The Center for Conscious Living & Dying

Healing our relationship with death

Swannanoa, NC   |
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The Center for Conscious Living & Dying

EIN: 87-3657907


The mission of CCLD is to create a community that embodies living a meaningful life through inner exploration and growth, service, and community-supported end-of-life care.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Aditi Sethi

Main address

PO Box 348

Swannanoa, NC 28778 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Population served info



Widows and widowers


Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every one of us will eventually confront death: with our loved ones, in our community, and eventually, with our own passing. Think back to the deaths you have experienced. Can you say it was a positive experience? Support for those in their final season of life currently is placed in the hands of medical professionals and conversations about death and preparation for that and the aftermath of grief are often avoided. Current end-of-life care systems aren’t designed for the experience of the dying individual or their family. They are designed to avoid and delay death, at all costs. And the costs are great.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National movement building through end-of-life education

We are collaborating with national & international partners to build a conscious dying movement where love walks us home.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups

We empower communities by providing education around the skills necessary to hold space for those dying and grieving.

Population(s) Served

We provide 24/7 end-of-life care for three residents and their families at a time as the only Omega Home in North Carolina.

All care is offered free of charge, ensuring compassionate care is accessible to all

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Older adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who receive end-of-life care at the CCLD Sanctuary or throughout our community through our in-home care team

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Direct end-of-life care support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Together we are taking on one of society’s most complex problems: we are seeking to heal our relationship to death.

➢ Provide end-of-life care to 80-100 people and their families at the CCLD Sanctuary and throughout our community through our in-home care team
➢ Offer an Annual Death & Grief Symposium, an End of Life Education Series, lectures, workshops, trainings, and presentations
➢ Launch a death doula training program and train over 360 people in providing compassionate end-of-life care

The Center for Conscious Living & Dying provides compassionate end-of-life care, nurtures a network and community that celebrates and cares for all seasons of life, and empowers others to replicate our model to improve the end-of-life experience for themselves and their loved ones.

1. Direct end-of-life care support
2. Conscious living exploration
3. National movement building through
end-of-life education


The Center for Conscious Living & Dying
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1493.70 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19.2 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Center for Conscious Living & Dying

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Center for Conscious Living & Dying’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $237,328
As % of expenses 276.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $237,328
As % of expenses 276.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $323,176
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.1%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.9%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $85,848
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 39.6%
Professional fees 37.5%
Occupancy 1.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 21.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $85,848
One month of savings $7,154
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $93,002

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 19.2
Months of cash and investments 19.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 33.2
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $137,420
Investments $0
Receivables $100,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $237,328
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $237,328

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Dr. Aditi Sethi

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/17/2024
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Board chair

Dr. Raymond Barfield

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

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