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YWCA Elmira & Twin Tiers

Total Qualifying Score: 5
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: Above $1.5 million up to $3 million – 2 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


YWCA Elmira & Twin Tiers
ELMIRA, Chemung County, New York 14901

County (ARC Region) Chemung
State (ARC Region) New York


Q1. Mission:

YWCA Elmira and the Twin Tiers is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.

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

YWCA Elmira aligns with and implements within our programs building the capacity and skills of next generation leaders to advance community and economic development.  Each of our services focuses around empowerment and equality whether it is directly with our youth mentoring and swimming lessons or indirectly with our childcare services that allow women to work and attend school or our services for breast cancer survivors.  Our organization was created to provide support for women and families so that they can in turn advance our community.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: Yes

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 13/32 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 20/95 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $932375/$1087600

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $1643371.03 / $1610518.50

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $932375 / $1087600

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

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($20000)
Received From: Chemung County Child Care Connection   Date Received: Pending
For What Purpose(s): Childcare Supplies

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

As a fee for service child care provider, we rely on childcare revenue to supplement our operating expenses. We are the largest provider of after school care in Chemung County, serving 700 families with child care in 16 sites during a normal academic year. After school closed we reduced to 30 children per day and furloughed 100 staff to maintain solvency which was assisted by a SBA PPP loan. 

For the current academic year the number of children has been reduced to 200 families at 14 sites being charged 1/4 of the customary charge due to reduced school schedules. We are currently reviewing which sites will need to be combined or closed to continue solvency.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Overall – the path forward (as we have already made/or are making the necessary financial adjustments)
Liability in the event of illness in the families we serve
How we can add more services to address the current world climate of antiracism

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Fundraising has always been an afterthought for this organization as we don’t have a dedicated fundraiser or the expertise to develop a fundraising plan that can be followed by current staff. We are very good at implementing events and those that we have created have been very successful albeit small revenue generators (Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Memorial Golf Tournament, Black History Month events) but we need assistance developing large ideas from beginning to end.

We believe with a “game plan” of events that support our mission we can garner community visibility and begin to receive donations and corporate support for our important and timely mission of equality.


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

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Fall 2020: 6-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020)


Name: Michele Johnson, CEO

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

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