International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Friends of UNFPA, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.friendsofunfpa.org

Mission Statement

UNFPA is delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Friends of UNFPA advances this global effort by mobilizing funds and action for UNFPA’s lifesaving work.

Main Programs

  1. Public Education
  2. Public Affairs
  3. Resource Mobilization
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Friends of UNFPA engages supporters throughout the United States, and hosts specific educational programs and events in Minneapolis,MN; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and New York, NY. Friends of UNFPA works closely with UNFPA to raise awareness and financial support for their programs to improve women's health and rights in 150 countries around the world.

ruling year

1998

Officer in Charge and Vice President of Development

Self-reported

Ms. Melissa Kuklin

Keywords

Self-reported

"women's health," "family planning" "reproductive," "maternal," "disaster relief,"

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EIN

13-3996346

 Number

2392002393

Also Known As

Americans for UNFPA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

United Nations Association (Q42)

Women's Rights (R24)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS & EDUCATION– Friends of UNFPA advocates for the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere. Through our public affairs program, we educate Members of Congress and the Administration, as well as mobilize leaders, grassroots networks and coalitions to build strong support for global reproductive health and family planning needs. In collaboration with other organizations, our efforts secured continued funding of $33.3 million to UNFPA in FY2013 from the U.S. government. Through our Public Education program, we disseminate information and stories through various communication channels; engage individuals through online outreach, social media and local educational events and sponsor the International Honoree Awards Program which honors women from overseas who champion and promote these issues in their countries.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR UNFPA FIELD PROGRAMS – Friends of UNFPA mobilizes financial support for global reproductive health and rights solutions. Such funding provides assistance in over 150 countries for UNFPA initiatives including those that provide access to voluntary family planning, train skilled birth attendants, increase access to emergency obstetric care, aid women and young children during times of crisis, and promote policies, investments and social support so that young people can live healthy lives. UNFPA also focuses on improving the lives of women and girls by advocating for human rights and gender equality.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Public Education

Friends of UNFPA educates and raises awareness about global reproductive health and rights, women's empowerment and the critical role of UNFPA. Through our Public Education program, we disseminate information and stories through various communication channels; engage individuals through online outreach, social media and local educational events; organize leadership delegations to UNFPA field programs; and sponsor the International Honoree Awards Program which honors women from overseas who champion and promote these issues in their countries.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Adults

Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

$378,016.00

Program 2

Public Affairs

Friends of UNFPA advocates for the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere.  Through our public affairs program, we educate Members of Congress and the Administration, as well as mobilize leaders, grassroots networks and coalitions to build strong support for global reproductive health and family planning needs.  In collaboration with other organizations, our efforts secured continued funding of $35 million to UNFPA in FY2012 from the U.S. government.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$364,225.00

Program 3

Resource Mobilization

Friends of UNFPA mobilizes financial support for global reproductive health and rights solutions.  Such funding provides assistance in over 150 countries for UNFPA initiatives including those that provide access to voluntary family planning, train skilled birth attendants, increase access to emergency obstetric care, aid women and young children during times of crisis, and promote policies, investments and social support so that young people can live healthy lives.  UNFPA also focuses on improving the lives of women and girls by advocating for human rights and gender equality. 

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$209,863.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Friends of UNFPA engages supporters throughout the United States, and hosts specific educational programs and events in Minneapolis,MN; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and New York, NY. Friends of UNFPA works closely with UNFPA to raise awareness and financial support for their programs to improve women's health and rights in 150 countries around the world.

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Financials

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FRIENDS OF UNFPA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Friends of UNFPA, Inc.

Leadership

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Officer in Charge and Vice President of Development

Ms. Melissa Kuklin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Wendy Cai-Lee

East West Bank (EWB)

Term: May 2011 - Dec 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan