NAVEL is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization that values openness, solidarity, and transparency. All contributions made go directly to support our cultural programming, helping to keep them low-cost and accessible.

Since 2018 we have been able to support and fund our cultural programs primarily through income received from renting our space in Los Angeles for private events. Until now, this significant income gave us the means to build our community and further our mission. Now without our main source of revenue, the financial impact to NAVEL is immense and undoubtedly putting us to the test.

Over the next three months (April-June 2020), we need to raise over $25,000 in order to cover our basic operating costs, even after we have cut our expenses drastically. To be transparent, below is a list of the overhead costs necessary to keep the organization alive over the next three months. We will continue to update this section with our finances and budget each quarter.

To make a contribution or become a member, please click the link below. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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Funding Partners

NAVEL is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. We are grateful for additional support received from Wilhelm Family Foundation and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

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April - June 2020 Expenses

Monthly Overhead:
Advertising & Marketing - $50 (social media advertising)
Bank Charges & Fees - $50
Interest Paid - $50
Internet - $99
Office Supplies & Software - $250 (Adobe CS, Airtable, TrackItForward, Quickbooks, Zoom etc.)
Rent & Lease - $3,331.49
Utilities - $103 (garbage removal)
Monthly Overhead total: $3,933.49

Monthly Staffing:
Caretaker - $150 (2 cleanings/month while on hiatus)
Co-Director Salary* - $2,000 (½ time during Q2)
Co-Director Salary* - $2,000 (½ time during Q2)
Graphic Designer - $200
Bookkeeper - $200
Monthly Staffing total: $4,650
*Both Co-Directors are currently volunteering their time (laid off) until further funding is secured via fundraising efforts or government loans/assistance.

One-Time Costs in Q2:
April 2020 - Legal & Professional Services - $600 (accountant to file Form 990 in April)
May 2020 - Insurance Premium Due - $600
Additional One-Time Costs in Q2: $1,200

Total Estimated Costs in Q2: $26,950.47

Programming Funding Schemas

Participation in ASSEMBLIES asks for a $25-75 suggested donation which is distributed equally amongst the groups to be used for materials, research, field trips, etc.

10% of the funds are used for administrative costs incurred by NAVEL and for group facilitation training for group leaders.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.

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virtual care lab hosts self-determine whether their gathering is free of charge or sliding scale donation, in which case they keep 80% of the revenues. Recognizing that we are working to find ways to build a sustainable project and platform, 10% of the funds will go to VCL organizers and 10% to NAVEL for administrative costs.

Form 990

To view NAVEL’s most recent Form 990, click here: FY2018 Form 990EZ