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Salem Community Center

Total Qualifying Score: 5
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: Above $1.5 million up to $3 million – 2 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Salem Community Center
Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio 44460

County (ARC Region) Columbiana
State (ARC Region) Ohio


Q1. Mission:

The Salem Community Center is a private not for profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life within our community. This continuous process will be enhanced by: To be responsive to our membership by addressing emerging and changing community needs and removing economic barriers within available resources. To continue the cycle of giving through service and resources to our community.

Built with money from the McKeown Fund and minds from local community members and businesses, the Salem Community Center exists today representing what is special to all of us and our families.  In continuing the tradition of meeting the needs of our membership, as well as the community, the Salem Community Center represents a place where families can spend time together and those without family can make new relationships that will last a lifetime.

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

The Salem Community Center is invested in the heath of its local community.  A healthy community means a healthy economy both on a local and on a global spectrum.

A nation of unhealthy people is a drain on the economy at all levels through decreased productivity and increased healthcare costs.  Teaching and providing people with healthier lifestyle choices enables them to become part of a healthier community.   Healthier adults become more productive at less cost thereby promoting a favorable impact on the local economy.  This, in turn, will have a favorable impact on state and federal economy levels as well.  The Salem Community Center is committed to making wellness a preventative means, not a medical treatment.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 10/75 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 11/110 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $915,500/$1,200,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $2,498,101 / $2,321,878

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $915,500 / $1,200,000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($1,000,000)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($332,600)
Received From: PPP Loan and EIDL Loan   Date Received: April and August
For What Purpose(s): Payroll and Utilities

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

On March 16th, 2020 we were asked to close our doors to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of the coronavirus. We officially re-opened to members after 77 days on June 1, 2020. The SCC has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. At the time we were permitted to re-open, it was only for a limited number of guests. Costly social distancing structural expenses, the additional cleaning staff required and not being permitted to have sporting programs/events/rentals has greatly affected our income. Staffing has been difficult, due to lack of childcare, caring for elder family members, staff who are in age/medical continued shelter group, and the fact that most employees made more money by being unemployed than returning to work.

We operate in many different capacities, serving a diverse population on a normal basis. Starting back with limited class and program offerings has been very challenging. Social distancing is also a challenging aspect. Fortunately, we have a very large facility and are able to space out employees, members, equipment, and classes.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Membership reduction
Increased expenses
Getting people back both employees and members

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

By participating in this program my hope is to learn and share with others who are experiencing similar hardships.  I look forward to investigating new ways to not only do business but understand what others are facing.  My goal is to understand what the community as a whole is facing, take that knowledge and apply it to my operational plan for the next 6-18 months.


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-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Short-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 B: 5-Week Course (Mar. 1, 2021-April 4, 2021)


Name: Heather Young, Executive Director

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

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