Nia Incorporated of Greater Richmond
4247 Creighton Road
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement
Nia, Inc. of Greater Richmond was organized as a community development corporation to serve in partnership and affiliation with Saint Paul's Baptist Church to (a) teach the basic principles of family living and provide housing for low-income families; (b) provide leadership and training to the youth in the Richmond metropolitan area; (c) contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of Saint Paul's Baptist Church and the relief of the poor in Saint Paul's Baptist Church and its community.
 
Additionally, Nia is the fiscal agent for the Renaissance Academy for the Performing Arts (RAPA), providing grant and fiscal oversight. RAPA seeks to develop youth in K-12th grades who impact other individuals, their family, their community and the world utilizing the performing arts as their instrument. RAPA's mission is to develop youth as performing artists who are equipped with the tools needed to be leaders in their communities of influence. Participants will gain self awareness through effective self-expression and self-discovery as they assess and apply their gifts and talents. Families will be exposed to diverse cultures through presentations, special events and student artifacts. Communities will experience increased awareness, exposure and understanding of the relevance of the performing arts.


 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Patrice Richardson Stokes
Board Chair Keith Blowe
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address 4247 Creighton Road
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 643-4000
Fax 804 648-4526
E-mail
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $432,607.25
Projected Expenses $401,920.25
Statements
Mission
Nia, Inc. of Greater Richmond was organized as a community development corporation to serve in partnership and affiliation with Saint Paul's Baptist Church to (a) teach the basic principles of family living and provide housing for low-income families; (b) provide leadership and training to the youth in the Richmond metropolitan area; (c) contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of Saint Paul's Baptist Church and the relief of the poor in Saint Paul's Baptist Church and its community.
 
Additionally, Nia is the fiscal agent for the Renaissance Academy for the Performing Arts (RAPA), providing grant and fiscal oversight. RAPA seeks to develop youth in K-12th grades who impact other individuals, their family, their community and the world utilizing the performing arts as their instrument. RAPA's mission is to develop youth as performing artists who are equipped with the tools needed to be leaders in their communities of influence. Participants will gain self awareness through effective self-expression and self-discovery as they assess and apply their gifts and talents. Families will be exposed to diverse cultures through presentations, special events and student artifacts. Communities will experience increased awareness, exposure and understanding of the relevance of the performing arts.


 
Impact

Top Four Accomplishments from the Past Year

  1. Tested over 1,200 at-risk persons for HIV and trained leaders in 15 churches to establish health ministries with a focus in HIV prevention.
  2. Established the Richmond Chapter of the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) to increase the engagement of people living with HIV within service delivery systems that will eliminate the stigma of HIV, strengthen local leadership and build advocates to improve HIV/AIDS policy.
  3. Thirty middle school students made a commitment to abstain from sex until marriage through their successful completion of the True Love Waits curriculum.
  4. Conducted an outreach drive, collecting more than 250 bed, bath and kitchen linens, 150 personal care items and several printers to support homeless veterans.
 
 Top Goals for the Current Year
  • Successful implementation of All Stars curriculum with middle school students.
  • Successful implementation of Lead and Seed program with high school students.
  • Successful implementation of Healthy Greater Richmond: Women, Take Charge! 
 



 
Needs
  1.  Full-time Executive Director (or CEO)
  2.  Board Development
  3.  Strategic Plan
  4.  Fund Development
  5.  Operational Infrastructure  (systems, policies & procedures, etc.)
Background Nia, Inc. of Greater Richmond is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and ministry affiliate of The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. Established in 1992 by Dr. Lance Watson, Nia was founded on the belief that empowering people transforms communities. Nia which means ‘purpose’ in Swahili.

 

Upon its formation, Nia held as its vision to make a difference in the historic community of Church Hill surrounding the Marshall Street campus. Since that time the Church experienced exponential growth and now possess three additional campuses in Eastern Henrico, South Richmond, and Petersburg. This growth has helped to precipitate the broadening of Nia’s vision, from serving a single community to multiple ones and from viewing communities strictly from a geographical perspective to seeing communities as a collection of individuals with diverse cultures, interest, issues and needs.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Board Chair
Board Chair Keith Blowe
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Mar 2015 to Mar 2017
Email gracehaven@me.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Keith Blowe Retired
Gregory Hopkins City of Richmond, Department of Justice Services
R. Renee' Johnson City of Petersburg Sheriff's Office
Patrice Stokes Saint Paul's Baptist Church
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 100
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 50
Female 50
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Patrice Richardson Stokes
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

Financial education programs are designed to empower people to better manage their finances and to foster long-term transformation.

MoneySmart

Faith and Finances 
Description

Awareness and prevention programs for medically underserved and minority communities suffering disproportionately to diseases.

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Programs

  • Landscape of our Spiritual Warfare: Ministering in the Face of HIV/AIDS
  • SISTA Project
  • Nia (for men) 

Tobacco Prevention

Prostrate Cancer 
 
Description Opportunities that focus on strengthening marriages, keeping families together and preventing behaviors that keep young people from reaching their fullest potential.
 
Description  Programs and services designed to help people compete and retain employment, prepare and develop careers and recognize and accept their life's calling.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $432,607.25
Projected Expenses $401,920.25
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$46,652$37,213$24,593
Administration Expense$20,202$8,988$5,028
Fundraising Expense$119$462--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.010.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%80%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%62%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$257,068$261,097$262,301
Current Assets$43,528$41,974$41,137
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$1,474$30,763$32,535
Total Net Assets$255,594$230,334$229,766
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities29.531.361.26
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 Application Confirmation 6/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial analysis provided by Form 990
  • Financial statements prepared by the organization