Making the world a more livable place for bereaved people.

aka EVERMORE   |   Washington, DC   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 46-5633232


Evermore is making the world a more livable place for bereaved people.

Notes from the nonprofit

Evermore is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of bereaved people. Bereavement is an overlooked driver of poor health and social outcomes and, thus, a “hidden” problem in the United States and the world. Without question, bereavement can be an immense personal tragedy; however, it is also a problem with vast health, economic, and social consequences. Evermore advocates for meaningful policy change, works to advance bereavement science, and cultivates innovative bereavement programming in communities nationwide. Despite limited funding, Evermore has achieved remarkable success and has become America's voice in bereavement advocacy. Evermore’s work has been featured in several press outlets, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America, NBC News, CBS News, and many others.

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Founder & Executive Director

Ms. Joyal Mulheron

Main address

2101 L Street, NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20037 USA

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Population studies


Poverty studies

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Population served info



Young adults

Older adults


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NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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



What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Evermore is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of bereaved people. Bereavement is largely undocumented and, thus, a “hidden” problem in the United States and throughout the world. In addition to the immense personal tragedy people experience, it’s a problem with vast health, economic, and social consequences. To address these consequences, Evermore is accelerating lasting societal change using data and science to drive policy and practice advancements that are grounded by the lived experiences of individuals and families. We are seeking cultural transformation.

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?


Evermore works with national experts to conduct computational and statistical analysis to identify, measure, and advance our understanding of the health and social impacts of bereavement nationwide.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Evermore advances meaningful policies and legislation that facilitate economic, health, and social well-being for all bereaved people in the United States.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Evermore is building community by securing partnerships to advance innovative, grassroots bereavement programming led by and for local communities throughout the United States.

People and communities are at the heart of everything we do. Bereavement is a shared human experience and our nation’s systems should be configured to enable every person to cope in the aftermath.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 federal actions that advance bereavement care, policies, or protections on behalf of grieving children and families.

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Context Notes

Over the last three years, Evermore has made extraordinary strides in transforming bereavement policies and systems in Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Number of people on the organization's email list

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Evermore is increasingly building a movement of people across America.

Number of donors retained

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Evermore has been building its donor base and fundraising operations. In 2022, the organization had more than 100 new donors.

Number of national media pieces on the topic

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Evermore has continued to garner nationally-recognized press with no media outreach or engagement.

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups with whom communication has been achieved and expectations shared

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Evermore is increasingly engaging the nation's scientific experts to ensure our policy recommendations align with both qualitative (community) and quantitative data (science).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Evermore works across health, social, and economic issues that are central to preserving the rights, dignity, and solvency of all bereaved individuals. This means we stand up to power – political or financial – when it seeks to marginalize, diminish, or take advantage of bereft people, particularly during life’s toughest moments. We stand firm in this mission, even when it requires us to take an inconvenient or unpopular point of view.

We seek to serve all people in the United States, regardless of race, wealth, faith, geography, sexual orientation, political affiliation, incarceration status, national origin, disability, genetic conditions, age, or other disenfranchisement. We stand for a united nation.

Evermore accelerates lasting societal change using data and science to drive policy and practice change for all bereaved children and families. To achieve this change, we advocate for meaningful policy change, advance bereavement science, and cultivate innovative bereavement programming among communities nationwide.

Evermore is led by those directly impacted by tragic losses and the poor services and supports available to them in their time of need.

The Founder and Executive Director, Joyal Mulheron, is a bereaved parent. Ms. Mulheron is a Washington, DC, public policy expert with more than 15 years of service to the nation’s governors, the White House, and some of the most distinguished nonprofit ventures, including the American Cancer Society and National Academies of Science.

Evermore is also led by a strong Board of Directors and core volunteers who bring a wide range of expertise, including nonprofit management, communications, grassroots organizing, and financial and policy expertise.

Evermore Advocates Move Unprecedented Federal Advancements
· For the first time ever, Congress directs federal health leaders to focus on bereavement.
· The CDC is encouraged to collect bereavement data to inform policymaking.
· The federal government is assessing standards for grief therapy, for the first time.

The CDC Chooses Evermore for Bereavement Expertise
· The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention invites Joyal Mulheron to speak at a private briefing for key Health & Human Services agencies.

Evermore Defends Grieving Families with the FTC
· Commentary is submitted to the Federal Trade Commission on the impact of price gouging in the funeral industry, supporting a regulatory amendment.

Evermore Defends All Grieving Children
· Evermore fights powerful lobbies focused on supporting only children who have experienced parental death due to COVID-19.
· Evermore releases a report uncovering a 20-year trend in escalating rates of childhood bereavement across every state in the nation and among every racial and ethnic population.
· Evermore releases a report that contains free fact sheets and tools to calculate childhood bereavement rates in every state.

Evermore Serves Cherokee Nation Youth With Grant Support
· In the heart of the Cherokee Nation, Evermore grants its first recipient of our first community grant serving at-risk youth.
· Evermore supports community-building activities for expression in safe, positive environments for children who have experienced significant grief and bereavement.

Evermore Launches Video Series “In the Know”
· In 2022, Evermore is bringing the nation’s experts in grief and bereavement directly to the public. Our monthly series featured grief luminaries and bereavement scientists.

Evermore’s National Grief Directory is a Key Resource
· Our comprehensive national grief directory is a top resource for grieving children and families, featuring resources across every state in the nation.

The Evermore Newsletter, Keeping Community Connected
· Our newsletter provides insights on bereavement science, policy, and community action.
· In 2022, our community of supporters grew by more than 50 percent for the second year in a row.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

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 2.80 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.6 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 5 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: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 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: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of EVERMORE’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $97,770 $15,850
As % of expenses 69.0% 6.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $97,281 $15,666
As % of expenses 68.4% 6.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $239,408 $172,006
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -28.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $141,638 $258,841
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 82.7%
Personnel 32.8% 26.6%
Professional fees 59.3% 64.5%
Occupancy 1.5% 1.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 6.3% 7.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $142,127 $259,025
One month of savings $11,803 $21,570
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $153,930 $280,595

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.6 4.5
Months of cash and investments 8.6 4.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.3 4.1
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $101,030 $96,083
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $50,000 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,680 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 93.1% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.4% 11.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $89,352
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $133,271 $89,352

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & Executive Director

Ms. Joyal Mulheron

Ms. Mulheron has spent twenty-five years advising high-ranking politicians, including governors and The White House, and translating basic science into public policy. She has enjoyed leading significant initiatives for the National Governors Association, the National Academies of Science, and the American Cancer Society. Ms. Mulheron holds a master’s in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and degrees in Biochemistry and English from Virginia Tech, as well as a minor in Chemistry. After a series of high-profile death events and the death of her daughter, Ms. Mulheron founded Evermore to change policy, advance research, and improve the lives of bereaved people.

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 10/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Jackie Corbin-Armstrong

Joyal Mulheron


Jacqueline Corbin-Armstrong

DC Child & Family Services

Princess Hyatt

Grace Academy, Hardfort

Donna Mazyck

Public Service

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/30/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/31/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.