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World Hunger Year, Inc.

AKA WhyHunger

New York, NY

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World Hunger Year, Inc.

Also Known As:
WhyHunger
Physical Address:
New York, NY 10018 6589
EIN:
13-2805575
Web URL:
www.whyhunger.org/
Leadership:
Mr. William Ayres
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Fiscal Year Starting: Apr 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Mar 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $4,404,300
Expenses
Total Expenses $3,098,208

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Basic Organization Information

World Hunger Year, Inc.

Also Known As:
WhyHunger
Physical Address:
New York, NY 10018 6589
EIN:
13-2805575
Web URL:
www.whyhunger.org/ 
NTEE Category:
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition 
K01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
Ruling Year:
1975 

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Mission Statement

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

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Revenue and Expenses

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Balance Sheet

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Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. October, 2013)

Mr. William Ayres

Term:

Since Apr 1982

Profile:

Bill Ayres is the Executive Director and co-founder of WhyHunger (World Hunger Year). Bill has been the Executive Director of WhyHunger for more than twenty-five years. He has developed and implemented meaningful and innovative programs in the areas of hunger and social services for more than thirty-five years. He co-founded WhyHunger with the late Harry Chapin in 1975. Under Bill's direction, WhyHunger has served as a founding member of two national coalitions, The Medford Group of national hunger organizations and the National Jobs for All Coalition. He is also a board member of Long Island Cares, Long Island's food bank. Bill has also led local initiatives to promote ideas and policies that have made significant impacts upon the communities that they serve, including the creation of the New York Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Center for Food Action in New Jersey. Bill has been a broadcaster on commercial radio and TV for the past thirty years and currently hosts a weekly Sunday night radio show on WPLJ 95.5FM in New York. Through his work in communications Bill has developed extensive contacts in the world of media. He is the co-author of the book All You Need Is Love (Simon & Schuster).



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Program: Grassroots Action Network

Budget:
$565,366
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Grassroots Action Network provides capacity building services, mentoring, training opportunities, and technical assistance to organizations that are actively forging new ideas to transform communities and end hunger and poverty. Together with a network of more than 8,000 grassroots organizations, we share their innovations, mobilize resources, and connect them to each other in order to support their work to build healthier, sustainable communities that develop local food systems and strengthen local economies.

Program Long-Term Success:

WHY's Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards honored ten grassroots organizations from across the United States with $70,000 in cash grants and a plethora of PR opportunities.

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Program: Global Movements

Budget:
$679,729
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Global Movements program works through international and U.S. civil society networks to link WhyHunger’s domestic work on hunger and poverty to global movements for food sovereignty and the basic rights to food, land, water, and sustainable livelihoods for all people.

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Program: National Hunger Clearinghouse

Budget:
$538,748
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000001247 StartFragment:0000000471 EndFragment:0000001230 The National Hunger Clearinghouse collects, develops and distributes information and resources to help build the capacity of emergency food providers to address the immediate needs of struggling families and individuals while promoting self-reliance and access to healthy food. The Clearinghouse includes the National Hunger Hotline, (1-866-3 HUNGRY or 1-866-348-6479), which refers people in need anywhere in the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, government programs, and model grassroots organizations.

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Program: Artists Against Hunger and Poverty

Budget:
--
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000001140 StartFragment:0000000471 EndFragment:0000001123 Artists Against Hunger & Poverty enlists performing artists to raise funds and awareness for the most innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and poverty on the frontlines in cities, towns, and villages all across the world.  WhyHunger offers artists, the artist community, and the music industry an opportunity to take a stand by using their voices and resources effectively –doing what they already do so well. Through music we can all make a difference in the world.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

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Evidence of Impact

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The Food Security Learning Center is a major resource for groups and individuals all across the nation. WhyHunger has been successful in creating partnerships with performing artists and the music industry to benefit grassroots solutions to hunger and poverty across the nation. The Harry Chapin media awards and the annual self-reliance awards bring attention to successful local efforts and permit their replication. Researcher and Faculty

Organizational Strengths

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The senior staff of WhyHunger, especially Executive Director Bill Ayres, has been a reliable source of wisdom to the entire anti-hunger community. You can count on Bill and on WhyHunger to provide thoughtful leadership in responding to both opportunities and challenges. Researcher and Faculty

Areas for Improvement

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WhyHunger needs to find larger space and upgrade its equipment and technology. Researcher and Faculty

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