EIN 72-1519537

Joyful Heart Foundation (JHF)

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Joyful Heart Foundation is committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse through innovative programs and has reached millions more through public awareness campaigns.

Program areas at JHF

See schedule oadvocacysince 2010, the elimination of the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in the united states has been a top priority for Joyful Heart. We work in partnership at the federal, state, and local levels with legislators, advocates, law enforcement, and survivors to bring attention, funding, and reforms to improve the criminal justice response to sexual assault. Through strategic advocacy and educational campaigns, we are working to enact comprehensive rape kit reform legislation, establish survivor-centered policies, and expand the national dialogue about rape kit testing.in 2019, we worked closely with on-the-ground partners in 23 states and as a result, 25 rape kit reform laws were enacted in 21 states and Washington d.c. (ak, ar, ca, id, il, in, ky, ma, md, mt, nv, nj, nm, nc, ok, pa, tx, va, wa, wv, and wy). We wrote 19 official letters of support in 12 states (ca, il, ky, md, nv, ny, nc, ok, sc, tx, wi, and wv). We also provided verbal or email organizational support in the other states, including written and in-person testimony in support of Maryland's s.b. 767, and in support of California's s.b. 22. Both bills were enacted. We also worked on bills supporting survivors' rights and elimination of the statute of limitations in 2019. For two consecutive years, Joyful Heart supported California assembly bill 218, which eliminates the statute of limitations for childhood sexual assault. The bill passed the legislature and was signed by the governor. Joyful Heart was asked to weigh in on north carolina senate bill 199, extending the statute of limitations, among other sexual assault law reforms. The bill was also signed into law. Joyful Heart supported erin's law in new york that removed the limit on the emphasis of child abduction prevention in sexual abuse education. The law passed after multiple attempts at passage over 8 years. Joyful Heart, through our pro bono law firm goodwin llp, issued freedom of information act requests to 15 police departments in Massachusetts inquiring about the agencies' untested kits. These requests were in response to the june release of the statewide inventory that Joyful Heart helped bring to fruition through legislation. While previous estimates from state stakeholders on the number of untested kits numbered in the thousands, the official number released from the state was 387. I am evidence, the documentary film produced by our founder & president, mariska hargitay continued to contribute to our advocacy efforts as a winner of numerous awards, including best documentary emmy. The documentary was also honored at the dupont-columbia awards at columbia university, and the american bar association's 62nd silver gavel awards for media and the arts at the national press club for recognizing outstanding public efforts to foster public understanding of the law and legal system. Joyful Heart also engaged the general public in ending the backlog through media coverage and social media platforms. On average, our staff responds to 20-30 media requests from national and local media per month. In 2019, we issued more than 15 state-focused press releases on backlog-related milestones. In 2019, Joyful Heart encouraged a thriving social media community: on facebook, twitter, and instagram, our content has racked up more than 14.6 million impressions. We used our social media platforms to highlight issues and national news stories, lift up survivor voices, and engage our activist community in our ongoing progress to end the backlog.

Form 990s for JHF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-02-06990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-12990View PDF
2016-062017-01-24990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Joyful Heart Foundation (JHF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Social Giving NetworkCharitable$355,000
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...and 30 more grants received

Financials for JHF

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,816,151
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$33,147
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$113,663
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$117,429
Total revenues$3,080,390

Personnel at JHF

Leslie HewittChief Financial Officer$150,282
Lisa WinjumVice President, External Affairs$119,617
Lauran BromleyManaging Director$0
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Policy and Advocacy$109,919
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Advocacy and Policy$111,368
...and 7 more key personnel

Organizations like JHF

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual AssaultMadison, WI$964,796
Praxis InternationalSt Paul, MN$2,080,233
Metropolitan Organization To Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)Kansas City, MO$5,903,034
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action AllianceRichmond, VA$3,583,152
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)Chicago, IL$1,688,154
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceElkview, WV$1,004,151
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)St Paul, MN$2,238,734
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault CoalitionSt Paul, MN$1,383,809
TapestriTucker, GA$1,610,628
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)Colville, WA$2,634,833
Indiana Coalition To End Sexual AssaultIndianapolis, IN$1,005,401
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based ViolenceOakland, CA$1,483,466
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual AssaultSilver Spring, MD$1,560,392
Brady Center to Prevent Gun ViolenceWashington, DC$7,796,671
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual AssaultLaramie, WY$2,312,838
Mujeres Latinas En AccionChicago, IL$3,502,563
Women with A VisionNew Orleans, LA$2,594,076
California Partnership To End Domestic ViolenceSacramento, CA$2,326,838
PolarisWashington, DC$5,579,310
National Indigenous Womens Resource CenterLame Deer, MT$3,237,099
Attorney General'S Sexual Assault Task ForceKeizer, OR$1,111,359
New York State Coalition Against SexualAlbany, NY$2,094,607
Family Violence Appellate ProjectOakland, CA$1,460,299
National Compadres NetworkSan Jose, CA$2,670,692
Program for Aid To Victims of Sexual AssaultDuluth, MN$1,560,108
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320 7TH Avenue No 161
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
(212) 475-2026
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
I70: Protection Against, Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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