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Washington Area Women's Foundation

Stand together. So she can stand on her own.

four stars

91.35

1331 H Street Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-7737   Web Site
EIN: 52-2028612

Board Leadership
Rosie Allen Herring
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 88.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, Washington Area Women's Foundation transforms the lives of women and girls, the Washington region and the world. The Foundation connects the DC area with the global movement that recognizes that promoting women's and girl's prosperity is key to stronger, more resilient and healthier communities. We believe in the promise and value of every women and girl in the Washington area because we know that when they achieve their full potential, our entire region benefits. In 2011, The Women's Foundation responded to the continuing national economic crisis and increase in local poverty by sharpening its focus on the economic security of women and girls. The Foundation wanted to ensure that our community's collective resources are focused on the intersection of where there is the most need and where we can have the most impact.

Founded in 1998, Washington Area Women's Foundation transforms the lives of women and girls, the Washington region and the world. The Foundation connects the DC area with the global movement that recognizes that promoting women's and girl's prosperity is key to stronger, more resilient and healthier communities. We believe in the promise and value of every women and girl in the Washington area because we know that when they achieve their full potential, our entire region benefits. In 2011, The Women's Foundation responded to the continuing national economic crisis and increase in local poverty by sharpening its focus on the economic security of women and girls. The Foundation wanted to ensure that our community's collective resources are focused on the intersection of where there is the most need and where we can have the most impact.

Financial

three stars

88.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Area Women's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Area Women's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Area Women's Foundation (DC) 91.35 four stars
Ms. Foundation for Women (NY) 86.44 three stars
New York Women's Foundation (NY) 89.42 three stars
Jewish Women International (DC) 90.78 four stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 87.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,193,593
   Federated Campaigns $2,235
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $675,713
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,871,541
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,871,541
   Other Revenue $-83,893
TOTAL REVENUE $2,787,648
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,261,016
   Administrative Expenses $171,401
   Fundraising Expenses $273,097
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,705,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,134
   
Net Assets $2,463,913

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Catalyze Investment $1,470,170 65.0%
Educate $595,923 26.4%
Advocate $194,923 8.6%

Ratings History
Washington Area Women's Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 91.35 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 90.52 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.40 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 95.36 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.52 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.06 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.36 three stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 83.28 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2028612
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON AREA WOMENS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,977 7.98% Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Area Women's Foundation (DC) 91.35 four stars
Ms. Foundation for Women (NY) 86.44 three stars
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 93.60 four stars
Jewish Women International (DC) 90.78 four stars
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women (VA) 87.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Area Women's Foundation
1331 H Street
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-7737
fax: (223) 347-7739
EIN: 52-2028612

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Board Leadership

Rosie Allen Herring
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat
President, CEO

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