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Will Bright Foundation

Total Qualifying Score: 6
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $100,000 to $250,000 – 2 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Will Bright Foundation
Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama 35555

County (ARC Region) Fayette
State (ARC Region) Alabama


Q1. Mission:

Breaking the barrier to recovery from addiction by bridging the gap between the bubble of recovery and taking that next step, through awareness, education and the provision of transitional living.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Through the Will Bright Foundation’s transitional living facility, Restoration Springs, we align with several of ARC five goals.  First, we provide housing, food, workforce readiness training and job placement.  Through our program, we have seen that the increase in education, knowledge, skills and health of residents to work and succeed in Fayette, Alabama has allowed our residents to stretch their sobriety while being an active member of society.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 2/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 2/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $150,000/$150.,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $162,849 / $118,778

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $150,000 / $150.,000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($8,600)
Received From: PPP   Date Received: June, 2020
For What Purpose(s): payroll, utilitilies

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Due to COVID we have had to cancel fund raising events which help us maintain our budget.  

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
safety for residents from COVID

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I believe my participation in this program will help with any future issues stemming from COVID or any other unforeseen issue in the future.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Long-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 B: 5-Week Course (Mar. 1, 2021-April 4, 2021)


Name: Lisa Bright, CEO

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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