aka WON/Eagle's Nest Shelter   |   St. Paul, MN   |
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EIN: 41-1447503


Women of Nations provides culturally specific emergency services and support to all who have experienced trauma from domestic violence and sexual assault. We empower Native American communities to put an end to all forms of violence through education and prevention.

Ruling year info


Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Della Plume

Main address

PO Box 7125

St. Paul, MN 55107 USA

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Subject area info

Public safety

Domestic violence shelters

Population served info

Children and youth


LGBTQ people

Women and girls

American Indians

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NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

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?

Eagle's Nest Shelter

The Eagle's Nest Shelter is a 44-bed emergency shelter that provides crisis intervention, support services, and advocacy for people who have experienced trauma from domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assualt.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
LGBTQ people

The Outreach & Education Program provides education to the public on domestic abuse issues, particularly as they affect American Indian women.

Population(s) Served

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 participants engaged in programs

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Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Adults, Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Eagle's Nest Shelter

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Women of Nations provides culturally specific emergency services and support to all who have experienced trauma from domestic violence and sexual assault. We empower Native American communities to put an end to all forms of violence through education and prevention.

We work to continue education for our staff and our community. We also work to increase resources for our clients and staff.

We are working to increase our capabilities in these areas.

As a shelter this is a difficult question to answer. We continue to work towards an end to violence.

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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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 0.64 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% 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 WOMEN OF NATIONS’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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $17,999 $174,582 $187,536 $121,847 $116,492
As % of expenses 1.3% 10.3% 10.7% 7.6% 6.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$61,043 $94,763 $99,677 $45,236 $54,117
As % of expenses -4.3% 5.4% 5.4% 2.7% 2.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,354,070 $1,896,017 $1,911,137 $1,718,202 $2,041,006
Total revenue, % change over prior year -3.6% 40.0% 0.8% -10.1% 18.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 88.8% 95.3% 94.5% 90.5% 93.4%
All other grants and contributions 10.3% 4.7% 6.2% 8.9% 5.9%
Other revenue 0.8% 0.0% -0.7% 0.5% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,343,681 $1,691,284 $1,754,619 $1,596,846 $1,917,494
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.7% 25.9% 3.7% -9.0% 20.1%
Personnel 75.5% 74.1% 75.7% 75.2% 76.2%
Professional fees 2.4% 2.1% 2.0% 2.6% 2.6%
Occupancy 2.8% 2.1% 2.3% 2.5% 2.2%
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 19.3% 21.8% 19.9% 19.7% 19.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,422,723 $1,771,103 $1,842,478 $1,673,457 $1,979,869
One month of savings $111,973 $140,940 $146,218 $133,071 $159,791
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $147,098 $136,325 $0 $148,272
Total full costs (estimated) $1,534,696 $2,059,141 $2,125,021 $1,806,528 $2,287,932

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.6 1.8
Months of cash and investments 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.6 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 -0.1
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $92,553 $150,122 $139,837 $209,818 $295,382
Investments $7,089 $7,089 $7,089 $7,089 $7,089
Receivables $95,419 $116,674 $153,028 $149,724 $114,301
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,436,582 $1,483,877 $1,594,555 $1,670,129 $1,802,027
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 67.3% 63.8% 63.3% 65.0% 62.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 47.2% 41.2% 37.2% 36.1% 38.5%
Unrestricted net assets $365,118 $459,881 $559,558 $604,794 $658,911
Temporarily restricted net assets $4,370 $34,521 $3,503 $3,012 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $4,370 $34,521 $3,503 $3,012 $10,032
Total net assets $369,488 $494,402 $563,061 $607,806 $668,943

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 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

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Della Plume

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 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Steve Yakesh

Steve Yakish


Caitlin Anderson


Angela Albee

Ad Wear Specialties

Colleen Brady

Beckman Coulter

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/6/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
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