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YWCA of Minneapolis

The mission of the YWCA of Minneapolis is to eliminate racsim, empower women and girls, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/26/2012
1130 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612)332-0501
Fax: (612)332-0500
EIN 41-0693891
Principal Staff Becky Roloff, CEO and President
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 219.28
Number of Volunteers 683
Number of Clients Served 2100+
Affiliations Girls Incorporated
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Children & Families, Civil Rights/Advocacy
General Information
Board Chair Pamela Stegora Axberg
Number of Board Members 40
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 28.33
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In addition to the YWCA of Minneapolis meeting the goals stated above, we also achieved the following organizational accomplishments during the 2011-12 fiscal year: 1) The YWCA of Minneapolis was honored with the 2011 Nonprofit Excellence Award from MAP for Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council on Nonprofits. YWCA was recognized for its effective leadership, quality governance, successful strategic initiatives and smart management. 2) The YWCA anti-bias and culturally-celebratory early childhood education curriculum received Parent Aware approval with 90% of children, infant to school age, being developmentally on track for their age and 94% of preschoolers meeting rigorous early learning standards indicating school readiness. 4) In partnership with Wilder Research, the YWCA completed an extensive evaluation of the Early Childhood Education Bungalow Project, providing a comprehensive look at the first five years of an innovative program supporting access to quality childcare in New American communities. 5) Established an ongoing research fellow with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and conducted inaugural research on the intersections of racial equity, access to early education, and childcare funding policy that documents specific inequities affecting Minnesota children and families of color along with policy changes with the potential to address those inequities.
Current Goals
In addition to successfully serving 25,000+ people in our community through our innovative programs and passionate advocacy in education, racial justice and wellness the YWCA is focusing on the following goals during the 2012-13 fiscal year: 1) Successfully deliver proven programs to the young people in our community, primarily children and youth of color from low-income urban households. 2) Enhance current and develop new online resources to create a hub for racial justice information and dialogue. 3) Drive visibility and effectiveness of YWCA policy efforts by maximizing collaboration including parent engagement and expanding our efforts to include youth development policy. 4) Continue to build women focused health and wellness programs. 5) Launch our 20 million dollar comprehensive campaign, the Power to Soar Campaign. Half the funds will be from legacy gifts, reinvigorating the YWCA's planned giving efforts; the other half of the funds will be used to expand our life-changing programs, achieve financial sustainability through increasing operating revenue for ongoing programs, and increase the impact of our work by making it possible to share our expertise with new individuals and communities.
Community or Constituency Served
The YWCA lives its mission and changes lives through innovative programs and passionate advocacy in education, racial justice and wellness. Our promise is to equip people to create brighter futures for themselves, their families and the community. Annually we provide services to more than 5,700 people: 3,650+ are awarded health and fitness scholarships, and 2,100+ diverse children and youth participate in high quality early childhood education and after-school youth development programs. In addition 18,400+ individuals and families utilize our three urban Health & Fitness facilities as members.
Geographic Area Served
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $12,891,690 87.3%
Management: $1,259,633 8.5%
Fundraising: $616,463 4.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $21,998,207 $19,694,308 $18,564,241
Beginning of Year $19,694,308 $18,564,241 $21,941,753
Difference $2,303,899 $1,130,067 ($3,377,512)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $21,998,207
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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