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Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation Inc.

 PO Box 8484
 Salem, MA 01971
[P] (978) 745 4055
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www.salemaward.org
committee@salemaward.org
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INCORPORATED: 2002
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EIN 04-3573126

LAST UPDATED: 06/26/2014
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice inspires us but is also critically important to humanity and a broader understanding in society of current inequities. Our mission is to promote tolerance and achieve justice for the contemporary victims of social injustice.  We do so by using the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 as the guide to repair damage with truth, and make Salem known globally as a leader in human rights and social justice

Mission Statement

The heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice inspires us but is also critically important to humanity and a broader understanding in society of current inequities. Our mission is to promote tolerance and achieve justice for the contemporary victims of social injustice.  We do so by using the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 as the guide to repair damage with truth, and make Salem known globally as a leader in human rights and social justice


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $49,775.00
Projected Expense $49,300.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Annual Salem Award
  • Future of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial (SWTM)
  • Impact of the Salem Witch Trials on US Jurisprudence
  • Student Leadership for Human Rights and Social Justice

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Overview

Mission Statement

The heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice inspires us but is also critically important to humanity and a broader understanding in society of current inequities. Our mission is to promote tolerance and achieve justice for the contemporary victims of social injustice.  We do so by using the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 as the guide to repair damage with truth, and make Salem known globally as a leader in human rights and social justice


Background Statement

Human rights and social justice are critically important to US citizens and others globally. Innumerable people around the world are subjected to hate, intolerance, abuse, and miscarriages of justice. Thousands more are denied basic rights to education, marriages of their choice, or expressions of political opinions. We exist to remind humanity that we are all responsible for creating a world that reflects the values we espouse be it inclusiveness, tolerance, or human rights. Most world governments signed the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights 64 years ago, yet abuses continue to grow around the world and at home. On March 26, 2013, Award recipient Rev. Doyle said: “…there hangs a dark shadow over this event and that dark shadow is the harsh reality of the reasons why the SAF exists and why this Award is given. In our contemporary society, it should seem incongruous that judgments about the worth and dignity of a person are still based on gender, ethnic origin, color, religion, or economic class. The sad and scandalous reality, however, is that the SAF still has a mission and men and women must still take the risk of struggling for themselves and others in order to bring reality to our nation's ideal that all are created equal.”

The SAF was established on the tercentenary of the Salem Witch Trials, in large measure, to atone for the human rights and social justice atrocities that occurred 300 years ago for which Salem is universally recognized. We find ourselves, 21 years later, in a global environment increasingly unjust and where social justice, tolerance, and human rights have become rising issues among all nations. The lessons of the Witch Trials are powerful tools that do more than educate: they repair damage with truth so it becomes the fabric of society in the future. Recognizing individuals who, often at great price to themselves, speak out against injustice has been our most powerful tool to fulfill our mission so far. For 21 years we have recognized individuals from around the world who have demonstrated the difficulty of speaking the truth and the necessity for doing so in an increasingly dangerous world. SAF has also used the lessons of the Trials in other educational offerings to:

· Broaden the public’s understanding of current inequities;

· Foster truth, compassion, and reconciliation;

· Steward and promote the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, that honors the 20 people falsely accused and put to death for practicing witchcraft in 1692.


Impact Statement

The Foundation engaged more than 750 adults and children from the Boston and North Shore region in its programs in 2012.  New programs in 2013 will increase engagement to 1,500.  More than 300,000 adults and children from the region, the US, and around the world visit the Salem Witch Trials Memorial annually.
 
In 2012 our first capital campaign exceeded its $120,000 goal. We were able to restore and rededicate the Witch Trials Memorial, a public monument; and a 2-year $25,000 Annenberg grant, along with a number of community grants, enabled us to improve our technology infrastructure; hire a part-time administrator; expand our outreach beyond our annual Award presentation to include sponsoring two public lectures on human rights, and a penny drive with Salem Public School children for the restoration of the Memorial. Lastly, we initiated a high-school student award and attendant book prize and completed a 5-year strategic plan.
 
In 2013 we will inaugurate a community book read with corresponding panel and public discussion; participate in a symposium on human rights with our partner, Salem Sate University; sponsor the screening of a documentary on prison reform as part of the annual spring Memorial event; implement the nomination process (includes criteria) for the high-school student book awards with attendant cash prize; initiate the review and redesign of our exhibit at the National Park Service Visitors' Center in Salem; and continue our curriculum research on human rights and social justice in an effort to partner with schools in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, including Salem.

Needs Statement

  • To expand the Award program, marketing/education/impact to a regional and national level.
  • To create partnerships with national and international organizations who share similar missions and objectives.
  • To preserve, protect, and promote the Salem Witch Trials Memorial as a place of reverence and reflection as well as for education and public awareness
  • To increase and deepen SAF community outreach efforts by creating at least two new education offerings including a high-school student leadership initiative and a public forum on the legal impact of the Salem Witch Trials and how they influenced human rights and social justice beliefs and actions in the United States and beyond.

 


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

Two years ago I joined SAF and now hold the Chair position.  I look forward to the opportunity to lead this organization to the next level.  Our strategic plan, adopted in February 2013, includes a goal that Salem becomes equally known for human rights and social justice as it is for witches---a significant challenge! Our vision, in the long-term, is also ambitious and includes establishing an endowment to further support the Award and Salem Witch Trials Memorial maintenance into perpetuity.
 
SAF has a very effective board comprised of dedicated, professional volunteers who work tirelessly to achieve our mission to keep alive the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and to honor the heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for victims of social injustice. These individuals possess varied professional skills including education, the law, social work, religion, communications, and management. Most importantly, they all share an overriding passion for social justice.
 
SAF has a growing presence regionally, nationally, and globally due to a newly launched monthly e-newsletter which currently has over 700 subscribers featuring significant dates in human rights and social justice, a monthly blog on the Destination Salem website, an increased Facebook presence, collateral distributed at the National Park Service (NPS) Visitors' Center, and sponsorship of human rights documentaries at the annual Salem Film Fest.
 
Our strong partnerships with the National Park Service, Peabody Essex Museum, City of Salem, Destination Salem, Montserrat College, Salem State University, Essex National Heritage Commission, Salem Witch Museum, and other area human rights-minded organizations, all help to advance our mission.  Our quarterly meetings with these entities are enabling us to identify ways to leverage scarce resources, work collaboratively on initiatives, and help foster our mission in a multitude of ways.

Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
The six million visitors to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial come from both the region and across the globe.  Our program events draw close to one thousand individuals, both adults and children, from Boston's North Shore and its surrounds.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.
  2. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Education - Educational Services

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Annual Salem Award

For 21 years, the Salem Award Foundation has publicly recognized individuals, organizations, or communities who have worked to help those who suffer discrimination and injustice with a cash prize ($10,000 presently) and a dinner preceding the event to which the public is invited. This year the prize was shared by Thomas Doyle, an ordained Catholic priest who publicly warned about the sexual abuse within the Church two decades ago, and Horace Seldon, a life-long activist against racism and creator of Community Change Inc., Boston. In our recently adopted five-year strategic plan, our first objective is to expand our reach and further our mission. Expanding the Award to a regional and national level is the most effective way to make a greater impact in the promotion of tolerance and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Liberties
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  There is a 25% increase in participation and attendance at the Award presentation from the North Shore of Boston region. SAF receives 100% increase in recipient nominations for the annual Award honoring an individual or organization who speaks out against inequities in human rights or social justice.
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success for the Salem Award would be national recognition of this Award as one of the most prestigious human rights and social justice awards in the country. There has been 10% increased participation and attendance at the Award presentation from three neighboring states and a 50% increase in Award recipient nominations received by Year Three of the grant cycle, with 20% of them from outside the region.
Program Success Monitored By 
Success is measured by attendance at the annual Award presentation, Salem Award Foundation website hits, website and paper survey responses, and press awareness of the Award in the North Shore region, which is monitored by SAF Board members.
 
Examples of Program Success  Since the Award program began in 1992, we have honored 21 heroes and distributed over $100,000 in cash awards.  We have increased the cash prize from $4,000 to its current level of $10,000; we hope to increase the Award to $15,000 by 2018.  On a recent Google search for human rights and social justice foundations, Salem Award appeared fourth on the page, ahead of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Foundation and other much larger and more well-known organizations.

Future of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial (SWTM)

The extraordinarily powerful Memorial is a place to reflect on the hysteria of 1692, when more than 100 people were accused of witchcraft---then considered a crime. The Memorial honors 20 victims of fear, superstition, and a court system that failed to protect them. 400,000 people visit annually; more than six million visited between 1992 and 2012. Because Salem draws hundreds of thousands of visitors interested in witchcraft each year, we have a unique opportunity to connect and educate them about the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. We intend to ensure the Memorial is a tourist site as well as a place of reflection for residents and visitors. Our plan includes creating a restricted account for future annual maintenance costs; redesigning our exhibit at the National Park Service Visitor Center; inaugurating an annual spring lecture series at the site focused on a topic relating to tolerance and understanding; and increasing media coverage/outreach to the tourist industry.

Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) US& International
Program Short-Term Success  Annual visits to the Memorial increase from 400,000 to 600,000 in three years. Events at the Memorial attract 50-75 attendees in two years. Visits by students increase by 20% within three years or less.

 

Program Long-Term Success 
Annual Salem Witch Trials Memorial maintenance is achieved through an endowment fund. The Memorial is 25% more recognizable as a vital Salem landmark as tracked by Destination Salem.

 

Program Success Monitored By 

National Park Service record of visitors, teacher survey responses, attendance numbers at events, and regional media coverage will all measure and track Program success.

Examples of Program Success  The Salem Witch Trials Memorial is named as a top destination site for visitors by Destination Salem and regional and national media. Eighty percent of students understand the Memorial's relevance to Salem's past and present as evidenced by teacher surveys.

Impact of the Salem Witch Trials on US Jurisprudence

The Salem Witch Trials set the stage for the development of significant aspects of American jurisprudence. Despite the notoriety of the events themselves, these facts are unknown to the general public. SAF seeks to increase knowledge and awareness of their relevance by examining the history of the Massachusetts Colonies' reconstitution of the court system and rules of evidence after the Trials and linking it to pressing and controversial legal issues in today's world. A major interactive forum, sponsored by SAF in 2014, will enhance public understanding of contemporary legal topics like Guantanamo Bay prison and terrorist judicial actions, using the background of the Trials and subsequent changes in the colonies after the last execution. Speakers would include a retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice deeply knowledgeable on the subject and two attorneys who received the Salem Award for their successful defense of a Guantanamo Bay detainee before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Budget  $35,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Liberties
Population Served Adults College Aged (18-26 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Within 18 months program discourse of modern lessons will have continued through a regional review of the "Memphis 3" trial outcome, reactions to the documentary film, "The House I Live In", and/or to "Central Park 5", and responses to writings about the Boston Marathon bombings. Three news articles have been published within a month of the forum in the Salem News, the Boston Globe, and other regional papers. A law review article has been published as a result of the forum within 24 months of the event.
Program Long-Term Success  Through exposure to this audience, broader nominations for SAF's annual Award increase by 100% and other program and event attendance increase by 25%.
Program Success Monitored By  SAF Board monitors and measures program success through audience attendance, anecdotal interview results of targeted stakeholders, audience paper questionnaire returns, website "survey monkey" outcomes, and media reviews.
Examples of Program Success  Ten percent of area law schools have connected class work to Salem and the court system by relating the Salem Witch Trials to research assignments. One or more local law schools have been partnered with SAF for future symposium and conferences. The significance of the Trials, in terms of the development of American jurisprudence, has been highlighted and included in a section of the Salem Witch Museum educational offerings.

Student Leadership for Human Rights and Social Justice

As Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean K. McCartney and Professor R. Weissbourd wrote in a recent CNN article: "Bullying is not a rite of passage but a human rights issue." The goal of the human rights/social justice high school student leadership program is to enhance the anti-bullying courses already mandated in Massachusetts' schools by empowering individual students to initiate projects that help foster a welcoming school environment. Extracurricular, athletic, and community-school programs at the beginning/end of school will be designed to engage more disaffected youth. Students will learn to value selves and others, even those different from them.
SAF will work with an advisory task force of professional educators from MA Gateway Cities' public/charter schools, local universities/colleges, and faith communities to research, develop, and pilot a student leadership effort that will be project-based, offer time for reflection, and provide support to build student networks.
Budget  $35,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Liberties
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Families Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  Thirty percent of Gateway Cities' schools participate in the high-school student leadership program pilot. Ten percent of Leadership Program students have been nominated to share the annual Salem Award along with an adult individual hero or organization responsible for enacting positive societal change.
Program Long-Term Success  Student leaders have been connected with others as a school team and network within a state-wide movement. Gateway Cities' school educators document a statistically significant reduction in bullying. A high-school human rights and social justice curriculum emerges in 20% of Gateway Cities' schools led by teacher advocates.
Program Success Monitored By  SAF and its Education Committee are monitors in Years One-Three. In Year Four, a monitoring team, led by a SAF Education Committee member, is formed to include two members of the SAF Advisory Council, three teachers from Gateway Cities' schools, and three student leaders.
Examples of Program Success  There is a 20% increase in Gateway Cities' students implementing human rights and social justice projects of their own design aimed at building an inclusive environment. Student suspensions are reduced by 5%. There is a 15% increase in test scores [MCAS] in participating Gateway Cities' schools. Five percent of additional Gateway Cities' schools wish to participate in student leadership program.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Rose
CEO Term Start Sept 2012
CEO Email julie.rose5@verizon.net
CEO Experience

Julie Rose is the Business Manager in the Engineering Dept. for the 
City of Salem, where she staffs the all-volunteer Salem Recycles Committee and is responsible for financial billing for the $5M enterprise funds. Her earlier experience includes senior project management in planning and operations for the $6.1B Boston Harbor project at Deer Island, which won the Congressional Medal of Honor. Early
 in her career, she held several positions with the Stouffer’s Corporation, and was 
a financial analyst for the Governor of New Hampshire. Her educational background includes a BS in Nutrition, an MBA in Finance from Babson College, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

Her volunteer activities include serving on the Advisory Board for the Salem Theatre Company, board member for Women’s Friend Society and Destination Salem, former Chair of Historic Salem, Inc., and current Chair of the Salem Award Foundation. She has also been appointed as a commissioner for the Essex County Commission on the Status of Women.

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Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Margaret Twohey June 2007 Aug 2012
Ms. Katherine Murray June 2001 May 2007

Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 28
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Julie Rose
Board Chair Company Affiliation City of Salem
Board Chair Term Sept 2012 - May 2015
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Greg Carroll Salem State University Voting
Ms. Nancy Crowder Community Change Inc. Voting
Dr. Janel Curry Gordon College Voting
Esq. Kathleen Curtis Retired Voting
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll City of Salem Exofficio
Ms. T. Jane Dwyer Retired Voting
Dr. Daniel Finamore Peabody Essex Museum Voting
Ms. Mary Hayes Consultant Voting
Mr. Christopher Hufstader Oxfam America Voting
Ms. Shelby Hypes Scarlet Letters Voting
Ms. Jean Karam Salem Public Schools Voting
Mr. Peter LaChapelle Retired, NPS Voting
Esq. Tyson Lynch Tyson J Lynch, Attorney-at-Law Voting
Ms. Carolyn McGuire Consultant NonVoting
Dr. Patricia Meservey Salem State University Exofficio
Ms. Sarah Morrill Consultant Voting
Mr. Lynn Murray Artist Voting
Ms. Ana Nuncio The House of the Seven Gables Voting
Ms. Karen Pelletier Retired Voting
Ms. Elizabeth Peterson Witch House, City of Salem NonVoting
Ms. Betty Rea Retired Voting
Esq. Beth Rennard City of Salem Voting
Rev. Sylvestre Romero St. Peter's Episcopal Church Voting
Ms. Julie Rose City of Salem Voting
Ms. Victoria Sirianni Consultant Voting
Dr. Cheryl Springer Salem State University Voting
Ms. Christine Sullivan The Enterprise Center Voting
Ms. Margaret Twohey Retired Voting
Dr. Edward Wilkens Salem State University Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 26
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 22
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Nominating
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $49,775.00
Projected Expense $49,300.00
Form 990s

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $28,844 $40,990 $9,334
Total Expenses $19,143 $20,369 $7,918

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $17,706 $16,017 $11,543
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,805 $16,640 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- $-2,209
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $7,570 $7,767 $5,000
Administration Expense $5,411 $6,806 $2,918
Fundraising Expense $6,162 $5,796 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.51 2.01 1.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses 40% 38% 63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 24% 24% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $50,002 $40,301 $19,680
Current Assets $48,637 $40,301 $19,680
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $50,002 $40,301 $19,680

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
1st (Source and Amount) Annenberg Foundation --
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Financial Planning

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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
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Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Note regarding Salem Award Foundation financials for FY09, 10, and 11: 

The Salem Award Foundation is currently amending their 990s submittals  for years 2009, 2010, and 2011.  The previous submittals included  the cost of the prize only, and were not representative of total program expenses. The true cost of program expenditures for each of these years was closer to 80% of all expenditures, with administrative expenses making up the remainder. Moving forward, the 990 filings for FY2012 and beyond will more accurately reflect the true financial picture of The Salem Award Foundation program expenses.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  

Documents


Impact

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