The Exhale talkline was launched in 2002 with just $1,000. Now our annual budget is close to $1M, supporting thousands of after-abortion talkline calls as well as national programs to change the culture around abortion.
Individual gifts and volunteer efforts continue to be a main source of strength and income for Exhale. Combined, they account for about one third of Exhale’s annual budget. In addition, Exhale receives grants from a variety of public and private foundations.
In every way, Exhale is a community of people who give their time, money, and leadership to further our mission of a more supportive, respectful climate for each person’s unique experience with abortion.
Exhale is committed to using donor investments in our mission wisely. Exhale's 2012 990 is available online via our website or Guidestar. If you have questions about our financials, please feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to Our Supporters
We thank the following foundations for their recent grants:
- Compton Foundation
- Mary Wohlford Foundation
- The California Wellness Foundation
- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- The Ford Foundation
- The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
We thank the following corporations for their matching gifts:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program
- Blue Shield Foundation of California
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest Community Giving Campaign
- SAP on behalf of Erika Jackson
You can review Exhale’s financial statements, IRS form 990s, on GuideStar.
Exhale gives special appreciation to two important foundations who were critical to our initial launch and ability to grow. We thank the Third Wave Foundation for our very first grant. Their initial investment of $3,000 in our idea for a nonjudgmental post-abortion talkline was a crucial vote of confidence that inspired other foundations to follow their lead with larger gifts. We also thank the Agape Foundation (which closed in 2010), which provided Exhale with fiscal sponsorship until we received our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2006. Third Wave and Agape invested in Exhale before we had any kind of measurable success. Our co-founders were younger women from diverse backgrounds without traditional access to wealth or influential networks, and they were turned down for funding and fiscal sponsorship before finding support from Third Wave and Agape. We hope the success and impact of Exhale demonstrates to foundations and philanthropists the potential benefit of investing in new, untraditional ideas for social change led by the people who are at the center of an issue. We thank Third Wave and Agape for taking a risk with Exhale, and we thank every donor and funder who continues to support us as we grow and innovate.
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