Inspire International
1900 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond VA 23222
Mission Statement

Inspire International's mission is to create caring communities of faith that teach the Word of God, promote literacy, alleviate poverty and bring hope.

Our vision is from John 10:10--to "...have life and have it abundantly."
Our program areas are: adult literacy, children's ministry and education, health and community development, and discipleship.
CEO/Executive Director Rev. J. David Singh
Board Chair Mr. Robert E. Whitaker Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Whitaker Publishng House
Contact Information
Address 1900 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
Telephone 804 643-7200
Fax 804 643-7200
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1985
Former Names
Scripture Ministries of India1985
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $330,000.00
Projected Expenses $330,000.00

Inspire International's mission is to create caring communities of faith that teach the Word of God, promote literacy, alleviate poverty and bring hope.

Our vision is from John 10:10--to "...have life and have it abundantly."
Our program areas are: adult literacy, children's ministry and education, health and community development, and discipleship.

We educated 520 adults last year through our adult literacy program and are educating another 600 this year. Our literacy program brings new readers up to a fourth grade reading level and teaches numeracy and other life skills.

We are in the process of expanding Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital's labor ward. From a single room that housed only six beds, we are building an expansion that will house 60 beds, 10 labor tables, and will be closely connected to surgical facilities for emergencies. Our estimated completion date is April 2016; the total cost of this project is only $120,000!
We provided $31,000 in assistance for Nepal flood victims this past summer! Our partners, the Emanual Hospital Association, and  Leprosy Mission Nepal, worked on the ground, treating the injured and rebuilding devastated areas. 
We are int the process of serving 17,000 children through our Children's Festivals, at only $2/child! Children's Festivals occur during the summer holidays and provide values-based education through materials that are uniquely indigenous, for children who may not have any access to schools. 
  • Our partner, Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, needs to expand their labor ward. This has been perviously cost-prohibitive, but overcrowding is so extreme that a new labor ward needs to be urgently constructed. The proposed capital expansion is estimated at $120,000. Makunda hospital serves patients who cannot afford to hospitalized deliveries due to the great expense. Their purpose is to serve the poor; a consultation fee is a mere 20 Rs. ($0.40). Delivering a baby costs 3,000 Rs. ($75—that’s two tanks of gas) and a Caesarean costs 10,000 Rs. ($250—a couple of trips to the grocery store). Makunda also provides pro bono care to the poorest patients, including food and lodging. Help us improve tribal and refugee maternal and infant care, while preventing pregnancy related fatalities.
  •  Reaching 17,000 children annually through Children's Festivals . At $2/child (including teacher training, curriculum construction and printing), the cost is nominal and the potential great. Sponsors are needed for this $34,000 program.
  • Printing adult literacy materials eight languages. 6,000 students are enrolled in our second literacy class a new tribe; each level of workbooks costs $3,000 to produce. We need $15,000 in total to print all literacy materials to enable this tribe to read and write their own names, empower the community.

Inspire International was initially established in 1985 to provide Bibles, Christian literature and literacy materials for work in India. 

 Over the years we have evolved into a capacity building organization that comes alongside South Asian leaders and partners to invest in and develop the next generation of leaders and uplift the poor. 
CEO Statement

Dear People of God:

I am deeply grateful to so many of you who love South Asia and have supported the work that we do there. We are here to share the love of God in Christ Jesus. This love reaches all peoples and all nations.

India has produced several saints two of whom stand out. Sadhu Sunder Singh and Mother Theresa, both of whose lives touched the whole nation and demonstrated what it means to live like Jesus.

We have a small, dedicated and trustworthy staff who work hard to accomplish our mission and fulfill our vision. In this endeavor we are also blessed to have a strong Board drawn from across the nation, who support the ministry both with their giving as well as their advocacy on our behalf. Our partners in South Asia have a proven track record and bring joy to our collaborative mission.

India is a nation of large numbers, immense challenges and growing opportunity. I am deeply grateful for each one of you who have come alongside and stood with us through your support and prayers, to do something significant. Now is the time to go all-out and see how we can make a great difference!

May the Lord bless and guide you!

Your servant in Jesus Christ,

Rev. J. David Singh

Areas of Service
Areas Served
South Asia: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Robert E. Whitaker Jr.
Company Affiliation Whitaker Publishng House
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Mil Bailey Ret Ex Sec to CEO of Wellsfargo
Mr. Wallace Boyd Entrepreneur/CEO Oakwood Markets & Properties
Dr. Wilson C. Merchant Partner Virginia Urological Associates
Rev. J. David Singh General Director, Inspire International
Mrs. Nalini Singh Assoc. General Director - Inspire International
Mr. Peter Trost Community Volunteer/Businessman
Mrs. Linda Trost Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert E. Whitaker Jr.President, Whitaker House
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Our Board is drawn from across the nation and we have overcome the challenge of traveling vast distances for Board meetings by having one annual board meeting in one location and other regular board meetings using web based meetings.  
Executive Director
Executive Director Rev. J. David Singh
Rev. Singh has 32 years of experience in training leaders in India, Australia and the USA. He has been a lecturer and Head of Department at a major University and brings academic research to his work. He is trained in systems theory and a qualified Marriage & Family Therapist. He is well versed in both urban and rural work. He has also worked as an executive coach to directors. 
Co-CEO Ms. Nalini Singh
Term Start Sept 2001

Nalini has thirty years of experience in mentoring and support of key Church leaders. Five years of overseeing staff in a running of a day care center for 200 children from socially and economically under privileged areas in India. Four years of work in resettlement of refugees in Australia. She has undergone training in Clinical Pastoral Education and Adult Literacy and has worked nine years in the field of Adult Literacy with a major focus on women.


Full Time Staff 3
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Literacy Evangelism International, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Leprosy Mission Nepal
Adult Literacy programs targeted at women
Humanitarian crisis intervention and disaster relief
Supporting Christian hospitals
Micro-enterprises and skills-building for the poor 
Educational programs for youth and support of Christian schools 
Leadership Training
CEO/ED/Board Comments
The challenge comes from the people themselves who are so innovative and creative in meeting their daily needs from their meager resources. We have to be careful not to make them dependent but to enable them to find solutions that best fit their context and resources. However, there is equally a duty of care for those who have little.  The need is immense and we have to constantly discern who our partners will be.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $330,000.00
Projected Expenses $330,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$322,107$240,612$264,114
Administration Expense$25,897$22,413$27,889
Fundraising Expense$39,964$39,919$38,891
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.230.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%79%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%11%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$224,610$213,688$144,249
Current Assets$148,957$136,923$66,372
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$3,054$5,043$4,759
Total Net Assets$221,556$208,645$139,490
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities48.7727.1513.95
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Organization Comments
FormThe challenge of fund raising is great given the current economy. International work is particularly difficult to raise funding for, as local safety net strains appear more urgent and immediate. 
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided by Form 990, with supplemental information from the financial statements.
  • Form 990 prepared by Reverend J. David Singh, the Executive Director.
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" includes support from churches and may include corporate and foundation support.