EIN 45-4837497

Arts Empowerment Project

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Empowers vulnerable youth through arts opportunities to break cycles of violence and trauma. Provides virtual programming, art care packages, and workshops.
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Program areas at Arts Empowerment Project

The heart pack outreach program provides art care packages to at-risk youth delivered to their homes. Heart packs contain age appropriae art supplies, educational games, comfort and creative toys, snacks, gift cards, and a message of hope. Heart packs give the opportunity to explore creative outlets and positive self expression, crucial to youth who cannot join TAEP's in-person programs. Schools, businesses and individuals collect supplies and assemble heart packs, involving the broader community in TAEP's work.
In our inaugural pivot to virtual programming, TAEP partnered with 9189 creative services to present our first encounters series to youth from youth and family services' independent living program. Teens participated in six workshops with local artists, entreprenuers, motivational speakers, and community members, who shared their thoughts about remaining resilient, exploring personal and professional branding and life skills, and engaging in positive self-expression. Highlight: Charlotte's BLM muralists joined our classes to discuss art and activism amid the summer protests over police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
Promoting peace + justice classes bring teens at-risk for court involvement together with members of local law enforcement to help break down stereotypes and explore implicit bias and social justice issues through collabortive art. Our team members, teaching artists, and guest speakers from a wide range of disciplines help provide a safe space for officers and teens to engage in honest discussions about community and racially motivated violence, and other challenging topics.

Who funds Arts Empowerment Project

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Womens Impact FundUnrestricted Funds$31,500
Womens Impact FundUnrestricted Funds$31,500
Arts and Science Council (ASC)Cultural Vision Grant; Asc Endowment Grant$16,250
...and 5 more grants received

Personnel at Arts Empowerment Project

Natalie AllenChief Executive Officer$48,794
Shonya AndersonProgram Director$14,194
Julia WinfieldProgram Coordinator$16,805
Mary Beth MorganSecretary$0
Katie-Rose HigginsTreasurer$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Arts Empowerment Project

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$288,349
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$17
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$288,366

Form 990s for Arts Empowerment Project

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-08-30990View PDF
2021-122022-09-06990View PDF
2020-122022-05-24990EZView PDF
2019-122021-05-11990EZView PDF
2018-122019-08-21990EZView PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
November 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $31,500 from Womens Impact Fund
May 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $22,000 from Arts and Science Council (ASC)
Nonprofit Types
Youth service charitiesArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesChildrenCriminal justice
Partially liquidatedFundraising eventsTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
11402 James Jack LN
Charlotte, NC 28277
Metro area
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
Mecklenburg County, NC
Website URL
(919) 924-6776
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A25: Arts Education, Schools of Art
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
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