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The Arc Of The Mid Ohio Valley Inc

Total Qualifying Score: 7
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: Yes – 0
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


The Arc Of The Mid Ohio Valley Inc
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia 26101

County (ARC Region) Wood
State (ARC Region) West Virginia


Q1. Mission:

Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower, and encourage them to live, learn, work, worship, and play in their community…. along with their peers and neighbors! 

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

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley aligns with the following goals of the ARC:

  1. Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia’s economy;- The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley provides referral, support, advocacy training, programs and services to people with disabilities. These programs include vocational training opportunities and employment  in our thrift shops and a café that will be opened in the next few months. Additionally, the café will provide an opportunity for non-traditional employment for people with disabilities to sell their jewelry, paintings, photography, and other artwork. 
  2. Increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia;- The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley supports people with disabilities to succeed in their community through education and advocacy in such topics as post-secondary education options, vocational support, housing, and community integration. We work with children from birth to three years old, students, transitioning youth, and adults and their families to encourage and support empowerment and success in one’s own community.
  3. Invest in critical infrastructure, especially broadband; transportation, including the Appalachian Development Highway System; and water/wastewater systems;- We are working to improve transportation resources for people with disabilities in our community in collaboration with the Wood County Senior Citizens Association, SW Resources, Community Resources, Inc. and other community collaborators.
  4. Strengthen Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region’s natural and cultural heritage assets; and- We are encouraging microbusinesses for people with disabilities focused on local handmade artwork to empower and encourage economic self-sufficiency. 
  5. Build the capacity and skills of current and next-generation leaders and organizations to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development. we work daily to empower people with disabilities to advocate for themselves, contribute to their community, and experience complete integration as future leaders.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: Yes

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 15/7 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 14/8 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $750,000/$700,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $751,179 / $708,403

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $750,000 / $700,000

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($112,158)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($110,500)
Received From: Peoples Bank   Date Received: April 23, 2020
For What Purpose(s): Payroll

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

COVID-19 impacted our organization by slowing down the number of referrals to our Birth to Three Regional Administrative Unit 2 program; disallowing many of our in-person trainings, meetings, advocacy and educational opportunities; and forcing the closing of our thrift shops for several months. We lost income due to decreased referrals for Birth to Three and the two thrift shops. More importantly, we have been unable to provide the same quality programs and services to people with disabilities and at risk for disabilities. 

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Protecting the health and safety of those we serve
Protecting the health and safety of our staff
Remaining financially sound so as to ensure vital service provision well into the future

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I believe that a greater knowledge of fundraising and purposeful planning will encourage long-term success for our organization. Developing a formal fundraising plan will provide a road map for our future that will allow us to meet the needs of people with disabilities in our community for years to come. This important plan will keep us relevant and allow us to respond appropriately to challenges such as Covid-19. 


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-Mission & Operations

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-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)


Name: Elizabeth Ford, Executive Director

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

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