Non-profit

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund

Website:

nyagvedfund.org/

Location:

New York, NY

Tax ID:

13-3808186

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $494,477
Expenses: $376,263
Assets: $584,327

Type:

Left-of-center gun control group

Founded:

1995

Executive Director:

Rebecca Fischer

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund is the education arm of the gun-control lobbying group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. The organization runs several youth-focused programs that are geared towards pro-gun control education, turning young people into pro-gun control activists, and mobilizing activists in advocacy efforts. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Founding and History

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund was founded in 1995 as the education arm of the gun-control lobbying group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Since its founding it has focused its efforts on driving pro-gun control education that can then be channeled into activist and lobbying efforts. [5]

Finances

In fiscal year 2019, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund generated $494,477 in revenue, of which $442,027 was derived from contributions and grants, and $30,000 was derived from program service revenue. It had $376,263 in expenses, of which $285,345 was allocated towards employee salary and benefits. The group ended 2019 with $573,396 in net assets, up from $455,182 at the beginning of the year. [6]

Policies and Projects

ReAction

ReAction is the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund’s main program. Established in 2001, the school-based program provides a year-long curriculum focused on educating students about gun violence and training them on how to advocate for stricter gun control measures. As of March 2021, the program was active in 18 schools in the New York City area. The year-long program concludes by taking the participating students to either Albany or Washington, D.C. for the students to advocate for gun control measures. [7]

The Miller Mentorship

The Miller Mentorship is a seven-week summer training program that is focused on training teenagers selected for the program from the group’s “intersectional” perspective that is focused on race, gender, the Covid-19 pandemic, and gun violence. As part of the program the teenagers participate in lobbying and public events focused on gun-control. [8]

Youth Over Guns

Youth over Guns is the youth activist arms of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. It was formed independently in 2018 following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and later that year was subsumed within the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. The organization is focused on training youth activists around the country and leading pro-gun control activism. The organization has a special focus on gun violence in minority communities and claims that this violence is often overshadowed and undercovered relative to gun violence in more affluent communities. [9] [10]

Leadership

Rebecca Fischer is the executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund and its partner organization, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. In addition to her gun-control work at NYAGV, she has also participated in a variety of other gun control organizations, including as chair of the Safe Storage Law Advocacy Committee, a member of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Gun Violence Prevention Steering Committee, and chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Social Action Committee at the Beth Elohim congregation. [11]

References

  1. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Ed-About-Us – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/ed-about-us/. ^
  2. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Reaction – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/reaction/. ^
  3. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Miller Mentorship Program – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/miller/. ^
  4. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Youth-Led Education – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/yog/. ^
  5. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Ed-About-Us – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/ed-about-us/. ^
  6. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. IRS (Form 990), 2019 Part I ^
  7. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Reaction – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/reaction/. ^
  8. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Miller Mentorship Program – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/miller/. ^
  9. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. “Youth-Led Education – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://nyagvedfund.org/yog/. ^
  10. Youth Over Guns. “Our Mission & Story.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://www.youthovergunsny.org/our-mission–story.html. ^
  11. Linkedin.com. “Rebecca Fischer | Linkedin.” Accessed May 30, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-fischer-2a6788a1/details/volunteering-experiences/. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 1995

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Dec Form 990 $494,477 $376,263 $584,327 $10,931 N $442,027 $30,000 $635 $102,500 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $432,458 $334,937 $463,330 $8,148 N $345,502 $34,293 $189 $100,385 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $326,280 $308,396 $357,661 $0 N $322,324 $0 $559 $91,667 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $275,787 $376,857 $340,134 $357 N $275,571 $0 $216 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $347,990 $314,951 $443,191 $2,344 N $339,545 $0 $629 $94,709 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $333,892 $217,862 $409,168 $1,360 N $117,472 $0 $528 $90,000 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $347,210 $176,891 $293,062 $1,284 N $351,471 $0 $458 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $179,543 $163,346 $123,045 $1,586 N $134,297 $0 $13 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $191,119 $173,873 $106,723 $1,461 N $145,030 $0 $4 $49,920 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund

    PO Box 3354
    New York, NY