Annual Report 2020

Tatiana C. Gfoeller

President

AWIU
Celebrates
Over 50 Years
of Building Bridges
of Understanding

Dear Friends,

Founded in 1968, American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is a community of women who care deeply about improving international understanding. We envision a more humane and interconnected world and strive to build goodwill and collaboration through voluntary, non-partisan, female-led action. We support equal access for women and girls to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The heart of our mission is to improve international understanding through personal connection, while empowering women to become highly effective global leaders, communicators and problem-solvers.

The 2020 Annual Report illustrates our continuing alignment with our vision and mission, despite a year marked by Covid 19 and quarantine worldwide. Chief among our accomplishments was the creation of a strategic plan in which we mapped our vision, intentions, growth, membership, staffing, and funding needs. Despite the challenges of COVID, our micro-grants program, which supports women and children through non-governmental organizations and women leaders, funded several projects such as a transformative grant to support a Stem School Project. Many of us travelled to Washington, DC to participate in the State Department’s International Women of Courage Ceremony. However, with the outbreak of COVID, we had to cancel our Celebration scheduled for two weeks later. Nonetheless, we still celebrated the 12 Women of Courage on our website and honored them with grants to further their work. Through Passports to the Future, young women interested in careers in international relations participated in meaningful skill-building, networking and mentorship through teleconferencing, email and phone calls.

This Covid year also saw the introduction of a new means to communicate with our membership, grantees, Women of Courage and AWIU friends: Conversations, a Zoom series, encouraged dialog among our constituents, and led to many fruitful relationships.
AWIU is grateful for your support, as we continue in our quest to empower women around the globe.

Sincerely,

Tatiana Gfoeller
President, AWIU
+90

Grant Countries

+62

Countries Visited

+13

IWOC Celebrations

Since our Beginning

$79,930

GRANTS

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2020

Assets

2020

Cash

$114,505

Investments

$402,785

Prepaid Expense

$627

Total Assets
$517,917
Current Liabilities

2020

Deferred Revenues

$30,700

Total Current Liabilities
$30,700
Net Assets

2020

Unrestricted Net Assets

$431,276

Restricted Net Assets

$55,941

Total Net Assets
$487,217

Total Liabilities & Net Assets $517,917

Support and Revenue

2020

Contributions

$8,632

Programs/Fundraisers

$170,050

Membership

$27,375

Operating Income*

$206,057

Expenses

2020

PROGRAM SERVICES
Grants

$79,930

Programs

$30,707

Management and General

$45,252

Total Expenses
$155,889
Net Operating Income
$50,168
Other Income

2020

Investment Income

$44,655

PPP Loan Forgiveness

$8,905

Total Revenue
$259,617

Change in Net Assets $103,728

* Held in reserve for future IWOC grants due to COVID uncertainty
Modified cash basis for year end December 2020. Unaudited.

AWIU is a 501(c)(3) organization.