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Provide

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four stars

93.80

PO Box 410164 Cambridge, MA 02141
tel: (617) 661-1161   Web Site
EIN: 04-3298538

Board Leadership
Katherine Bourne
President

CEO
Melanie Zurek
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.80 four stars
  Financial 96.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Originally known as the Abortion Access Project, Provide was organized in 1992 by activists and clinicians concerned about the diminishing number of abortion providers. This work, spearheaded by a group of founding members that included Susan Yanow, Marlene Gerber Fried, and Judy Norsigian, was immensely successful, and the organization grew from a state-level project to a national organization. Through a combination of local organizing, clinical training, and advocacy within health care institutions and professional groups, we expanded the number and range of clinicians and settings providing abortion in states across the country. Our current projects and project-states reflect our growing knowledge about how to move abortion access where this work is needed most.

Originally known as the Abortion Access Project, Provide was organized in 1992 by activists and clinicians concerned about the diminishing number of abortion providers. This work, spearheaded by a group of founding members that included Susan Yanow, Marlene Gerber Fried, and Judy Norsigian, was immensely successful, and the organization grew from a state-level project to a national organization. Through a combination of local organizing, clinical training, and advocacy within health care institutions and professional groups, we expanded the number and range of clinicians and settings providing abortion in states across the country. Our current projects and project-states reflect our growing knowledge about how to move abortion access where this work is needed most.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of sites trained
269
Number of people trained
1,833
Percentage of training participants satisfied with the training
94
Number of sites receiving technical assistance
245
Percentage of participants who had not previously referred for abotion that planned to refer for abortion after the training
68
Number of trainings held
155
Number of sites who have made site-level change to better support abortion referral
169
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Provide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Provide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Provide (MA) 93.80 four stars
National Partnership for Women & Families (DC) 85.10 three stars
Women's Funding Network (CA) 86.07 three stars
The Women's Foundation of Colorado (CO) 85.58 three stars
Women's Foundation for A Greater Memphis (TN) 91.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,707,942
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,707,942
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,707,942
   Other Revenue $-8,485
TOTAL REVENUE $1,699,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,940,636
   Administrative Expenses $488,677
   Fundraising Expenses $210,907
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,640,220
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,940,763
   
Net Assets $2,798,524

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Provide has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 93.80 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.31 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.07 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.28 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 90.94 four 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 04-3298538
Name in IRS Master File PROVIDE INC
NTEE Code R61
NTEE Classification Reproductive Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
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
(179) Other health services
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 March, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,329 4.51% Melanie Zurek Director/Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Provide (MA) 93.80 four stars
New York Women's Foundation (NY) 91.73 four stars
Women's Media Center (DC) 89.33 three stars
Women's Funding Network (CA) 86.07 three stars
9to5 National Association of Working Women (WI) 88.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Provide
PO Box 410164
Cambridge, MA 02141
tel: (617) 661-1161
fax: (617) 252-6878
EIN: 04-3298538

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Board Leadership

Katherine Bourne
President

CEO

Melanie Zurek
Executive Director

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