Chiara's Community (Waco, TX)


  • Name:Jamie Allnutt
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chiara's Community
  • Address:
    Waco, TX 76703
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:254-715-1079

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • CHIARA is an education-oriented initiative aimed at reaching those marginalized individuals who are in prison while they are incarcerated and during their transition into HomeLife, focusing on the specific and unique Path of each individual man or woman, providing the tools for them to join mainstream society

  • History:
  • to enhance the heart and soul of our organization, “Bibliotherapy.”
    Chiara’s Community began with the idea that education is the key to the future. After teaching in the prisons at the college level and seeing the value of interaction with classical works, Gabrielle Sutherland developed a curriculum three years ago structured around Bibliotherapy wherein the student participates in journaling and directed reading. She formed a non-profit organization, and over the past three years has steadily disseminated over 200 books to Chiara’s Community members, and provided them with individual mentors who interact with them as they read and discover that Writing is a form of unparalleled freedom. As students parole out of prison, Chiara’s Community helps them with all aspects of successful re-entry, from housing and job skills to registering for college.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:3
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • 1. Gabrielle Sutherland President Teacher/Founder Waco
    2. Sherri Hoskisson Secretary/Treasurer Accountant Salt Lake City
    3. Lanelle McNamara Political (Local) Waco
    4. Henry Wright Real Estate Waco
    5. Carol Hanks Psychologist Belton/Waco
    6. Roger VanZwanenberg Publisher London
    7. Carey Newman Professor/Editor Waco
    8. Heather Brown Stakeholder Dallas
    9. Ruby Jones Stakeholder Winnsboro
    10. Paula Reimers Rabbi

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Thomas Fudge Teacher Trainer
    Michael Goldenberg Marketing/Designer
    Ezra Cook Web design

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Jamie Allnutt Executive Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:74-2925758

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:742925758
  • Organization Name:CHIARA INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:1888 E ARLEN WAY
  • Organization City:SANDY
  • Organization State:UT
  • Organization Zip:84093-2553
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2000
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:O51
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:3/17/2018 1:11:00 pm

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