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    The HOPE Program

    The HOPE Program


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    Brooklyn NY 11201-5144


    Brooklyn NY | IRS ruling year: 1985 | EIN: 13-3268539  


    The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to build sustainable futures through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support. We offer training for diverse careers as well as specialized programs in the food and green collar sectors. Our comprehensive approach includes digital literacy, financial access, mental health, daily meals, transportation and more.

    In our over three decades of service, we have achieved results among the strongest in the industry, including a 70% job placement rate, and 90-day and one-year retention rates of 90% and 75% respectively. In the past year, our students and graduates earned $9.8 million in wages!

    "HOPE reconnected me with the abilities within myself...I now have my dream job as a Kitchen Manager. But I'm not stopping there- I'm working to launch my own bread company and teach others to cook professionally. Most importantly, I want to reconnect with my children and make my mom proud." - Monica, HOPE Graduate


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 93%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    Historical Ratings
     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for The HOPE Program is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    The HOPE Program has earned a 91% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. The organization provided this information on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS. View all organizations in this consolidation.

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 39.90% - 5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.79 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.07 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 17.70% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 7.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 74.59% - 7.02/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 17.34% - 10/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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