Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

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NEW YORK, NY – EIN 61502452  alp.org

Mission
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

History
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Community Organizing Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities. Initiated as an organizing effort by a coalition of LGBTSTGNC People of Color, The Audre Lorde Project was first brought together by Advocates for Gay Men of Color (a multi-racial network of gay men of color HIV policy advocates) in 1994. The vision for ALP grew out of the expressed need for innovative and unified community strategies to address the multiple issues impacting LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities. ALP secured and moved into its Fort Greene home, in the parish house of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, during the summer of 1996.

Guiding Principles
The principles guiding the work and development of The Audre Lorde Project as a progressive organization seeking social justice are as follows:

Recognizing the full diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color, and our collective histories of struggle against discrimination and other forms of oppression, the Audre Lorde Project has been established to serve as a home base that LGBTST peoples of African / Black/ Caribbean, Arab, Asian & Pacific Islander, Latina/o, and Native/Indigenous descent can use to organize, support, and advocate for our diverse communities.

As such, ALP seeks to work with LGBTSTGNC people of color organizations and communities across differences of race/ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and life experiences (e.g. class, immigration status, HIV serostatus, health status, etc.) in order to develop and implement culturally specific and effective programs and services reflecting the needs of our communities.

Understanding that services and organizing efforts are most successful when they involve the communities served, ALP is committed to creating and supporting decision-making/ organizational structures that are representative of our communities.

Believing that competent skills and expertise in LGBTSTGNC people of color communities exist and are often underutilized, ALP seeks to support and promote the work of existing and emerging LGBTST people of color organizations, as well as the efforts of LGBTSTGNC people of color cultural workers and activists.

Understanding the historic role of sexism that has negatively impacted all of our communities, and recognizing that women’s leadership continues to be de-valued and discouraged in broader LGBTSTGNC organizations/communities, ALP strives to use anti-sexist practice while supporting and promoting the active participation, leadership and perspectives of women throughout its structure and work.

Finally, as an organization seeking social and economic justice for all peoples, ALP is committed to promoting multi-racial coalition-building, advocacy and community organizing activities among LGBTSTGNC people of color, and with allies in struggles for equality and liberation.

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Audre Lorde Project

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The Audre Lorde Project is a Brooklyn, New York-based organization for LGBT people of color. The organization concentrates on community organizing and radical nonviolent activism around progressive issues within New York City, especially relating to LGBT communities, AIDS and HIV activism, pro-immigrant activism, prison reform and organizing among youth of color. It is named for the lesbian-feminist poet and activist Audre Lorde and was founded in 1994.

History

The purpose of the Project emerged from "the expressed need for innovative and unified community strategies to address the multiple issues impacting LGBT People of Color communities.[1]

In 1996, the organization moved into its permanent home in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, parish house of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.[1]

The Project was begun to "serve as a home base" for LGBT peoples of African/Black/Caribbean, Arab, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o and Native/Indigenous descent can work to further a collective history of struggle against discrimination and other forms of oppression.[1]

Radical politics and nonviolence

The Project's decision-making structure seeks to be "representative of our communities" and acts to promote existing LGBT people of color organizations, cultural workers and activists. The organization also acts in an explicitly feminist, anti-sexist practice because it believes women's leadership "continues to be de-valued and discouraged in broader LGBTST organizations/communities." In the public arena, it often engages in nonviolent civil disobedience.[1]

Campaigns and Working Groups

Safe OUTside the System: the SOS Collective

The Collective is an anti-violence organization focusing on homophobic and transphobic violence targeting people of color, in particular in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.[2] The Collective organizes outside of the existing judicial/policing system, declaring that "strategies that increase the police presence and the criminalization of our communities do not create safety."[3]

Originally called the Working Group on Police and State Violence, it began in 1997 in response to a rise in street violence and police harassment the organization believed was connected to the "quality of life" policies of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.[3]

The group helped to found the and soon after the killings by police officers of unarmed men of color Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima, as well as annual , focusing on the appeals of families of color who suffered violence by the NYPD.[3]

The Collective manages the legal case for , a trans woman who was arrested and brutalized by NYCHA police.[3]

As part of a broader anti-violence and anti-oppression approach, the Collective has collaborated with other progressive organizations, including the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund, the , , Al-Fatiha Foundation and the American Friends Service Committee, following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. The Collective's "war against terror meetings" focused on how homophobia and transphobia are a part of the policies of the United States' war on terror.[4] Following the start of the Iraq War in 2003, SOS helped to coordinate , civil disobedience protesting the war.[5]

TransJustice

TransJustice is an advocacy organization created by and for trans and gender non-conforming people of color. The group focuses on trans-related policies in jobs, housing and health care, including job training programs, resisting transphobic violence, HIV services and trans-sensitive medical services.[6]

Working Group on Immigrant Rights

The Working Group on Immigrant Rights consists of volunteers who are LGBT people of color born outside of the United States (including Puerto Rico). The working group seeks in particular to build the leadership of undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers and trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming immigrants. Every campaign is required to be relevant to these "priority communities."[7]

The group also places itself within the global justice and peace movements, and acts in solidarity with liberation struggles throughout the world. The working group's members "reject the us/them divide of citizens and foreigners, and are working toward a US foreign policy rooted in nonviolence, fair distribution of resources, and equity. We also recognize that the War on Terrorism is both a war abroad and a war at home, oppressing our communities in many places at once."[7]

The organization went on record in 2006 as opposing the three-tier "path to legalization" legislation (the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act) and guest worker programs, declaring that "full legalization is a nonnegotiable demand."[8]

The group seeks to increase understanding of transphobia and homophobia within immigrants rights and social justice movements and immigrant communities within New York City.

In 2004, the working group published a report, "Communities at a Crossroads: U.S. Right Wing Policies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit and Transgender Immigrants of Color in New York City."

Facilities Program

The Audre Lorde Project acts to "build capacity and support the organizational development" of LGBT people of color organizations by making available the Project's meeting space, office infrastructure and training as well as offering technical assistance, networking and coalition-building opportunities.[9]

Awards

In 2000, then-executive director was awarded the from the Fund for the City of New York. In its award, the fund declared the Audre Lorde Project to be "an important cultural and information center in New York City."[10]

See also

References

External links

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AUDRE LORDE PROJECT INC

BROOKLYN, NY 11217-1607 | Tax-exempt since June 1998
  • EIN: 06-1502452
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research (Medical Research)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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990
990-T

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Fiscal year ending

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

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990

Total Revenue

$1,037,461

Total Functional Expenses $832,554
Net income $204,907
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,036,045 99.9%
Program services $450 0.0%
Investment income $49 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$2,183
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,100 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $61,500 7.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $353,243 42.4%
Other
Total Assets $396,448
Total Liabilities $52,942
Net Assets $343,506
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

Total Revenue

$734,553

Total Functional Expenses $751,111
Net income -$16,558
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $732,455 99.7%
Program services $475 0.1%
Investment income $38 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,575 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $73,020 9.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $343,128 45.7%
Other
Total Assets $169,639
Total Liabilities $31,075
Net Assets $138,564
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$579,908

Total Functional Expenses $649,773
Net income -$69,865
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $576,030 99.3%
Program services $3,230 0.6%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$127
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $775 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $105,451 16.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $216,121 33.3%
Other
Total Assets $186,225
Total Liabilities $31,094
Net Assets $155,131
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$468,496

Total Functional Expenses $568,760
Net income -$100,264
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $466,935 99.7%
Program services $441 0.1%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,108 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $106,240 18.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $188,703 33.2%
Other
Total Assets $267,484
Total Liabilities $42,488
Net Assets $224,996
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$449,350

Total Functional Expenses $669,427
Net income -$220,077
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $448,735 99.9%
Program services $275 0.1%
Investment income $14 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $326 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $132,420 19.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $196,184 29.3%
Other
Total Assets $366,866
Total Liabilities $41,606
Net Assets $325,260
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$614,113

Total Functional Expenses $601,105
Net income $13,008
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $610,883 99.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $53 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$1,341
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,518 0.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $87,799 14.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $197,941 32.9%
Other
Total Assets $600,070
Total Liabilities $54,733
Net Assets $545,337
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$788,235

Total Functional Expenses $811,930
Net income -$23,695
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $787,236 99.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $567 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $432 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $92,691 11.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $246,396 30.3%
Other
Total Assets $573,142
Total Liabilities $40,813
Net Assets $532,329
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

PDF

990-EZ
IRS Filing

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Fiscal year ending

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

PDF

990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2007

Fiscal year ending June

2007

PDF

990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

2005

PDF

990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

2004

PDF

990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2003

Fiscal year ending June

2003

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2002

Fiscal year ending June

2002

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2001

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2001

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990

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