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Name: YWCA West Central Michigan
Phone: (616) 459-4681
Address: 25 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4209
Website: www.ywcawcmi.org
Report Issued Date: February 19, 2016
Report Expiration Date: February 19, 2018
Principal: Ms. Carla Blinkhorn, President/CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Carla Blinkhorn, President/CEO - (616) 459-4681
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: May 1900, MI
Employees: 45 full time and 34 part time
File Open Date: February 2004
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families)

Stated Purpose

Eliminating racism
Empowering Women
Promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all


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.


Programs

The YWCA West Central Michigan has been a place of hope, healing, and renewal since 1900. Today, our services work to address the issues of violence against women and children which undermine individuals, families, and our community. With comprehensive services, participation in community-based solutions and ongoing education, our vision is a community that demonstrates a commitment to creating a nurturing, violence-free environment for women and children.
The YWCA's services are integrated to address the whole of a person's experience. Whether you are hoping to enroll in Girls Inc. or are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse, the entire range of our services are available to you as appropriate. Unless it is noted next to a specific service on this website, a court-order is not required in order to find the help you need here.

For the year ended September 30, 2016, YWCA West Central Michigan's program expenses were:

Total Program Services Expenses:$3,444,455
 
Total Program Expenses:$3,444,455

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Caroline Blinkhorn, CEO
CEO Compensation:$101,902
Chair of the Board:Jacqueline Schafer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan
Board Size:19
Paid Staff Size:45 full time and 34 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Print Advertisements, Grant Proposals, Internet, Planned Giving Arrangements, and Membership Appeals.


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.


Financial

According to YWCA West Central Michigan's Audited financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2016:

Income
 Total Revenue$4,097,397
 Total Income:$4,097,397
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$3,444,455 84.61%84.06%
 Fund Raising:$213,259 5.24%5.20%
 Administrative:$413,138 10.15%10.08%
 Total Expenses:$4,070,852
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$26,545
Beginning Net Assets$8,309,115
Ending Net Assets:$8,216,207
Total Assets$9,345,104
Total Liabilities$1,128,897

Report as of March 24, 2017 10:27
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