Stonewall Columbus Inc.

aka Stonewall Columbus   |   Columbus, OH   |
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Stonewall Columbus Inc.

EIN: 31-1189481


To increase visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ+ community so ALL of us THRIVE.

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Executive Director/CEO

Densil R. Porteous

Main address

1160 N High St

Columbus, OH 43201 USA

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Formerly known as

Stonewall Union

Stonewall Community Agency

Columbus Human Justice Fund



Subject area info

Cultural awareness


Community organizing

Community recreation

Human rights

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Population served info


LGBTQ people



People with HIV/AIDS

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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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Programs and results

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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?

Pride Holiday

Stonewall has hosted the local Pride celebration since 1981. Columbus' Pride Holiday is the second largest gay pride celebration of its kind in the midwest and one of the top 10 in the country. Always at the end of June, the event includes a march, festival, and rally. Festivities also feature diverse entertainment, a poker run for motorcycle enthusiasts, and a 5K race. Funds raised during the event support Stonewall Columbus and its pursuit of equality, fairness, and safety for the entire LGBTQ+ community. In 2019, more than 600,000 people attended from across Ohio and across the country.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

A resource guide showcasing LGBTQ+ owned and welcoming businesses.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

The Stonewall Columbus Community Center is an active place buzzing with activity. It is home to numerous groups and programs with an estimated 10,000 visitors a year. Our website has become a virtual community center that receives hundreds of visits a day and attracts visitors from all over the country. In addition, space in the center is available for public rental for events, meetings, etc.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Founded in 2014 Family Pride Network’s (FPN) mission is to connect and support children, families, and prospective parents in the LGBTQ community through social events, educational programs, and professional resources.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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

    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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,


Stonewall Columbus Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audit 2020 2020 Audit 2019 2019 Audit 2016
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 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.72 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Stonewall Columbus Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Stonewall Columbus Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Stonewall Columbus Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $79,308 $112,502 $1,067,421 $2,183,125 -$46,091
As % of expenses 8.3% 11.3% 99.6% 224.8% -3.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $49,796 $83,730 $1,034,481 $2,167,831 -$114,792
As % of expenses 5.1% 8.2% 93.7% 219.8% -9.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,673,742 $2,174,497 $2,473,930 $1,069,904 $1,270,845
Total revenue, % change over prior year 86.8% 29.9% 13.8% -56.8% 18.8%
Program services revenue 34.9% 30.3% 29.1% 58.0% 66.5%
Membership dues 3.4% 3.1% 2.5% 5.5% 3.8%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 8.3% 6.4% 3.7% 9.8% 10.8%
All other grants and contributions 52.5% 59.6% 64.5% 26.3% 17.0%
Other revenue 0.9% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 1.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $954,157 $994,718 $1,071,597 $971,084 $1,200,747
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.8% 4.3% 7.7% -9.4% 23.7%
Personnel 36.8% 36.2% 31.7% 31.1% 28.2%
Professional fees 25.2% 26.2% 24.3% 31.6% 28.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 0.0%
Interest 2.9% 2.7% 1.9% 0.0% 5.3%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 35.1% 34.8% 42.1% 34.5% 38.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $983,669 $1,023,490 $1,104,537 $986,378 $1,269,448
One month of savings $79,513 $82,893 $89,300 $80,924 $100,062
Debt principal payment $14,055 $14,627 $496,839 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $74,187 $85,628 $519,175 $3,191,315 $255,453
Total full costs (estimated) $1,151,424 $1,206,638 $2,209,851 $4,258,617 $1,624,963

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 3.9 11.7 12.2 3.2 3.7
Months of cash and investments 3.9 11.7 12.2 3.2 3.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 1.3 1.8 11.9 11.5
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $311,019 $972,680 $1,086,546 $260,878 $368,312
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $597,440 $1,037,835 $1,484,585 $1,177,573 $881,014
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,027,320 $1,110,807 $1,401,486 $4,583,135 $4,834,574
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 21.2% 22.0% 3.5% 1.2% 2.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 34.7% 21.3% 7.8% 38.5% 38.9%
Unrestricted net assets $394,045 $477,775 $1,512,256 $3,680,087 $3,565,295
Temporarily restricted net assets $741,393 $1,808,670 $2,143,582 $9,277 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $741,393 $1,808,670 $2,143,582 $9,277 $125,466
Total net assets $1,135,438 $2,286,445 $3,655,838 $3,689,364 $3,690,761

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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/CEO

Densil R. Porteous

Densil has many years engaging in nonprofit work as a volunteer and leader, at local and national levels, primarily working with organizations focused on issues of equity and access. Porteous’ nonprofit service work has been with groups like Advocates for Youth (Board Secretary), Human Rights Campaign (Board of Directors; former national Board of Governors), Equitas Health (Board Vice Chair), the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation, and Create Columbus Commission (Chair).

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Stonewall Columbus Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Stonewall Columbus Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ronald Murray

Franklin County

Term: 2023 - 2023

Missy Anderson


JZ Knox-Zhang

JP Morgan-Chase

Sterling Clemmons


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 10/8/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/08/2022

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.
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 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.
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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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