Non-profit

Women Engaged

Website:

www.womenengaged.org/

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Tax ID:

47-3911650

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $1,750,758
Expenses: $1,132,436
Assets: $1,073,861

Type:

Feminist Advocacy Group

Formation:

2014

CEO:

Malika Redmond

Budget (2022):

Revenue: $4,042,223
Expenses: $2,080,041
Net Assets: $2,986,043

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Women Engaged is a left-of-center community organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that supports left-of-center policies regarding gender issues and abortion access while also providing programs and training targeted toward African-American women. The group also operates a voter registration and a get-out-the-vote program to encourage voting among African-American women in the Atlanta area. 1

The group was created by activists Malika Redmond and Margaret Kargbo in the fall of 2014 with its “WE Vote. WE Rise!” program. It has partnered with many left-of-center organizations to promote left-of-center abortion and LGBT policies. Funders of the group include the Groundswell Fund, Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, and NEO Philanthropy. 2 3 4

Background

Women Engaged was founded in the fall of 2014 by Malika Redmond, a researcher and liberal activist on women’s issues, and Margaret Kargbo, an “art activist” and public relations consultant. The group’s first project was “WE Vote. WE Rise!,” a voter outreach campaign which trained “women and young people of color on voter engagement by providing them with opportunities to learn how to run effective 501
C3 [sic] ‘Get Out to Vote’ campaigns and participate in the political process.” Kargbo died in a car crash in 2015, and Malika Redmond has directed the group as CEO since. 5

Another early activity of the group was a 2015 event partnering with NEO Philanthropy’s U.S. Department of Arts and Culture and the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Atlanta Chapter, reportedly inspired by then-President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. 6

While the group was founded in 2014, it was not granted tax-exempt status until 2021. Tax documents from funders of the organization indicate that Women Engaged was previously a project of Alternative Roots, Inc, a left-wing advocacy organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that “calls for social justice and the dismantling of racial oppression” and operates programs throughout the south. 7

Activity and Stances

Women Engaged has supported a variety of pro-abortion efforts and decried the overturning of Roe v. Wade, stating that “The fall of Roe has amplified the challenges faced by marginalized individuals who have been living in a post-Roe reality for years. It has emboldened anti-abortion activists to restrict access to abortion further, disproportionately affecting Black women and femmes, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other marginalized groups.” 8

The group opposed legislation in the Georgia state legislature that limited the ability of minors to receive sex-reassignment operations, stating that “bans most forms of gender-affirming healthcare for young people under 18, demonstrates a callous disregard for the lives, dignity, and well-being of some of our most vulnerable community members.” 9

The group’s Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity Program creates trainings on pro-abortion advocacy and includes research, workshops, op-eds, and “public health policy recommendations that are guided by feminism and the human rights framework.” 10

Partnerships

Partners of the group include 9to5 Working Women Georgia; New Voices for Reproductive Justice; We Dream in Black-National Domestic Workers Alliance; Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center; SafeSpace, a Morehouse College queer organization; and Ujmaa, a Clark Atlanta University political science organization. 11

References

  1. “Mission and History.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/mission_history
  2. “Full Text Search: Women Engaged Atlanta.” Nonprofit Explorer. Query Conducted May 20, 2024. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/full_text_search?q=%22women+engaged%22+atlanta
  3. “Mission and History.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/mission_history
  4. “A Year Without Roe.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/a_year_without_roe
  5. “Mission and History.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/mission_history
  6. “Mission and History.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/mission_history
  7. Grants and Other Assistance to Organizations, Governments and Individuals in the United States (Schedule I). Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc. 2018. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/821517696/201912639349300526/IRS990ScheduleI
  8. “A Year Without Roe.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/a_year_without_roe
  9. “the Devastating Consequences of Senate Bill 140.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/the_devastating_consequences_of_senate_bill_140
  10. “Women’s Rights.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/women_s_rights
  11. “Our Impact.” Women Engaged. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.womenengaged.org/our_impact
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 2021

  • 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
    2021 Dec Form 990 $1,750,758 $1,132,436 $1,073,861 $0 N $1,750,758 $0 $0 $273,998

    Women Engaged

    1530 DEKALB AVE NE STE A
    Atlanta, GA 30307-2175