Sepa Mujer Inc

Latina Immigrant Rights Association

Patchogue, NY   |
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Sepa Mujer Inc

EIN: 11-3369566


SEPA Mujer has been serving immigrant women in Long Island, NY since 1993. We bring together community members and advocates. Together we speak out against injustice, provide access to opportunities and services. We stand against domestic violence and push for social change.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization empowers members to become agents of social change through Civic Engagement/Leadership Development Training. Our efforts toward systemic and institutional change prioritize Know Your Rights, Gender Equity, Social Justice Campaigns, Legal representation for immigrants and victims of gender violence, Activating leadership within the next generation through the Girls A.C.T. program, Relocation of newly arrived families, Trauma-informed and culturally specific services to survivors and victims of gender violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault (intimate and non-intimate partners), harassment, stalking, and human trafficking (sex and labor). While our primary focus is women and girls, we recognize the importance of working with entire families and communities to engage them as systemic change agents. We operate three main programs: Immigration Legal Representation, Equity and Community Empowerment, and VIDA victim and survivor services.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Martha Maffei

Main address

110 N Ocean Ave

Patchogue, NY 11772 USA

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Subject area info

Abuse prevention

Economic development

Community organizing

Human rights

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth


LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Men and boys

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NTEE code info

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

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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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?

Victims & Survivors V.I.D.A Viviendo Independiente con Dignidad y Admiracion

The V.I.D.A program stands as a beacon of support for Latina immigrant victims and survivors, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to their unique needs. Serving as an umbrella initiative, V.I.D.A encompasses a constellation of vital sub-programs:

1. AYUDA Latina
2. Thriving Latinas
3. S.A.N.A.R Sexual Assault
4. The Freedom Plan Human Trafficking
5. CASITA Transitional Housing

Population(s) Served
Undocumented immigrants
People of Latin American descent

Where we work


Community Progress Makers 2024

Citi Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) 2024

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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Sepa Mujer Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 SEPA Mujer Inc.
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 7.65 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Sepa Mujer Inc

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 Sepa Mujer 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $41,485 -$8,742 $174,663 $73,013 -$123,113
As % of expenses 17.1% -2.8% 32.1% 7.4% -9.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $41,485 -$8,742 $173,609 $73,013 -$135,161
As % of expenses 17.1% -2.8% 31.8% 7.4% -9.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $283,714 $327,419 $709,739 $1,090,955 $1,260,404
Total revenue, % change over prior year -30.4% 15.4% 116.8% 53.7% 15.5%
Program services revenue 6.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.7% 0.4%
Membership dues 1.6% 1.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Investment income 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 16.9% 6.5% 40.9% 54.2% 68.5%
All other grants and contributions 75.0% 91.7% 58.1% 39.4% 27.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 5.4% 3.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $242,229 $315,611 $544,637 $983,381 $1,356,099
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.7% 30.3% 72.6% 80.6% 37.9%
Personnel 73.1% 64.5% 71.3% 69.1% 62.3%
Professional fees 2.9% 13.9% 9.2% 6.6% 5.5%
Occupancy 4.4% 5.2% 2.4% 4.9% 3.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 2.9% 2.3%
Pass-through 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.3%
All other expenses 19.4% 16.3% 16.8% 16.5% 10.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $242,229 $315,611 $545,691 $983,381 $1,368,147
One month of savings $20,186 $26,301 $45,386 $81,948 $113,008
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,346
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $733,320 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $262,415 $341,912 $1,324,397 $1,065,329 $1,504,501

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 14.3 12.7 7.9 7.3 5.5
Months of cash and investments 14.3 12.7 7.9 7.3 5.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.9 11.9 5.4 6.8 3.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $288,827 $333,712 $359,210 $594,473 $625,898
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $39,698 $17,957 $174,546 $281,521 $171,210
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $733,320 $738,320 $738,320
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 1.8% 3.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.7% 5.9% 62.5% 62.6% 67.5%
Unrestricted net assets $321,115 $312,373 $485,982 $558,995 $423,834
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $20,000 $10,439 $45,000 $72,420
Total net assets $321,115 $332,373 $496,421 $603,995 $496,254

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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

Principal Officer

Martha Maffei

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Sepa Mujer Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ron Fisher

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Kevin Gwinn

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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 5/17/2024

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
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/21/2024

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 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 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.