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United Way of Central WV

Total Qualifying Score: 4
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 $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


United Way of Central WV
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25301

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


Q1. Mission:

United Way of Central West Virginia established a COVID–19 Response & Recovery Fund in early March 2020.  As a result of your generosity, we were able to make grants totaling over $150,000 to 50 nonprofit agencies in Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay and Logan counties.  Since then we’ve been working  24 hours a day, 7 days a week to identify needs, fill service gaps and be a reliable source of assistance to our communities.  We continue to deliver essential supplies to hundreds of families. We’re still feeding thousands through food distribution events. We’re keeping the lights on,  water flowing and families safely housed. We’re providing reliable transportation to those in recovery. Calls and texts to WV 2-1-1 for information and referrals continue to climb. And with the support of partner agencies, we’re helping our most vulnerable populations with basic needs. As new challenges unfold, United Way remains your trusted resource of resources.

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

What we do as United Way does align with the goals of the ARC to work tirelessly increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia. Without foundational support of basic needs, we know that residents lose hope.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 17/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 18/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $4,171,274/$4,171,274

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $3,620,583 / $3,809,377

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $4,171,274 / $4,171,274

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

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($118,900)
Received From: US Small Business Administration c/o BBT now Truist   Date Received: 4/21/2020
For What Purpose(s): Paycheck Protection Program

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

The pandemic has created opportunity to align more closely with agencies we support and to rely heavily on our staff and volunteers to get the job done. Negatively, the current situation continues to hamper our fundraising efforts, as we realize more and more that a return to “business as usual” is not on the horizon for many medium to large companies. Special events, large gatherings, open houses are all things of the past. Making sure families remain fed, housed and safe is the present.


Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Economic downturn in counties we serve, downsizing across companies
Survival of smaller non-profit agencies
Increase demand for services

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

The opportunity to share best practices and learn new methods will surely refresh our staff to prepare for a tough 4th quarter and even harder year ahead.


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


Name: Kristi Wheeler, Resource Development DIrector

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

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