The OUT Foundation


aka OUTWOD   |   New York, NY   |
GuideStar Charity Check

The OUT Foundation

EIN: 82-2606139


We are here to remove the barriers that block LGBTQIA2+ Individuals’ from access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness to ensure their success.

Ruling year info


Board President

Janine Hunter

Main address

477 Madison Ave 6th Floor

New York, NY 10022 USA

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Subject area info

Patient social services

Public health

Sports and recreation

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

LGBTQ people


NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms



What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The OUT Foundation is committed to a simple truth: We are dedicated to providing the LGBTQ\u002B community with the tools to thrive thru health and wellness.

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?


OUTAthletics is the world’s largest initiative for bringing together LGBTQIA2+ athletes and allies to sweat for a cause in a safe, inclusive fitness environment. We strive to create an inclusive community of all walks of life and inspire you to feel good about yourself, your workouts and your life.

Our pride is in the diversity we represent within the sport of fitness and openly invite anyone to join our welcoming community. We strive to create an inclusive community of all walks of life and inspire you to feel good about yourself, your workouts and your life.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

It can be hard for many LGBTQIA2+ young adults to find the spaces where they feel comfortable participating in fitness. The OUT Foundation is empowering queer young adults by providing access to inclusive fitness spaces, wellness resources, and more.

We work closely with our recipients, providing weekly goal coaching and nutrition counseling, apparel discounts, gifts from our sponsors, and more to set the athletes up for success.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Young adults

The OUTHealth program supports our mission by removing the barriers that block the LGBTQIA2+ community from living as their true, authentic selves. We provide health services through various initiatives. OUTHealth is designed for all members of the LGBTQIA2+ community.

Population(s) Served
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 participants attending course/session/workshop

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

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Number of organizational partners

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

LGBTQ people

Related Program


Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Healthcare Systems/Organizations

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.

We are dedicated to providing the LGBTQ\u002B community with the tools to thrive thru health and wellness.

Facilitates gym memberships, nutritional counseling, and mental health services for underserved LGBTQ\u002B youth.\nCreates a supportive space for gender identity and expression in the fitness community.\nFosters a philanthropic community of LGBTQ\u002B fitness enthusiasts.\nSupports LGBTQ\u002B entrepreneurs in the health and wellness space to help ensure their success.

How will we raise funds?:\nOUTWOD events as they\u0027re currently run\nShowdown Competitions (4 annual CrossFit competitions hosted nationwide)\nAdd\u0027l campaigns including 5k/10k races, etc.


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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We regularly receive feedback from our athletes, gyms, coaches, and other program participants.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

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

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The OUTAthlete program has quarterly assessments asking athletes how they are feeling in the program. This has allowed us to make necessary changes or now where to step in and provide more support to our athletes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It's important to be transparent, and it allows us to get feedback from not only our program participants, but also our partners, and internal team staff/board.

  • 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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


The OUT Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.39 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.4 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

The OUT Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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The OUT Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

This snapshot of The OUT Foundation’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 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $24,992 -$6,072 $18,587
As % of expenses 15.0% 0.0% 6.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $24,992 -$6,072 $18,587
As % of expenses 15.0% 0.0% 6.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $371,998 $326,210 $299,576
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -12.3% -8.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 9.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 90.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $166,644 $0 $284,157
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -100.0% 0.0%
Personnel 42.2% 0.0% 58.9%
Professional fees 16.2% 0.0% 11.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.6% 0.0% 28.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $166,644 $0 $284,157
One month of savings $13,887 $0 $23,680
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $180,531 $0 $307,837

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 1.5 0.0 5.6
Months of cash and investments 1.5 0.0 5.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 0.0 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020
Cash $20,692 $17,883 $133,764
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 9.7% 71.9%
Unrestricted net assets $25,017 $18,945 $37,532
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $25,017 $18,945 $37,532

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Board President

Janine Hunter

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The OUT Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Janine Hunter

The OUT Foundation

Term: 2021 - 2024

Eduardo Placer

James Vergara

Taylar Stallings

Alex Gray

Eddie Plata

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, 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


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/13/2020

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.