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West Virginia Institute for Spirituality

Total Qualifying Score: 9
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 : No (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: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25311

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


Q1. Mission:

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality is dedicated to providing space and opportunities for deepening mindfulness, prayer practice, interior peace, and for integrating moral and ethical values

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

WE are building the capacity and skills of current and next-generation leaders and our organization is trying to innovate by adding addition technology offerings, collaborate throughout Appalacia with the black coalition, the WV council of churches and we serve the economically deprived through scholarships for those who cannot pay.



Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 1/2 (as of 9/1/2020)

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

Current Year Income/Expenses: $160, 000/$200000

Q6. Fiscal Year: Calendar

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $267191 / $205706

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $160, 000 / $200000

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($28000)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
Received From:   Date Received:
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Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

We offer retreat accommodations for 15 and because we have a 98 year old resident have terminated all in house offerings.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Recruiting new clients

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

The program would assist us with marketing and fundraising ideas and help us to help our clients.


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-Fundraising

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: David Lake, President of the Board of Directors

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

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