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ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION

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Phoenix, AZ

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ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: ALWUN HOUSE FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Phoenix, AZ 85006 
EIN: 86-0691113
Web URL: www.AlwunHouse.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A60 Performing Arts
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A40 Visual Arts Organizations
Ruling Year: 1993 
How This Organization Is Funded: Grants
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Mission Statement

Alwun House Foundation advocates the power of art to transform, strengthen and enhance the community. Showcasing artists of various cultures & disciplines, providing collaborative opportunities to explore & refine their work. Engaging artists and community to enrich the cultural climate and enhance the quality of life.

Legitimacy Information

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May 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2010

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Total Expenses $52,842

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May 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2010

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May 2012)

Kim Moody

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Since July 1996

Leadership Statement:

News Flash:Our Board just approved development of a "Green Art Park." After years of needing more parking; we’ve experienced a convergence of circumstance where we can acquire two adjacent properties, and remove two homes cited for blight.  Design elements will include a creative community garden around expanded parking; Integrating green, art and parking.  To accomplish this Alwun House is kicking off a $100,000 capital campaign.  Noted as a historic cultural node, these assets will only increase our long standing community contribution.  We believe art is indispensable in transforming community, on block at a time.You may know us for our popular cutting-edge performances and social art events; and maybe about our engagement In community development.  It’s those Festive Fundrasiers that provide the means to accomplish that goal.  As downtown's seminal nonprofit arts organization and performance incubator we are volunteer-based.  Want proof? Our volunteer team just cemented in stone, patio and garden improvements - added in 2 tons of mulch, to enrich our patio and gardens amenities, like, more shade for our little ol' cultural oasis.  All will be completed in time for September's, '11-'12 Season Opening Blast! We sincerely thank you for your continued grass-roots support.    Kim Moody, Director

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Programs

Program: Meet & Greet (GuideStar Exchange,
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Community Development
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General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

A unique social bonding exercise in Alwun’s informal garden setting. The friendly trust-building “Meet and Greet” series brings together community and police; Central City Precinct Commanders and beat officers, Garfield Organization members and residents. For several years now, this activity successfully brakes down perception barriers, encouraging light interaction – over food, games, and resident talent entertaining. These events increase attendance and enthusiasm at our monthly Garfield Community & Law Enforcement meetings, and engage the art of social dialogue connecting residents and police.

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Housing
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In partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, Roosevelt Row and City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department NIA team, we bring together mortgage bankers, non-profit, housing counselors and realtors to facilitate qualification, assistance and personal contacts. One outcome is the increasing numbers of low-mod first time home ownership by artists and creative entrepreneurs.

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Youth Development
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program Description:

Annual youth art show in partnership with Phoenix Elementary School District #1. Exhibit founder, John Avidesian (art teacher), states "the goal is to give students the experience and excitement of a real gallery setting, surrounded by parents, teachers, neighbors and civic leaders. For many it will be a first time seeing their art on display in a gallery. For others it will be the first time they've seen an art exhibit.” This show of vibrant, hopeful and promising group of downtown youth, usually features 300 pieces made by students in the 5th through 8th grades, in addition bands, choir, Folklorico dance, all representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. Artworks sell for $20, with100% going to the student artist.

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Program: Neighborhood Newsletter Production (GuideStar Exchange,
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Community Development
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Program Description:

Alwun House staff facilitates Garfield Organization neighborhood newsletter production and distribution, as an ongoing project. Examples are posted on neighborhood website: http://www.garfieldorganization.org(http://www.garfieldorganization.org)

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

REPRINTED FROM THE PHOENIX NEW TIMES BEST OF PHOENIX 2009Before there was a First Friday or a Roosevelt Row, the best — and for a while, the only — place to find alternative contemporary art was Alwun House. Folks looking for a funky, big-city art scene had only Alwun, downtown's first gallery, to rely on for "something different," art-wise. The first independent non-profit art space, Alwun set the current trend of galleries' advocating for artists with its Alwun House Foundation, the first local arts organization to address the significance of historical buildings.The name is phonetic for "all one," as in "we're all in this together," a principle that Alwun House founders Kim Moody and Dana Johnson have clung to since purchasing the old, dilapidated property and commencing their rehabilitation on the house and property in 1971. Built in 1912 by shop owner John Sedler, Alwun originally rested on five acres on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Roosevelt, overlooking alfalfa fields south of Roosevelt, before there were even sidewalks out that way. Following its funky restoration, Alwun House quickly became the first gallery in downtown Phoenix, and has stayed on as a maverick torchbearer for the downtown arts community. Its central floor houses an art gallery; its basement is home to a multi-media theater, and its rambling backyard gardens and patio are the settings for poetry slams, music concerts, and exhibits by local visual and performance artists. Alwun's annual Exotic Art Show showcases uncensored and frankly naughty works, and its bar and cafe make this a jumping joint for any kind of off-hours party. Alwun's a three-decades-old mainstay among those of us who need an alternative art fix.

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