Strengthening community supports to live connectedly.

aka Supportive Older Women's Network, Inc.   |   Philadelphia, PA   |
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EIN: 22-2629856


Connectedly (formerly SOWN) strengthens community support networks, reduces social isolation, and improves the well-being of older adults, especially women and their families.

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Executive Director

Marypat Tracy

Main address

4100 Main St Ste 403

Philadelphia, PA 19127 USA

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Formerly known as

Supportive Older Women's Network, Inc.



Subject area info

Mental health counseling

Family services

Senior services

Women's services

Population served info


Senior women

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Family Services (P40)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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?

GrandFamily Resource Center

In Philadelphia, over 17,000 children are being raised by their grandparents because their parents are unable. The children face foster care unless grandparents step in. The caregiving demands on grandparents can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming.

Connectedly's GrandFamily Resource Center offers a lifeline of support to these families:

Philly Families Connect: Weekly group sessions facilitated by a trauma-informed counselor, grandfamily centered caregiving workshops, resource referral, individual counseling, case management, and other family supports are provided.

Philly Families Read Together: Weekly family literacy workshops for grandparents raising their grandchildren ages 3 to 8 and in grades K to 8.

Philly Families Eat Smart: Family events providing fitness activities and nutritious foods for grandparents and grandchildren, healthy cooking workshops, and access to fresh produce.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Foster and adoptive children

Weekly group counseling and support sessions are held via the phone by licensed clinical social workers for homebound older adults to increase social connections and foster positive self-worth. Participants share concerns, joys, sorrows, coping tools, and resources for the situations they face. Discussion topics may include trauma and loss, building resilience while making challenging decisions, and coping with dependence as we age. All that is needed to participate is a landline or mobile phone.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
People with physical disabilities
Chronically ill people

Healthy Lives Community Groups are held throughout Philadelphia for older adults living independently in neighborhoods to create and sustain social connections. There are ongoing meetings where participants share common challenges, discuss coping tools, provide emotional support, and exchange information and resources. Healthy Lives workshops on topics such as Covid-19, stress management, and self-care for older adults offer additional education and resources on a regular basis. The social connections gained are proven to reduce or stabilize depression, increase coping skills, and promote independence.

Population(s) Served
Older adults

Where we work

Our results

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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

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Average of 36.18 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Connectedly’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $12,268 -$4,861 -$135,919 $279,092 -$245,416
As % of expenses 2.3% -0.8% -21.1% 40.7% -36.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,436 -$14,563 -$147,114 $267,224 -$255,435
As % of expenses 0.6% -2.5% -22.5% 38.3% -37.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $611,078 $818,283 $578,202 $580,364 $930,743
Total revenue, % change over prior year 26.9% 33.9% -29.3% 0.4% 60.4%
Program services revenue 27.1% 19.6% 23.1% 22.7% 15.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 9.1% 6.4% 18.8% 13.4% 6.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.9% 1.2%
All other grants and contributions 63.8% 74.0% 58.3% 51.0% 71.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% -0.3% 0.0% 4.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $544,585 $580,359 $643,723 $685,655 $673,696
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.7% 6.6% 10.9% 6.5% -1.7%
Personnel 68.9% 62.5% 64.9% 64.2% 68.7%
Professional fees 17.4% 22.7% 20.7% 23.2% 17.8%
Occupancy 7.0% 6.7% 5.6% 5.7% 5.8%
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 6.7% 8.1% 8.8% 6.9% 7.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $553,417 $590,061 $654,918 $697,523 $683,715
One month of savings $45,382 $48,363 $53,644 $57,138 $56,141
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $75,100 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $26,805 $0 $12,220 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $598,799 $665,229 $708,562 $841,981 $739,856

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.3 3.6 4.4 2.4 3.6
Months of cash and investments 24.9 23.6 21.8 22.9 20.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 23.0 20.9 16.6 19.9 15.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $194,492 $171,953 $236,634 $136,165 $200,028
Investments $936,065 $970,134 $934,145 $1,175,017 $958,265
Receivables $133,906 $363,691 $227,602 $54,800 $253,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $75,415 $102,223 $104,715 $116,935 $119,055
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 85.4% 72.5% 77.9% 79.9% 86.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.9% 2.9% 11.2% 6.3% 6.9%
Unrestricted net assets $1,054,797 $1,040,234 $893,120 $1,160,344 $904,909
Temporarily restricted net assets $218,500 $458,540 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $218,500 $458,540 $380,647 $159,243 $436,782
Total net assets $1,273,297 $1,498,774 $1,273,767 $1,319,587 $1,341,691

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

Marypat Tracy

Marypat Tracy, MSW, LCSW, has served as First Acting, then Interim Executive Director, then Executive Director since October 2019. She previously served as SOWN’s Director of Programs for 22 years. Ms. Tracy oversees the organization’s administration, programs, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. She has over 30 years of experience as a supervisor, trainer, counselor, and consultant.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Denise McKnight, CPA

Marcum LLP

Julie Auerbach, Esq.

Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP

Christine Baysmore

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Chad Butler

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Della Lazarus, MSS

Carol Magee

Merck & Co, Inc

Denise McKnight, CPA

Friedman LLP

Roslyn Pollack, Esq.

Berger & Montague PC

Susan Thomas

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

Sarah J. Keaton, Esq

Fox Rothschild, LLP

Michelle Palmer

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

Callista O Chukwunenye, Ph.D., JD,

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 1/24/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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