MAYA Organization

Empowering birthing people

Swissvale, PA   |
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MAYA Organization

EIN: 26-4406956


MAYA's mission is to empower BIPOC and marginalized birthing people and birthworkers, and to create positive change in the systems that impact them.

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Executive Director

Christy Cozby

Program Director

Amber Edmunds

Main address

7451 Washington Avenue

Swissvale, PA 15218 USA

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Subject area info

Health care access


Maternal and perinatal health

Mental health counseling

Ethnic and racial minority rights

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Population served info

Women and girls


People of African descent

People of Latin American descent

Low-income people

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NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Adoption (P31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Perinatal Education & Support

Prenatal Group Classes
Childbirth Group Classes
Individual Support
Birth Doula Services
Postpartum Group Classes
Year-long Postpartum & Breastfeeding Support
In-house Mental Health Therapists
Assistance with baby items (diapers, car seats, pack’n’plays)

MAYA's no-cost program is available to all expectant parents and parents of babies under 12 months living in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent

MAYA Organization provides brand new carseats, pack-n-plays and cribs to expectant parents who complete our prenatal class series. MAYA also provides diapers, gently used clothing and other baby items to expectant parents.

Population(s) Served

MAYA provides no-cost mental health counseling and therapeutic support groups. These services are provided to people incarcerated in Allegheny County Jail and the jail-diversion program at Passages to Recovery, and continue once a person re-enters the community. No-cost mental health therapy and support groups (in English or Spanish) are also available for expectant parents and parents of babies under one year of age, living in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 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, To understand the impact of our services on parents' birth experiences and health outcomes.

  • 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people


MAYA Organization
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Compilation Report 2020 MAYA Financial Statement
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.83 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.2 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MAYA Organization

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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MAYA Organization

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

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,354 -$79,592 $212,473 -$126,635 $152,181
As % of expenses 27.5% -38.7% 158.2% -54.1% 54.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $44,354 -$79,592 $212,473 -$126,635 $152,181
As % of expenses 27.5% -38.7% 158.2% -54.1% 54.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $222,131 $126,282 $314,045 $107,647 $416,729
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -43.1% 148.7% -65.7% 287.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 10.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0%
Government grants 91.6% 62.9% 59.2% 58.6% 31.7%
All other grants and contributions 8.3% 36.8% 35.6% 41.1% 57.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $161,297 $205,874 $134,334 $234,282 $280,738
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 27.6% -34.7% 74.4% 19.8%
Personnel 51.2% 47.7% 54.4% 64.6% 76.4%
Professional fees 1.5% 0.0% 17.5% 5.7% 4.4%
Occupancy 6.3% 6.6% 6.7% 5.3% 5.1%
Interest 0.9% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 40.1% 44.9% 21.3% 24.5% 13.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $161,297 $205,874 $134,334 $234,282 $280,738
One month of savings $13,441 $17,156 $11,195 $19,524 $23,395
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $3,511 $0 $19,146
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $174,738 $223,030 $149,040 $253,806 $323,279

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.0 0.4 17.4 4.0 8.9
Months of cash and investments 6.0 0.4 17.4 4.0 8.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.2 -4.8 15.9 2.6 8.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $80,254 $7,316 $194,586 $77,955 $208,317
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $110 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 102.9% 1220.2% 8.4% 33.8% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets -$2,365 -$81,957 $178,233 $51,598 $203,779

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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

Christy Cozby

Christy began working for MAYA Organization as Program Director when she moved to Pittsburgh in 2018. Here she put to use her skills as a Birthing From Within trainer, birth doula, parenting home visitor, and Spanish interpreter. In 2020, she accepted the position of Executive Director. She has the privilege of working alongside a talented and compassionate team of mentors, doulas, and therapists and an amazing community of Pittsburgh parents. Together they are breaking barriers, finding strength, and sharing knowledge so that every parent has equitable access to the care and support they deserve.

Program Director

Amber Edmunds

Amber is a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, certified Trauma-Informed Anti-Racist Yoga Instructor, certified Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, Birth Doula, and Perinatal Mentor, all of which she incorporates into her work with MAYA Organization. She has been a Full-Spectrum Community Doula for eight years, and co-created MAYA's Community-Based Perinatal Training Program. Amber is passionate about advocating for, supporting, and celebrating moms.

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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Board of directors
as of 10/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Diane Ford

Virtual Information Processing, Melting Pot Ministries

Cherie Bowman

Carnegie Mellon University

Bruna Pinto

Veeam Software

Laura McCarthy

Taneshya Williams-Wood

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 ? No
  • 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 10/20/2023

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
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/13/2021

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 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 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.