A truly unprecedented year, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed women and girls to the frontlines and amplified the dramatic inequities that impact women and girls, especially women of color, in our community. While we continued our work remotely, we put equity at the center of all relief efforts. Your support—through donations, advocacy and using your voice—helped us to advance solutions and create real change!
In 2020, we extended funding to grantees totaling $4.6 million as organizations shifted their work to meet the changing and emergent needs of our community. Testimony was provided on 18 legislative bills with four of those bills passing the Legislature and being signed into law by the Governor. We also celebrate the passage of Measure 428 to end predatory payday lending in Nebraska!
Here are additional highlights of our work (from home) in 2020:
In partnership with advocates, we developed a legal guide for representing victims/survivors of sex trafficking and launched a new website providing sexual assault resources and anonymous reporting options, with the help of the Douglas County Sexual Assault Response Team. We also launched a radical leadership series, Replenish, that allowed us and other community leaders to remain sustainable in our work and impact in the community.
Our Adolescent Health Project, once known as Get Checked Omaha rebranded to become Access Granted, providing young people with youth-centered access to sexual health care and resources and extending service to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and across Nebraska.
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary as an organization with 30 Days of Action inviting individuals to take action—in little and big ways—to make a collective impact in our community.
We took a stand against white supremacy, advocated for paid leave and against abortion bans, and formalized our organizational values. And at the end of the year, we announced the departure of Executive Director Michelle Zych after eight years of service and leadership to the organization.
2020 Financial Summary
Total: $10 Million
|Total 2020 Revenue||$10,088,556|
Total: $10 Million
|I Be Black Girl||$147,415|
|Adolescent Health Project||$1,679,831|
|Freedom from Violence||$822,650|
|Total 2020 Expenses||$10,059,240|