Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

aka FORCE Detroit   |   Detroit, MI   |

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Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

EIN: 85-2023097


FORCE (Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment) Detroit's mission is to advance community-led strategies that interrupt, prevent, and reduce gun violence. We leverage advocacy, organizing, and narrative building to create safer, freer communities that support impacted families and prevent future incidents through education and outreach.

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Alia Harvey-Quinn

Main address

1551 Rosa Parks Blvd Suite B

Detroit, MI 48216 USA

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Subject area info

Crime prevention

Rehabilitation of offenders

Services for offenders

Human services

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Victims and oppressed people

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

The Keepers

The Keepers CVI program emphasizes workforce development, education, and social-emotional awareness for residents at risk of perpetrating or falling victim to violent crime. It targets youth 14-21 or adults over 21 living in Detroit's 48228 zip code. Staffed by a safety director, case manager, and violence interruption practitioners (VIPs), The Keepers offers programs and services that use an evidence-based public health approach to interrupt and prevent violence.

Population(s) Served

FORCE is a powerful voice for Detroit's under-resourced and under-utilized field of peacemaking. We provide advocacy training and organize stakeholders to talk to elected officials about the importance of philanthropic investment and nonprofit infrastructure to support neighborhood-level violence intervention. We champion shifting public funds from punitive and oppressive safety practices to transformative programs yielding long-term, positive results.

Population(s) Served

FORCE is driving this multi-step process to fulfill a larger peacemaking vision by developing Detroit's violence-reduction infrastructure. It involves:

Raising $150,000,000 to fund community-driven safety infrastructure in areas most impacted by violence.
Incubating two neighborhood-based CVI sites.
Designing city-wide systems for disseminating support services, such as housing and behavioral health.
Advocating for offices of neighborhood safety that administer resources and establish partnerships to reduce firearm-related incidents.
Conducting third-party evaluation to confirm impact

Population(s) Served

The LIVE Free Detroit Coalition is a collection of faith-based, non-profit, and grassroots leaders working in community-driven safety efforts, anti-criminalization, and criminal justice reform. Established in 2018, this group of predominantly Black, male, justice-impacted activists mentor highly criminalized populations in transitioning from risky lifestyles and help them identify opportunities to contribute to their community.

The coalition is an outgrowth of the LIVE Free movement, a national social justice network dedicated to ending gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization through education, advocacy, and direct action. It is an essential component of FORCE's strategy to build a safer, freer city by cultivating and resourcing the peacemaking efforts of several organizations throughout Detroit.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work


Salute to Diversity 2023

Corp Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Faith in Action, Member 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

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Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Incarcerated people, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This number includes the people receiving direct services and those participating in training programs, advocacy, and organizing events.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Creating an infrastructure for building peace by establishing 2-3 new CVI sites to confirm proof of concept and expand our reach. We provide grant funds, training, and mentorship to bolster our partner organizations and support the field.

Expanding our wrap-around support and entrepreneurship programming to include robust workforce development, economic opportunities, and citywide systems for disseminating and coordinating services.

Leveraging public and private partnerships to raise $150 million over ten years to sustain and grow effective CVI interventions while advocating for a Detroit Office of Neighborhood Safety and increased CVI investment.

Growing public awareness of and engagement in violence interruption through targeted campaigns and events, such as CVI Advocacy Day, Get Out The Vote activities, and community listening sessions.

Launching the first CVI community center in a neighborhood significantly impacted by gun violence and home to Detroit's second-largest youth population.

Increasing our internal infrastructure and capacity to support our growth and establishing FORCE Detroit as a local supporter of grassroots CVI partners and a national leader in the peacemaking space.

To achieve our goal of creating safer, freer communities, FORCE Detroit will engage in the following strategies:

We partner with academic institutions to study the efficacy of community-based CVI strategies, establishing the evidence base of innovative, emerging models.

We ensure community voices inform and shape public paradigms and dialogues by leveraging media, art, and culturally relevant communication strategies.

We build relationships with Detroit's grassroots leaders and activists to increase collaboration and improve coordination for greater impact.

Capacity Building
We enhance the skills of impacted leaders of color in peacemaking by providing them with funding, training, and technical support from national experts.

Advocacy & Organizing
We are a powerful voice for peacemaking, locally and nationally. We provide advocacy training and organize stakeholders to champion investment and infrastructure to support community-driven solutions to violence intervention.

Direct Service
We launched the Keepers CVI program for young people 13-26 at risk of perpetrating or experiencing violent crime. Our comprehensive services include food and housing assistance, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), workforce development, access to educational resources, and social-emotional awareness.

Our capabilities include a passionate and professional staff, several of whom were directly impacted by the issues. We have also attracted significant philanthropic and government dollars to support every aspect of our strategy. FORCE is building a brand by establishing deep relationships with community members, decision-makers, and non-profit partners engaged in complementary missions.

How we listen

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

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  • 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 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.13 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 281.2 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

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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Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit’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 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $69,587
As % of expenses 279.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $69,587
As % of expenses 279.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $94,510
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $24,923
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 66.4%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 33.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $24,923
One month of savings $2,077
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $27,000

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 281.2
Months of cash and investments 281.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 33.5
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $584,125
Investments $0
Receivables $2,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 88.1%
Unrestricted net assets $69,587
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $69,587

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

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Alia Harvey-Quinn

Alia is a directly impacted Black woman with deep roots in the communities FORCE serves. She is the child of two Black Panthers, an artist and activist raised within a movement to increase Black people's political and economic power. Alia has emerged as a prominent feminine voice in a male-dominated field that regularly sets aside and diminishes women's contributions. As she continues to evolve into a sought-after thought leader, she is creating space for marginalized people at the center of violence to assume leadership roles by identifying the interventions that address their community's unique challenges. Under Alia's guidance, FORCE practices an inclusive approach to organizing and convening, addressing the root causes of gun violence and criminalization.

Number of employees

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Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment Detroit

Board of directors
as of 12/16/2023
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Board chair

Racheal Allen


Tanisha Owens

Omari Barksdale

Caprice Quinn

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/16/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/16/2023

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.