormone implants)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Family Planning

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Women for Conservation facilitates mobile healthcare clinics in hard-to-reach communities living around biodiversity hotspots.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our ultimate goal is to empower women in these communities by providing them with the necessary tools, knowledge, and support. Through conservation education, access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, and sustainable livelihood opportunities, we aim to transform them into conservation leaders. We envision a future where empowered women actively engage in conservation efforts, contributing to the preservation of vital ecosystems and endangered wildlife.

Our strategies revolve around our three pillars:

Conservation Education and Training: Equipping women with the necessary skills and knowledge to become conservation leaders.

Healthy Communities for Healthy Habitats: Providing access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, enabling women to make informed decisions about their reproductive rights.

Sustainable Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment: Training women to adopt sustainable lifestyles and businesses aligned with conservation, thereby contributing to both environmental preservation and economic well-being.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • 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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Women for Conservation

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sara Salaman

Women for Conservation

Sara Salaman

Women for Conservation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data