Zoras Cradle LLC

Helping Mothers Restore, Redeem, and Thrive.

Louisville, KY   |
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Zoras Cradle LLC

EIN: 85-4288666


The mission of Zora's Cradle is to address the gaps in maternity health services that discriminate against individuals from lower socio-economic demographics in Kentucky and result in higher maternal and child mortality rates, by providing access to financial and health supports pre- and post-pregnancy. Our agency philosophy is “Helping Mothers To Restore, Redeem, and Thrive”. n

Ruling year info


Founder/Executive Director

Shemika Whiteside

Main address

3934 Dixie Highway Suite #350

Louisville, KY 40216 USA

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Subject area info

Health care access

Maternal and perinatal health

Mental health care

Domestic violence

Human services

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Population served info

Children and youth


Social and economic status

Pregnant people

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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

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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?

Residential Maternity

We offer several safe residences for mothers who are in need of housing and desire to prepare an independent life for their new families.

Population(s) Served
Single parents
Pregnant people
Women and girls

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 clients served

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Parents, Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Heterosexuals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This metric describes the number of people we served through out Perinatal Resource Center, out Community Health Worker Program and Outpatient Therapy.


Zoras Cradle LLC
Fiscal year: Aug 01 - Jul 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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Zoras Cradle LLC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Zoras Cradle LLC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 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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Zoras Cradle LLC

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Zoras Cradle LLC’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 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$42,689 $360
As % of expenses -23.3% 0.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$42,689 $360
As % of expenses -23.3% 0.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $140,907 $88,230
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -37.4%
Program services revenue 52.8% 2.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 14.3% 28.3%
All other grants and contributions 32.9% 68.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $183,596 $87,870
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -52.1%
Personnel 36.8% 0.0%
Professional fees 21.1% 46.1%
Occupancy 26.2% 27.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.9% 26.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $183,596 $87,870
One month of savings $15,300 $7,323
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $198,896 $95,193

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.0 0.0
Months of cash and investments 0.0 0.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -3.0 -6.3
Balance sheet composition info 2022 2023
Cash -$511 -$151
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) -9008.2% -30484.8%
Unrestricted net assets -$46,543 -$46,183
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets -$46,543 -$46,183

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022 2023
Material data errors No No


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

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Founder/Executive Director

Shemika Whiteside

Shemika Whiteside (MSSW, CSW) is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Zora’s Cradle Maternity Program in Louisville, KY. Mrs. Whiteside received a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Her research interests include maternal morbidity of Black and Latinx expectant mothers and dual-diagnoses. She is the mother of a delightful teenage son and the wife of a self-proclaimed Marvel Comics fanatic.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Zoras Cradle LLC

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Derrick Wallace

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2023

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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

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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