Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc Parent

Advocate, Educate, Cultivate & Care

New York City, NY   |  http://UNWLA.ORG
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Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

EIN: 23-6404061



Ruling year info



Natalie Pawlenko

Main address

203 2nd Ave

New York City, NY 10003 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture



Women's studies

Child advocacy

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Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Printing, Publishing (A33)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Established in 1925, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) is the longest-running and largest Ukrainian women’s organization in the US. Our mission is to advocate on behalf of Ukraine, to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


The UNWLA Advocacy Program has its roots in the early 1930s when members of the organization appealed to then President Roosevelt and the First Lady for their assistance in recognizing the ongoing famine-genocide unfolding across much of Ukraine. Today UNWLA Advocacy is centered on educating US elected officials on all levels about the current situation in Ukraine as well as in areas such educational and cultural advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Emergency responders
Artists and performers

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 containers of aid shipped

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Containers of aid shipped to Ukraine by Branches of UNWLA located across the country

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To continue to advocate, educate, cultivate and care for Ukrainian Americans and Ukrainians worldwide

Working through National Standing Committees, we engage on the regional as well as local branch level. With members across the country, we set strategic goals and priority areas for our efforts in all four areas (advocacy, education, culture and social welfare).

Our organization is comprised of nearly 2000 members who, together with their families and friends, comprise a powerful network of volunteers.

Our Annual report for 2022 which describes in detail our efforts in that year can be found here:

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 UNWLA
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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 84.55 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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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Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc’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 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$161,070 -$116,344 -$121,806 -$76,695 -$6,420
As % of expenses -35.3% -25.6% -24.1% -17.9% -1.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$166,267 -$121,541 -$127,003 -$81,892 -$11,617
As % of expenses -36.0% -26.5% -24.9% -18.9% -2.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $413,349 $369,739 $326,446 $345,321 $433,938
Total revenue, % change over prior year 26.3% -10.6% -11.7% 5.8% 25.7%
Program services revenue 13.1% 14.5% 16.2% 15.0% 11.5%
Membership dues 6.3% 7.2% 7.7% 7.6% 10.1%
Investment income 11.0% 9.9% 12.6% 9.5% 2.6%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 69.6% 63.0% 57.4% 62.8% 71.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 5.4% 6.1% 5.2% 4.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $456,185 $453,735 $505,277 $427,513 $402,578
Total expenses, % change over prior year -13.5% -0.5% 11.4% -15.4% -5.8%
Personnel 7.0% 6.5% 5.9% 5.4% 6.9%
Professional fees 12.4% 10.1% 10.1% 10.8% 13.0%
Occupancy 4.9% 3.8% 3.1% 2.1% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 35.7% 32.3% 44.1% 48.2% 40.4%
All other expenses 40.0% 47.2% 36.7% 33.5% 37.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $461,382 $458,932 $510,474 $432,710 $407,775
One month of savings $38,015 $37,811 $42,106 $35,626 $33,548
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $499,397 $496,743 $552,580 $468,336 $441,323

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 24.4 22.0 18.2 44.0 54.1
Months of cash and investments 72.0 70.0 59.1 67.2 72.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 19.5 16.5 12.0 12.0 12.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $925,741 $831,274 $768,291 $1,566,661 $1,815,897
Investments $1,810,463 $1,816,253 $1,718,648 $826,072 $606,856
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $118,436 $118,436 $118,436 $118,436 $118,436
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 58.3% 62.7% 67.1% 71.5% 75.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.1% 1.1% 1.9% 1.3% 1.4%
Unrestricted net assets $791,469 $669,928 $542,925 $461,033 $449,416
Temporarily restricted net assets $997,328 $1,028,777 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $967,494 $968,393 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,964,822 $1,997,170 $1,940,145 $1,934,648 $1,972,428
Total net assets $2,756,291 $2,667,098 $2,483,070 $2,395,681 $2,421,844

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Natalie Pawlenko

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Ukrainian National Womens League of America Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/15/2023
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Natalie Pawlenko

UNWLA National

Term: 2021 - 2024

Nadia Nynka

Valentyna Tabaka

Olena Krupa

Orysia Soroka

Renata Zajac

Karen Chelak

Oksana Lodziuk

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable