AFGHAN WOMENS WRITING PROJECT AWWP

Address
4863 HARBORD DRIVE
OAKLAND, CA 94618
Contact
Website: http://awwproject.org
Phone: +1 (510) 289-0106
Nonprofit
NTEE: A23 - Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
EIN: 27-2240112

Mission

PROVIDE ONLINE CRATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS TO AFGHAN WOMEN SO THAT THEY CAN VOICE THEIR STORIES. PRODUCE WRITTEN PIECES FOR ONLINE MAGAZINE.
 201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2006
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00 $166,502.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$151,199.00 $164,362.00
Number of employees0 0
Number of people compensated >$100k0  
Number of volunteers75 75
Number of highly compensated contractors0  
Personnel
Ahrar, Sajia
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personSAJIA ALAHA AHRAR  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Brown, Katherine
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personKATHERINE BROWN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Burtin, Barbara
TitleTreasurer  
Name of key/compensated personBARBARA BURTIN  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Cameron, Meg
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMEG CAMERON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Cunningham, Sarah-Jean
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personSARAH-JEAN CUNNINGHAM  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Habibi, Seeta
TitleCOUNTRY DIRECTOR Country Director
Name of key/compensated personSEETA HABIBI SEETA HABIBI
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org25.00  
Reportable compensation from org$18,699.00 $23,792.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Hamilton, Masha
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMASHA HAMILTON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Hoosen, Fiyola
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personFIYOLA HOOSEN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Hutchinson, Holly
TitleCO PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personHOLLY HUTCHINSON  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Lemelle, Stacy
TitleCOMMUNICATIONS DIR Workshop Director
Name of key/compensated personSTACY PARKER LEMELLE STACY PARKER LEMELLE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org25.00  
Reportable compensation from org$28,437.00 $30,986.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Mahdi, Samiullah
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personSAMIULLAH MAHDI  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
McClain, Richelle
Title  Executive Director
Name of key/compensated person  RICHELLE MCCLAIN
Position of compensated person
Reportable compensation from org  $35,240.00
McRae, Karen
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKAREN MCRAE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.00  
Reportable compensation from org$17,354.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Noack, Lori
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Associate Director
Name of key/compensated personLORI NOACK LORI NOACK
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.00  
Reportable compensation from org$52,874.00 $34,755.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Postlewaite, Susan
TitleEDITING DIRECTOR Editing Director
Name of key/compensated personSUSAN POSTLEWAITE SUSAN POSTLEWAITE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org30.00  
Reportable compensation from org$33,835.00 $39,589.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Smith, Shevy
TitleCO PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personSHEVY SMITH  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE AFGHAN WOMEN'S WRITING PROJECT WAS FOUNDED IN 2009 IN DEFENSE OF THE HUMAN RIGHT TO VOICE ONE'S STORY. ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS PARTNER INTERNALTIONAL WRITERS, EDUCATORS AND JOURNALISTS WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING WOMEN IN 7 AFGHAN PROVINCES. POEMS AND ESSAYS ARE PUBLISHED EACH WEEK AT AWWWPROJECT.ORG. Provide online creative writing workshop to Afghan women so that they can voice their stories.Produce written pieces for online magazine.
Program service expenses, total$189,996.00 $170,954.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
- MENTOR EIGHT WEEKLY ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR OVER 220 AFGHAN WOMEN. - FACILITATE MONTHLY, IN COUNTRY WRITING WORKSHOPS IN SIX PROVINCES THROUGHOUT AFGHANISTAN, PROVIDE SAFE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM WORKSHOPS. - CONDUCT QUARTERLY INTERVIEWS WITH ILLITERATE WOMEN THAT ARE TRANSCRIBED, CRAFTED INTO STORIES AND TRANSLATED FOR PUBLICATION AND BROADCAST. - PROVIDE LAPTOPS AND INTERNET TO COMMITTED WRITERS. - OPERATE A WOMEN'S ONLY, INTERNET CAF'E.
Program expenses  $73,454.00
Grants and allocations made  $290,518.00
Program description  - MENTOR EIGHT WEEKLY ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR OVER 220 AFGHAN WOMEN. - FACILITATE MONTHLY, IN COUNTRY WRITING WORKSHOPS IN SIX PROVINCES THROUGHOUT AFGHANISTAN, PROVIDE SAFE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM WORKSHOPS. - CONDUCT QUARTERLY INTERVIEWS WITH ILLITERATE WOMEN THAT ARE TRANSCRIBED, CRAFTED INTO STORIES AND TRANSLATED FOR PUBLICATION AND BROADCAST. - PROVIDE LAPTOPS AND INTERNET TO COMMITTED WRITERS. - OPERATE A WOMEN'S ONLY, INTERNET CAF'E.
- PUBLISH TWICE WEEKLY BLOG OF STORIES, ESSAYS AND POEMS WRITTEN BY AFGHAN WOMEN AT AWWPROJECT.ORG. - PUBLISH BOOKLET OF PIECES. - BROADCAST QUARTERLY RADIO PROGRAMS OF THE WOMEN'S WORK, MODERATE EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION OF TOPICAL ISSUES.
Program expenses  $97,500.00
Grants and allocations made  $290,518.00
Program description  - PUBLISH TWICE WEEKLY BLOG OF STORIES, ESSAYS AND POEMS WRITTEN BY AFGHAN WOMEN AT AWWPROJECT.ORG. - PUBLISH BOOKLET OF PIECES. - BROADCAST QUARTERLY RADIO PROGRAMS OF THE WOMEN'S WORK, MODERATE EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION OF TOPICAL ISSUES.
RADIO BROADCASTS: AT AN IN HOUSE RECORDING STUDIO, AWWP WRITERS RECORD THEIR POEMS AND ESSAYS FOR BROADCAST ON AFGHAN RADIO PROGRAMS. PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING AWWP WRITERS' WORKS ONLINE, PRINT AND EBOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED AS WELL.
Program expenses$36,375.00  
Grants and allocations made$33,813.00  
Program descriptionRADIO BROADCASTS: AT AN IN HOUSE RECORDING STUDIO, AWWP WRITERS RECORD THEIR POEMS AND ESSAYS FOR BROADCAST ON AFGHAN RADIO PROGRAMS. PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING AWWP WRITERS' WORKS ONLINE, PRINT AND EBOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED AS WELL.  
SAFE FACILITIES FOR COMPUTER USE: SINCE 2012 AWWP HAS RUN KABULS FIRST WOMEN-ONLY INTERNET CAFE, ALSO USED FOR MONTJLY WORKSHOPSONLINE DARI & PASHTO WORKSHOPS: WIHIC OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFGHAN WOMEN WHO DO NOT WRITE IN ENGLISHEQUIPMENT: PROVIDES LAPTOPS AND INTERNET SERVICE FOR WRITERStRAINING WORKSHOPS: IN COLLABORATION WITH AFGHAN-BASED AGENCIES, AWWP PROVIDES AWWP WRITERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN FROM TOP WRITERS AND TEACHERS IN A SECURE, FACE TO FACE ENVIRONMENTORAL STORIES: AWWP DEVELOPED AN ORAL STORIES COMPONENT TO CAPTURE THE VOICES AND STORIES OF WOMEN WHO LACK LITERACY SKILLSTRANSPORTATION: AWWP PROVIDES SAFE ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION TO AL AWWP WRITERS TO EVERY EVENT.INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: AWWP OFFERS A 6 MONTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN WHICH AFGHAN WOMEN WORK IN THE KABUL OFFICE TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE IN COUNTRY PROGRAMS. AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE DEVELOPING MARKETABLE SKILLS TO USE IN THE WORKPLACE.
Program expenses$153,621.00  
Grants and allocations made$144,151.00  
Program descriptionSAFE FACILITIES FOR COMPUTER USE: SINCE 2012 AWWP HAS RUN KABULS FIRST WOMEN-ONLY INTERNET CAFE, ALSO USED FOR MONTJLY WORKSHOPSONLINE DARI & PASHTO WORKSHOPS: WIHIC OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFGHAN WOMEN WHO DO NOT WRITE IN ENGLISHEQUIPMENT: PROVIDES LAPTOPS AND INTERNET SERVICE FOR WRITERStRAINING WORKSHOPS: IN COLLABORATION WITH AFGHAN-BASED AGENCIES, AWWP PROVIDES AWWP WRITERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN FROM TOP WRITERS AND TEACHERS IN A SECURE, FACE TO FACE ENVIRONMENTORAL STORIES: AWWP DEVELOPED AN ORAL STORIES COMPONENT TO CAPTURE THE VOICES AND STORIES OF WOMEN WHO LACK LITERACY SKILLSTRANSPORTATION: AWWP PROVIDES SAFE ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION TO AL AWWP WRITERS TO EVERY EVENT.INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: AWWP OFFERS A 6 MONTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN WHICH AFGHAN WOMEN WORK IN THE KABUL OFFICE TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE IN COUNTRY PROGRAMS. AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE DEVELOPING MARKETABLE SKILLS TO USE IN THE WORKPLACE.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$261,122.00 $324,383.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$235,659.00$508,888.00$324,383.00
Investment income, current yr$24.00 $0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$235,659.00 $324,383.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00 $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$1,174.00 $0.00
Program service revenue (total)$24,265.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$264,890.00 $324,383.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$177,964.00 $240,518.00
Revenue from all other contributions$57,695.00 $83,865.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00  
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00  
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00  
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$24.00  
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$1,174.00  
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$413,254.00 $357,151.00
Total functional expenses: program service $189,996.00 $170,954.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$223,258.00 $186,197.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00 $0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00  
Legal fees (total)$0.00 $0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 $0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00  
Investment management fees (total)$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$50,286.00$202,418.00-$28,888.00
Total assets, beginning of year$202,418.00 $3,880.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00  
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$50,286.00 -$28,888.00
Net assets$50,286.00 -$28,888.00
Net assets, beginning of year$202,418.00 $3,880.00
Intangible assets$0.00  
Other assets$0.00  
Investments: other securities$0.00  
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$29,387.00 -$32,161.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$10,690.00 $3,786.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$152,132.00 -$32,768.00
Advertising (total)$581.00 $28,540.00
Savings & temp cash investment$20,899.00 $3,273.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$50,286.00 -$28,888.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00  
Payment to affiliates$0.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members10 4
Number of independent voting members10 4
Cash accountingTrue True
Tax year start date2015-01-01 2013-01-01
Tax year end date2015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5k  True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990 990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True
Date e-filing submitted2016-12-29 2014-10-20
IRS schema version2015v2.0 2013v3.1
Filing identifier201632289349302243 201401369349300700
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