Concerned Women for America

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the nation's largest public policy women's organization with a rich history of over 40 years of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy. There's a cultural battle raging across this country and CWA is on the frontline protecting those values through prayer and action.

We focus on seven core issues: the family, the sanctity of human life, religious liberty, education, sexual exploitation, national sovereignty, and support for Israel.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Concerned Women for America
PO Box 34300
Washington, DC 20043


Phone: (202) 488-7000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 953580834

CEO/President: Penny Young Nance

Chairman: Linda Murphy

Board size: 10

Founder: Beverly LaHaye

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Concerned Women for America is leading a movement dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ through education and public policy.

Concerned Women for America ("CWA") strives to be the voice for women who embrace traditional family values and to educate the general public on certain non-partisan issues (i.e. abortion, human trafficking, family values, and others). CWA promotes public policy that strengthens women and the family. CWA is the nation's largest public policy women's organization, with over hundreds of thousands of members nationwide. Concerned Women for America's stated mission is to protect and promote Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy. Concerned Women for America is leading a movement dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ through education and public policy. Beverly LaHaye founded CWA in 1979.

Mission statement

Concerned Women for America protects and promotes Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God and the final authority on faith and practice. We believe Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a sacrificial death, rose bodily from the dead on the third day, and ascended into Heaven from where He will come again to receive all believers unto Himself. We believe all men are fallen creations of Adam's race and in need of salvation by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe it is our duty to serve God to the best of our ability and to pray for a moral and spiritual revival that will return this nation to the traditional values upon which it was founded.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating845 of 109131 of 43
Fund acquisition rating553 of 109420 of 43
Resource allocation rating559 of 109425 of 43
Asset utilization rating1074 of 109141 of 43

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$159,798$89,718$144,211$119,344$142,088
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,039,162$637,549$692,977$310,382$775,349
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,637,594$5,795,879$5,949,071$6,093,107$3,196,176
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$2,890
Total long-term assets$5,637,594$5,795,879$5,949,071$6,093,107$3,199,066
Total assets$6,676,756$6,433,428$6,642,048$6,403,489$3,974,415
Payables and accrued expenses$150,836$179,151$175,017$538,362$195,955
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$150,836$179,151$175,017$538,362$195,955
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$72,982$55,128$58,349$54,762$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,316,636$3,111,363$3,456,310$3,238,894$2,154,432
Total liabilities$3,467,472$3,290,514$3,631,327$3,777,256$2,350,387
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,919,284$3,042,914$2,850,721$2,626,233$1,522,387
With donor restrictions$290,000$100,000$160,000$0$101,641
Net assets$3,209,284$3,142,914$3,010,721$2,626,233$1,624,028
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,600,446$3,825,117$4,347,478$4,611,852$5,283,698
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$359$584$396$15,668($56,388)
Other revenue$4,686$8,974$1,323$2,874$16,421
Total other revenue$5,045$9,558$1,719$18,542($39,967)
Total revenue$4,605,491$3,834,675$4,349,197$4,630,394$5,243,731
Program services$3,605,914$2,802,705$3,125,933$2,819,419$2,945,828
Management and general$544,490$604,036$566,710$525,007$455,055
Total expenses$4,539,121$3,702,482$3,964,709$3,628,189$3,799,892
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$66,370$132,193$384,488$1,002,205$1,443,839
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$66,370$132,193$384,488$1,002,205$1,443,839


Penny NanceCEO / Presid$269,556
Sara OlsonSr. VP of Ex$160,402
Denise CappuccioCFO$159,441
Marie GuthrieVP Govt Rela$125,752
Mario DiazGeneral Coun$114,990

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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In 1979, Beverly LaHaye watched a television interview of Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women. Realizing that Friedan claimed to speak for the women of America, Beverly LaHaye was stirred to action. She knew the feminists' anti-God, anti-family rhetoric did not represent her beliefs, nor those of the vast majority of women.

With the vision of protecting the family through prayer and action, Beverly LaHaye founded Concerned Women for America (CWA). Its headquarters were located in San Diego, California, until January 1985, when the organization moved its national headquarters to Washington, D.C.

Today, Concerned Women for America - with members in 50 states - is the largest public policy women's organization in the nation. Although CWA is primarily a women's organization, its issues deal with the family, so men are also encouraged to join. Its membership includes women and men of all ages, various church affiliations and multiple political parties.

Program accomplishments

On Capitol Hill, CWA lobbyists work hard with members of Congress and their staffs to ensure that families have a voice in the legislative process.

Founded in 2011, Young Women for America is CWA's collegiate initiative with chapters all across the country. YWA is this generation of Christian, conservative women fighting to protect and promote Biblical values and conservative principles on campuses and in the community. These young women on college campuses around the country educate themselves on current issues; they gather to pray for our country, and they act to influence society.

Your Voice of Influence is CWA's weekly update on activities for the previous week. Your Voice of Influence is sent out by email every Saturday morning.

E-mail alerts and press releases are sent out as needed. CWA's Legislative, Legal, and International Departments send notifications of action items and other news.


To give members a voice in each community, hundreds of CWA Prayer/Action Chapters have been formed in cities and towns across America. Prayer/Action Chapters are truly the heartbeat of CWA. Lead by CWA's Field Department, these chapters consist of faithful women and men who meet on a regular basis to pray for leaders and issues, and then take action. Each of these chapters is led by a volunteer leader. And they are making a difference - keeping pornography out of the community, supporting crisis pregnancy centers and organizing voter registration drives.

Contact the CWA National Field Office for more information on how one can become involved in CWA at the local level.