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Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery

Total Qualifying Score: 3
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 : No (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: Above $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery
Jackhorn, Letcher County, Kentucky 41825

County (ARC Region) Letcher
State (ARC Region) Kentucky


Q1. Mission:

To provide low coast family friendly entertainment and educational opportunities.

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

Black Sheep Bakery is a is a 29 month old social enterprise. We hire folks coming out of incarceration. We presently have three paid employees and a few volunteers. We are the funding stream for Hemphill Community Center, a 501(C)3. We are a culture bearing organization. We just invested in campus wifi so the children without internet could come and do their school work. We have constructed a pavillion where folks may market their wares if they have things the produce.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: Yes

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/3 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 0/1 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $34000/$28000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $23000 / $23000

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $34000 / $28000

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($1000.00)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
Received From:   Date Received:
For What Purpose(s):

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

We are just feeling the effects of the pandemic now. Our business is almost non-existent now that the numbers have escalated here in our county and our community. Its pretty frightening to think we might not be able to stay our course. We were doing so good even after the pandemic started.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Keeping the staff and the customers safe

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

Possibly. Hopefully. Yes. It could help us plan and be able to sustain beyond the meager finances that cause us to dip into our own pockets sometimes to pay utilities and wages. The wages for our workers are paramount. We want a living wage and full time employment for our workers asap.



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-Mission & Operations

Course #2 Choice: 2-Long-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Gwen Johnson, Secretary/ Bakery Manager

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

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