Mission: Hope for Haiti is an innovative international development organization operating in southern Haiti for 30 years. We partner with private donors and rural communities in southern Haiti to alleviate poverty by improving systems of education, healthcare, infrastructure development, access to clean water, and economic opportunity. Our long-term vision for Haiti is joyful children, healthy families, thriving communities, and the resources to make it so.

Our projects have lasting impact because they: strengthen local and existing institutions and systems; engage community members as partners and leaders in improving opportunities for their children; invest in locally-owned businesses to improve the Haitian economy; reduce the distance that school-age children must walk to school; provide healthcare access and interventions; improve the environment; increase primary school enrollment; and ultimately catalyze generational change to reduce poverty and create better opportunities for Haitians.

Hope for Haiti is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1999, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.hopeforhaiti.com

  1021 Fifth Avenue, North
Naples FL 34102 

  239-434-7183


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The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for Hope for Haiti is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

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Exceptional

This charity's score is 100.00, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

95.0%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

2.1%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

2.8%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

1.5%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.02


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.34 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

10.46%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
Compensates Board ... (More)

Policies


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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

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  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


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Transparency:
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

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Salary of Key Persons

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Skyler Badenoch, CEO

$160,000 (0.73% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Hope for Haiti reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

One of the largest challenges for our organization’s financial success was not being able to hold our two largest in-person fundraising events of the year, which typically raise over $600,000 for general operations and program activities. Our team quickly pivoted to explore new grant opportunities, and we focused on diversifying revenue through cryptocurrency, virtual events, and online auctions to connect with new and existing donors. We also applied and received the PPP loan to keep our staff fully employed.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Our four core program areas (Education, Healthcare, WASH, and Economic Development) all remained active and functional throughout the pandemic. Due to COVID-19 protocols, some program delivery had to be adapted to ensure beneficiaries were properly masked and socially-distanced. This required reducing the capacity of health trainings, water filtration system distributions, and hygiene kit distributions to fewer attendees. School closures and political unrest also resulted in reduced enrollment in our partner schools.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We’ve had experience with natural disasters, political/civil unrest, and many other challenges. When the pandemic emerged, those experiences gave us a unique advantage to quickly form an effective programmatic response to the crisis and best prepare our staff. As schools shut down, our Education Program team equipped teachers with the knowledge and materials to distribute COVID-19 prevention education, and schools were used as sites for COVID-19 hygiene kit distributions and training. Our Economy Program held and broadcasted the 2nd annual Economy Challenge entirely digitally due to social distancing requirements, making it the FIRST live-streamed pitch competition in Haiti. Although our Infirmary St. Etienne does not treat COVID-19 patients, our Healthcare Program staff quickly adapted to absorb an influx of primary care patients from surrounding facilities, and to provide a continuum of care for patients with chronic illnesses who could no longer safely travel to the clinic.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Our Education Program provides cash transfers to teachers to supplement their wages. As part of our dedication to financial transparency & accountability, and as schools faced closures due to COVID-19 and political unrest, we sought to improve program efficiency. Funds are now distributed directly to the teachers digitally through MonCash, a mobile money service run by Digicel. Through this new system we can ensure that funds are received by teachers in a timely manner even during adverse events. Using the same mobile money service, we're also paying our Community Health Workers and Farmers their monthly stipend. In our Economy Program, loan recipients are able to repay their loans digitally, reducing traditional banking expenses and allowing them the freedom to pay without having to travel or risk exposure to COVID-19. In terms of Monitoring & Evaluation, for the first time ever, we trained our Community Health Workers to collect WASH data on their phones using mobile surveys.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
10/1/20212020 100.00
5/1/20202019 94.32
7/1/20192018 95.31
7/1/20182017 97.17
10/1/20172016 95.43
6/1/20162015 93.59
Rating Version: 2.0
7/1/20152014 93.19
7/1/20142013 89.69
5/1/20132012 82.15
8/1/20122011 98.06
5/1/20122011 94.68

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

9/20/20112010 94.66
Rating Version: 1.0
6/1/20112010 92.45
3/1/20102008 92.40
4/1/20092007 94.82
6/1/20082006 94.76
3/1/20082005 94.86
11/1/20052004 97.15

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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Hope for Haiti cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Hope for Haiti reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$20,057,127

Spent in most recent FY

96%

Percent of program expenses


Healthcare and Water


$498,756

Spent in most recent FY

2%

Percent of program expenses


Infrastructure and Economy


$336,416

Spent in most recent FY

1%

Percent of program expenses


Education


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Hope for Haiti is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Hope for Haiti is an innovative international development organization operating in southern Haiti for 32+ years. We partner with private donors and rural communities in southern Haiti to alleviate poverty by improving systems of education, healthcare, access to clean water, and economic opportunity. Our projects have lasting impact because they: strengthen local and existing institutions and systems; engage community members as partners and leaders in improving opportunities for their children; invest in locally-owned businesses to improve the Haitian economy; reduce the distance that school-age children must walk to school; provide healthcare access and interventions; improve the environment; increase primary school enrollment; and ultimately catalyze generational change to reduce poverty and create better opportunities for Haitians.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Our long-term vision for Haiti is joyful children, healthy families, thriving communities, and the resources to make it so.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Scale Healthcare Program initiatives relating to general consultations, surgeries, lab tests, chronic care, Pa Kapab programs, dental services, healthcare education, and women's health.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Award 30 post-secondary school scholarships to Hope for Haiti partner school graduates who do not have the means to further their education on their own.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Leverage and integrate Hope for Haiti's Core Program Areas for long term Economic Development in HFH partner communities.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

In 2021, Hope for Haiti created a position for a Director of Culture and Leadership who is responsible for recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining the team at Hope for Haiti. The Director of Culture and Leadership serves as a champion for the HFH's culture and supports HFH's executives and team leaders, allowing for a greater focus in staff development. The Director of Culture and Leadership works closely with HFH's Chief Executive Officer to ensure that HFH's core values are promoted and upheld by all HFH employees. The Director of Culture and Leadership also collaborates with all team members to help improve organizational culture and leadership development. This involves, driving recruitment of the best talent, coaching on team leadership, helping in resolving employee relations issues and managing programs that help develop staff. This position is a key strategic role in helping Hope for Haiti grow and allowing to build a unique and strong culture at Hope for Haiti.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

There were several external challenges that our team faced over the past year that required innovation and adaptation. Our 3rd Annual Hike for Haiti Challenge was just one example of how our team was able to adapt during a time when we were unable to host in-person events due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Using a combination of virtual events, online fundraising, crowdfunding, and online video gaming, Hope for Haiti was able to rally our community of supporters to help raise $350,000 to support education for 7,200 school children and 424 teachers in Haiti. This was critical in helping us make up for the $600,000 that we typically raise during our special events.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


There were several external challenges that our team faced over the past year that required innovation and adaptation. Our 3rd Annual Hike for Haiti Challenge was just one example of how our team was able to adapt during a time when we were unable to host in-person events due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Using a combination of virtual events, online fundraising, crowdfunding, and online video gaming, Hope for Haiti was able to rally our community of supporters to help raise $350,000 to support education for 7,200 school children and 424 teachers in Haiti. This was critical in helping us make up for the $600,000 that we typically raise during our special events.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Skyler Badenoch

CEO

Mary E. Sommer

Chair

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Hope for Haiti is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


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Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


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Analysis and Research


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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