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Live Healthy Appalachia

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


Live Healthy Appalachia
Athens, Athens County, Ohio 45701

County (ARC Region) Athens
State (ARC Region) Ohio


Q1. Mission:

To promote healthy eating and active living through educational opportunities and community partnerships. 

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

Live Healthy Appalachia aligns with goal #2. Since 2010, we have been building upon the unique assets of Appalachia to reverse negative trends in health by empowering individuals to lead healthier lives. We believe that healthy lifestyles can & should be accessible to all people, regardless of socioeconomic status or ability. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: to make healthy choices accessible for everyone in our region.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 3/1 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 3/1 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $222,319/$222,148

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $215,637 / $240,615

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $222,319 / $222,148

Balance Sheet

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

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($28,935)
Received From: Hocking Valley Bank   Date Received: 4/17/2020
For What Purpose(s): Salaries

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

The COVID pandemic has created many challenges for our organization. All of our programs are in person. We cook with people, educate people, and interact with the community on a daily basis. All of our events and fundraisers are in person. We essentially had to wipe our calendar clean and start fresh. We have moved some of our programming to a virtual format and are trying new events and fundraisers–all socially distanced and/or online. We’re taking this time to take our biggest children’s program, Live Healthy Kids, to a video format. This will take at least 2 years to complete. Our biggest adult education program, the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), has been very successful using a virtual format and we are currently running 2 cohorts of this class and plan to focus most of our energy here since it is popular and it generates revenue for our organization.  

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Meeting my budget numbers
Creating fundraisers that fulfill our mission and generate revenue
How to generate donor and corporate support

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I hope to finish the program with a plan for long-term financial sustainability and fundraising ideas. 


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-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)


Name: Heidi Fischer, Executive Director

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

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