Resilience: Empowering Survivors, Ending Sexual Violence

Chicago, IL   |
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EIN: 36-3049386


Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Amy O'Keeffe

Co Principal Officer

Sarah Layden

Main address

180 N Michigan Ave Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60601 USA

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Formerly known as

Rape Victim Advocates



Subject area info

Sexual assault victim services

Mental health counseling

Sexual abuse

Public affairs

Population served info

Victims and oppressed people

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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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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?

Medical, Legal and Institutional Advocacy

Providing medical advocacy in 16 Chicago area hospitals.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Provides free prevention education about sexual assault to Chicago Public Schools, Community and Professional groups and associations

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Provides individual and group trauma therapy to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

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 3.82 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Resilience’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 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $94,775 $77,323 $551,083 $138,416 -$42,865
As % of expenses 8.1% 6.3% 34.5% 5.6% -1.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $94,115 $76,663 $547,116 $130,362 -$54,442
As % of expenses 8.1% 6.2% 34.2% 5.2% -2.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,300,581 $1,419,192 $2,048,276 $2,525,700 $2,649,832
Total revenue, % change over prior year 12.8% 9.1% 44.3% 0.0% 4.9%
Program services revenue 12.2% 9.7% 15.0% 11.5% 16.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Government grants 51.2% 49.3% 61.6% 67.1% 66.0%
All other grants and contributions 36.5% 41.1% 23.4% 21.3% 16.9%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,165,993 $1,230,319 $1,597,140 $2,481,362 $2,739,296
Total expenses, % change over prior year 10.6% 5.5% 29.8% 0.0% 10.4%
Personnel 71.7% 73.9% 74.7% 76.9% 79.0%
Professional fees 1.8% 2.2% 4.3% 4.7% 3.0%
Occupancy 14.4% 13.2% 11.4% 9.1% 9.6%
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 12.0% 10.7% 9.6% 9.2% 8.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,166,653 $1,230,979 $1,601,107 $2,489,416 $2,750,873
One month of savings $97,166 $102,527 $133,095 $206,780 $228,275
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $27,613 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,263,819 $1,333,506 $1,761,815 $2,696,196 $2,979,148

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020
Months of cash 5.6 6.8 6.1 4.5 5.2
Months of cash and investments 5.6 6.8 6.1 6.0 6.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.3 6.8 9.1 8.1 7.2
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020
Cash $540,069 $701,138 $811,071 $925,071 $1,196,576
Investments $0 $0 $0 $315,333 $308,180
Receivables $302,851 $347,234 $641,470 $742,181 $754,746
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $38,532 $38,532 $66,145 $74,145 $78,414
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 89.1% 90.8% 58.9% 73.4% 83.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.8% 14.8% 10.5% 12.6% 28.3%
Unrestricted net assets $619,640 $696,303 $1,243,419 $1,703,527 $1,649,085
Temporarily restricted net assets $120,313 $231,863 $131,916 $100,000 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $120,313 $231,863 $131,916 $100,000 $50,000
Total net assets $739,953 $928,166 $1,375,335 $1,803,527 $1,699,085

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020
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

Principal Officer

Amy O'Keeffe

Co Principal Officer

Sarah Layden

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 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Lauren Pesa


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Sarah Wallace


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 1/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/12/2023

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 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.