It takes a girl to raise a village

Edmonds, WA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 46-2929184


We help marginalized girls and women escape a life of poverty. Education is the most effective pathway to rise out of poverty – and focusing on girls is the surest way to do that. Accordingly, we identify and support those organizations with proven abilities to nurture and educate girls and women. We support them financially, and we coach the leaders to run their organizations sustainably.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Bill Taylor

Main address

9715 Cherry St

Edmonds, WA 98020 USA

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Subject area info

Educational management



Population served info

Women and girls

People of Asian descent

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We focus on building sustainability in the educational organizations we select for support so that they can continue educating marginalized children and women with limited outside resources.

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?

Educational Support

Supporting schools, orphanages, and care facilities for children. Job Training for women

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People of Asian descent

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 hours of coaching

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Coaching with the Executive Directors of more than 40 NGOs in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Support

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Workshops held for the Executive Directors of NGOs in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Some are for open groups. Some are tailored specifically to the needs of individual NGOs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We conduct workshops and work closely with the supported organizations to actually measure their degree of sustainability and to help them build increasing their sustainability into their strategic planning processes.

Those that work diligently towards increased sustainability earn additional financial support from us, in addition to our coaching.

We travel to the region at least four times each year conducting workshops and various training sessions. In addition we coach organizations individually.

We find no substitute for being there, on-the-ground, working directly with the organizations we support, spending about six months each year doing this work.

Our Founder and Treasurer, Bill Taylor, is a Certified Management Consultant, now retired after a long and successful career. Our President, M. Peter Scontrino Ph.D. is a highly successful industrial psychologist now practicing in the Seattle area and nationally. Our Secretary, Mizuki Asano, holds a masters degree in organization development and is an experienced consultant in that field.

Bill spends six months each year working directly in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand. Peter joins him often to coach and train our supported organizations in achieving greater sustainability.

We continue to make progress with the 30 to 35 organizations currently supported. Firmly believing we are on the right track, we intend to pursue this course diligently helping them to achieve greater financial and operational sustainability.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.6 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 9 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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SE ASIA FOUNDATION’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$5,635 $0 -$60,838 -$41,436 $66,501
As % of expenses -1.2% 0.0% -14.6% -10.5% 11.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$5,635 $0 -$60,838 -$41,436 $66,501
As % of expenses -1.2% 0.0% -14.6% -10.5% 11.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $470,840 $490,887 $355,361 $353,298 $665,479
Total revenue, % change over prior year 79.7% 4.3% -27.6% -0.6% 0.0%
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 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.9% 99.6% 100.0% 99.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $476,475 $463,885 $416,199 $394,734 $598,978
Total expenses, % change over prior year 129.2% -2.6% -10.3% -5.2% 0.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 99.6% 97.8% 97.7% 97.4% 98.1%
All other expenses 0.8% 2.2% 2.3% 2.6% 0.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $476,475 $463,885 $416,199 $394,734 $598,978
One month of savings $39,706 $38,657 $34,683 $32,895 $49,915
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $516,181 $502,542 $450,882 $427,629 $648,893

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023
Months of cash 2.7 3.5 2.1 0.9 2.9
Months of cash and investments 2.7 3.5 2.1 0.9 2.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7 0.0 2.1 0.9 2.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023
Cash $106,698 $133,700 $72,862 $31,098 $145,337
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $72,862 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $106,698 $0 $72,862 $31,098 $145,337

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023
Material data errors No Yes Yes No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Bill Taylor

After a 45 year consulting career, Bill now spends his time and energy with his non-profit work in SE Asia. With his SE Asia Foundation Bill is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for those less fortunate. Believing strongly that the key to this is education – and especially educating girls – Bill seeks out and supports organizations working to educate children and provide job skills training to marginalized women. His unique approach to this support involves funding coupled with coaching to improve management skills and the long-term sustainability of the organization. Traveling to the region four times each year, Bill remains a "hands-on" consultant. Bill currently serves on the Board of Give2Asia ( a large 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco supporting philanthropic work in 25 Asian countries. He also serves as an advisor to the board of Together We Can Change The World.

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 03/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Peter Scontrino

Scontrino Powell Associates

Term: 2019 - 2023

Peter Scontrino

Scontrino Powell Associates

Mizuki Asano-Lekstan

Bill Taylor

SE Asia Foundation

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2022

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation