Better Business Bureau Report for
The Renewal Projects

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Renewal Projects
Address: 1805 Monument Avenue, Suite 400
  Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-353-0060
Web Address:
Also known as:Transformation Retreats
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Virginia

Mission: Offering retreats and conferences which offer opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS for respite, interaction with others, education, personal reflection and renewal in a safe and hospitable environment.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Renewal Projects meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We offer 4-day retreats for people living with HIV/AIDS and 9-week programs for incarcerated women at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Community Connections Program broadens our direct impact on the lives of individuals living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. Targeting Richmond’s traditionally underserved communities, Community Connections facilitates ongoing HIV/AIDS awareness, and education It promotes HIV prevention and the knowledge and understanding necessary to bringing about a more compassionate community-wide response to those living with HIV disease.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, The Renewal Projects's program expenses were:

Retreat Program 25,254
Prison Project 9,425
Community Connections Program 8,449
Total Program Expenses: $43,128
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Chief Executive : Mr. Rodney Lofton, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Peggy Holt
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 1

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, grant proposals, internet & website appeals, and cause-related marketing.
Fundraising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $63,146, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on The Renewal Projects's unaudited financial statements & IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Individual contributions 25,004
Contributions (organizations) 20,941
Grant revenue 10,000
Contributions (churches) 3,652
Fundraising income 3,049
Prison Project income 1,000
Community Connection Income 800
In-kind donation 400
Anonymous contributions 100
Interest Income 6
Total Income $64,952


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 16%  Other Expenses: 3%

Total income $64,952
Program expenses $43,128
Fund raising expenses 4,012
Administrative expenses 9,083
Other Expenses 1,888
Total expenses $58,111
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,841
Beginning net assets 72,383
Ending net assets 79,187
Total liabilities 6,333
Total assets $85,520

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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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