EIN 83-1771945

Resilient Sisterhood Project

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Resilient Sisterhood Project educates and empowers women of African descent about rarely discussed reproductive system diseases. Its core program offers community education and outreach to tackle issues surrounding access to reproductive health care, under-diagnosis, chronic stress/racism impact, and extensive disease education.
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Program areas at Resilient Sisterhood Project

Community education and outreach:this core program tackles issues in regard to equitable access to reproductive health care, in-depth education on the aforementioned diseases, under-diagnosis and treatment, the impact of chronic stress/racism ("weathering"), high rates of morbidity/mortality in pregnant black women, medical practices discounting black women's pain levels/concerns, rise of diseases associated with environmental/chemical toxins, early onset of puberty, food injustice, and gender-based violence. Sisterhood empowerment circle:black women are the backbones of their families and communities. This Project mobilizes black women and allies on a quarterly basis to critically examine structured inequalities that make us and our young girls more vulnerable to chronic diseases of the reproductive system - as we simultaneously explore our resiliency and strengths. Environmental justice and reproductive health:this rsp program educates community members about the historical legacy of environmental injustice and the link between it and its deleterious effects on women's reproductive health. U.s. women of african descent have persistently higher rates of hormone-related diseases and other reproductive conditions that may be caused or exacerbated by chemical exposure. Part of the problem stems from racialized beauty norms that drive women and girls to products specifically marketed to them that contain harmful chemicals. Issues of environmental injustice include exposure to: toxins and other harmful chemicals in the environment, endocrine disrupting chemicals (edc), and foods laden with chemicals.incarceration and reproductive health:prisons are sites of reproductive violence as well as reproductive health inequities. This program examines the reproductive health needs and rights of current and formerly incarcerated women of color in the u.s. prison system. Most of the women are of reproductive age and largely from disadvantaged communities. Increasing numbers of these women and girls represent a growing proportion of incarcerated people in the u.s. correctional system. Art and reproductive justice:this program uses art as a catalyst - and draws on the sankofa principle of looking to the past to understand the present. Through curated artwork, we tell the stories of historical injustices, but we also honor our ancestors and show the empowerment of black women over time. Consistent with this vision, we educate the public, inspire introspection, and encourage people to learn more about the lives of those who came before them. Many of the pieces we have commissioned shed light on past medical malfeasance and the history of pseudoscience used to justify the institution of slavery and the social construct of race.reproductive health and immigration:the goal of this program is to address harsh anti-immigration policies and the many challenges that documented and undocumented immigrant women of color often face accessing reproductive health care services. This leads to significant health disparities and adverse health outcomes.

Who funds Resilient Sisterhood Project

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Social and Environmental EntrepreneursCollaboration Grant$100,000
Schooner FoundationGeneral Support$36,000
Anna B Stearns Charitable FoundationGeneral Purposes$35,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at Resilient Sisterhood Project

Lilly MarcelinExecutive Director$99,383
Yassmina McDonaldHealth Education Program Manager$0
Ann Marie TeuberPresident$0
Sara CaseTreasurer$0
Ellen BlaneyClerk$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for Resilient Sisterhood Project

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$613,589
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,010
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$200
Total revenues$614,799

Form 990s for Resilient Sisterhood Project

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-07-27990View PDF
2021-122022-07-18990View PDF
2020-122021-08-11990View PDF
2019-122021-05-12990EZView PDF
Data update history
December 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $36,000 from Schooner Foundation
August 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Cedar Tree Foundation
May 15, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $48,000 from Anna B Stearns Charitable Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsProfessional associationsDisease-focused nonprofitsCharities
HealthMedical disciplines
LobbyingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
263 Huntington Ave 302
Boston, MA 02115
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Website URL
(617) 590-4003
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G90: Medical Disciplines
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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