aka W.O.C.   |   Saginaw, MI   |

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EIN: 38-3148510


Women of Colors' mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness for the empowerment of families by providing services to strengthen communities and enhance collaborative relations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Evelyn McGovern

Main address

1000 Tuscola Street

Saginaw, MI 48603 USA

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Subject area info

Community improvement


Youth organizing

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Women's Service Clubs (S81)

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

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?

Girl Pride and Sugar & Spice

Our major operating programs are our Girl Pride and Sugar & Spice youth programs. WOC started Girl Pride in 1998 to help prepare girls ages 11-18 to become positive peers, role models, and leaders. Because WOC identified the need to start preparing girls at younger ages, in 2002, Sugar & Spice was formed for girls ages 5-10. Upon completion of the Sugar & Spice program, those girls continue on to the Girl Pride program.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

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 children who receive new clothing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

WOC maintains an inventory of winter coats for children and collects new donations when the supply is low.

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.

During its 30 years of service, Women of Colors has taken on a number of initiatives to advance equity for marginalized populations across the region anchored by Saginaw.

In 2022, Evelyn helped WOC secure the $200,000 Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant for the Racial Disparities in Behavior Health Follow Up Care to manage a collaborative community-based participatory discovery project to learn about barriers that impede African American equal access to behavior health care services in Saginaw County.

The connected programs that Women of Colors manages are furthered through active collaboration withing the region. Membership affiliations include the Behavior Health Action Group,Health & Equity Task Force, Saginaw Alignment, and the Saginaw County Prevention Coalition. Through its President Evelyn McGovern, there is also engagement with STARS Board of Directors and the Saginaw Police Advisory Commission. Finally to share the messages and programs that WOC creates, Evelyn helped launch WOC TV Network, Stronger Together
Chapter in the local City of Saginaw.

Evelyn developed the WOC Prevention Team to provide evidence-based programs including substance abuse prevention, and life skills training for children and adults. Helped develop WOC’s community forums, and the annual “Warm A Child For Winter” programs.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Women of Colors-Audited Financial Statements
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 8.86 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.8 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WOMEN OF COLORS’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 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $32,220 $13,027 -$37,343
As % of expenses 16.9% 6.2% -9.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $32,220 $13,027 -$37,343
As % of expenses 16.9% 6.2% -9.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $218,754 $233,461 $451,365
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 6.7% 93.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 83.1% 83.8% 52.1%
All other grants and contributions 15.9% 15.8% 47.1%
Other revenue 1.0% 0.2% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $190,370 $210,737 $407,298
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 10.7% 93.3%
Personnel 52.4% 57.6% 51.7%
Professional fees 19.8% 15.0% 15.2%
Occupancy 2.4% 2.7% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.5% 0.6% 0.2%
All other expenses 24.8% 24.1% 30.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $190,370 $210,737 $407,298
One month of savings $15,864 $17,561 $33,942
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $206,234 $228,298 $441,240

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.5 4.2 4.0
Months of cash and investments 4.5 4.2 4.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.8 5.1 1.5
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $70,673 $74,279 $137,318
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $15,701 $37,037 $23,756
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.4% 4.7% 6.8%
Unrestricted net assets $76,452 $89,479 $52,136
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $6,947 $16,644 $98,054
Total net assets $83,399 $106,123 $150,190

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No


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

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Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Evelyn McGovern

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 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Evelyn McGovern

Board co-chair

Miss Vicki Hill

WTLZ Kiss FM (107.1)

Term: 1993 -

Evelyn McGovern

Women of Colors

Vicki Hill

WTLZ Kiss FM (107.1)

Dr. Kai Anderson, MD

Central Michigan University

Nitisha Atkins

Dow Chemical Credit Union

Crystal Sanders

Underground Railroad, Inc.

Pam Ross McClain, PhD

Delta College

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 10/2/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/02/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.