Storefront for Community Design
205 East Broad Street
Richmond VA 23219-1782
Mission Statement The Storefront works with homeowners, organizations and businesses to encourage quality community development and strengthen the legacy of urban neighborhoods through education, advocacy and participation.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Ryan C. Rinn
Board Chair Mr. Jennifer Wimmer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Glave & Holmes Architecture
Contact Information
Address 205 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 232191782
Telephone 804 322-9956
Fax 804 644-0857
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $160,000.00
Projected Expenses $135,000.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2014View
Mission The Storefront works with homeowners, organizations and businesses to encourage quality community development and strengthen the legacy of urban neighborhoods through education, advocacy and participation.
  1. More than 200 free design plan consultations conducted with community members, nonprofits, local businesses and civic associations.
  2. Engagement of over 125 professional volunteers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design, marketing, public relations and organizational development to work toward the betterment of RVA.
  3. Completion of nine (9) Design Education Series exploring the intersection of community development, the urban environment, and design.
  1. Capacity and staffing
  2. Fundraising for the development of a Design Fund to kick start the implementation of Design Plan Consultations for community members who cannot afford the work on their own
  3. Professional volunteers 
  4. Facility development
  5. Administrative development and streamlining
Background The Storefront for Community Design's past, present and planned activities serve the purpose of bringing design and urban planning resources to residents, business owners, and organizations in Richmond, VA for the purpose of elevating the quality of life and of the built environment for all inhabitants of the city.  Storefront came out of a shared vision for the City of Richmond to have a community design center and was brought to fruition through the coordinated efforts of the Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods, Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jennifer Wimmer
Company Affiliation Glave & Holmes Architecture
Term Mar 2015 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Douglas Boyle Esq.Vinson & Elkins LLP
Ms. Giles Harnsberger NB&C
Mr. James Hill City of Richmond
Mr. Preston Lloyd EsqWilliams Mullen
Ms. Martiza Mercado-Pechin AECOM
Dr. Cynthia Newbille Richmond City Council
Mr. Lane Pearson Todd Ratner PLC
Mr. Burt Pinnock BAM Architects
Ms. Allison Powell BCWH Architects
Mrs. Amy Rein Genworth
Ms. Mary Harding Sadler Sadler & Whitehead Architects
Mr. Keith Sheehan Ernst & Young
Mr. Alan Todd Barton Malow
Ms. Jo White Richmond Chapter of the Guardian Angels; Saving Our Youth Virginia
Ms. De'Nisha Wilson 7th District Health and Welness Coordinator
Ms. Jennifer Wimmer Glave & Holmes Architecture
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Ryan C. Rinn
Senior Staff
Mr. R. Tyler King Program Manager
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 130
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
The Storefront Workshop Program is an opportunity for the applicant - a neighborhood association, property developer, or local government - to decipher development issues and reach a consensus about a community scale effort or project.
Applicants that hire Storefront to facilitate this workshop seek input and ideas from a range of stakeholders.  Storefront volunteers facilitate this dialogue, providing design information and visual resources.  The Workshop Program results in the creation of a workshop report including all community input and plans that result from group compromises and consensus building.
Applicants pay a fee for this program; the fee is dedication to providing workshop materials.  Storefront workshops help communities and stakeholders resolve the often contentious issues that arise from neighborhood change.
The Design Plan Program facilitates meetings between design professionals and individuals who need help with design-based projects.  The objective is to provide a property owner with a schematic architectural plan and detailed steps to successfully complete a project.
The Design Plan Program provides affordable access to professional quality design services that are tailored to clients' needs.  The Storefront performs services through staff and volunteer resources.  Through this program, all applicants are entitled to one hour of pro-bono consultation on their architectural, graphic or community design issue.
This program helps to spur revitalization of Richmond through project-by-project improvement of neighborhoods. After an initial hour consultation, the fee for Design Plan services for home owners or business owners is on a sliding-scale, with cost based on ability to pay. The fee is dedicated to support administrative costs for the Storefront.
The Design Education Program teaches the public the value of design and its potential to enrich communities.  The program is an umbrella for a variety of educational opportunities including architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design and public art seminars and efforts.  Specific activities include design exhibits, lectures on renovation techniques, and neighborhood walking and bicycle tours.
The Design Education Program provides a forum for continuing education for design professionals through seminars and lunch-and-learn presentations.  The Storefront is committed to sustainable building design and practices.  It provides access to sustainability educational programs and resources to achieve environmentally friendly and energy-efficient projects.
The Storefront maintains a resource library of design information, building code, guidelines for City Old & Historic Districts, pattern books and architectural products and services accessible to the public.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $160,000.00
Projected Expenses $135,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$119,022$108,504$66,425
Administration Expense$27,558$24,799$14,252
Fundraising Expense$9,212$8,025$2,380
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.161.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%77%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%5%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$51,666$48,123$30,670
Current Assets$49,785$47,425$30,120
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$9,414$1,118$5,726
Total Net Assets$42,252$47,005$24,944
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.2942.425.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 3/2015View
Foundation Comments
  • Received 501(c)(3) status in 2013.
  • Transitioned from FYE March 31 to June 30 in 2013.
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Dooley & Vicars, LLP.