PO Box 28
72 Industrial Park Road
Means KY 40346
Contact Information
Address PO Box 28
72 Industrial Park Road
Means, KY 40346
Phone (606) 768-6384
Fax 606 768-9741
Contact Name Gail Mills
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
  1. Adult Education & Food Pantry
To help others help themselves
Background Statement
Project Worth opened it's doors for the first time on September 9, 1990 as a program to help the needy and elderly families in Menifee County, Kentucky.  The organization started out very small and grew steadily for the next twenty years.  Gail Mills started the program under the name of Project Worth {Writing or Reading Together Helps}.  People learned to read and families took part in the Family Literacy Program.  Children were given books to take home to read.  Many donations were given to the program.  Everything that was donated went to families to help them.  In 1994 the Outreach part of the program was added to include a food pantry and a clothing bank.  The program also has GED classes in addition to family literacy.  Project Worth houses the only GED center in Menifee County.  Gail has been the program director for the entire twenty years and does it all as a volunteer.  Gail received the 1000 points of light award for community service on August 8, 1992.  The program comes to the aid of 600 families each year, not including the dozens of students that study for and received the GED certificate each year.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments from the past year: 
1.   Received funding from two grants for Project Worth.
2.    Received FEMA money for food for the pantry.
3.    Fed 100 families each month from the food pantry.
4.    Provided food and Christmas gifts for 92 needy children that would have
       fallen through the cracks.  Children had pictures with Santa.
5.   Sponsored the Menifee County Grandparents Support group.  They
      were trained how to care for children suddenly put in their home to
      care for permanently. 
Three goals for the current year:
1.      Plans are to continue seeking program funding.
2.      To enlarge the outreach part of our program.
3.      Will continue to provide assistance to children in need, especially in
         the reading literacy project.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Food Banks, Food Pantries
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Geographic Areas Served
Menifee County
Frenchburg 40322
Means 40346
Big Woods
Wellington 40387
Denniston 40316
Board Chair
Board Chair Mary Wallace
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Board Members
Patty JohnsonMenifee County Tax ServiceVoting
Phyliss LawsonLawson Trucking CompanyVoting
Shelia PatrickCabinet for Health and Family Servicesshelia.patrick@
Marsha Morris SandersCommunity VolunteerVoting
Phyliss WalkerMenefee County CourthouseVoting
Mary WallaceRetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Gail Mills
Term Start Sept 1990
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 10
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Improving the literacy rate  for all members of the families in Menifee County, Ky.
Feeding the hungry in Menifee County, Ky. on a monthly basis.
Grandparents Support Group which meets every 3rd Thursday of each month, September through April.  Parenting Skills Classes which includes learning to cook, budgeting their finances and writing resumes.
Budget 4000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Family Preservation
Population Served Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families
Grow Appalachia was started as a self help program that will enable families to grow their own food and be able to share with others and possibly sell the surplus.  Thus enabling them to have funding next year to produce another garden.  The healthy aspect to this program is that all produce is grown organically. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $64,354.00
Projected Expenses $63,731.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage 100%
Detailed Financials
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
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$22,700$61,100$19,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$2,640----
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$26,622$57,938$23,325
Administration Expense$5,324$11,588$4,665
Fundraising Expense$3,549$7,725$3,110
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.791.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%75%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$376$4,650$0
Current Assets$376$4,650$0
Long-Term Liabilities----$0
Current Liabilities----$0
Total Net Assets$376$4,650$0
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 990 EZ
2013 990EZ 2013
2012 990EZ 2012
2011 990EZ
2010 990
2008 2008 -990
2007 2007 - 990
2006 2006 -990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
The challenges we face is having enough funding to meet the needs of the people that are at risk of going hungry or going without warm clothing. For twenty-five we have been fortunate enough to meet the needs in this area.
We feel that the opportunity to help these will continue because the general public knows that we are in the business of helping families.
Address PO Box 28
72 Industrial Park Road
Means, KY 40346
Primary Phone 606 768-6384
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Gail Mills
Board Chair Mary Wallace
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired