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Alexandria, VA   |
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EIN: 54-1943145


The mission of Nueva Vida is to inform, support, and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate timely access to state of the art cancer care, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment for all Latinas.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Ms. Astrid Jimenez

Main address

801 N Pitt Street Suite 113

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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Subject area info

Patient social services

Patients' rights

Mental health care


Population served info

Women and girls

People of Latin American descent

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (F11)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Cancer (G30)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nueva Vida is focused on providing high-quality, evidence-based approaches that support Latino families during one of their most traumatic experiences, cancer diagnosis. The mission is to inform, support, and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care.

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?

Survivorship Program

Our survivorship support program offers comprehensive, caring and culturally appropriate mental health support services to Latinas with breast and cervical cancer. Our services address critical needs of women who face their illness far from family and friends, in a foreign environment, often in poverty. The Access program improves the health outcomes of medically underserved Latinas with breast cancer by facilitating the timely access to breast cancer detection, treatment, information, support services and care. Access to health care is obtained through the efforts of a culturally competent patient navigator program. Information is disseminated through a specialized bilingual Patient Resource Center with up-to-date information on breast health and breast cancer care. Nueva Vida is also involved in research through partnerships with health-research institutions.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People of Latin American descent

A fundamental part of all NV programs and activities, are OUTREACH & EDUCATION services through workshops, trainings, outreach activities, observational learning, and tailored individual/group educational guidance.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls

Instrumental support is offered through culturally appropriate PATIENT NAVIGATION (PN). Navigators work closely with a network of partners, providing case management for no cost/low cost health care. PNs provide an entry point in a complex, fragmented health care system. Navigators also help clients keep track of appointments, translate during appointments, and arrange for transportation, translation, and other related services, including often assisting relatives through end of life issues.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls

Where we work


Breast Cancer Best Practices Award 2009

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Community Impact Award 2007

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Compassion Award 2006

George Washington Cancer Center

Excellent Performance 2019

Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities, Maryland

Jaqueline Chambers Advocate 2019

Susan G. Komen MD

Proclamation 2020

Montgomery County Council (Maryland)

Jack E. White Founders Award 2017

Howard University Cancer Center

Community Engagement Award 2011

Society of Behavioral Medicine

Best Practices-Learning in Practice 2017

Potomac Health Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2016

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2017

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2018

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2019

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2020

Consumers United for Evidenced-based Health Care 2021

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2021

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2020

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2019

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2018

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2017

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2016

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2015

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2014

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2013

National Breast Cancer Coalition (affiliated since 1992) 2021

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2020

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2019

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2018

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2017

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2016

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2015

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2014

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2013

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2012

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2011

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2010

National Breast Cancer Coalition 2009

National Breast Cancer Coalition (affiliated since 1992-present) 2008

National Breast Center Foundation 2021

National Breast Center Foundation 2020

National Breast Center Foundation 2019

National Breast Center Foundation 2018

National Breast Center Foundation 2017

National Breast Center Foundation 2016

Howard University Hospital 2021

Howard University Hospital 2020

Howard University Hospital 2019

Howard University Hospital 2018

Howard University Hospital 2017

Howard University Hospital 2016

Howard University Hospital 2015

Howard University Hospital (affliliated 2006-2014) 2014

St. Joseph's Medical Hospital 2021

St. Joseph's Medical Hospital 2020

St. Joseph's Medical Hospital (2015-2019) 2019

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.

Nueva Vida focuses on 3 high-touch integrated components of care along the cancer continuum.

1) Our culturally competent outreach and education programs provide relevant and evidenced-based resources covering a variety of topics related to cancer, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care.
2) Nueva Vida provides access to care by patient navigation. Our navigators are trained bilingual, culturally sensitive providers who offer case management through the complex cancer care system.
3) Mental health survivorship support in the form of bilingual & bicultural psychosocial interventions to aid survivors/caregivers/families through facilitated and targeted group and individual therapy.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13.75 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of NUEVA VIDA INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$19,717 $113,033 -$145,058 $362,217 $69,708
As % of expenses -3.5% 20.2% -26.3% 56.3% 11.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$21,805 $110,915 -$146,639 $362,217 $69,708
As % of expenses -3.8% 19.8% -26.5% 56.3% 11.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $565,562 $486,939 $568,648 $737,785 $690,487
Total revenue, % change over prior year 27.9% -13.9% 16.8% 29.7% -6.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 8.6% 11.3% 6.5% 34.9% 32.0%
All other grants and contributions 91.4% 88.6% 93.5% 65.1% 68.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $570,444 $559,425 $550,819 $643,361 $586,158
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.2% -1.9% -1.5% 16.8% -8.9%
Personnel 70.2% 72.2% 68.3% 63.6% 70.4%
Professional fees 12.9% 9.9% 9.0% 10.0% 9.2%
Occupancy 6.3% 6.3% 5.9% 3.8% 4.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 10.5% 11.6% 16.8% 22.7% 16.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $572,532 $561,543 $552,400 $643,361 $586,158
One month of savings $47,537 $46,619 $45,902 $53,613 $48,847
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $620,069 $608,162 $598,302 $696,974 $635,005

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 4.0 5.2 6.2 8.3 11.2
Months of cash and investments 4.0 5.2 6.2 8.3 11.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3 4.8 1.7 8.2 10.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $191,590 $240,195 $283,577 $447,531 $544,735
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $232,458 $94,734 $56,785 $27,017 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $24,336 $24,336 $24,336 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 84.8% 93.5% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.2% 5.3% 3.3% 9.7% 2.8%
Unrestricted net assets $112,819 $223,734 $77,095 $439,312 $509,020
Temporarily restricted net assets $290,428 $104,906 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $290,428 $104,906 $267,793 $0 $34,621
Total net assets $403,247 $328,640 $344,888 $439,312 $543,641

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Astrid Jimenez

Astrid Jimenez, Esq. is the Executive Director of Nueva Vida. Ms. Jimenez has vast professional experience, having worked not only in the non-profit sector, but also in the federal legislative and executive branches of government. Her legal experience includes working at international organizations and tribunals. As a Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress she was actively involved in health care policy and brings to Nueva Vida the passion to improve and empower the lives of all Latina women particularly in the health arena. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in International Law.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 08/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Maria Carvalho

Lidia Carnota

Retired Community of Hope

Gloria Elliot


Elmer Huerta

Washington Hospital Center

Irene Clouthier


Claudia Campos-Ugarte

Private Practice

Francisco Gonzalez-Cos

Adriana Arizpe


Shanti Norris


Kendall Richardson


Astrid Jimenez

Nueva Vida

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2021

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/04/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.