Birthing Beautiful Communities

It takes a village

aka BBC   |   Cleveland, OH   |
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Birthing Beautiful Communities

EIN: 47-4453278


To address and improve the systemic and community structures that lead to poor birth outcomes through culture, education, advocacy, support and engagement (CEASE).

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Jazmin Long

Main address

3043 Superior Ave

Cleveland, OH 44114 USA

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Subject area info

Reproductive health care

Population served info

Infants and toddlers

Women and girls

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Black babies born in Cleveland are six times more likely to die within their first year of life than white infants. Despite being the home of world-class medical institutions, Cuyahoga County has the second-highest infant mortality rate in Ohio. Black mothers and infants account for 38% of births but represent 69% of deaths. Further, the United States faces a maternal and infant health crisis fueled by structural racism driving racial disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Particularly affected are Black and Indigenous birthing people: Black women and American Indian/Alaska, Native women are three to four times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to die from pregnancy-related causes during pregnancy, birth, and up to one year postpartum.

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 Support

Provides up to 80 weeks of perinatal support to expecting mom, from early preschool, at the labor & delivery and through the first year of life

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Our Wellness Network (OWN) is a collective of African American Grief Recovery Method Specialists (licensed therapists and peer specialists) trained by the Grief Recovery Institute. We assist new parents, pregnant women and their partners with grief after experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth or a loss of a child before the age of one. Additionally, may also be struggling with life changes associated with COVID19. The Grief Recovery Method workshops meet 2 hours weekly for 8 weeks. Most classes are virtual; however, we do have a few Specialists who continue to provide in person groups. All classes are free; if the client requires additional support, we refer them to a therapist to provide counseling services which do come with a fee.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

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 mothers who initiate breastfeeding

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Perinatal Support

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Breastfeeding initiation rates in the state of Ohio are low, around 68%. We are dedicated to increasing this rate and are proud to have an 86% initiation rate amongst BBC mothers!

Number of infant deaths

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Perinatal Support

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. Enroll 500 women in the Perinatal Support Program and provide each with a doula for support for 80 weeks (during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and
2. 90% of clients will deliver full‐term births
3. 85% of clients will initiate breastfeeding with the support of their Doula and BBC’s Certified Lactation Counselors

3. Good Health & Well Being - BBC prioritizes client health education through weekly classes with our mothers and their families. Some of our classes include: mental health awareness & stategies, newborn assessments, relaxation & meditation, STD/Contraception education, managing difficult relationships, and nutrition education courses

10. Reduced Inequalities - BBC’s mission is to address and improve the systemic and community structures that lead to poor birth outcomes through culture, education, advocacy, support and engagement (CEASE). BBC understands that racism is the driving force of disparities in maternal and infant mortality. Neither income nor education are protective factors when it comes to these disparities in maternal health outcomes, further reinforcing the central role of racism in these trends. BBC focuses on providing support to pregnant women who are at the highest risk for experiencing infant mortality. Through free workshops, gatherings, and classes focused on the unique needs of Black mothers and babies, BBC addresses not only the physical needs of mothers and babies but also generational traumas in the Black community.

13. Climate Action: BBC is currently a part of a programmatic cohort dedicated to environmental justice. Within this cohort we create messaging and action plans for legislative and organizational change. We understand that our babies (and their mothers) are only as healthy as the environment they are surrounded by and that everyone is affected by climate change.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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


Birthing Beautiful Communities
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
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 23.08 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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 Birthing Beautiful Communities’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 2017 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $22,443 $1,031,583 $103,070
As % of expenses 6.3% 86.8% 4.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $22,443 $1,031,583 $101,762
As % of expenses 6.3% 86.8% 4.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $380,948 $2,919,450 $2,121,172
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% -27.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 1.8% 4.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 97.8% 39.1% 92.8%
All other grants and contributions 2.2% 59.1% 2.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $358,760 $1,188,141 $2,282,102
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 92.1%
Personnel 66.3% 45.7% 35.8%
Professional fees 0.7% 31.6% 30.0%
Occupancy 3.4% 3.0% 1.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 29.6% 19.6% 32.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $358,760 $1,188,141 $2,283,410
One month of savings $29,897 $99,012 $190,175
Debt principal payment $0 $98,612 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $19,519
Total full costs (estimated) $388,657 $1,385,765 $2,493,104

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.9 13.6 5.8
Months of cash and investments 0.9 13.6 5.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 12.6 4.1
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2021 2022
Cash $26,373 $1,344,641 $1,102,274
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $614,094 $695,350
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $19,519
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 6.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.9% 0.6% 4.1%
Unrestricted net assets $22,443 $1,244,000 $807,340
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $705,155 $980,000
Total net assets $22,443 $1,949,155 $1,787,340

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2021 2022
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

Principal Officer

Jazmin Long

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 03/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Jazmin Long

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/7/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity

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