THE FORGE INITIATIVE INC

Address
PO BOX 4798
CARY, NC 27519
Nonprofit
NTEE: U41 - Computer Science
EIN: 27-3380977

Mission

TO EMPOWER FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES TO COLLABORATIVELY EXPLORE, LEARN, AND LEAD USING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2010
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6640
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00   
Number of employees00   
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of volunteers9090   
Personnel
Ball, Siobhan
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   SIOBHAN BALL 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Feigin, Michael
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL FEIGINMICHAEL FEIGIN MICHAEL FEIGIN 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Hester, Gabriele
Title   SECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated person   GABRIELE HESTER 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Ivers, Kate
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personKATE IVERSKATE IVERS KATE IVERS 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Last-Powell, Fiona
Title DIRECTOR DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person FIONA LAST-POWELL FIONA LAST-POWELL 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 $0.00 
MacKie, Robert
TitleVICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARYVICE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personROBERT MACKIEROBERT MACKIE ROBERT MACKIE 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
McChesney, Kelly
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKELLY MCCHESNEY    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Mellendorf, Karen
Title SECRETARY TREASURER 
Name of key/compensated person KAREN MELLENDORF KAREN MELLENDORF 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 $0.00 
Parker, Tom
TitleTREASURERTREASURER   
Name of key/compensated personTOM PARKERTOM PARKER   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Powell, Adrian
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personADRIAN POWELLADRIAN POWELL ADRIAN POWELL 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Whipker, Linda
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENT PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personLINDA WHIPKERLINDA WHIPKER LINDA WHIPKER PHD 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO EMPOWER FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES TO COLLABORATIVELY EXPLORE, LEARN, AND LEAD USING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING.TO EMPOWER FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES TO COLLABORATIVELY EXPLORE, LEARN, AND LEAD USING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING.   
Primary exempt purpose   STEAM EDUCATION USING ROBOTICS 
Program service expenses, total$154,965.00$127,691.00 $59,432.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS TEAMS SERVE APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENTS AGES 6-18 WORKING WITH ADULT MENTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF COMPETITION.
Program expenses$131,679.00$85,647.00   
Program revenue $53,337.00   
Program descriptionCOMPETITIVE ROBOTICS TEAMS SERVE APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENTS AGES 6-18 WORKING WITH ADULT MENTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF COMPETITION.COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS TEAMS SERVE APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENTS AGES 6-18 WORKING WITH ADULT MENTORS TO COMPETE IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF COMPETITION.   
IEEE HUMANOID ROBOT PROJECT IS A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY AN IEEE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS TO RECREATE A HUMANOID ROBOT AND SHARE THE TECHNOLOGY WITH THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING OVER 40 PARTICIPANTS -- MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE THROUGH CAREER AND RETIREMENT.
Program expenses $12,944.00   
Program revenue $4,083.00   
Program description IEEE HUMANOID ROBOT PROJECT IS A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY AN IEEE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS TO RECREATE A HUMANOID ROBOT AND SHARE THE TECHNOLOGY WITH THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING OVER 40 PARTICIPANTS -- MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE THROUGH CAREER AND RETIREMENT.   
STEAM PROGRAMS ARE MULTI-MONTH TO YEAR-LONG PROGRAMS FOR 50 K-12 PARTICIPANTS FOCUSING ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM.
Program expenses$7,415.00    
Program descriptionSTEAM PROGRAMS ARE MULTI-MONTH TO YEAR-LONG PROGRAMS FOR 50 K-12 PARTICIPANTS FOCUSING ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM.    
THE UNDERGROUND FORGE INVOLVES PROGRAMS, EQUIPMENT, AND PLANNING CONSULTANTS FOR A NEW PROGRAM LOCATION IN DURHAM, NC TO PROMOTE TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE EXPLORATION, ART AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.
Program expenses $9,790.00   
Program description THE UNDERGROUND FORGE INVOLVES PROGRAMS, EQUIPMENT, AND PLANNING CONSULTANTS FOR A NEW PROGRAM LOCATION IN DURHAM, NC TO PROMOTE TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE EXPLORATION, ART AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.   
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT HUB IS A PROGRAM FOR APPROXIMATELY 75 MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE READY FOR INDIVIDUALIZED LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY.
Program expenses$15,871.00    
Program descriptionYOUTH EMPOWERMENT HUB IS A PROGRAM FOR APPROXIMATELY 75 MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE READY FOR INDIVIDUALIZED LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$149,869.00$142,762.00 $191,083.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$98,704.00$108,815.00$107,043.00$171,294.00$48,458.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$8,042.00    
Investment income, current yr$2.00$5.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$98,704.00$108,815.00   
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00   
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00   
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$51,163.00$33,942.00$39,955.00$19,789.00$17,050.00
Gross receipts$149,869.00$142,762.00   
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$13,200.00$8,105.00   
Revenue from all other contributions$85,504.00$100,710.00   
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$2.00$5.00   
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$188,641.00$241,866.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $154,965.00$127,691.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$21,512.00$110,317.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$12,164.00$3,858.00   
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$29,780.00$66,076.00$160,001.00$131,416.00$7,237.00
Total assets, beginning of year$66,076.00$160,715.00 $7,237.00 
Total liabilities$9,318.00$6,842.00$6,435.00$3,793.00$0.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$6,842.00$6,435.00 $0.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$19,826.00$59,234.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$636.00    
Net assets$20,462.00$59,234.00 $127,623.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$59,234.00$154,280.00   
Other assets$2,000.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$13,978.00$27,813.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$27,813.00$100,817.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$38,772.00-$99,104.00   
Advertising (total)$3,823.00    
Accounts receivable, net$1,318.00$28,279.00   
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$4,070.00$4,070.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$9,318.00$6,842.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$20,462.00$59,234.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$2,737.00$2,990.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members68   
Number of independent voting members66   
Relationships among key personnel True   
Accrual accountingTrueTrue True 
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-01 2013-07-01 
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990 990EZ 
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-122017-07-26 2015-03-03 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.0 2013v4.0 
Filing identifier201821359349312297201710469349301931 201540489349200614 
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