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Together Rising

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Together Rising turns collective heartbreak into effective action by investing in dozens of trusted, boots-on-the-ground partner organizations that meet the most urgent needs of their communities. The board approved a total of $3,417,820.14 in organization grants for the largest program.
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Program areas at Together Rising

Organization grants:for the largest program, Together Rising invested in dozens of trusted, boots-on-the-ground partner organizations meeting the most urgent needs of their communities. The board voted to approve a total of $3,417,820.14 in organization grants.in response to numerous attacks on reproductive rights, Together Rising invested $1,077,842.42 to support access to abortion care and fight for reproductive justice. The funds were entrusted to nine partner organizations: sistersong, new mexico religious coalition for reproductive choice, indigenous women Rising, Missouri abortion fund, we health clinic, dc abortion fund, (continued on schedule o)all options, holler health justice, and Colorado doula project. As an example of some of the services that these organizations provided, the queer and latine-led organization Colorado doula project provided emotional, physical, logistical, and financial support to patients accessing abortion care in the denver-boulder area. Additionally, a black and queer-led organization, sistersong, focuses on enacting structural change to elevate the "collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights. "in response to repeated attacks throughout the country on lgbtq+ communities and transgender youth, Together Rising invested $380,000 in trusted partner organizations to support lgbtq+ communities and help provide life-saving gender-affirming care. Trans families is one of those organizations. Rooted in intersectionality, trans families operates a virtual community hub to serve transgender youth across the country, as well as their families. They also offer support groups for youth who are gender diverse and neurodivergent and for transgender youth of color.in may, in honor of asian american and pacific islander heritage month and in response to skyrocketing rates of hate crimes and violence, Together Rising invested $250,000 to stand with and support aapi communities. We granted $25,000 to soar over hate, an aapi-led, boots-on-the-ground nonprofit in new york city, for critically needed resources such as self-defense classes, personal safety items, and community support.in response to the continued rise of terrifying gun violence and mass shootings in this country, Together Rising invested $638,939.97 in both long-term structural change and immediate community support in the aftermath of several horrific tragedies. In response to the unconscionable shooting at robb elementary school in uvalde, Texas, in which nineteen children and two teachers were killed, we raised and deployed $240,441.49 directly to the uvalde victims' families via our trusted partner, victimsfirst. In response to the racist massacre by a white supremacist in buffalo, new york, in which ten black people were killed, Together Rising invested $55,557.00 in the delavan-grider community center for critically needed resources. In response to the horrendous shooting at an lgbtq+ club in Colorado springs, we immediately deployed $50,000 to our queer-led, deeply embedded partner, queer asterisk, to continue to provide inclusive mental health care for the queer community of Colorado through a social justice lens. In response to a shooting on a subway car in the sunset park neighborhood of brooklyn, new york, Together Rising invested $50,000 in the center for family life to provide critically needed services and resources directly to the victims.ukraine grants:our second largest program focused on helping to provide comprehensive relief to families and children whose lives were shattered by the devastating attacks on ukraine. The board voted to approve a total of $2,595,239.88 in grants, which was distributed to more than a dozen partner organizations throughout the year.shortly after the attacks on ukraine began in late february, Together Rising deployed $150,000 to direct relief and $100,000 to world jewish relief for urgent relief, including critically needed food, emergency cash assistance, psychological support, medical supplies, and mental health support.in march, Together Rising invested $153,617.38 in outright to provide urgent support to lgbtq+ ukrainians still in-country and evacuees in neighboring countries. We also invested $140,197.18 in rescue foundation, whose team immediately activated on behalf of bipoc students who were being denied passage across the ukrainian/polish border, securing buses and safe transport for them.led by an afghan woman who was a refugee herself at age eleven, our $146,307.71 investment in our partner amna (formerly refugee trauma initiative) focused on mental health by providing trauma-informed mental healthcare for frontline aid workers, as well as long-term training for organizations serving ukrainian people to ensure they can best meet the mental health needs of those children and families. We also invested $25,000 in vostok sos, a ukrainian-led grassroots organization, to provide critical aid, support evacuation efforts, and resettle families in safer parts of the country. Additionally, $452,193.76 in grants were deployed to our trusted partner, estonian refugee council, to provide critical aid and evacuation assistance to those fleeing ukraine.individual grants:as part of our third largest program, Together Rising distributed $818,971.02 in grants directly to individuals and families. Virtually all of these grants were directed to families and individuals who applied for support, including help with a range of basic necessities such as housing, food, electricity, unexpected medical bills, transportation, and mental health support such as therapy. For example, Together Rising provided a grant to cate, a single mom of two children, for dental work after several of her teeth were lost or damaged while in active addiction. Another individual grant went to karla, a single mom of two children, for several months of groceries to keep the family nourished while karla underwent treatment for breast cancer. Together Rising also invested in robert and maddie, parents to three little ones, who, after several medical surgeries, desperately needed breathing room when new orders from the military necessitated moving from Hawaii to new jersey. We sent them a direct grant to cover their most immediate needs, as well as adaptive winter boots for their daughter.we also supported baby james, a ten-month old, who was born blind because of a rare retina disease. Together Rising supported his mom, kelsey, so she could provide james with sensory play toys, braille books, safety gates, and more.family reunification grants:the board voted to approve a total of $823,650 in grants to continue to support and reunify families who were separated at the u.s. border under the abhorrent zero tolerance policy. Together Rising invested $771,650 in our long-time partner, al otro lado, to continue their critical work of locating parents who were deported back to their home country without their children. For example, after four excruciating years of being apart, herbil and his nineteen-year-old son danny were reunited in 2022 because of your investment in the tremendous advocacy and diligence of the al otro lado team. We also provided funding for travel fees, finding sponsors, living expenses, and mental health services to help families recover from the trauma of separation and adjust to living in the united states.together Rising also invested $52,000 in respond crisis translation to provide trauma-informed interpreting and translation services for families in more than one hundred languages.

Grants made by Together Rising

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Al Otro LadoTo Support, Advocate, and Reunify Families Separated at the Us/mexico Border.$771,650
The Afya Foundation of AmericaTo Fund Medical Goods Sent To Ukraine To Support Those Impacted By the Invasion and War.$585,000
Jamaa Birth VillageTo Build A Black-Led and Black-Centered "by Us for Us" Birth Center and Postpartum Retreat Haven To Reduce Black Maternal Mortality.$333,000
...and 47 more grants made totalling $6,328,749

Who funds Together Rising

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$360,817
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$360,817
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$239,018
...and 116 more grants received totalling $1,867,433

Personnel at Together Rising

Elizabeth BookSecretary$0
Liz BookChief Outreach Officer, Corporate Secretary
Allison SchottTreasurer$0
Amanda DoyleVice President, General Counsel$0
Gloria GoeresSenior Program and Operations Manager
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Together Rising

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,325,092
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$50,411
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$10,375,503

Form 990s for Together Rising

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-17990View PDF
2021-122022-08-25990View PDF
2020-122021-09-10990View PDF
2019-122021-04-06990View PDF
2019-122020-11-06990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Chorzempa Family Foundation
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $100,669 from PayPal Giving Fund
November 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $82,539 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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Grantmaking organizationsSocial advocacy organizationsHuman service organizationsFamily service centersCharities
Human services
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2589 Holly Manor Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Fairfax County, VA
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(202) 964-0491
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P60: Emergency Assistance
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813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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