AVOL (AIDS VOLUNTEERS INC)
365 Waller Avenue
Suite 100
Lexington KY 40504
Contact Information
Nonprofit AVOL (AIDS VOLUNTEERS INC)
Address 365 Waller Avenue
Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 225-3000 x26
Fax 859 225-9244
Contact Name Jon Parker
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1984
Former Names
AIDS Volunteers of Lexington
Other Documents
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement AVOL collaborates with communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and to empower those affected.
Background Statement AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS as well as prevention education & outreach to 72 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. Since a group of dedicated volunteers founded AVOL in 1987, our organization has been on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS crisis in central Kentucky.
Impact Statement
During 2015 AVOL provided direct financial assistance and supportive services to over 400 families living with HIV/AIDS in central and eastern Kentucky to stabilize housing and prevent homelessness.  
 
AVOL also administered over 1000 free HIV tests and provided education and outreach to Kentucky's most at-risk communities.
Needs Statement
AVOL's most pressing needs are tools that will allow us to better connect with the communities we serve where they live:
  
1. Mobile HIV Testing Unit:  to reach people at risk for HIV in the neighborhoods in which they live, including rural areas outside of Fayette County.  Total Cost for Mobile Testing Unit and related costs estimated at $50K.
 
2. Rural Outreach and Connection to Care. Many rural Kentuckians living with HIV/AIDS experience disproportionate barriers to care than their counterparts living in Fayette County.  Stable housing and access to medical care are critical needs.  The cost of a comprehensive Rural Outreach and Connection to Care program is estimated at $225K/year.
 
3. Personal Hygiene Items and Household Goods.  Federal grants have disallowed the purchase of items like deodorant and toilet paper.  AVOL's clients often live on $800 or less a month and assistance with these types of goods is critical.  Donations of new, unused products welcome.
 
4. Transportation.  AVOL's clients have persistent transportation challenges in accessing care. Bus passes and gas cards are $15-$20/ea.
 
5. Community Outreach.  Continue to foster relationships with the community to engage and educate about AVOL's mission.  Re-energize our presence and success with a growing volunteer and internship program that will assist us in building awareness and overcoming stigma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Expenses Reduction Support
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Reproductive Health Care
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Kentucky
72 counties in central, eastern, and southeastern Kentucky
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael Birchett
Company Affiliation Bluegrass Community and Technical College System
Term June 2014 to Dec 2014
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Michael Birchett Director of Financial Aid, Bluegrass Community and Technical CollegeVoting
Larry S. Gass Director of Architecture, Mason & HangerVoting
Luke Gilbert Community VolunteerVoting
Jeremy Gribbins Anderson CommunitiesVoting
Melissa Kane Community Action CounselVoting
Beth Lakes Central BankVoting
Tim Logsdon Crossings LexingtonVoting
Chavae Mock Health Insurance Coordinator, Fayette Co. Public SchoolsVoting
Lance Poston University of KentuckyVoting
Terrence Tichenor Tenmast SoftwareVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
CEO Comments AVOL is actively recruiting new board members.  For more information, please contact jon@avolky.org.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Jon M Parker
Term Start Apr 2015
Email jon@avolky.org
Experience

Mr. Parker has spent more than two decades managing human services programs in central Kentucky. Over the past 8 years he was vice president, community investments at United Way of the Bluegrass. Prior to that, Mr. Parker spent 13 years at Community Action Council as manager, program development. Mr. Parker specializes in program design, planning, and resource development as well as overall organizational management.


Staff
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Client Services
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Description
AVOL operates two housing facilities for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Rainbow Apartments help clients who are homeless or imminently homeless transition into stable permanent housing.
Solomon House is a community residence for clients, which provides round the clock CNA staffing and enhanced supportive services. 
Budget 1300000
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS, ,
Program Success Monitored By Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Examples of Program Success By providing stable housing, AVOL has ensured that clients who are imminently homeless or who have debilitating health issues have easy access to healthcare and the stability necessary to adhere to care plans that maintain health. 
Description AVOL offers a range of housing subsidy and supportive housing programs including Shelter Plus Care, Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), KY HEARTH 'On Your Feet' Program, Short-Term Mortgage/Rent and Utility Assistance, and Permanent Housing Placement. 
Budget 500000
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Expense Assistance
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS, ,
Program Success Monitored By Kentucky Housing Corporation, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
Examples of Program Success In 2011, AVOL served over 400 families living with HIV/AIDS in central and eastern Kentucky.  Over 300 families received housing assistance which prevented them from becoming homeless. 
Description AVOL offers free HIV testing as well as education and outreach to high-risk communities in 72 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. 
Budget 225000
Category Health Care, General/Other Sexuality Education
Population Served Adults, Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, Minorities
Program Long term Success For less that $1, AVOL can provide someone with a 'free' safe sex kit.  A 'free' HIV test equals roughly $20.  In comparison, projected lifetime medical costs for a person with HIV (once in care) can exceed $385,000.  When low-income individuals can't pay, health care costs increase for everyone. 
Program Success Monitored By Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, HIV/AIDS Branch and the Centers for Disease Control 
Examples of Program Success In 2011, AVOL administered over 850 free HIV tests to high risk individuals in central and eastern Kentucky.  The CDC considers an HIV testing initiative to be effective if returning a 1% reactivity rate.  AVOL in 2011 had between 2%-3% reactivity for all tests administered. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2013
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
AVOL collaborates with a host of local, regional, and national HIV/AIDS Service Providers, community partners, development and resource partners and sponsors as well as individual donors and volunteers.  For a list of our collaborators, please visit: www.avolky.org
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $1,245,033.00
Projected Expenses $1,245,033.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,215,538$1,279,814$1,104,219
Total Expenses$1,207,695$1,270,411$1,087,863
Revenue Less Expenses$7,843$9,403$16,356
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$1,126,032$1,142,902$979,436
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,126,032$1,142,902$979,436
Individual Contributions$17,404$26,215$43,262
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$11,145$14,311--
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$60,907$93,860$81,508
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$50$2,526$13
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$945,063$978,163$980,381
Administration Expense$262,632$278,163$92,359
Fundraising Expense--$13,695$15,123
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.011.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%77%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$56,808$125,447$129,384
Current Assets$122,921$69,905$64,960
Long-Term Liabilities$18,383$8,351$20,359
Current Liabilities$19,598$14,634$15,966
Total Net Assets$84,940$102,462$93,059
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address 365 Waller Avenue
Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
Primary Phone 859 225-3000 x26
Contact Email jon@avolky.org
CEO/Executive Director Jon M Parker
Board Chair Michael Birchett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bluegrass Community and Technical College System