International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Friends of UNFPA, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.friendsofunfpa.org

Mission Statement

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, 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 through awareness-building, advocacy, and fundraising efforts in support of UNFPA's global work and hosts specific educational programs and events in San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City. Friends of UNFPA works closely with UNFPA to raise awareness and financial support for their programs to improve the health and rights of women and girls in over 155 countries around the world.

ruling year

1998

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Melissa Kuklin

Keywords

Self-reported

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

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Also Known As

Americans for UNFPA

EIN

13-3996346

 Number

2392002393

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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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.

PUBLIC EDUCATION– Friends of UNFPA advocates for the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere. Through our public education programs, we disseminate information and stories through various communication channels; engage individuals through in person meetings, online outreach, social media, webinars, and local education events.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Friends of UNFPA advocates for the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere. Through our public affairs programs, 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 as well as women's maternal health care and supplies in emergency humanitarian crisis situations. In collaboration with other organizations, our efforts helped secure continued funding to UNFPA in FY2015 from the U.S. Government.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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 through awareness-building, advocacy, and fundraising efforts in support of UNFPA's global work and hosts specific educational programs and events in San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City. Friends of UNFPA works closely with UNFPA to raise awareness and financial support for their programs to improve the health and rights of women and girls in over 155 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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Executive Director

Ms. Melissa Kuklin

BIO

Melissa A. Kuklin is the Executive Director of Friends of UNFPA, where she leads efforts to mobilize funds and action for UNFPA's lifesaving work. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

For three decades, Ms. Kuklin has worked in the non-profit sector where she has shaped and launched new fundraising initiatives and improved organizational effectiveness through strategic planning.

Her leadership and management roles include over a decade at Lincoln Center, where she led special events fundraising activities first at The Metropolitan Opera for eight years and later as Director of Special Events at New York City Opera. Ms. Kuklin was also Assistant Vice President for investment banking events at Merrill Lynch and previously worked in development and marketing with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Circle Repertory Theatre Company.

Ms. Kuklin received her MA from the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed her undergraduate studies at Smith College.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Minh Ngo

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?

Yes

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
No
We use other methods to support diversity