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YWCA Northeast Indiana

A BBB Accredited Charity since 02/17/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: YWCA Northeast Indiana
Phone: (260) 424-4908
Fax: (260) 420-5202
Address: 1610 Spy Run Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4033
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Report Issued Date: October 11, 2013
Report Expiration Date: March 31, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1894
Principal: Ms. Deborah Beckman, CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Deborah Beckman, CEO - (260) 424-4908
Incorporated: March 1897, IN
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Children & Youth, Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families), Social Service Organizations
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

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BBB Comments

YWCA Northeast Indiana is a partner agency with United Way of Allen County.

Stated Purpose

YWCA Northeast Indiana is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at or contact them at 260 424-4908.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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The YWCA Northeast Indiana, founded in 1894, has adapted its services to meet evolving community needs related to its mission of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women. The YWCA has served victims of domestic violence since 1976 when they opened the first domestic violence shelter in Indiana. Since then their domestic violence service continuum has grown to also include crisis intervention and community education provided through outreach services, and long-term, non-residential services for survivors of domestic violence through the organization's Steps to Success program.
YWCA has expanded services within its programs over the years as identified needs have arisen. In 2005 they began offering Eyes Wide Open, a series of presentations on relationship violence issues for middle and high school youth. The organization's education staff continued to identify the needs of youth education by adding Cyerbullying and Sexting to the already successful Eyes Wide Open healthy relationship program. In 2007 the organization began providing dedicated, need-specific services to the local Burmese community. English as a second language classes have been provided along with basic computer classes and case management services already offered.
Since 2005, YWCA has also provided monthly Diversity Dialogue sessions that are open to the public at no charge. Socially relevant topics are discussed in a non-judgmental format that allows for openness and sharing among participants, fostering mutual understanding and respect.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, YWCA Northeast Indiana's program expenses were:

Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence:$681,759
Racial Justice:$17,361
Steps to Success:$90,551
Total Program Expenses:$1,111,814


Chief Executive Officer:Deborah Beckman
Chair of the Board:Jan Wilhelm
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:First Source VP Private Banking
Board Size:12
Paid Staff Size:19 full time, 12 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:The organization raises funds though direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, United Way allocations, and Internet appeals.

Related contributions include: Contributions, United Way allocations, government funding-federal, special events, and miscellaneous.

Tax Status

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.


According to YWCA Northeast Indiana's Audited Financial Statement for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 United Way$160,470
 Government funding-federal$390,837
 Special events$130,851
 Program services fees$2,383
 Trust and estate distributions$57,328
 Investment income$74,120
 Total Income:$1,344,436
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$1,111,814 77.24%82.70%
 Fund Raising:$62,777 4.36%4.67%
 Administrative:$218,379 15.17%16.24%
 Other:$46,528 3.23%3.46%
 Total Expenses:$1,439,498
Excess of Income over Expenses$-95,062
Beginning Net Assets$3,803,910
Ending Net Assets:$3,708,848
Total Assets$3,804,330
Total Liabilities$95,482

Notes and Comments

Regional YWCA affiliation dues: 9,760

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (260) 447-7233
Tel: (800) 441-4073

Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: (260) 447-0136

Additional Email Addresses

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Report as of August 22, 2014 18:07
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