Eastern Henrico FISH, Inc.
PO Box 38212
Henrico VA 23231
Mission Statement
To centralize the delivery of emergency services by providing financial assistance, food, clothing and information and referral to residents of eastern Henrico County thereby removing an immediate threat of homelessness.
CEO/Executive Director Vickie Martin
Board Chair Irene Beck
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address PO Box 38212
Henrico, VA 23231
Telephone 804 257-7730
Fax 804 222-5564
E-mail easternhenricofishinc@verizon.net
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $113,800.00
Projected Expenses $113,800.00
To centralize the delivery of emergency services by providing financial assistance, food, clothing and information and referral to residents of eastern Henrico County thereby removing an immediate threat of homelessness.
In 2016, FISH assisted approximately 350 families in eastern Henrico, including over 400 children, with housing-related financial assistance, food and clothing.  Achievement of the organizational mission is reflected in the number of families who have avoided eviction, an interruption of utility services, or a shortage of adequate food and clothing for family members. 
For 2017, FISH continues to focus on its core services by offering emergency services to eligible households; expanding board membership to reflect diversity within the community; promoting board development in the areas of fundraising and public relations; and continuing its outreach efforts with interagency groups addressing the human services needs of low-income residents of eastern Henrico county.  FISH maintains collaboration with area agencies, businesses and schools, on a seasonal and as requested basis, to identify and provide for the essential needs of families with children. 
  1. Increasing financial support for the housing-related financial assistance program serving residents of eastern Henrico; 
  2. Expanding membership of churches in the eastern Henrico area;
  3. Identifying volunteers to work with enhancing our social media campaign including website development;
  4. Securing pro-bono services or identifying volunteers with information technology expertise for maintaining office computer equipment, assisting with database needs and trouble-shooting; and
  5. Focusing on board development.
Eastern Henrico FISH Inc (FISH) was founded in 1971 by area churches with the mission of centralizing the delivery of emergency assistance, such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food and clothing, to low-income families residing in the eastern portion of the county.  FISH serves residents east and south of Mechanicsville Turnpike (US 360), including Highland Springs, Sandston and Varina.  The FISH board of directors is composed of representatives from 25 member congregations who provide leadership to the organization, advance annual fundraising goals, volunteer in various capacities, and organize donations of food and financial resources from their respective congregations.  Additional congregations in eastern Henrico support FISH through food and monetary donations.
CEO Statement

FISH is blessed to have the support of churches and businesses in the community that understand the human service needs of eastern Henrico residents.  It is our hope that through collaboration within the faith community and interagency partnerships, FISH actively reduces duplication of services and promotes self-sufficiency while sustaining households through economic hardship.

Board Chair Statement
The FISH board of directors is comprised of representatives from member churches who not only provide leadership and program oversight, but also "roll up their sleeves" for the collective work of the organization.  In 2016, board members contributed over 4200 volunteer hours to meet the goals of our organization by leading fundraising efforts, performing community outreach and supporting  daily office operations.  The many "thank yous" at our door from those we are able to help with food, clothing and school supplies, to the cards and letters of gratitude from families overcoming financial challenges, make easy work for all of us on the board.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Henrico County
Housing-related financial assistance and food are provided for residents of eastern Henrico County residing east and south of Mechanicsville Turnpike (US 360), including Highland Springs, Sandston and Varina.  Clothing is provided to qualified clients who live in Henrico county.
Board Chair
Board Chair Irene Beck
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email easternhenricofishinc@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
Maristella Araujo Community Volunteer
Irene Beck Community Volunteer
Heather Carlson-Jaquez Community Volunteer
Elena Cussatti Community Volunteer
Dotty Drinkwater Community Volunteer
Shannon Girouard Community Volunteer
Ann Goggin Community Volunteer
Sharon Greene Community Volunteer
Steve Hassmer Retired - Pastor
Ann Helms Retired
Bruce Henderson Community Volunteer
Kathleen Herndon Community Volunteer
Pat Keck Community Volunteer
Patricia Lewis Community Volunteer
Vickie Martin Executive Director
Lloyd Mercer Community Volunteer
Kirby Miller Community Volunteer
Virgie Noel Community Volunteer
Angela Pegram Community Volunteer
Michelle Phipps Community Volunteer
Ambra Renick Community Volunteer
Joe Saunders Community Volunteer
Charlotte Saunders Community Volunteer
Larry Seay Community Volunteer
Sean Stewart Community Volunteer
Barbara Vanlandingham Community Volunteer
Charlotte Veasey Community Volunteer
Earleen Whitlow Community Volunteer
Pam Wilson Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 24
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Vickie Martin
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 64
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Description Eastern Henrico FISH Inc administers a housing-related assistance program to assist residents experiencing an unforeseen crisis with rent,  mortgage and utilities to prevent eviction and avoid disruption of services. FISH also provides food and clothing to eligible clients.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $114,591.00
Short Term Success Our financial assistance program mission is met in the reflection of the number of families and individuals who did not experience eviction or disruption of utility services allowing them to remain in a permanent housing situation and avoid becoming homeless.
Long Term Success Program success is defined as meeting the urgent need of families and individuals so that they can maintain their housing and required utilities.  Our objective is to reach households that are not chronically in arrears in their housing and utility expenses, but have experienced an unforeseen problem or condition that precipitated a crisis in self- sufficiency.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $113,800.00
Projected Expenses $113,800.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$26,244$26,244$36,244
Individual Contributions$60,940$41,703$41,277
Investment Income, Net of Losses$155$173$293
Membership Dues------
Special Events$20,570$9,782$7,820
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$87,476$82,762$75,734
Administration Expense$6,194$15,881$15,665
Fundraising Expense$2,911$1,226$1,571
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.120.810.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%83%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$69,774$59,766$77,839
Current Assets$69,774$59,766$77,839
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$1,140$2,460$1,290
Total Net Assets$68,634$57,306$76,549
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities61.2124.3060.34
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView