Charity ReviewIssued: August 2015 Expires: August 2017
Standards for Charity Accountability
YWCA Alaska meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
YWCA Alaska works to empower women and eliminate racism by addressing the social structures and contexts in which inequalities are permitted to persist.
Incorporated: 1989 in AK
YWCA Alaska offers the following programs and services:
- Social Justice acts as a catalyst for racial and gender equality, peace and justice through facilitating dialogue, education and opportunities for action. Throughout the year, YWCA Alaska coordinates several Opening Minds and Hearts programs to raise awareness and create dialogue around racial and social justice issues in Alaska.
- Women's Economic Empowerment is the lifeline to economic empowerment for women in all stages of life through Small Business creation, financial management and income generation. The purpose of the Women's Economic Empowerment Center is to create an educational and resource rich environment to help women (and men) start, grow and expand their small business.
- Women's Leadership applauds and honors the achievements of women making a significant contribution to Alaska through Women of Achievement. The Women of Achievement Award Ceremony pays tribute to women who give of their time and energy to make our world a better place and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors, as well as their contributions to the larger community.
- Women's Wellness works to eradicate health disparities by increasing access to healthcare through intensive community education, connection to life-saving screening and direct assistance to individuals experiencing barriers to accessing healthcare.
- ENCOREplus provides breast and cervical cancer screening to medically under-served women of diverse backgrounds. Through our Block Screening Clinics, community outreach and education, YWCA Alaska provides: access to PAP tests, mammography, and clinical breast exams; enrollment into Alaska's State Breast and Cervical Health Check program, a payment option for eligible women; community education workshops on early detection of breast and cervical cancer; and barrier relief for women who need transportation, interpreter services, or childcare in order to attend their appointment.
- Lend a Helping Hand provides direct assistance to individuals undergoing treatment for cancer, with the goal of reducing the stress caused by the financial burden of treatment for individuals and families. Assistance comes in many forms, and can include help with transportation and basic household needs, based on the situation of the individual.
- Men, too provides education, outreach, and financial support in the community for men experiencing breast cancer.
- Youth Empowerment creates courageous, critical thinking youth through Exploratory, Solutionary and Leadership tracks.
- The Leadership Track engages youth to access their own power and become leaders through two annual events: Multicultural Female Leadership Conference: Annual conference for ethnically diverse middle school girls designed to empower, educate, inspire, and create future leaders and Young People of Achievement Awards: Annual awards honoring ten local youth, ages 16-18, who have faced significant challenges in their lives and have demonstrated efforts that support the YWCA mission.
- The Solutionary Track facilitates the use of critical-thinking to develop solutions-based life navigation skills through their Empower Group: Young Women's Council for Change: Community groups that support girls ages 12-18 to navigate life using solutions-based thinking and actions, including community service.
- The Exploratory Track fosters courage and pride in one's gender to sustain youth through adolescence through Girls & Boys Circles: Small groups for youth struggling with long-term or situational issues that meet for 8-12 weeks to discuss issues related to self-confidence and healthy choices.
- Alaska Veterans Organization for Women is dedicated to connecting Alaska's women veterans to each other and their communities, to honor their service and achievements, and to empower women veterans to reach their highest potential as women and as veterans.
CEO: Ms. Hilary A. Morgan, Chief Executive Officer Compensation:* $112,000 Business Affiliation: YWCA Alaska
Board Chair: Ms. Carrie Lindow, Partner Business Affiliation: ChemTrack
Board Size: 8
Staff: 10* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 0.97%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on YWCA Alaska Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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